Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You: Guide to Guest Stars (Week of March 25)

This past week featured a lot of familiar faces in my favorite shows, starting with Sunday night.

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Actor Kevin Alejandro appeared as the latest escape prisoner being hunted down by the team on Breakout Kings. Kevin is best known for his roles on Southland, Ugly Betty and True Blood; but he has also appeared in Parenthood, Weeds and Sleeper Cell as well as the online series Gemini Division.

That same night actor Bruce Boxleitner and actress Donna Mills appeared in the latest new episode of GCB, appearing as the uncle of Kitten (Kristin Chenoweth) and his wife Bitsy.

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Bruce is best known for his role in the classic TV series Scarecrow & Mrs. King and the sci-fi series Babylon 5. He also appeared in the legendary film Tron and its recent sequel Tron: Legacy.

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Meanwhile, Donna is best known for her role as the deliciously villainous Abby Ewing in the long-running soap opera Knots Landing as well as more recent turns on Nip/Tuck and Dirty Sexy Money.

Paul McGillion

Over on Once Upon a Time, actor Paul McGillion appeared as the Knave of Hearts to the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland. Paul is best known for his role in Stargate: Atlantis, but he has also appeared in episodes of Sanctuary, V, 24 and Supernatural.

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And, of course, Sebastian Stan was the Mad Hatter, as well as his terribly lonely counterpart that kidnapped Emma and Mary Margaret, Jefferson. Stan gained fame during his stint as Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl, but even before that, he was on a short-lived series called Kings. Since starring on Gossip Girl, he’s had roles on the big screen in Black Swan and in Captain America: The First Avenger. Word has it he’ll be back on Once Upon a Time at some point. Plus, he’s starring in USA Network’s upcoming political drama, Political Animals. He’ll play Sigourney Weaver’s wayward son and James Wolk’s brother.

Matt Craven

On the season finale of the new FOX drama Alcatraz, actor Matt Craven appeared as the doctor who was presumably behind the experiments being conducted on the Alcatraz prisoners.  Matt has a long TV and film resume including the films Crimson Tide, A Few Good Men, X-Men: First Class and Disturbia as well as roles in Justified, Boomtown, ER and NCIS where he’s currently recurring as the Secretary of the Navy.

That same night on Castle, actor Tim Guinee appeared as a suspect in the bombing that rocked the city while actress Christine Woods appeared as a news reporter who ended up being the person who set off the bomb.

Tim Guinee

Tim has appeared in countless TV shows such as The Good Wife, CSI: NY, Lie to Me, 24, Ghost Whisperer and Stargate: SG1.

Christine Woods

Whereas, Christine appeared in the short-lived shows FlashForward and Perfect Couples; but she has also appeared in episodes of The Closer, In Plain Sight and NCIS.

Michael Ironside

On Tuesday night, actor Michael Ironside appeared in the latest episode of Justified, as one of the heavy hitters for the Chicago boss, Theo Tonin. Michael has a very long list of roles as a “heavy” on film and TV, including roles in the original V mini-series and series, as well as films like Top Gun, Terminator: Salvation and Total Recall. More recently he has appeared in Smallville, Burn Notice, Castle and Cold Case (among many others).

Actors Nick Stahl and Luke Perry appeared on the new two-part episode of Body of Proof, as a suspect in the drugging of Dani and the CDC doctor who arrived in Philadelphia to deal with the outbreak.

Nick Stahl

Nick, of course, is best known for his roles in the box office films Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines, Sin City, In the Bedroom and The Thin Red Line. He also appeared in the TV series Carnivale.

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Meanwhile, Luke appeared in the original Beverly Hills, 90210 TV series as well as roles in Oz, Jeremiah and the short-lived series John in Cincinnati and Windfall.  More recently he appeared in the made-for-TV movie Goodnight for Justice and its sequel The Measure of a Man.

On Wednesday night’s new episode of Psych, actor French Stewart, actress Ivana Milicevic and Glenne Headly appeared as a bookstore owner, a psychic visited by the latest murder victim, and Woody’s ex-classmate/former flame, who was actually the big bad of the episode called “Autopsy Turvy.”

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Of course, French is best known for his role in the long-running comedy Third Rock from the Sun, but he also appeared in episodes of the TV series Hercules, Pushing Daisies, Stargate Universe and the short-lived animated series Allen Gregory.

Ivana Milicevic

Meanwhile, Ivana has appeared in episodes of Seinfeld, Felicity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and the short-lived series Love Monkey. In addition, she had roles in the box office films Love Actually, Casino Royale and Vanilla Sky.

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And finally, before starring in tons of roles on TV, Glenne Headly starred on the big screen with roles in Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo, and more memorably, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. On the small screen she appeared in the Golden Globe-winning mini-series, Lonesome Dove, and she did several episodes of ER, Monk and guest-starred in CSI and Grey’s Anatomy.

Sarah Wynter

Over on Thursday night, actress Sarah Wynter appeared in the new episode of Person of Interest as what was at first presumed to be a woman who was the victim of ID theft; but turned out to be the leader of a drug ring. Sarah, got her first big TV break on 24, and followed that up with roles in The Dead Zone, Army Wives, White Collar and Damages. She also appeared in the made-for-TV movie Abducted: Fugitive for Love.

Lastly, on Friday night’s new episodes of Fairly Legal, actor Tahmoh Penikett appeared as an attorney up against Lauren in court while actors Alimi Ballard and Wes Studi appeared in the new episode of In Plain Sight, as a sheriff at the Indian Reservation and a WITSEC witness on the lam respectively.

Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh, of course, is best known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse, but he also appeared in episodes of Smallville, the short-lived series Whistler, Human Target, Haven and The Killing.

Alimi Ballard

Alimi, on the other hand, has appeared in Dark Angel, reunited with his Dark Angel co-star, Michael Weatherly, on episodes of NCIS, and even Sabrina the Teenage Witch; but he is probably best known for his role on Numb3rs.

Wes Studi

Wes has a long resume of film and TV roles, including The Last of the Mohicans, Avatar, Dances with Wolves, Geronimo: An American Legend and the mini-series Into the West and Comanche Moon. He also had a role in the short-lived, but widely acclaimed TV series Kings and several episodes of Hell on Wheels.

Needless to say, there were a lot of great faces appearing on just some of my favorite shows this past week. What about you? Did you recognize any actors/actresses on any of your favorite shows?

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