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Baker graduate lands television gigs

David Peters, of Baldwinsville, sits on a hilltop in California with the iconic Hollywood sign in the background. Peters, who appears tonight on the Fox channel’s new show “Take Me Out,” displays his newest venture, the Glowbox.

David Peters, of Baldwinsville, sits on a hilltop in California with the iconic Hollywood sign in the background. Peters, who appears tonight on the Fox channel’s new show “Take Me Out,” displays his newest venture, the Glowbox.

— Last spring, David Peters flew to California on a fluke. After three trips in six months, Peters decided to pack his bags and make a permanent move to the West Coast.

A Baker High School graduate and former personal trainer, Peters said he had no intention of getting on screen while in Hollywood. But after a woman approached him at a restaurant to do a casting call and nailing the audition, Peters got hooked. Head shots, casting calls and different rolls followed as Peters appeared on shows such as NBC’s “The Doctors,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” and other shows like “Love for Sail,” “Celebridate,” “Storage Hunters” and most recently Fox’s “Take Me Out,” which premiered June 7.

George Lopez is the host of Wednesday night’s “Take Me Out,” which features 30 women at podiums each week. The podiums feature a red “X” that the women can each light up to decline a date with the male guest. If all the women decline, which is referred to as a “block-out,” the man loses.

Peters was featured on the show last week and was successful in obtaining a date. The follow-up to his episode premieres tonight on Fox, and Peters said to stay tuned because there is a “rendezvous in a hot tub.”

“It’s overwhelming – and the opportunities are through the ceiling,” Peters said of his Hollywood experience thus far. However, he said the people there are “really, really hard to relate to.”

In fact, Peters admitted that for a while he let his ego get the best of him and he lost his true self for a short period. He needed to take a step back.

“I was on a road trip up the coast of California,” he said. “I am a giving person and I was losing that part of me; it was being taken over by the notion of being on TV and climbing the ladder of success. I needed to do something that was going to help people, but that was also sustainable.”

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