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Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You (Week of August 14) 

The past week on TV has featured some really great guest stars on my favorite shows, starting on Sunday, August 14, with the shows Leverage, The Glades, and Drop Dead Diva.

Anne Marie Johnson

Actress Anne Marie Johnson appeared on Leverage as a con artist running a fake funeral home service with her two sons who the team takes down.  Anne Marie is best known for her role in the drama In the Heat of Night but she also appeared in the multiple episodes of In Living Color, the original Melrose Place, JAG, Girlfriends, and That’s So Raven. She has also made guest appearances in Fairly Legal, Bones, NCIS, and Boston Legal.  

John Wesley Shipp
Crystal Reed

Then over on Drop Dead Diva, actor John Wesley Shipp appeared as the ex-husband of Kim’s (Kate Levering) sister and actress Crystal Reed appeared as a college cheerleader involved in a rape case for which Jane (Brooke Elliott) was prosecuting. John appeared as Dawson’s dad on Dawson’s Creek but he was also the lead in the short-lived 1990 TV series The Flash (check out our Get With the Program article here). He also appeared in Sisters and the soap One Life to Live.  Meanwhile, Crystal is best known for his role in the new MTV series Teen Wolf, but she has appeared in episodes of CSI: NY, Rizzoli & Isles, CSI and the movies Skyline and Crazy Stupid Love.

Rodney Rowland

And, over on The Glades, actor Rodney Rowland appeared as an ex-con involved in a human trafficking ring. Rodney is probably best known for his role in the short-lived series Space: Above and Beyond and Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He also had a short recurring role on Veronica Mars and made guest appearances on Charmed, Without a Trace, Cold Case, FlashForward, Burn Notice, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Peter Wingfield
Alaina Huffman

Moving over to Monday, August 15, there were actor Peter Wingfield and actress Alaina Huffman both on Alphas. Peter played a man whose daughter had been kidnapped while Alaina was the security officer working for Peter’s character. Peter has appeared in the shows Highlander, Cold Squad, the short-lived syndication series Queen of Swords, Caprica, 24, Sanctuary, and Touching Evil. He also guest starred in episodes of Smallville, Charmed, Human Target, NCIS: Los Angeles, and CSI: Miami. Meanwhile, Alaina has appeared in the short-lived series Painkiller Jane, a recurring role on Smallville, and as a regular on Stargate Universe. She also made guest appearances on CSI: NY, NCIS, The O.C., Tru Calling, and CSI: Miami.

Jason Gedrick

Later in the week, on Wednesday August 17, actor Jason Gedrick appeared on Necessary Roughness, as an old friend of Dani’s (Callie Thorne) for whom she inadvertently ran into at a coffee shop. Jason has been acting since he was young, starting out in Iron Eagle. He also appeared in the short-lived series Murder One, EZ Street, Boomtown, and Windfall. He also had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives and will be seen in the new drama Luck.

Patrick Bauchau

Lastly, on Burn Notice on Thursday, August 18, actor Patrick Bauchau appeared as the bomb maker who was held and questioned by Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Sam (Bruce Campbell). Patrick is best known for his long-running role on The Pretender as well as his role in the critically acclaimed series Carnivale; but he has also appeared in Kindred: The Embraced and 24.

With the new fall season fast approaching and many of the summer shows slowly coming to a close, it is going to be great fun to see what guest stars will show up next.  Did you recognize any guest stars on your favorite shows this week?  Please share.

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