Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Pete Martell

'90s Hair, B-Movies and British Accents: TWD Cast in Other Roles

Recommended Posts

I couldn't find a thread on this. If there is one I apologize. I looked 3, 4 times. 

 

Here is Lennie James (Morgan) in a late '90s drama called Undercover Heart. I've never seen it but it looks interesting. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Lennie James played American in HBO's Hung. He was Charlie, a Detroit pimp who ate donuts with a knife & fork. In this 4-minute trailer (all profanity bleeped) he says "thangs." (Not stuff & thangs, just thangs.)

 

 

His American cop show, AMC's Low Winter Sun, was also set in Detroit.

Share this post


Link to post

Danai Gurira on Law and Order

 

 

 

LawandOrderS20E11Fed0609_zps2ac1878b.jpg

 

Emma Bell on Law & Order

 

1713-TalkingPoints0217_zpsce73010a.jpg

 

Lauren Cohan on Law and Order: SVU

LawOrderSVUS14E180060_zps8535c820.jpg

 

Michael Rooker on Law & Order

 

LawandOrderS18E090501_zpsf88eb9d5.jpg

 

And Jeffrey DeMunn made a lot of appearances:

 

604-Jeopardy1600_zps0e53d465.jpg

 

Scott Wilson

 

1522-SportofKings1911_zps0bd5886f.jpg

Edited by BellaLugosi
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Perfect timing for this thread. I noticed The Reaping was on tonight and decided to DVR it. I haven't seen it since 2009, and lo and behold - here comes David Morrisey! It's so funny, because (to me) these characters are always their WD characters. I'm all, "Ack! It's the Governor! Watch out!"

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Seriously?  I kept thinking I knew him from somewhere but that never clicked.

 

I'm pretty sure I mentioned this on The Other Site but since I think it's a great show and he's great in it, check out the British show Line of Duty for Lennie James.  He plays a cop, uses his natural accent (which freaks me out a bit because I know him from here and from Jericho, so I'm more used to his American accents) and he doesn't have to worry about zombies.  The show also has my favourite closing theme.  I listen to that music obsessively before deleting the episode.  There are two seasons but Lennie James only did the first one.  The second one is pretty good too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

The Governor (David Morrissey) starred in "Basic Instinct 2" with Sharon Stone. He was her psychiatrist that she seduced.

Norman Reedus was in Lady Gaga's music video for "Judas". He played a motorcycle-riding post-apocalyptic badass that is similar to his Daryl Dixon persona.

Share this post


Link to post

David Morrissey was in the PBS Poirot series. Murder on the Orient Express.

 

I was surprised at the number of Brits in TWD, they all have done pretty convincing American accents. 

Share this post


Link to post

David Morrissey plays Colonel Brandon in the 2007 Sense and Sensibility mini-series. It was so odd seeing him in such a different role!

 

Andrew Lincoln plays Cathy's husband in the 2009 Wuthering Heights mini-series.

 

Can you tell I like British dramas? Haha. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Emma Bell has spent the last three seasons as Bobby Ewing's uber-slut stepdaughter on Dallas.



Michael Rooker has been in a ton of stuff, but before TWD, I knew him as the evil TV producer in Kevin Smith's Mallrats.
 
Edited by Sir RaiderDuck OMS
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Michael Rooker was a small but pivotal character on Jeremiah.

Funny thing was, Jeremiah and company were survivors of an epidemic that killed anyone who passed puberty (15/16 years earlier), they kept opining that Michael Rookers character was over 50...

edit,

I forgot, I first remember seeing (because I'm sure I saw him elsewhere) David Morrissey in Dr Who.

Edited by LexiconDevilOne

Share this post


Link to post

I saw the commercial and had that Hey, I Know Him moment.  Then it clicked.  I was so happy to see him again.  I didn't like Shane, but he's part of The Walking Dead family.  I've had similar reactions to Dale and Lori/their actors.  I haven't seen Laurie Holden yet and I couldn't stand Andrea so I have no idea if I'll feel the warm fuzzies of familiarity for her in a new role.

Share this post


Link to post

Major Crimes is the Mary O'Donnell show with Kyra Sedgwick's leftover co-stars from The Closing?  That explains why I haven't seen Andrea then.  I lost that show when I moved and left behind the awesome satellite package of yore.  Of course I wasn't watching it much prior to then either because of the character, Rusty, who grated on me like few characters ever have.

