Hallmark star Brendan Penny recently revealed his favorite scenes from the hit series Chesapeake Shores. In an interview with a British news site, Penny talked about how important the first season was in developing his character Kevin O’Brien.
“Some of my favorite moments were in the first season when I’m kind of blown up and I’m in the hospital bed in my house and I’m all messed up,” Penny said
Penny has talked before about his first season on the series, which premiered in 2016 on Hallmark Channel.
In the show, he played Kevin O’Brien, a war veteran who returns to his small hometown in Maryland following a tour of duty. He stays with his father (played by Treat Williams) and his grandmother (played by Dianne Ladd), while he attempts to overcome the physical and emotional toll military service has taken on him.
“A lot of people were saying how it helped them communicate a little bit better with some of their loved ones,” he said. “It was really nice.”
Based on a series of books by author Sherryl Woods, Chesapeake Shores starred Meghan Ory as a single mother who returns home to her large Irish family following a divorce. She is immediately thrown back into the drama of her large family and she reconnects with ex-boyfriend Trace Riley, who was played by Jesse Metcalfe.
Her siblings were played by Penny, Emilie Ullerup, Laci Mailey, and Andrew Francis. The series ran for six seasons on Hallmark before being canceled last year.
Working with Hallmark
Brendan Penny rose to fame playing Detective Brian Lucas in Motive, a Canadian crime drama that also starred Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, and Lauren Holly. He had roles in Smallville, Supernatural, Whistler, and Blade: The Series.
He made his Hallmark debut in the 2014 movie Along Came a Nanny. Since then he has starred in A Dash of Love, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, Easter Under Wraps, The Secret Ingredient, Beverly Hills Wedding, and ’Tis The Season for Love.
“I’ll do Hallmark movies for the rest of my life if they let me,” he said in a 2017 interview with TV Goodness. “It’s always some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Everybody is there to have a good time and do a good job and to make something that makes people feel good. I laughed so completely on every single one of those movies.”