Jason Hervey was actually beaten up for playing his 'Wonder Years' role

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Jason Hervey Was Actually Beaten Up For Playing His 'Wonder Years' Role

Jason Hervey's unforgettable role as Kevin's taunting older brother Wayne Arnold on "The Wonder Years" gave the actor much more than memories and life-long relationships.

When Hervey stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss his upcoming show "Outlaw Country," he recounted an unbelievable story about a rough brawl that left him with 11 stitches, all because of his "Wonder Years" role. As Hervey explained, a man who "a little too much to drink" started a "big bar fight" when he recognized the actor.

"He takes this bottle and, you know, cracks it over my face," he said. "I remember as he hit me, my legs [started] to buckle, and it's not as cool as it looks in the movies. It's actually like a big thud."

It turned out Hervey's "Wonder Years" character had resonated with the man's experience with his own older brother.

"This guy who attacked me had a big brother that was just like the character. He told me how much he hates his brother and how much he hates me," Hervey said.

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Jason Hervey was actually beaten up for playing his 'Wonder Years' role
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 08: WONDER YEARS - 'Gallery' 10/88 Olivia d'Abo, Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Jason Hervey, Alley Mills, Dan Lauria (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 09: The Wonder Years - 'Gallery' 8/90 Danica McKellar, Jason Hervey, Olivia d'Abo, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Josh Saviano (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Actors from the TV series 'The Wonder Years' Fred Savage, Jason Hervey and Josh Saviano stand behind memorabilia from the show at National Museum Of American History on December 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Swingers' 3/22/88 Alley Mills, Dan Lauria, Jason Hervey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 22: THE WONDER YEARS - Season One - 'Swingers' 3/22/88 Jason Hervey, Olivia D'Abo, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 02: WONDER YEARS - 'Gallery' 10/88 Alley Mills, Dan Lauria, Josh Saviano, Olivia d'Abo, Fred Savage, Jason Hervey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Swingers' 3/22/88 Dan Lauria, Olivia d'Abo, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Pilot' 1/31/88 Jason Hervey, Dan Lauria, Olivia d'Abo, Alley Mills, Fred Savage (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Fred Savage and Danica McKellar ('The Wonder Years') appear on ABC's 'The View,' airing Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Swingers' 3/22/88 Extras, Fred Savage, Jason Hervey, Josh Saviano, Extra (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'The Family Car' 11/21/89 Fred Savage, Jason Hervey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'The Family Car' 11/21/89 Jason Hervey, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo, Dan Lauria, Fred Savage (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'The Family Car' 11/21/89 Fred Savage, Jason Hervey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 30: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Let Nothing You Dismay' 12/16/92 Jason Hervey, Fred Savage, Alley Mills (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Christmas Party' 12/11/91 Jason Hervey, Dan Lauria, Fred Savage, Alley Mills (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Dinner Out' 12/4/91 Extra, Jason Hervey, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Fred Savage, Olivia d'Abo, David Schwimmer (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE WONDER YEARS - 'Wayne and Bonnie' 11/11/92 Paula Marshall, Jason Hervey, Fred Savage (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The cast of 'The Wonder Years' reunite on 'Good Morning America,' 10/20/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Actors Josh Saviano, Fred Savage and Danica McKellar at 92nd Street Y on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
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After the altercation, Hervey's face was left bloodied and injured.

"I literally just saw blood coming out of my face. Like it was cold, hot and blood, like a third faucet option. ... It was just everywhere," he said.

Unfortunately for the man who started the fight, Hervey was with a few of his friends who were ready and willing to defend him.

"I was out with some of my friends that made up about half of the defensive line of the Chicago Blackhawks, and let's just say that the bouncers had a night off that night," he said. "So as crazy as it was, I kind of ended up getting the last laugh."

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