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It Was So Good To See You: Guide to Guest Stars (Wk of 11/13) 


On Sunday night’s episode of Once Upon a Time, actress Jessy Schram appeared as Cinderella in the fairy tale world and Ashley in the real world.  Jessy had a recurring role in the new TNT series Falling Skies, but she has also appeared in episodes of Veronica Mars, the short-lived series Life and the Jane Doe franchise of made-for-TV movies.

Wes Brown. Photo Credit: The CW

Over on Hart of Dixie on Monday night, actor Wes Brown appeared as a veterinarian from Mobile who asked Zoe (Rachel Bilson) out on a date. Wes got his start in the TV mini-series Beach Girls and then he had a recurring role in True Blood. He also appeared in the short-lived series Trauma and episodes of CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and NCIS. He most recently starred in the Hallmark movies Love’s Everlasting Courage and Love Begins.

Next there were the appearances of actress Becky Wahlstrom on Tuesday night’s episode of NCIS and actor Jason Brooks appearing on that night’s episode of Body of Proof. Becky appeared as a Staff Sergeant who knew the missing Marine being searched for by Gibbs and his team on NCIS while Jason appeared as an ADA meeting with Megan’s mother on Body of Proof.

Becky Wahlstrom

Becky is probably best known for her recurring role on Joan of Arcadia, but she has also guest starred in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Saving Grace, Cold Case, 24 and Mad Men.

Jason Brooks

Meanwhile, Jason got his start on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, had a recurring role on The Pretender and appeared in the final season of Baywatch. More recently he has appeared in several episodes of Switched At Birth and the made-for-TV movies Keeping Up with The Randalls and Accused at 17.

Molly Ringwald. Photo Credit: Alan Zenuk/USA Network

Photo Credit: Alan Zenuk/USA Network

On Wednesday night, actress Molly Ringwald appeared as a nurse at a mental institution that was infiltrated by Shawn and Gus on Psych.  Molly, of course, is known for her work on the 80’s series Facts of Life and classic 80’s films like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. In recent years she has appeared on the ABC Family Channel series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Brad Dourif. Photo Credit: Alan Zenuk/USA Network

Actor Brad Dourif was also a guest star in this episode. Dourif was the patient in the mental institution that everyone thought killed his assistant. Dourif is a veteran of movies and TV having co-starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as well as appeared in many TV series including Fringe, Deadwood and Once Upon a Time.

It was a double header on Thursday night with actor Alan Dale and actress Aubrey Dollar appearing on the new episode of Person of Interest.

Alan Dale. Photo Credit: CBS

Alan, of course, is best known for his work on The O.C. and Lost, but he also appeared in the first season of NCIS, had a recurring role on Ugly Betty and 24. He has most recently appeared in The Killing and Entourage.  Aubrey, on the other hand, got her start on the daytime soap Guiding Light and has appeared in the short-lived series Women’s Murder Club as well as episodes of Dawson’s Creek and the short-live series Point Pleasant.

That same night on Burn Notice, actors Rick Gomez and Jonathan Adams appeared as a scientist and lunatic warlord respectively.

Rick Gomez

Rick will be most recognized by TV viewers from his role on What About Brian, but he also appeared in the short-lived remake of Cupid, the mini-series Band of Brothers and several episodes of Justified.

Jonathan Adams

Whereas, Jonathan is best known for his roles on American Dreams and Bones, but he got his first big break on the short-lived series American Embassy and has appeared in episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles, 24, The Cleaner, The Glades and Hellcats.

Lastly, on Friday night’s episode of Nikita, actress Angela Sarafyan appeared as a Russian sex worker while actor Malik Yoba appeared as an immigration officer.

Angela Sarafyan

Angela has appeared in the short-lived series The Good Guys and episodes of In Plain Sight, Wanted, 24, Lincoln Heights, Eastwick and Criminal Minds.

Malik Yoba

Malik, on the other hand, is one of the leads on the Syfy series Alphas, but is probably best known for his role on New York Undercover. He has also appeared in episodes of Girlfriends, the short-lived series Defying Gravity and the box office film Cool Runnings.

Those are the familiar faces I saw on some of my favorite shows over the past week.  Who did you recognize this week?  Please share.

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