Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jorgito Vargas Jr. in "Bang Bang You're Dead" (2002)

Former Navy Thunder Ranger, Jorgito Vargas Jr. (Blake, Ninja Storm) played a minor role in the 2002 television movie "Bang Bang You're Dead." The film deals with the harsh topic of high school shootings. It centers on troubled youth Trevor (played by Ben Foster), who seeks revenge after being bullied by football players at his school. After making a bomb threat, he is expelled for a year. Upon his return, his drama teacher attempts to help him deal with his emotions by performing a popular contemporary play titled "Bang Bang You're Dead," which is met with outrage by parents & school officials, who at the same time are ignoring the tensions boiling over in their own school. Vargas plays Matt, one of the students who appears in the play. Vargas has a small role, appearing in rehearsal scenes and the final scene showing the play. This television movie won 4 Daytime Emmys, including one for Ben Foster.

"Bang Bang You're Dead" is available on DVD

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Michael Copon on "One Tree Hill" - 10 (2005)

Michael Copon (Lucas, Time Force) continued his recurring role on "One Tree Hill," as he appeared in the second season episode titled "The Hero Dies in This One." He reprises his role as Felix Taggaro, who helps his girlfriend Brooke (series regular Sophia Bush) as she runs for student body president. Felix puts his photography talents to work and even makes buttons for Brooke's campaign, but also finds himself still jealous of her former boyfriend Lucas, who is helping her with her big speech. Copon appears in four scenes of the episode.

Season 2 of "One Tree Hill" is available on DVD

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Stig Eldred & Bruce Allpress on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1998)

Ten years before they became Jungle Fury Masters, Stig Eldred (Master Rilla, Jungle Fury) and Bruce Allpress (Master Phant, Jungle Fury) appeared together on the action-adventure series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Both actors have prominent roles in the fourth season episode "War Wounds," which has Hercules and his friends attempting to liberate the men being held in a prison in deadly condition. Eldred appears as Gagnon, the cruel overseer of the prison, who takes pride in his torture of the prisoners. He appears in several scenes, including one where he punishes the defiant Phidias, who stands up to his tyranny. Gagnon is ultimately killed. Bruce Allpress plays Phidias, an honorable man who is thrown into prison for rebellion against the king and dies there. He appears in a few scenes of the episode.

Stig Eldred

Bruce Allpress

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

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Vernon Wells in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (2006)

Time Force villain Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) played a supporting role in the direct-to-dvd feature film "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The film takes a different spin on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. In this version, Dr. Jekyll (played by Tony Todd) is experimenting with chimps and injects himself with an drug that has not been tested on humans, causing him to transform into the hideous and demented Mr. Hyde, who terrorizes innocent women, due to the hormonal changes in his body. Wells portrays Jekyll's friend and colleague Dr. Dennis Lanyon, who supports his research until he discovers that Jekyll and the demented janitor Hyde are the same person. Lanyon is present for the climactic finale and seeks to protect Dr. Jekyll's wife who becomes his target.

"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is available on DVD

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