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NBC's 'About a Boy' premieres Tuesday night

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BOSTON (WHDH) - NBC is launching “About a Boy” Tuesday night with Massachusetts born David Walton leading the way.

Dalton’s character Will is a self-proclaimed "man child.”

“I choose to basically bed women and eat meat, play a lot of video games and watch TV,” said David Walton, “About a Boy.”

He says his character portrays an epidemic where nobody is growing up anymore and avoiding responsibly as along as possible.

“This little boy comes into his life and it starts to sort of carbonate these feelings that like maybe this selfish hedonistic lifestyle isn't what he wants that there is more to life than that,” Walton said.

The actual boy Marcus, played by Benjamin Stockham, and his mother Fiona played by Minnie Driver move in next to Will and the irregular friendship begins, before he knows it Will has a family all his own.

For the Brown University graduate staring in the show has been a dream come true.

While promoting the show Dalton came home to Boston and found himself immediately drawn to his old habits.

“I landed at six and two hours later I’m playing hockey with a helmet that is at least 40 years old I still have fungus in my hair, my shin pads were huge I went and had a couple beers at the 99 across the street,” said Walton.

Hockey is his game despite growing up so close to Boston College he could hear the cheering for the football team. He jokes he just peaked at the right time for hockey and still cheers for the Bruins while living in California.

“My athletic peak came when I was eight I’m not kidding, I was very good at hockey at age eight,” said Walton.

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