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Guest Star Goodness

It Was So Good To See You: Guide to Guest Stars (Week of March 18) 

While many shows are still in repeats there were a few cable and major network shows that aired new episodes. Within those episodes were some fun, familiar faces starting with:

Actor Tom Everett Scott appeared on last Sunday night’s episode of GCB, playing an old schoolmate of the ladies who is now very rich and for whom Heather (Marisol Nichols) has always had a “thing” for. Tom, of course, is best known for his breakthrough role in the box office film That Thing You Do as well as his TV work on the police drama Southland. He also made guest appearances in episodes of Cashmere Mafia, Law & Order, and Sons of Anarchy.

Nicholas D'Agosto. Photo Credit: A&E

That same night over on the new episode of the A&E series Breakout Kings, actor Nicholas D’Agosto appeared as the latest escapee the team was chasing down. Nicholas is probably most recognizable for his role in Heroes. He also made guest appearances in episodes of Supernatural, House, The Office, and Without a Trace.


In what is becoming a tradition on the new ABC Family drama Switched at Birth two big-name stars made cameo appearances in the season finale of the popular series. Actress Dee Wallace played a lactation nurse at the hospital where the switch of Bay and Daphne took place while actor Corbin Bernsen appeared as Wilke’s dad. Most viewers will recognize Dee from her role in E.T., but she’s also appeared in episodes of The Office, Detroit 187, and Law & Order: LA. Whereas, viewers know Corbin from his current work on the popular dramedy Psych as well as his work on the long-running legal drama L.A. Law.

Francois Chau

On Tuesday night’s new episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, actor Dan Lauria appeared as a former Vietnam veteran who helps the team investigate a sweat shop while actor Francois Chau appeared as the husband of the woman running the sweat shop. TV viewers will remember Dan from his work on the hit comedy The Wonder Years, but he has also appeared in episodes of Leverage, The Mentalist, and Criminals Minds. Meanwhile, viewers of the ABC juggernaut Lost will remember Francois as mysterious Dr. Pierre Chang, but he has also appeared in episodes of Chuck, Castle, Franklin & Bash, Medium, and Shark.  He also had a role in the online series Gemini Division. 

Kavan Smith

Over on Friday night’s new episode of Fairly Legal, actor Kavan Smith played the husband of a patient desperately in need of a liver transplant. Kavan is best known for his work in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis as well as playing Sheriff Andy on Eureka. He has also appeared in episodes of The 4400, Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica as well as the made-for-TV movies The Killing Game, Red: Werewolf Hunter, and Growing the Big One.

Madchen Amick

Lastly, also on Friday night, actresses Tia Carrere and Madchen Amick appeared on the new episode of In Plain Sight, playing Stan’s dance instructor and the Assistant Director of the WITSEC program respectively. Most viewers will remember Tia from her work in the syndicated series Relic Hunter. Madchen is best known for her role in the legendary series Twin Peaks as well as her recent work on Damages, Gossip Girl, Californication, and the short-lived series My Own Worst Enemy.

Those were the familiar faces I saw this past week on just some of my favorite shows.  What actors and/or actresses did you recognize in some of your favorite shows?  Please share.

PS:  How great was it to see Misha Collins back on Supernatural?!

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