Stephen Baldwin’s daughters, like most little girls, were huge fans of the Disney TV series “Hannah Montana”. In 2007 Miley Cyrus told Baldwin she’d let him make an appearance on the show if he tattooed himself with a related tattoo. And so he did : he inked the initials “HM” on his shoulder.
A year later, in 2008, Miley and her family decided to surprise the actor at his book signing in Nashville. They demanded to see if he’d really got the tattoo and after Baldwin showed the proof, Miley had to agree to include him in her show. However, he never made an appearance in the TV series or in the motion picture for that matter.
It’s widely known that Miley had been calling the shots for years. She even changed the original names of the characters : Miley Stewart was originally meant to be Chloe Stuart while Hannah Montana was Alexis Texas at first. It’s still not clear why Baldwin never appeared on the show, but it’s safe to say that if Miley wanted it to happen badly enough, it would have happened.