Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You: Guide to Guest Stars (Wk of 10/16)

It was another full week of interesting guest stars on my favorite shows this past week, starting with actor James Read and actress Jessica Tuck appearing on the Monday night episode of Castle as very rich battling spouses who shared ownership of a valuable piece of art that was stolen.

James Read

James is probably best remembered for his role in the North & South trilogy of mini-series starring alongside the late Patrick Swayze; but he has also been seen in the feature film Legally Blonde (as Elle’s father), recurring roles on American Dreams, Charmed, Wildfire and the short-lived series Persons Unknown. 

Jessica Tuck. Photo Credit: ABC

Whereas, viewers will remember Jessica from her recurring role on True Blood as well as Judging Amy and the daytime soap One Life to Live.

Kristin Lehman. Photo Credit: Karen Neal/ABC

Actress Kristin Lehman appeared in the same episode as a former art thief turned insurance investigator who helped Castle and Beckett solve the mystery of who solve the valuable piece of art and caused the murder of the museum owner.  Kristin is best known for her recent role in AMC’s The Killing, but she also appeared alongside Castle star Nathan Fillion in the short-lived FOX drama Drive as well as episodes of Felicity and other short-lived shows Tilt, Century City and Killer Instinct.

Shohreh Aghdashloo. Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Moving over to Tuesday night, acclaimed actress Shohreh Aghdashloo appeared on NCIS as a Lebanese woman smuggled aboard (along with her two sons and husband) a tanker ship discovered by the Coast Guard. Shohreh first came to prominence in the box office film House of Sand and Fog then she went on to guest star in 24 and the short-lived shows Smith and FlashForward. Her other film roles include The Lake House, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Nativity Story as well as the made-for-TV movie The House of Saddam.

Danny Nucci

That same night over on NCIS: Los Angeles, actor Danny Nucci appeared as a CIA agent pretending to be an FBI agent who was actually working with a deadly drug cartel.  Danny is best known for his role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the box office film Titanic; but he has appeared in the 80’s soap Falcon Crest and the short-lived series Snoops.

Terry Serpico. Photo Credit: Claire Folger/ABC

Later that night, actor Terry Serpico appeared on Body of Proof as a veteran fire investigator looking into a fire that claimed the lives of two victims. Terry is best known to TV viewers for his recurring role on the popular military drama Army Wives, but he has also appeared on Rescue Me, Oz and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

JR Bourne

On Thursday, actor JR Bourne appeared on The Secret Circle as the head of a group of witch hunters. JR is best known for his current role on the MTV series Teen Wolf as well as appearances in episodes of Stargate: SG-1, NCIS, Suits, Smallville, Cold Case, The Mentalist and 24.

Lara Gilchrist

Then over on Friday night, actress Lara Gilchrist appeared on Sanctuary as an assistant to the United Nations inspector sent into the Sanctuary to determine if they should continue to receive funding. Lara has appeared on episodes of Supernatural (in “Sam, Interrupted”), the short-lived series Defying Gravity and Battlestar Galactica. She also guest-starred on Smallville, Psych, Stargate Atlantis and Blood Ties.

James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter. Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW

Lastly, it was a mini-Buffy/Angel reunion on Supernatural on The CW’s Friday night programming with actor James Marsters and actress Charisma Carpenter appearing as battling spouses who happen to be centuries-old witches.  While best known for his role as Spike on both shows, James has guest starred in episodes of Without a Trace, Torchwood, Caprica, Smallville and Hawaii Five-0 while also appearing in the box office films P.S. I Love You and Dragonball: Evolution. Charisma, of course, starred as Cordelia in both shows and has since appeared in episodes of Charmed, Veronica Mars, Greek, Burn Notice and Legend of the Seeker. She also appeared in the box office film The Expendables and the made-for-TV movie See Jane Date.

With November sweeps just around the corner it will be very interesting to see who shows up next on my favorite shows. What familiar faces did you see this past week?  Please share.

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