Share this post


Link to post

Yeah, that's the show. The Rusty story was a PITA, but he's not so prominent anymore, thank God. I like the other characters, especially Lt. Provenza. And Fritz is some mighty fine eye candy.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Laurie Holden was also the female cop in Silent Hill, a horror movie based on the video game.

Jon Bernthal was, I believe, Al Capone in Night at the Museum. ETA: Actually, it was the sequel - NATM: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Edited by Disraeli Ears

Share this post


Link to post

The Wire reunion next ep with Chad L. Coleman, Seth Gilliam and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

 

Cutty and Carver

110dc72436f6309f10e8d04ebb36cd4e.jpg?cb=

 

D'Angelo

larry_gilliard_jr_-1.jpg

Edited by turnitwayup
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Anybody watching Once Upon A Time?  Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie) showed up as the young Elizabeth Mitchell, this season's villainess The Snow Queen.  She didn't look at any flowers and she kicked the ass of some guy who tried to kidnap her sisters.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

We watched the pilot of Gotham last night, and the fruit hippie is The Penguin. 

 

It occurs to me how neato it is that I understand this sentence perfectly, yet if I were to, say, post it on FB or leave a note in my office's kitchen, 99% of people would be scratching their heads and saying what the feck is that supposed to mean.

 

All right, so this post has no substance.  Here's a link to a trailer for a heartwarming and funny show called The Walking Dead.  It's two years old now but it's new to me.

 

http://www.themarysue.com/the-walking-dead-sitcom/

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Chad L. Coleman is playing a woman-beater on SVU. It's blowing my mind. I prefer my sweet pacifist Tyreese.

I'm enjoying seeing Chad portray a range of emotions. Tyreese is so gloomy! As are Michonne, Daryl, Carol… It's almost as jarring as smiley flashback Michonne.

Share this post


Link to post

I watched an old Law & Order SVU rerun this evening. One of the minor characters was a heroin addict prostitute. I couldn't figure out where I'd seen her before and then it dawned on me - Morgan's wife! She looked better (and younger) as a walker.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Laurie Holden was in The X Files. She was incredibly good-looking then. I was really looking forward to seeing her in TWD, but after the death of Amy, I found her character really grated. Although I did feel sorry for her getting left behind and presumed dead at the farm.

Share this post


Link to post

"Herschel" is on an Amazon pilot called Bosch. The episode is called "Chapter One: 'Tis the Season." It's free to watch the pilot even if you don't have Amazon Prime. The show is really good so far. Herschel plays an M.D. whose dog finds a bone. Small spoiler:

A human bone!!!

Edited by Too Late Kev
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

"Herschel" is on an Amazon pilot called Bosch. The episode is called "Chapter One: 'Tis the Season." It's free to watch the pilot even if you don't have Amazon Prime. The show is really good so far. Herschel plays an M.D. whose dog finds a bone. Small spoiler:

A human bone!!!

I wonder if he ever crosses paths with a TWD alum he barely shared the screen with: Madison Lintz (Sophia) plays the main character's daughter.

She talked about it in a comic-con clip posted a while back. Glad that it's coming out now. I like Titus Welliver and the show looks decent.

Edited by lulee
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I wonder if he ever crosses paths with a TWD alum he barely shared the screen with: Madison Lintz (Sophia) plays the main character's daughter.

She talked about it in a comic-con clip posted a while back. Glad that it's coming out now. I like Titus Welliver and the show looks decent.

It's a fantastic show. I binge watched and can't wait for season 2.

Maddy is Sophia? I never would have recognized her. She's really grown up.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

It's a fantastic show. I binge watched and can't wait for season 2.

Maddy is Sophia? I never would have recognized her. She's really grown up.

Yeah, I didn't recognize her at first in the comic-con video. I was thinking, "Who is this teenager???" until she or the host made comments that made clear that she had played Sophia.

Thanks for the recommendation - once again my Prime membership will pay off!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I thought we had a thread for cast members in other roles. If this is where those mentions go, Gareth had a small role in last night's Justified.

Thanks for the note; I think Andrew West is a really good actor.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I first saw Danai Gurira in a supporting role in one of my favorite shows: Treme.  (Who knew that David Simon's shows were a pipeline to the AZ, eh?) While I was searching for an image of her from Treme, I came across this entertaining list (click bait, really) of where we've seen some of the TWD actors before. MMB with long curly hair on Dawson's Creek! LOL

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size