Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jack Guzman on "The Forgotten" (2009)

Jack Guzman's (Danny, Wild Force) 20th post here on the blog comes from his brief appearance on the ABC drama "The Forgotten" earlier this month. The series follows a group of civilians known as The Forgotten Network who try to piece together the identities of crime victims who are unable to be identified by authorities. Guzman appeared in the show's seventh episode "Railroad Jane" where he played an unnamed motorcycle cop (who doesn't ride a motorcycle). The Forgotten Network tries to discover the identity of a female after her skull is found near a railroad track. Guzman's cop stops Tyler Davies for a parking violation and when he sees the skull of the female victim hidden in Tyler's car he gets the wrong idea and calls the incident in, thinking Tyler may have something else to hide. Guzman appears in only one scene. Tyler later reveals to his colleagues that despite his criminal past, the cop was very understanding when he explained the situation.

"The Forgotten" currently airs on ABC

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Rose McIver, Michael Hurst & Joel Tobeck on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1997)

Season 3 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" featured a 3-part episode surrounding Hercules finding love with Serena, a Golden Hind, a human/horse species with special powers that are slaves to Hercules' half-brother the God of War, Ares. Part 2 of the saga is titled "When a Man Loves a Woman" and finds Hercules proposing to Serena, despite her reservations about them being able to live happily given how most people want to hunt her down and she cannot hold her human form if she is touched by a human. Hercules is counseled in his dilemma by his best friend Iolaus, played by Michael Hurst (voice of Vexacus, Ninja Storm). Throughout the episode Iolaus tries to help a village with a water tank that seems to constantly get sabotaged. He's distracted along the way by Joxer, one of Xena's bumbling allies who comes looking to meet Hercules. Hercules travels to the afterlife to visit his deceased wife Deianeira and their children to tell them about his engagement. A young Rose McIver (Summer, RPM) appears in a few scenes as Ilea, Hercules' only daughter. They panic when one of his son's goes missing, a ploy by Ares to give Hercules second thoughts about marrying Serena. Ares employs his evil nephew Strife to impersonate Hercules' boy and later a villager who helps expose Serena's true self to the village which tries to kill her. Joel Tobeck (voice of Slob Goblin & Footzilla, Ninja Storm) reprises his role as Strife in the episode. In the end, Hercules & Serena marry with Hercules' family happily watching from the clouds. Serena would be killed in the 3rd part of the saga, but Hercules would get his chance to save her life later in the season in the episode "The End of the Beginning."

Rose McIver

Michael Hurst

Joel Tobeck

Season 3 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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Edward Laurence Albert on "The Profiler" (1997)

During the first season of the crime drama "The Profiler," Edward Laurence Albert (Mr. Collins, Time Force) made a major guest appearance playing psychotic serial killer Arthur de Rhodes. Main character Sam Waters (series star Ally Walker) originally captured de Rhodes years before and he was the first man she ever shot, a fact which de Rhodes takes great pride in. Sam is forced to interview de Rhodes when a murder occurs that seems to fit the style he used years before in his killings. With him safely locked in a prison for the criminally insane, Sam seeks his help in tracking down the copycat. But when de Rhodes appears to be captured from inside the prison, Sam must find him as well. In the end, she discovers that the copycat was orchestrated by Arthur de Rhodes to manage his escape from prison and kill more victims. Sam comes face-to-face with the cocky killer and lies about him being the first person she ever shot, which catches him off-guard just long enough for her partner to shoot him.

Season 1 of "The Profiler" is available on DVD

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Paul Freeman in "George and the Dragon" (2004)

Paul Freeman (Ivan Ooze, MMPR: The Movie) played a small role in the fantasy film "George and the Dragon." In the spirit of such films as "Willow" and "The Princess Bride," this movie tells the story of a young Knight named George (played by James Purefoy) who returns home from the Crusades to start a new life. But when he learns of a desperate king's loss of his daughter, George sets out to save the princess (played by Piper Perabo) from a menacing dragon. Freeman appears as Sir Robert, George's father who lost both of his legs while battling a dragon. It's a tale that Sir Robert enjoys telling but George does not believe. When the two reunite after the Crusades, Sir Robert tells George that he will find the dreaded dragon and destroy him. George doesn't realize that his father's prophecy will come true until he's faced with the beast and takes his place as a historic legend. Freeman appears in three scenes of the film. The film airs on U.S. television under the title "Dragon Sword."

"George and the Dragon" is available on DVD

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