Antonio Sabato Jr. Gets Handy On 'Fix It & Finish It'

Antonio Sabato Jr. Gets Handy On 'Fix It & Finish It'

Actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr., joins Kit Hoover and guest co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet on Access Hollywood Live to talk about his new gig hosting a home improvement series, “Fix It and Finish It.” How did he get into handy work? “Fix It and Finish It” premieres September 8, check your local listings.

stations. We're going to recycle them. As much as we can we want to recycle them. They're worn out and broken and fortunately the boys and the girls have brought in these beautiful French doors. They're going to be awesome. The best looking handy man you can find is hosting a new series called fix it and finish it. He's going to quiz kit and I on home improvements. But first let's talk. How did you get into this? I'm just sharing with the rest of the country. We're coming in to people's home and we're going to surprise them and ambush them. They don't know that I'm coming and we start demolishing everything and putting it together. This isn't just one room. This is the entire -- I do the whole landscape or the front yard or the living room and kitchen. I'll do a space. A space. And is this your vision? Are you W conceptualizing the whole plan and design? I have a designing team locally from each city and a contractor and builder as well. It's all local. We're doing this in 12 to 14 hours. Wow. In one day. Why can't I get that to happen again. We can come to your house. It's hectic. One day of nonstop. Does anyone ever open the door and say wow. This is fantastic. Yeah, they scream, they cry, they hug me. Or do they drag the project on? I'm thinking of something different in this area. They've do all kinds of stuff but I've seen grown men cry and say you built me a playground here and I couldn't have done it without them. That's the most important space. Why do you think so many people start a project. It goes wrong. They don't fix it. Do they run out of means? Do they give up? Almost frustrating the remodel and the design process. When you start something you have to build it with the right people. You have to have a project that is not too big. The rooms that we do, even bathrooms are huge projects. To demolish something and start from scratch takes aonmememe the right people and designing team and products. My husband is not handy. I'm thinking about you at home. Is your wife so fired up that you have this talent, do you fix everything at your own house? Probably not. I do. I do. When I come home from traveling she tells me and I end up planting stuff and cutting things and putting things together. The demolishing part I enjoy. I enjoy destroying everything and starting from scratch. I would imagine that creative process. Products and new things that we're starting with and lighting and new things that we're starting with, incredible. What's the most fun you've had on the project? You're not just doing homes. The tree house. Playgrounds, new garages, basements, living rooms with really cool hardwood floors and new access walls and really cool stuff. What about the tree house? How fun would that be? Antonio I live in New York City back in the day when the huge Calvin Klien billboard came out. What do you remember most about that time? Hey now. There it is. That's one of them. See when things are going on he needs a little ego boost he can just pull up the Calvin Klien. You need to decorate with that. Your business card. At your service. There's my business card. I had a great time. I moved from Rome Italy to the United States not speaking the language. My family worked hard. So just to be working and be in times square what a blessing. You've done a little bit of everything and a lot of these 90s heart throbs are dabbling in construction. Why construction? I love destroying things and building them. And they look sexy doing it. We went to New Orleans and these people went through a lot with Katrina and stuff around we're building stuff for them. We're walking away going this is what we do for a living. It's awesome. How are you finding the lucky families? We have news stations and contacts throughout the entire country. We go into Memphis and Cleveland and Louisville and we're just going to bless a lot of people. What a gift. I like that. We're going to do a quiz. Ask us one question. All right. Which of these is not a common material to use on kitchen counter tops and home improvement? Atravertine, soap stone, granite. You can use granite and linolemum. That would be B. You know. I thought that too. That's what we are here to do. I know it. It premieres September 8th. Check your local listings. Thank you.