First, he had to leave his native Chicago -- after suffering an embarrassing injury -- because he was wrongly suspected of having an affair with his captain's wife.
During a break in his trailer on the show's set in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Passmore -- who left his native Australia to pursue an acting career -- tells Zap2it, "The one person he got shot in the ass for, was the one person he wasn't involved with.
"When I first had the meeting with [executive producer Clifton Campbell], I said, 'All right, so what's the story here? Oh, so he didn't sleep with the wife, yeah.' He says, 'No, no, I always thought that's a big indicator of how Jim is with people.