In the second season of “Cobra Kai,” Raymond (Paul Walter Hauser) meets Johnny Lawrence (William “Billy” Zabka) whereas working at a hardware store. During the temporary interplay, he reveals that he shares Johnny’s love for the Eighties and karate. Despite being an grownup, Raymond finally joins the Cobra Kai dojo. He later turns into impressed by Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz’s (Jacob Bertrand) transformation and kinds his beard in a different way. He additionally requests to be known as Stingray. In Season 2, Episode 10, Stingray interviews to change into a safety guard at West Valley High School, the place most of his Cobra Kai teammates go to high school. During the interview, an enormous struggle breaks out, and he eagerly joins in. Following the brawl, the high school holds a PTA meeting, and Principal Lopez (Jose Miguel Vasquez) reveals that Stingray “is on probation and never allowed inside 500 toes of any youngster.”
Paul Walter Hauser Talked About His Character’s Abrupt Absence in a Recent Interview
As followers of “Cobra Kai” are conscious, the character was not featured in season 3, which premiered on Netflix in January. During arecent Insider interview, Paul Walter Hauser shared details about Stingray’s abrupt absence. The actor, who portrays Horace Badun within the 2021 Disney Film “Cruella,” said that “[t]right here had been conversations of learn how to put in Stingray” within the third season. He then disclosed that there have been some scheduling conflicts, which rendered him unable to look on the show.
“I feel it got here right down to the wire as a result of they had been prepping it on the identical time I used to be heading out to shoot ‘Cruella,’ so it simply would not have labored out timing-wise,” defined the 34-year-old.
During the interview, Hauser said that he would really like the chance to play Stingray once more. The actor additionally briefly mentioned what he believes his character has been as much as because the West Valley High School struggle.
“I’m positive he is in search of a job. He’s in a bathrobe consuming a danish and sitting in a member of the family’s lounge in search of jobs on the web,” stated Hauser.
Hauser Shared Similar Information in a Separate Interview
Hauser shared related feedback about Stingray whereas chatting with The Hollywood Reporterin May. He said that the show’s creators, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg contact him “on a regular basis to verify on [him].”
“They’re very candy, they usually need to know what I’m as much as and the way I’m doing,” stated the actor.
He went on to say that whereas he needs to be in future seasons of “Cobra Kai,” he would “by no means need to take valuable display time away from [the show’s] primary characters.” However, if Hurwitz, Heald, and Schlossberg determined that they needed him again on board, he “is all for it.”
During a January interview with Insider, Josh Heald addressed that Stingray and his Cobra Kai teammate Aisha (Nichole Brown) had been absent throughout the show’s third season. He said that the characters had been written off as a result of it’s troublesome to incorporate everybody’s storyline in “a half-hour show.” He famous, nonetheless, that the show’s writers “have plenty of love for the characters of Aisha and Stingray and … proceed to speak about them.”