Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nakia Burrise on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (2001)

Former Yellow Ranger Nakia Burrise (Tanya, Zeo-Turbo) becomes the third PR alum to be featured on the blog for appearing on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." Walter Emanuel Jones and Edward Laurence Albert were previously posted. Nakia Burrise appeared in one extended scene of the fifth season episode titled "Finally!" In the episode Burrise is credited as "Female Patron." She plays a young woman who attends Singles Night at the coffee house owned by Sabrina's aunt, Hilda. Sabrina and her friend and co-worker Josh host the event as a way for young singles to meet, while also ignoring their own attraction to one another. Burrise's character comments to Sabrina about how great the night is going and later makes the mistake of thinking that Josh & Sabrina are a couple. In the end, Sabrina & Josh make their first date, which is what the title of the episode refers to.

Season 5 of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" is available on DVD

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Olivia Tennet in "Boogeyman" (2005)

Olivia Tennet (Dr. K, RPM) played a minor role in the 2005 horror film "Boogeyman." The film follows Tim, a young man who believes he was terrorized in his home as a child by the Boogeyman. He returns to his childhood home to confront his fears. While in town, he visits the hospital where he spent many of his horrified nights as a child. While there, he encounters a young girl played by Olivia Tennet, who is clearly terrified as well by an unseen force in her room. Tim tries to get her to talk to him, but she only screams in fear at what she's seen. The medical staff arrives and promptly sedates her, which allows her to calm down. Tennet appears in only one scene. This film was previously featured here on the blog thanks to SPD's Aaron James Murphy (Sam, SPD) who plays Tim in flashbacks to his childhood.

"Boogeyman" is available on DVD

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Ilia Volok on "NYPD Blue" (1997)

Ilia Volok (Dr. Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) played a small role on the long-running crime drama "NYPD Blue," during the show's fourth season. Volok appeared in the episode titled "What a Dump!" which finds NYPD detectives Sipowicz & Simone investigating the death of a Russian woman whose body was found in an alley. The detectives soon learn that the young woman was having an affair with Vitale Gomelsky, the character portrayed by Ilia Volok. He appears in only one scene where he is questioned by the police, exhibiting his anti-cop sentiments, due to mistreatment by the law in the past for being an immigrant. He admits to the affair but swears that he didn't kill her. He even dares the police to arrest him, thinking they will do so anyway. In the end, Vitale is eliminated as a suspect in the crime.

Season 4 of "NYPD Blue" is available on DVD

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Sarah Brown in "Big Momma's House 2" (2006)

Three-time Zeo guest star, Sarah Brown (Heather, Zeo) played a supporting role in the Martin Lawrence comedy sequel "Big Momma's House 2." Brown appeared as Agent Stone, a member of the FBI who masquerades as a female nanny to infiltrate the home of a computer expert who may be responsible for a high tech worm that could allow outside forces to access classified government files. Lawrence's character, Malcolm Turner is not assigned to the case but takes it on anyway. When he tries to pass the interview process to become the new nanny, he encounters Agent Stone already attempting to go undercover inside the house, posing as "Constance." He exposes her weapon and she's dismissed. Agent Stone is seen throughout the rest of the film, as her branch of the FBI helps Turner after discovering his true identity.

"Big Momma's House 2" is available on DVD

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David de Lautour on "What I Like About You" - 8 (2004)

David de Lautour (RJ, Jungle Fury) continued his recurring role on the comedy "What I Like About You" in the third season episode "Gift of the Mutton." The episode finds his character, the British musician Ben Sheffield, dealing with the jealousy of his girlfriend-turned-manager Holly Tyler when she sees Ben singing on-stage with a beautiful groupie. Holly therefore tries to make Ben jealous which prompts her crush Vince to step in to help. Ultimately, Ben convinces Holly that his heart belongs only to her, culminating in another music performance where he dances with his lady love.

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