Saturday, September 22, 2007

David Weatherley on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1996)

David Weatherley (Spencer, Overdrive) joins a host of other PR actors who have appeared on the blog from "Xena: Warrior Princess." During the show's first season, Weatherley guest starred as Gastacious in the episode "Athens City Academy for the Performing Bards." Xena's sidekick Gabrielle auditions for a spot at the illustrious academy that trains young storytellers in refining their abilities. When she is left out of the competition, Gastacious, one of the revered judges, demands that she be allowed to compete.

Season 1 of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is available on DVD

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Karim Prince on "CSI: Miami" (2004)

After he was Aquitar's Blue Ranger, Karim Prince (Cestro, MMPR-Zeo) guest-starred on the hit primetime series "CSI: Miami" during its second season. Prince portrayed Roy 'Thug G' Moran in the episode "Rap Sheet," where the CSI officers try to crack a case surrounding a shooting at a rap concert. Prince appeared in two scenes of the episode. He is the third PR actor to appear on the blog from "CSI: Miami" after the previously-posted Melody Perkins and Ricardo Medina Jr.

Season 2 of "CSI: Miami" is available on DVD

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Firass Dirani on "Kick" - 2 (2007)

Firass Dirani (Nick/Bowen, Mystic Force) continued his recurring role on the Aussie series "Kick" in its third episode, "I Feel a Tingle." Dirani portrays Amen Salim, the nosy brother of Layla, who is engaged to be married, but secretly interested in another woman. Dirani appears in only one scene of the episode, where Amen intercepts Layla's cellphone and learns the name of her secret crush. He teases her about seeing a man behind her fiancé's back, unaware that it's actually a woman.

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Amy Jo Johnson in "Killing Mr. Griffin" (1997)

In 1997, Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) starred in the television movie "Killing Mr. Griffin." In the film based on the Lois Duncan novel, Johnson plays Susan McConnell, a girl who just wants to be popular. When her school's most popular group decides to play a prank on their overbearing teacher, Mr. Griffin, they recruit Susan to set their plan in motion. Of course the prank goes wrong and Susan gets caught in the middle of the fatal fallout. Johnson appears alongside several famous teen actors of the time including Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell), Michelle Williams (Dawson's Creek) and Scott Bairstow (Party of Five). Since she appeared in almost every scene of the film, a full zip is available below.

"Killing Mr. Griffin" is available on DVD

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Vernon Wells in Blood Ranch (2006)

Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) plays another villainous role in the 2006 direct-to-video horror film "Blood Ranch." Similar to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," a group of college-aged people pick up a battered woman being chased by a mysterious black van. They stumble onto a ranch, where more horrors are brought upon them. Wells portrays "Shotgun," the disfigured driver of the van, who carries...a shotgun. Wells appears in only one lengthy scene. In the end, it's Shotgun who gets shot.

"Blood Ranch" is available on DVD

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