Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Roger Velasco in "Living the Life" (2000)

Roger Velasco (Carlos, Turbo-Space) played a supporting role in the 2000 Hispanic drama "Living the Life." Based on the novel by Lynne Ewing, the film tells the story of two teenaged girls, Kata & Ana as they struggle to live happily within a latin gang. Velasco appeared as Raul, a clean-cut college student who gets involved romantically with Ana, who ends up preganant with his child, before she is tragically killed. Kata is led to believe that Raul is behind the shooting, until he tells her the truth about his secret romance.

"Living the Life" is available on DVD

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Ron Roggé on "Six Feet Under" (2003)

Ron Roggé (Captain Mitchell, Lightspeed) made a brief guest appearance on the Emmy-award winning cable drama "Six Feet Under" during its third season. In the episode "The Trap," Roggé appears as a garage technician who checks out the car of the show's main character, Nate Fisher. Roggé's character interacts with series regulars Peter Krause and Rachel Griffiths in one scene of the episode. Roggé is the third PR actor featured on the blog for appearing on "Six Feet Under." Roger Velasco and Ilia Volok were previously posted.

Season 3 of "Six Feet Under" is available on DVD

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Vernon Wells in "The Road Warrior" (1981)

Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) played a major role in the 1981 sequel to "Mad Max." Wells appears alongside Mel Gibson in the award-winning epic "The Road Warrior" which follows Gibson's Mad Max as he attempts to help a community protect their gasoline from a group of bandits. Wells stars as Wez, one of those bandits who becomes a major rival to Max in the film. Wells appears in a majority of the movie as his character attacks the wasteland community.

"The Road Warrior" is available on DVD

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Archie Kao in "Thank Heaven" (2001)

Former Blue Ranger Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) played a small role in the 2001 family comedy "Thank Heaven," which follows a news producer, Jack Sellers (played by Matt Keeslar) who accidentally hits the vacationing God with a golf ball, causing him to lose his memory. He takes the old man in and he helps Jack to rebuild his fractured relationships with his daughter and her reporter mother Julia (played by Jenny McCarthy). Archie Kao appears as Julia's cameraman, Sam Lee in the film. He appears in two extended scenes of the movie, as Julia is on the job in a news helicopter.

"Thank Heaven" is available on DVD

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Walter Emanuel Jones on "The Shield" - 2 (2002)

Walter Emanuel Jones (Zack, MMPR) reprised his role as Rondell Robinson in the eleventh episode of "The Shield's" very first season. Rondell was a drug dealer who brokered several drug deals for main character Vic Mackey (series star Michael Chiklis), under the table. In this episode titled "Carnivores," Rondell comes looking for help from Mackey when he is the target of an attempted drive-by shooting. But, when Mackey refuses to publicly help Rondell, he goes a bit crazy and turns his gun on him. In the end, Rondell's dead body is found by the police. Despite this, it would not be Jones' last appearance on the series.

Season 1 of "The Shield" is available on DVD

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