Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cerina Vincent on "Ally McBeal" (2002)

Former Yellow Ranger Cerina Vincent (Maya, Lost Galaxy) made a very brief appearance on the hit comedy "Ally McBeal," during the show's fifth and final season. In the episode "Another One Bites the Dust," Vincent appeared at the doorstep of leading lawyer Ally McBeal, with a special delivery for Ally's boyfriend Victor Morrison, just as the couple is breaking apart. Vincent hands over a letter to Victor, informing him that it's a summons and that he's being sued. She praises her "service with a smile" and departs, leaving the couple with more problems. Although her character is never addressed by name, she appears in the credits as Penny. Although her appearance was a mere cameo, Vincent shares screentime with series star Calista Flockhart and guest star Jon Bon Jovi.

Season 5 of "Ally McBeal" is available on DVD

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Amy Jo Johnson on "Wildfire" - 5 (2006)

Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, MMPR) continued her recurring role on the family drama "Wildfire" in the first episode of the second season. Picking up where the Season 1 finale left off, Johnson's character, professional jockey Tina Sharp is now riding for the Davis family, the Ritters' neighbors and business rivals. Tina's past in the Ritter camp seems to come in very handy as she gets set to ride in the big race against her rival Kris Furillo (series star Genevieve Cortese). Not only does Tina try to get under Kris's skin during the race, but she yells orders to the Ritter horse Wildfire. Given that she was its former jockey, the horse obeys her commands and slows down, which causes Kris to lose the race. Tina takes the victory and the Davis family walks away with the trophy that Kris knows she could have won. This episode, titled "Try it Without the Porsche" was Amy Jo Johnson's fifth appearance on the series.

Season 2 of "Wildfire" is available on DVD

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Jorgito Vargas Jr. on "The Commish" (1992)

Back in 1992, Jorgito Vargas Jr. (Blake, Ninja Storm) was just starting his acting career. He appeared on the hit cop series "The Commish" for the first time during the show's fifteenth episode titled "The Wicked Flee." Vargas portrayed Jason a young man who plays on the community basketball team with David Scali, the young son of the main character, police Commissioner Tony Scali (played by Michael Chiklis). When the Commish takes over for their coach, Jason and the other players soon realize that he's terrible at coaching and they pressure David to tell his dad the truth, but he resists. After a run-in with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, David finds just the person to set his father straight. Vargas appears mostly in the background, although he does have a few lines early in the episode. Although he's credited as Jason, when the Commish introduces the kids to Wilt, he calls Vargas by the name Tommy. Vargas would appear twice more on the series but as a different character.

Season 1 of "The Commish" is available on DVD

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Jordan Belfi on "Moonlight" (2007)

Time Force guest star Jordan Belfi (Walter Brown, Time Force) began a recurring stint on the short-lived vampire drama "Moonlight" in the series' second episode titled "Out of the Past." The series follows the exploits of a police detective who is actually a vampire. Still alive in the present, Mick St. John is keeping a low profile despite his success as a detective in the past. In the show's second episode his biggest secret is in danger of being revealed when a convicted killer from his old police days is released from prison. Mick once tried to kill the man, showing his fangs in the process. Now, his vampire identity is threatened to be revealed. Jordan Belfi appears as lawyer Josh Lindsey, the boyfriend of Mick's friend Beth Turner who is a reporter whom he seems to cross paths with on a daily basis. Josh of course is instantly wary of Mick and his friendship with Beth but when the killer takes a hostage, Josh, Beth & Mick must work together to save the young woman.

Season 1 of "Moonlight" is available on DVD

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Archie Kao on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" - 13 (2009)

Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) made his first appearance for the new tenth season of the long-running crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Last week's episode, titled "Working Stiffs," finds the CSI team investigating the death of an office worker, who may have been killed by one of his co-workers after beginning a new job. Kao's alter-ego Archie Johnson is on duty to help with the investigation. His computer tech skills are called in when the team discovers that the victim's laptop is missing and may include some crucial evidence that isn't found on his office computer. Archie tracks the IP address and finds the laptop is active and involved in online gaming. As a gamer himself, he knows exactly how to find out who the thief is. He is able to access the laptop's video and pulls up an image of the person playing in the game, leading the team to a major suspect in the case.

Season 10 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" currently airs on CBS

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