Sunday, August 26, 2007

Jorgito Vargas Jr. on "Smallville" (2005)

Jorgito Vargas Jr. (Blake, Ninja Storm) appeared on the long-running hit superhero drama "Smallville" during its fifth season. In the holiday-themed episode "Lexmas," Vargas is credited as "Male Gangbanger." He attempts to rob Lex Luthor (series regular Michael Rosenbaum) at the beginning of the episode. This leads to Lex being shot twice and having to undergo a dangerous surgery. Vargas is the second PR alum to be featured on the blog from "Smallville," after the previously-posted Brandon Jay McLaren.

Season 5 of "Smallville" is available on DVD

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Phillip Jeanmarie on "Passions" - 3 (2007)

Phillip Jeanmarie (Max, Wild Force) continued in his recurring role on the daytime soap opera Passions. In the August 10th episode, his character Vincent is incarcerated on several counts of murder, thanks to the confession of his newly-discovered mother, Eve. She visits him to apologize only to be attacked by the disturbed young man. Vincent is hopeless, until he learns that he may be able to escape the charges against him due to insanity.

"Passions" currently airs on NBC

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Sean Cw Johnson on "Dawson's Creek" (1998)

Two years before he became Red Ranger, Sean Cw Johnson (Carter, Lightspeed) had a small role on the long-running teen drama "Dawson's Creek." He appeared during the show's second season as Brett Thompkins, a high school football player dating popular Kristy Livingstone (guest star Ali Larter) until bad girl Abby (series regular Monica Keena) sets her sights on Brett. Johnson appeared in several scenes of the episode, but had very few lines.

Season 2 of "Dawson's Creek" is available on DVD

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Walter Emanuel Jones on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1999)

In the fourth episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" fourth season, the Fear Demon Gachnar is unleashed on a fraternity's Halloween party. The horrors that ensue are thanks to guest star Walter Jones (Zack, MMPR) who plays Edward, a frat guy who offers a magic symbol as a party decoration for the dance floor. Jones appears only briefly in one scene, early in the episode "Fear Itself". Edward was never seen attending the costume party.

* Special thanks to Tom for the screencaps

Season 4 of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is available on DVD

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Aaron James Murphy, Robbie Magasiva & Katrina Browne in "Perfect Creature" (2006)

This 2006 New Zealand film is full of PR actors. "Perfect Creature" is set in a world where humans and vampires co-exist in peace until a rogue vampire begins brutally attacking humans, in an effort to ignite a war between the races. Aaron James Murphy (Sam, SPD) portrays Albert, a young boy living in the slums, who witnesses the vampire's attack. Ninja Storm guest star, Robbie Magasiva (Porter, Ninja Storm) has a starring role in the film, as one of the police officers assigned to the case until he becomes a victim. Also appearing is Katrina Browne (Kapri, Ninja Storm) who portrays a prostitute caught in a police raid. Also amongst the cast are PR guest stars Owen Black (Felix, SPD) and voice actors Peter Rowley (Zurgane, Ninja Storm) & Brett Stewart (Omega Ranger, SPD).

Aaron James Murphy

Robbie Magasiva

Katrina Browne

"Perfect Creature" is available on DVD

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