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Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good to See You (Week of April 18) 

Jeff Kober

The past week on TV had a lot of familiar faces show up, starting with actor Jeff Kober playing a convicted prisoner on Breakout Kings on April 17.  Jeff is probably best known for his role on China Beach, but he got his first big break on the 1980’s soap Falcon Crest.  He also appeared in the short-lived series Kindred: The Embraced and more recently on Sons of Anarchy.  His movie roles include A Man Apart, The Hills Have Eyes II, Hidalgo and Enough.

Aldis Hodge

On the April 18 episode of The Chicago Code actor Aldis Hodge and actress April Parker-Jones played brother and sister who were behind a massacre of business owners in the city. Aldis is best known for his regular starring role in the TNT series Leverage but he has had guest roles in the TV series Friday Night Lights and Supernatural.  He appeared in the films The Ladykillers and Big Momma’s House. Meanwhile April Parker-Jones had a recurring role in the fan favorite Jericho but she has also guest starred in Lost, The Unit, The Young and the Restless, and 90210.

Marc Blucas

In the April 19 episode of Body of Proof, actor Marc Blucas appeared as a cocky surgeon suspecting of malpractice.  Best known for his role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marc has also appeared in Lie to Me, Castle, Law & Order: Los Angeles and the TV mini-series The 60’s.  He has appeared in the following movies: Summer Catch, We Were Soldiers, Pleasantville, The Alamo, First Daughter, The Jane Austen Club, and Knight and Day.

Edi Gathegi. Photo Credit: The CW

Over on Nikita on April 21, actor Edi Gathegi appeared as the son of a foreign president who was attempting to sell a newly developed nerve toxin.  As most movie-goers know, Edi appeared in the first two Twilight franchise movies; but he has also been seen in Lincoln Heights, House, Veronica Mars, and CSI.  He has also had roles in the box office movies Gone Baby Gone and My Bloody Valentine.

Alan Dale. Photo Credit: AMC
Peter Kelamis
Patrick Gilmore. Photo Credit: AMC

An encore airing of The Killing aired on AMC on April 21 and the familiar faces within that episode were actors Alan Dale, Peter Kelamis, and Patrick Gilmore.  Alan Dale was the congressman father of Richmond’s campaign advisor and is best known for his roles on both The O.C. and Lost, but he also appeared in the early days of NCIS, 24, Ugly Betty, and Entourage.  His movie roles include Star Trek: Nemesis, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, and the upcoming Priest. Peter Kelamis and Patrick Gilmore appeared as a new campaign member for Richmond while Patrick Gilmore was a wealthy contributor to Richmond’s campaign. Both actors have recurring roles on Stargate Universe, but Peter has also appeared on Andromeda, Psych, the made-for-TV movie Killer Hair and the online series Riese: Kingdom Falling.  And, Patrick has also appeared in the online series Riese:Kingdom Falling as well as Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Fairly Legal, Eureka, and Reaper.

Sebastian Spence

Lastly, over on Smallville on April 22, actor Sebastian Spence appeared as Ted Kord, a wealthy industrialist who was trying to track down a dangerous alien weapon in the form of a scarab.  Sebastian has appeared in the TV shows Supernatural (as Tom the Demon), First Wave, Dawson’s Creek, Battlestar Galactica, and the short-lived series Sophie.  He has also starred in the made-for-TV movies Eve’s Christmas and NYC: Tornado Terror. Eric Martsolf also appeared in that episode. Click here for Tina’s Soap Love Notes.

It will be great to see what the new week of TV has in store.

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