Tuesday, July 15, 2008

David de Lautour on "What I Like About You" (2004)

Before he was Jungle Fury's Wolf Ranger, David de Lautour (RJ, Jungle Fury) played the recurring role of musician Ben Sheffield on the comedy "What I Like About You." He made his debut in the first episode of season three titled "Europe Was So Much More Fun" as the love interest of main character Holly Tyler (Amanda Bynes), who returns from her European summer with a new boyfriend, despite having left two behind in New York. David appears in several scenes, as his character gets to know the rest of Holly's gang, and her sister Val who is not so happy about his arrival. Despite his New Zealand roots, de Lautour's character is British. He would appear in 21 total episodes of the series. Expect more screencaps from his appearances coming soon. Wild Force alum Philip Andrew was previously featured on the blog for appearing on "What I Like About You." Interestingly enough, both Andrew & de Lautour's PR characters have powers derived from the wolf.

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Amy Jo Johnson on "Flashpoint" (2008)

Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) stars on the new CBS police drama "Flashpoint." Johnson is the show's leading lady, playing the role of Jules Callaghan, a member of a special tactics police squad. Johnson's character is a sniper who happens to be close friends with one of the team's leaders Ed Lane who takes a dangerous shot during a hostage situation, where he kills the shooter, barely missing a hostage and the shooter's son who rushes onto the scene. Johnson has several scenes, showing Jules to be an over-acheiver, but also a trusted friend on the team. Interestingly, Johnson has been filming the intense drama while also pregnant with her second child. The screencaps come from the show's first episode "Scorpio" which first aired last week.

"Flashpoint" currently airs on CBS

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Latham Gaines & Paul Norell on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995)

Latham Gaines' (Anton Mercer/Mesogog, Dino Thunder) fourth and final appearance on the blog for "Xena: Warrior Princess" is actually his very first appearance on the long-running series. Gaines played his first role (of four) in the fourth episode of the show titled "Cradle of Hope." Gaines portrays Castor, a loyal soldier of King Gregor who is told by an oracle that a newborn child will take his throne. As a result, all babies become targets. When Xena & Gabrielle rescue one of them, they protect it from soldiers like Castor. Xena also goes undercover as a harem dancer to retrieve Pandora's box, which the soldiers steal in one of their raids. Gaines appears in several scenes, but his character is mainly seen in the background. Also appearing in the episode is recurring Space Patrol Delta actor Paul Norell (Fowler Birdy, SPD) who plays a street vendor whose cart is destroyed in one of the raids. Norell appears in one scene.

Latham Gaines

Paul Norell

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

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Matthew Sakimoto in "Future War" (1997)

The year after his Power Rangers stint, Matthew Sakimoto (Young Adam, MMPR) played a small role in the (very) low-budget feature film "Future War," which tells the story of a runaway human slave (played by Daniel Bernhardt) from the future who ends up in the present day. The cyborg rulers pursue him, with the help of their dinosaur trackers, leading to danger for all those he comes across. Sakimoto portrays Max, an orphan who is taken care of by a former prostitute-turned nun who joins in the fight against the cyborgs. Sakimoto appears in a few climactic scenes of the film.

"Future War" is available on DVD

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