Friday, February 20, 2009

Ilia Volok on "Friends" (2000)

Back in 2000, Ilia Volok (Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) guest starred on the long-running hit comedy "Friends." Volok appeared as the owner of a dry cleaners in the sixth season episode "The One Where Paul's the Man." In the episode, Joey (series regular Matt LeBlanc) tries to get the dry cleaner to put a photo of him up in the establishment, which features other celebrities. But, Volok's character refuses because he is offended by the role of Russians in Joey's new series. When Joey learns that the beautiful young woman working there could also get his picture up, he goes out with her, unaware that she is actually the dry cleaner's wife. Volok appears in several scenes of the episode. On an interesting note, Joey sees a photo of Harrison Ford in the dry cleaners and mentions how Ford fought Russian terrorists in the movie "Air Force One." Ilia Volok actually appeared as one of those terrorists in the movie. His character, however, tells Joey he's never seen that film.

Season 6 of "Friends" is available on DVD

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Sarah Brown on "The Closer" (2007)

Zeo guest star (and former V.R. Trooper) Sarah Brown (Heather, Zeo) played a pivotal role in two episodes of the hit police drama "The Closer" during its third season. Brown guest starred as Kristen Schafer, the wife of the prime suspect in the murder of her divorce lawyer in the two-part episode "Til Death Do Us Part." Brown appears briefly in the first hour, as the investigators, led by Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (series star Kira Sedgwick) question her about her business with the dead attorney. Kristen doesn't believe her husband is a suspect, given that they decided to reconcile, making her need for a divorce lawyer obsolete. Chief Johnson continues her pursuit, only to discover the motive behind the killing was that the lawyer had discovered Kristen's husband's biggest asset was a house he owned, filled with millions of dollars of marijuana. The bigger twist comes out when Kristen is revealed to be the killer, prompted by her husband to kill the lawyer before he exposed him and left their lives in ruin.

Season 3 of "The Closer" is available on DVD

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Anna Hutchison & Jake Lindesay on "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" (2009)

Former Yellow Ranger Anna Hutchison (Lily, Jungle Fury) stars on the Aussie series "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities." The second season of the gritty crime drama chronicles drug trafficking between Australian and New Zealand in the 1970's and is based around true events. Hutchison makes her debut in Episode 3 of the second series titled "Brave New World." She stars as Alison Dine a schoolteacher who comes to Australia with her lover Wayne Robb to escape after her mother's death. Alison immediately falls for lead character Terry, a big name in the drug trade. She is instantly intrigued by his business and gets very involved with helping him sneak money & drugs out of the country. Alison also spurns her boyfriend Wayne for a more dangerous lifestyle with Terry. Playing Wayne Robb is another Power Rangers alum, Jake Lindesay (Ben, Mystic Force), who portrayed Madison's potential love interest Ben in the Mystic Force episode "Rock Solid." Lindesay is not too happy to discover that he's being dumped by Alison for Terry, who is his boss. Both Hutchison & Lindesay are expected to continue in their roles throughout the series. Operation Overdrive's Gareth Yuen was previously featured on the blog for appearing on "Underbelly."

Anna Hutchison

Jake Lindesay

"Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" currently airs in Australia

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