Eddie McClintock started his show business career with a three year stint working behind the scenes as a production assistant. Following the advice of actors with whom he had worked (and deciding to abandon his PA career after an especially difficult producer publicly insulted him), the brown-haired and handsome former competitive wrestler decided to hone his talents in front of the camera, and quickly enrolled in acting classes. McClintock's training and affable man's man charm helped him land commercial work, most notably in a series of high profile Coors Light beer spots. He appeared on the highly-rated daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" (CBS) and made his primetime television series acting debut in early 1997, with a recurring role on Fox's "Ned and Stacey" and a guest appearance on CBS' "Diagnosis Murder". By 1998, McClintock was a regular on the Fox sitcom "Holding the Baby". This featured role as likable scamp Jimmy, the well-meaning but feckless brother of a suddenly single father, offered some exposure but the show's short run limited the extent of the actor's breakthrough possibilities.