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Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You (Week of August 7th) 

Once again there were a lot of great guest stars on TV this past week.  First, let’s start with the shows on Sunday, August 7, including the shows Against the Wall and The Glades.

Annabeth Gish

Actress Annabeth Gish appeared in the new Lifetime police drama Against The Wall as the Chief of the Organized Crime Unit.  She is best known for the indie classic movie Mystic Pizza as well as appearing in The X-Files, The West Wing and Brotherhood as well as guest appearances on Pretty Little Liars and FlashForward.

Kathleen Wilhoite

Meanwhile, over on The Glades, actress Kathleen Wilhoite appeared as the mother of a junior high student who was stuck in the middle of the murder of a school coach.  Kathleen has a long resume of TV and movie roles including the films Road House, Pay It Forward and The Edge.  She also appeared in Gilmore Girls, ER and L.A. Law.  And, actor Christian Clemenson appeared as the officer in charge of the evidence room who turned out to be the murdered.  Christian has a long resume too, including roles in The Big Lebowski, Apollo 13 and United 93.  He also appeared in CSI: Miami, Boston Legal and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

We then move to Monday, August 8 and the shows Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Rizzoli & Isles.

Gareth David-Lloyd. Photo Credit: Syfy

Actor Gareth David-Lloyd appeared on Warehouse 13 as an assistant to H.G. Wells back in the 1890’s. Gareth is best known for his work as Ianto Jones on Torchwood and the made-for-TV movie Red Faction: Origins.

Martin Cummins

Over on Eureka, actor Martin Cummins appeared as one of the men working with Beverly Barlow to get information out of Global Dynamics. Martin has appeared in Dark Angel, Smallville, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Kyle XY, V and the short-lived shows Black Sash, The Mountain and Reunion.

Then actors Colin Egglesfield and Taylor Kinney appeared on Rizzoli & Isles.

Photo Credit: TNT

Colin appeared as Jane’s ex-con brother while Taylor Kinney was a baseball player who killed another baseball player. Colin is best known for his work on All My Children and Melrose Place as well as the box office movie Something Borrowed and the made-for-TV movie Nora Roberts’ Carnal Innocence.

Taylor Kinney

As for Taylor, he was most recently seen as a werewolf on The Vampire Diaries and the short-lived Trauma.

Moving over to Wednesday, August 11 there were the episodes of Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness.

Danielle Panabaker

Actress Danielle Panabaker appeared as the problem child of a football team owner who gave Nico a run for his money on Necessary Roughness. Danielle was a regular on the TV show Shark and made guest appearances in Grey’s Anatomy, Memphis Beat and Eli Stone.  She has also appeared in the films Friday the 13th, The Crazies and Mr. Brooks and the made-for-TV movie Read It and Weep.

Kyle Howard

Meanwhile, actor Kyle Howard appeared as the doctor at the hospital for whom Diyva pissed off over the treatment of a patient on Royal Pains. Kyle is best known for his role in the TBS comedy My Boys, but he has also appeared in the short-lived shows Related and Grosse Pointe, the made-for-TV movie Holiday in Handcuffs and the box office film Orange County.

Lastly, there was Suits on Thursday, August 11. Actor James Morrison and actress Paula Newsome both appeared in the episode.

James Morrison

James was the wealthy father whose daughter stole millions of dollars from his company while Paula played the owner of a charity who had been embezzled.  James is best known for his work on 24 and more recently on Hawthorne as well as the short-lived series Space: Above and Beyond. He also had roles in the box office films The One, Jarhead and Catch Me If You Can.

Paula Newsome

Meanwhile, Paula has appeared in the short-lived shows The Lyon’s Den and Women’s Murder Club as well as episodes of Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars and NCIS.

What were some of the familiar faces you saw this past week on your favorite shows?  Please share.

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