Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brandon Jay McLaren in "Vice" (2008)

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) appeared in the 2008 cop drama "Vice," which stars Michael Madsen and Darryl Hannah as two officers in a crime unit where several kilos of heroin have gone missing after a botched investigation and their comrades are being killed off one by one. McLaren appears in one scene as a young gangbanger who gets forcibly pulled over by the two cops. His life is threatened while his passenger and cousin is forced to give the police the information on another gang member. McLaren's character is never referred to by name. Portions of "Vice," including his scenes, were filmed in McLaren's hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

"Vice" is available on DVD

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Erin Cahill & Jordan Belfi on "Without a Trace" (2008)

The latest episode of "Without a Trace" featured two former Time Force actors. Erin Cahill (Jen, Time Force) guest starred on the seventh season episode "Better Angels," playing the role of Brook Simms, a woman whose husband is at the center of the week's investigation after he turns up missing after attending the funeral of a co-worker. Cahill appears in two scenes of the episode and a flashback. Onetime Time Force guest star Jordan Belfi (Walter Brown, Time Force) portrays Brook's husband, Rob in the episode. The detectives ultimately discover that Rob committed suicide after remembering the heinous murders he was responsible for in his youth, which he blocked out until the current death sent him on a search for answers to his returning memories.

Erin Cahill

Jordan Belfi

Season 7 of "Without a Trace" currently airs on CBS

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Archie Kao on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" - 9 (2008)

Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) continued his recurring role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" during the show's ninth season. In the second episode of the season, titled "The Happy Place," the CSI crew investigates two cases, one dealing with a woman's suicide, which they discover is tied to a bank robbery. The second case deals with the death of a guidance counselor with a gambling problem and apparently bets away her young daughter, to the anger and disgust of her teenaged son. Kao's character, Archie Johnson helps with both cases and it is Archie who discovers the key to the second case. The woman's teenaged son is actually a missing boy whom she was having an affair with. He turns out to be the father of the victim's daughter and also the woman's killer.

Season 9 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" currently airs on CBS

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Jim McLarty & Vicky Rodewyk on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1998)

The Season 4 finale of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" features two PR alums. Villain voice actor Jim McLarty (voice of Broodwing, SPD) appears in the episode "Reunions" as a teacher whose class is terrorized by the god Apollo, who sets the school on fire to get the attention of Hercules. McLarty appears in two scenes of the episode and has several lines. Also appearing in the episode is Jungle Fury guest star Vicky Rodewyk (Gabby, Jungle Fury). The actress plays a scared young girl, who fears for her drowning father. After being made into a god by his father, Hercules returns to Earth and saves the man in front of his wife and daughter, who are reunited safely. Rodewyk appears in only one scene, with one line. Both actors appear in scenes alongside the series star Kevin Sorbo.

Jim McLarty

Vicky Rodewyk

Season 4 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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