'Treme' more than just an acting gig for Kentucky man -- Zahn thrilled to be getting it right

A Minnesota native, actor Steve Zahn lives with his wife and kids on some land near Lexington, Ky.

For almost the entire past year, Zahn ("Reality Bites," "Rescue Dawn," "Sunshine Cleaning," "That Thing You Do!") lived in New Orleans, where he brought a character largely based on musician-disc jockey Davis Rogan to life.

"Now I'm driving kids to school and cleaning hooves," said Zahn by phone after "Treme's" season wrapped in late April. "The irony of the whole thing is that I'm not some hip urban dude at all."

In the first season of "Treme," which returns from a Memorial Day weekend hiatus with a new episode tonight (June 6) at 9 on HBO, Zahn plays a character most viewers found immediately irritating.

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