Ian Ziering opened up his home (and beehive!) to ET ahead of the Sharknado: The 4th Awakens premiere this weekend.
ET's Cameron Mathison has been to many celebrity homes, but none of those visits could have prepared him for what he encountered when he set foot on Ziering's property in the Hollywood Hills. On top of the home, away from Ian's two daughters with wife Erin Ludwig, the couple keeps a beehive of 30,000 bees!
"We keep the hive on top of the house just because we don't want the kids to be anywhere near it," Ziering explained.
The couple's daughters, Mia and Penna, are 5 and 3 years old, respectively.
"Inside all of these springs here there's honey," Ziering said showing Mathison the inside of the hive.
Ludwig is a third generation bee keeper and for Ziering the hobby is right at the level of danger that one might expect from someone who has made their living lately driving Syfy's Sharknado franchise.
The fourth installment is only days away, and Ziering teased that the cast encounters even more hazards this time around.
"This is honestly the most ambitious script that we've had so far by a long shot!" Ziering promised. "It's a blast."
Of course this isn't the only popular project Ziering has been a part of. The actor caught a huge break in the 1990s with the series Beverly Hills, 90210, which catapulted him to stardom. He tried to compare the two successes with ET.
"It's a different time," Ziering said. "We didn't have the internet like we do now. On 90210 it took a year, maybe two to cultivate what Sharknado accomplished literally overnight."
In addition to the Sharknado
movies, Ziering has kept busy by starting a family-friendly blog with his wife, Ludwig, called At Home With the Zierings
"I started this blog to share our love of life and creating magic and memories," Ludwig writes on the site.