Birthday boy, Firass Dirani (Nick/Bowen, Mystic Force) played a supporting role in the action film "Killer Elite," which follows a retired British special ops agent named Danny (played by Jason Statham), who is forced back into action when his mentor (played by Robert De Niro) is taken hostage by an exiled Arab warlord. The ransom for his return is for Danny to hunt down three assassins responsible for the deaths of the warlord's sons. Firass Dirani plays the Arab man's only remaining son, Bakhait. Dirani appears in several scenes, acting as an information messenger for his ill father, who wishes him to be able to return home after his death, but only if the assassins are killed so that he will be safe. Bakhait, however, has become accustomed to his life of international travel and security and has no wish to be sent back to his desert home. Dirani shares scenes with the film's three main stars, Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.
Chris Violette (Sky, SPD) played a supporting role in the recent holiday romance "Desperately Seeking Santa," which aired on ABCFamily last November. The film follows ambitious executive, Jennifer Walker (played by Laura Vandervoort), in her efforts to save the local mall in the neighborhood where she grew up. To boost Christmas sales, Jennifer launches a contest to find a 'Sexy Santa' to bring in more customers and big money, which leads her to David Moretti (played by Nick Zano), a young med student who hopes the cash prize will help him save his family's pizzeria, which has been open for generations but is now facing closure by a big corporation. Though Jennifer & David show contempt for one another after a chance meeting, they soon warm up to one another in the face of success. Chris Violette appears in several scenes as Vincent, David's younger brother, who works at the family pizzeria. Vincent spends most of his time teasing his brother over his new job and how he's being exploited as a sex symbol. The family comes together to try to help their father through the crisis, until Jennifer steps in, using her position to help the Moretti family, even at the expense of her own job and the mall she grew up in. A full zip of Violette's screencaps are available to download below.
Adam Tuominen (Hunter, Ninja Storm) continued his role on "Underbelly: Razor" in the third episode, titled "Cat Amongst the Pigeons." His character, Razor Jack, continues to strike terror with the use of razor blades. The gang's leader, Norman Bruhn (guest star Jeremy Lindsay Taylor), seeks to destroy his enemies through intimidation. Things get out of hand though, as Norman's enemies begin to grow in number. Jack uses his skills with explosives to help the group send a message, but when their enemies strike back with their fists, Norman & Jack are left embarrassed, causing Norman to step up their plans. In the end, though, it's Norman who becomes the victim, as he's shot to death, leaving the fate of the gang in question. Richard Brancatisano (Xander, Mystic Force), who stars on the series, did not appear in this episode. Tuominen's co-star Jeremy Lindsay Taylor previously starred on "Sea Patrol," alongside Nikolai Nikolaeff (Dominic, Jungle Fury).
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