Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Daniel Southworth & Vernon Wells in "The Butcher" (2009)

Time Force actors Daniel Southworth (Eric, Time Force) & Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) both appeared in the action thriller "The Butcher." The film stars Eric Roberts as Merle Hench a mob henchman who gained the nickname 'The Butcher' thanks to his brutality. But after years of service, his boss Murdoch decides to dump him by setting him up to take the fall in a robbery perpetrated against a rival mob boss. Daniel Southworth appears in one scene of the film, playing a traffic cop who confronts Merle when he finds him parked in front of a railroad crossing. He doesn't issue a citation but does take an interest in Merle's classic vehicle. The two converse over the car, before the cop lets him off with a warning. Southworth's Time Force co-star Vernon Wells appears only in flashbacks where he plays the IRA Commander who discovered and trained Merle's boss Murdoch back in the '70s. Wells has no lines in the film and it's learned over the course of the film that Murdoch was responsible for his death thirty years ago, the first betrayal he ever orchestrated against a loyal man.

Daniel Southworth

Vernon Wells

"The Butcher" is available on DVD

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Jack Guzman in "Twilight" (2008) - Short Film

Jack Guzman (Danny, Wild Force) appeared in 2008's "Twilight." Not to be confused with 2008's teen vampire flick "Twilight," this "Twilight" was a short film where Guzman played a small role as a jogger. The short film focuses on an elderly woman battling delusions related to her Alzheimer's Disease, as her daughter struggles to take care of her. The woman has destructive fantasies that reinforce her belief that her husband was murdered on the street outside their home. She sees a neighbor unloading groceries from his car and mistakes him for her husband. When she sees Guzman's character jogging down the street she believes that he's about to shoot her husband. She runs outside and begins attacking him, while her neighbor tries to intervene. The short film was written & directed by George Kitson, who also wrote & directed "Commitment Issues: A Tux, a Bunny, and a Clinger," which Jack Guzman also appeared in. That short film can be seen playing on television in one of the final scenes of this short.

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Archie Kao on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" - 15 (2010)

Archie Kao's (Kai, Lost Galaxy) latest appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was his first for 2010 and his second during the show's 10th season. Kao reprised his role as CSI tech Archie Johnson in the episode "Internal Combustion." He gets a little bit of extra conversation time before getting down to business when CSI detective Catherine Willows (series star Marg Helgenberger) comes looking for his help only to find him relaxing and listening to music. When she calls him on it, he tells her that he's an expert at doing his job while also appearing to be completely inattentive at it. Archie then helps Catherine locate the cellphone of a missing high school cheerleader whom the investigators believe may be linked to their dead victim. Archie uses his tech skills to figure out that the girl's cellphone is at her school. Archie Kao appeared in only one scene early in the episode.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" currently airs on CBS

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Ilia Volok on "My Own Worst Enemy" (2008)

Wild Force villain Ilia Volok (Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) made a brief appearance on the short-lived action drama "My Own Worst Enemy" back in 2008. The series starred Christian Slater as family man Henry, who has a split-personality, Edward, who happens to be a highly-trained super spy working for a secret agency. In the show's third episode titled "Hello, Henry" Edward is sent to Mexico on a mission where he becomes a target of assassins. Ilia Volok appears as the leader of the group that is looking to kill the spy. Volok appears on-screen for several minutes, although his character is not given a name. He is credited as 'Sniper,' given his attempts to kill Edward using a sniper rifle when he first appears on-screen.

"My Own Worst Enemy" is available on DVD

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