Saturday, March 14, 2009

Archie Kao on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" - 10 (2009)

Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) continued his recurring role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as he appeared in the thirteenth episode of Season 9. Archie appeared as his character of the same name in the episode "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh." The odd title of the episode refers to the two cases facing the CSI crew. One involves the death of two employees at a chicken restaurant and the other revolves around the death of a woman who swallowed a lethal amount of toothpaste. Archie is consulted by CSI's newest arrival Dr. Raymond Livingston (series star Laurence Fishburne) as he investigates the restaurant case. Livingston impresses Archie with his fluency in Chinese and Archie impresses him with his ability to analyze the surveillance cameras and pick up a license plate on a van outside the restaurant around the time of the murders. Kao appears in only one scene of the episode.

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

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Amy Jo Johnson in "Islander" (2006)

Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) starred in the independent feature "Islander" which follows the life of fisherman Eben Cole who loses everything when he causes the tragic death of a teenager at sea in his island fishing community. Eben is sent to prison and released to find that all those around him have changed. Johnson plays Eben's wife Cheryl who finds her life torn apart by the accident which forces her to lose her husband and her livelihood. While Eben serves his sentence, Cheryl takes their daughter and moves in with his friend Jimmy, who becomes a rival after Eben is released from prison. Johnson appears throughout most of the film, as she struggles with her emotions and coping with her husband's role in the town tragedy.

"Islander" is available on DVD

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Nathaniel Lees & Michael Hurst on "Legend of the Seeker" (2009)

Episode #13 of "Legend of the Seeker" features two Power Rangers alums amongst the guest cast. Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury) appears in the episode "Revenant" playing Leolin, a man who finds the Crypt of Tavol'Rang, which houses the remains of a legendary Seeker named Kieran. While inside, Leolin becomes possessed with the spirit of Kieran's mentor, the wizard Amfortas who causes him to attack the current Seeker, Richard when he enters the crypt with his comrades. Leolin is killed by Richard in the skirmish, but returns later with Amfortas' spirit to help Richard's wizard Zedd free Richard & Kahlan when they become possessed by Kieran & his confessor's spirits to renew their forbidden love. In flashbacks, Amfortas is portrayed by PR voice actor Michael Hurst (voice of Vexacus, Ninja Storm). It is Amfortas who forges the legend of Kieran so that future Seekers would not see the darkness that overtook him due to the love he shared with his confessor.

Nathaniel Lees

Michael Hurst

"Legend of the Seeker" is currently airing
(check local listings for time & channel)

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Erin Cahill on "Grey's Anatomy" (2009)

Erin Cahill (Jen, Time Force) guest starred on the latest episode of the hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." Cahill appeared in last week's new episode "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" where she played Megan Shelley, the middle child in a trio of siblings who all plan to have their stomachs removed because of a deadly hereditary cancer that has killed most of their family members. The fast-moving cancer has the oldest sibling scared and she gets her younger sister Megan and their brother Mike to agree to have the surgery at the same time, but Megan and Mike back out at the last minute, infuriating their sister. During her surgery the doctors discover she has the cancer and they've caught it just in time. This prompts Megan to agree to the surgery herself, while their brother continues to hold out. Cahill appears in several scenes throughout the episode.

Season 5 of "Grey's Anatomy" currently airs on ABC

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