Picks and Pans Review: Wizards of Waverly Place's Dad: David Deluise

updated 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Dom DeLuise's son, 38, plays Selena Gomez's father, Jerry, on the hit Disney Channel sitcom.

YOU'VE LOST WEIGHT!

I'm 35 lbs. lighter. A friend and I did a little pinky promise that for one month, we're going to hike Runyon Canyon every day. The best part is that my daughter said, "I'm really proud of you that you're taking care of yourself." My relationships with my kids [daughters Riley, 17, and Dylan, 12] will last that much longer.

DO YOU FEEL PATERNAL TOWARD SELENA GOMEZ?

Very much. I say "my fake daughter" and "my real daughters"! Any time Selena wants to talk to me, I'm here.

WHAT'S ONE OF YOUR FONDEST MEMORIES OF YOUR DAD?

He would go to the grocery store and find cans that were dinged and make sure he got soup half off. And I can't say that once in a while he wouldn't drop a can on purpose.

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