Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Angie Diaz & Gareth Yuen in "Knowing" (2009)

Angie Diaz (Vida, Mystic Force) and Gareth Yuen (Dax, Overdrive) both had small roles in the recent science fiction film "Knowing." Diaz appears on television as a reporter who informs the public of a devastating plane crash that occurs in Massachusetts, where most of the film's plot takes place. While she is credited only as 'Reporter,' her character's name appears on the television screen as Bianca Lopez as she reports live from the scene of the incident. Diaz has several lines as part of the news report but appears in only one scene. Gareth Yuen's appearance is even harder to catch. Yuen appears as Donald, an MIT student in Professor John Koestler's (played by Nicolas Cage) class early in the film. Yuen's character has no lines or even a close-up in the film itself, but he is prominently credited in the closing credits, along with the other 3 students who do speak in the classroom scene, which means his speaking part was probably cut from the final version of the film. The DVD contains no deleted scenes. There is a reference pic amongst his screencaps to make it easier to see Yuen who appears in a sea of other students.

Angie Diaz

Gareth Yuen

"Knowing" is available on DVD

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Ron Roggé on "That '70s Show" (2003)

Ron Roggé (Captain Mitchell, Lightspeed) made a brief appearance during the fifth season of the hit comedy "That '70s Show." Roggé appeared in one scene of the episode titled "Hey Hey What Can I Do," which revolves around the show's teen characters looking for employment at a local job fair. When Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher) imagines himself becoming a successfull police officer, he envisions himself stopping a robbery and saving a beautiful girl. Roggé appears as the unnamed robber in Kelso's fantasy. He has only one brief line before he's taken out by Officer Kelso. Roggé is the second PR actor featured on the blog for appearing on "That '70s Show" after Christopher Khayman Lee, who ironically also appeared in a character's fantasy sequence on the show the following year.

Season 5 of "That '70s Show" is available on DVD

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Vernon Wells on "JAG" (2000)

Time Force villain Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) guest starred on the long-running legal drama "JAG" during the show's fifth season. In the two-part episode "Boomerang," the JAG team heads to Australia where a U.S. sailor has been living in hiding after deserting the military decades before. He's accused of murdering an Australian naval officer whose body washed up wearing his own United States naval uniform after a fight over a woman caused the two men to get into a fist fight. Wells appears as Toohey, a former Australian Navy soldier who was friends with the deceased and believes that the U.S. Sailor killed his friend, despite the sailor's claim that the man fell on his own knife in the scuffle. Toohey picks a fight with the sailor outside the court house and later testifies about what happened that night, even though he did not witness the death. Wells' appearances in both episodes are featured in the screencaps below.

"Boomerang, Part 1"

"Boomerang, Part 2"

Season 5 of "JAG" is available on DVD

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Keith Robinson on "American Dreams" - 5 (2003)

Keith Robinson (Joel, Lightspeed) made his fifth appearance on the family drama "American Dreams" in the show's sixteenth episode titled "Act of Contrition." He plays Nathan Walker and in this episode he's got the future on his mind. As he continues to work with his uncle for Jack Pryor, he makes it very clear to his uncle that his future does not include working in an appliance store for low wages. His uncle takes offense, which has Nathan wondering what he thinks his own future will be. When his uncle Henry reveals he always thought an appliance store in their neighborhood would be very successful, Nathan encourages him to mention it to their boss, although he promises that Mr. Pryor will refuse to put a store in a black community. Later, Nathan is surprised to hear that Jack is interested in Henry's idea.

Season 1 of "American Dreams" is available on DVD

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