Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Amy Jo Johnson in "Without Limits" (1998)

Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) made a brief appearance in the film "Without Limits." The movie tells the story of real-life runner Steve Prefontaine (played by Billy Crudup) in the 1970's from his youth to his tragic death. Johnson is credited as Iowa's Finest and has a speaking part in one scene. She plays a college gymnast whom Steve spots while practicing, leading to a love scene where Steve is injured. Her character is never referred to by name. Also appearing in the film is recurring Time Force actor Ken Merckx (Dr. Zaskin, Time Force). The film was produced by Tom Cruise.


"Without Limits" is available on DVD

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Brandon Jay McLaren in "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (2004)

The year before he became Red Ranger, Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) appeared in a background role in the big screen feature film "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed." McLaren was credited as Skater Dude #2 and had a brief line, as he stood amongst fans of Shaggy during the film's opening museum sequence. McLaren reappeared in the background of two later scenes, including the movie's finale dance sequence. While he danced with the cast, he did not speak. Lending their voices to the film's monsters are PR alums Bob Papenbrook (voice of Rito, MMPR), Michael Sorich (voice of Squatt, MMPR) and Wally Wingert (voice of Psycho Blue Ranger, Space).

"Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" is available on DVD

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Blake Foster in "Above Suspicion" (1995)

At the age of nine, Blake Foster (Justin, Turbo) appeared in the drama "Above Suspicion." He starred alongside Christopher Reeves and Kim Cattrall, who portrayed his parents. In the film, Foster plays Damon Cain, whose world is turned upside down when his policeman father is paralyzed after being shot on-duty. After learning that his wife is sleeping with his brother, Dempsey Cain (Reeves) uses his handicap to lure them into a plot to kill them for their betrayal. He succeeds without getting caught by the police and without his son learning the truth.

"Above Suspicion" is available on DVD

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Archie Kao on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" - 4 (2002)

Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) made his fifth appearance as Archie Johnson on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" during its third episode of the third season. In the episode "Let the Seller Beware," he reprises his role as Archie helps the crew to decipher a video made by a woman who was using it to sell her home, which she and her husband were murdered in. Kao appears in three scenes of the episode, acting alongside series regulars Marg Helgenberger, William Petersen & George Eads.

Season 3 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is available on DVD

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Edward Laurence Albert in "Sea of Fear" (2006)

Edward Laurence Albert (Mr. Collins, Time Force) played a supporting role in this 2006 horror film. Albert played a boat captain who ferries a group of young people around, eventually leading to their deaths, one-by-one aboard the (tiny) ship. The Captain is one of the last to go and a major suspect, which means Albert received quite a bit of screentime before his unnamed character's demise.

"Sea of Fear" is available on DVD

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