Before he took on the role of the newest Red Ranger, Jason Smith (Casey, Jungle Fury) starred in the long-running Australian soap opera "Home and Away." For three years, Smith appeared as the endearing, yet geeky Robbie Hunter. Over his tenure on "Home and Away," Robbie grew to become an important character on the series. The screencaps below are from Smith's final year on the series. Episode 4230 picks up in the middle of a search for a group of lost residents after they survive a helicopter crash. Robbie is one of the survivors and steps up as a hero, trying to keep his group moving, after his three companions drink tainted water. Robbie's heroic efforts appear to be in vain, however. As darkness falls, he's unable to wake any of them, leaving him alone and wishing for help to arrive. Smith is the second PR actor featured on the blog for appearing on "Home and Away." Richard Brancatisano was the first. More screencaps from Smith's time on "Home and Away" will be added soon. A full zip of screencaps from this episode is available below.
The newest Yellow Ranger, Anna Hutchison (Lily, Jungle Fury) is no stranger to Disney. The actress had a supporting role in the 2006 Disney film "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior." In the movie, Hutchison stars alongside former Ranger, Sally Martin playing the best friends of the title character, Wendy (played by Brenda Song). Hutchison appears as Lisa who goes through her own boyfriend troubles and finds herself wishing her life was more perfect like Wendy's, until strange things start happening that cause Wendy to withdraw from her close buddies. Also appearing in the film is Paul Willis (Baskin, SPD). Willis appears as Mr. Nunan, the principal at Wendy's school. He appears in several scenes and interacts with veteran PR voice actor James Gaylyn (voice of Zeltrax, Dino Thunder) in one scene. Screencaps of Sally Martin & James Gaylyn from the film can be found in the previous Wendy Wu post. A full zip of Anna Hutchison's screencaps is available to download below.
David de Lautour (RJ, Jungle Fury) made his acting debut twelve years ago on "Xena: Warrior Princess." During the first season episode "Altared States," de Lautour played a major guest starring role as Icus, a young boy who is sent away by his mother after God speaks to his father, telling him that Icus must be sacrificed to prove his faith. Xena and Gabrielle, however, cross paths with the boy, saving him from his brother who is trying to bring him home. They later discover that it isn't God's voice that Icus' father hears, but that of his jealous brother who seeks their kingdom for himself. David appears in several scenes alongside series stars Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor. An interesting note about David's appearance is that his voice in the episode is not his own. It is dubbed by Jason Levine, the son of this episode's director, Michael Levine. This would be the first of two appearances for de Lautour on the series.
Season 1 of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is available on DVD
Episode 8 of "Welcome to Paradise" is titled "In the Matter of Lucy vs Zac." The episode takes place the day after a confusing night for Lucy, played by Holly Shanahan (Camille, Jungle Fury) and her nemesis Zac, played by Ryan O'Kane. When the two arrive for work acting strangely, their friends press them until it's revealed that Lucy & Zac shared a drunken tryst, despite their hate for one another. Their argument over who's to blame for it leads their friends to hold court in the lobby of the hostel to determine who is telling the truth. Sally Martin (Tori, Ninja Storm) appears throughout as her character, Sasha, acts as the questioning lawyer in the makeshift courtroom. In the end, the two swear that it will never happen again.
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