Not every Hollywood artist is on a mission to take down the current sitting president and stump for the Democrats.
“Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan appeared Friday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to provide a counterbalance to the growing list of celebrities who are insulting right-leaning voters on a daily basis ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
“As an actor, one of the first things you are taught is, ‘It’s the fans who make you who you are,” Bryan said after a political ad was shown where actors — and real-life couple — Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick begged voters to volunteer and be “on the right side of history” by voting against Republicans and the current administration.
Bryan, 36, said political celebrities often make things too “cut and dry” and forget about many “Middle America fans” when pushing their extreme rhetoric. He said it’s his own connection to blue-collar country that keeps him humble.
“Whether you disagree with the president or [not], you know, he’s doing what he feels is best and he’s representing a very large majority of people that live in Middle America. I come from a farming town in Colorado and they are very big Trump supporters [there],” Bryan said.
Hollywood, he added, is pushing an “elitist perspective” and forgetting the core of their job.
“We’re here to entertain. We’re here to take people out of their lives and to let them think about other [things], to get away from the daily routine,” the actor said.
He theorized that a “narcissism has been created” within many celebrities — they feel “because [they’re] in the public eye, [they] know more than the average Joe Schmoe, which just isn’t the case.”
In addition to starring as Brad Taylor as a kid for the 203 episodes of “Home Improvement,” Bryan has also starred in films such as “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Thor: Hammer of the Gods.”
Watch Zachery Ty Bryan’s full appearance on “Fox & Friends” below: