Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monica Louwerens in "Neverland" (2003)

Monica Louwerens (Ms. Fairweather, Lightspeed) played a small role in the independent movie "Neverland." The film is a modern take on the Peter Pan fairy tale. When three adopted minority children meet Peter and his dust-dealer Tinkerbell, they tag along to Neverland, an amusement park where they meet Peter's friends who never plan to grow up or be slaves to parents, until Wendy helps them see the futility of their lifestyle. The group goes to see Peter's friend Tiger Lily, a drag queen who performs on stage at the park. Louwerens is credited as "Indian," one of the dancers in Tiger Lily's stage show. She dances on-screen and appears in one subsequent scene hanging out with Peter and his friends, but she has no speaking lines in the film.

"Neverland" is available on DVD

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Kevin Duhaney in "The Miracle Worker" (2000)

Former Blue Ranger, Kevin Duhaney (Ethan, Dino Thunder) played a small role in the television movie "The Miracle Worker" which tells the story of Anne Sullivan and her attempts to teach a young Helen Keller. The film is a remake of the classic William Gibson play, which is based on a true story about a young blind and deaf girl who learns to communicate. Duhaney plays Percy, a young boy who lives on the Keller plantation and works for them, along with his family. Percy is always uncomfortable around Helen and her constant touching, but he manages to help Anne reach out to the girl. "The Miracle Worker" originally aired on The Wonderful World of Disney.

"The Miracle Worker" is available on DVD

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Amy Jo Johnson on "Wildfire" - 2 (2005)

Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) made her first appearance on the television series "Wildfire" during its very first season, playing the role of professional horse jockey Tina Sharp. Johnson debuts in the ninth episode of the season titled "Identity," where Tina meets Kris (series star Genevieve Cortese) for the first time. Kris reveals that Tina has been her idol. Tina gives Kris some pointers on riding and even gets her involved in a practice race, where Kris injures her arm, which doesn't seem to phase Tina one bit. Johnson appeared in five scenes of the episode.

Season 1 of "Wildfire" is available on DVD

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Blake Foster in "Rusty: A Dog's Tale" (1998)

The year following his stint as Blue Ranger, Blake Foster (Justin, Turbo) had a supporting role in the family film "Rusty: A Dog's Tale." Foster played the role of Jory, who along with his sister, are taken care of by their grandparents on an animal farm where their pets are the real stars. The dog, Rusty (voiced by Matthew Lawrence), sets out to save his sibling pups when the evil Bart & Bertha dognap them. Foster is reunited with his PR bosses Shuki Levy and Haim Saban, who executive produced this film. Levy shares writing credit with Shell Danielson who wrote Foster's PR debut, "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie."

"Rusty: A Dog's Tale" is available on DVD under the title "Rusty: The Great Rescue"

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Dwayne Cameron, Antonia Prebble & Beth Allen on "The Tribe" - 8 (1999)

Episode 8 of "The Tribe" is filled with twists and turns for the three PR actors starring on the series, given all of them ample screen time. Antonia Prebble (Clare, Mystic Force) continues in her role as Trudy. It is revealed in this episode that Bray isn't the father of her baby girl and the true father is Zoot, the leader of the evil Locos. Dwayne Cameron (Tyzonn, Overdrive) plays Bray, who brings Zoot into the mall to see Trudy & his child. Bray tries to convince Zoot to leave the Locos and take care of his family, but when the others learn Zoot is there, a skirmish results in Zoot's death. Beth Allen's (Vella, Overdrive) character Amber is also front and center in the aftermath, as she helps Bray organize a burial for Zoot to bring closure to Trudy and her baby. At the ceremony, a saddened Bray reveals that Zoot was actually his younger brother.

Dwayne Cameron

Antonia Prebble

Beth Allen

Season 1 of "The Tribe" is available on DVD (Region 2; Australia)

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