ERIC CLOSE

How has the success of “Without a Trace” changed your offscreen life?

“I get recognized more. It’s also opened some opportunities for me to get involved as the spokesperson for a charitable cause; the last three years I’ve been promoting literacy.”

What doesn’t the public know about Anthony LaPaglia?

He’s a fanatic about soccer. He played professionally when he was young, and now he’s an owner of a team in Australia. He loves that.”

Where do you want to see your character go this season?

“I’d like to see Martin be able to relax a little bit more and find more of the humor in life, maybe loosen up a little bit. I’m already seeing it.”

Who in this world would you like to see go missing and never return?

“There is a part of me that I wish would go away and never come back — like the guy who doesn’t want to work out. Or the guy who eats two bowls of Haagen-Dazs chocolate chip ice cream at 11 o’clock at night. Or the guy who shows up on the golf course¬†who just can’t make a putt or can’t swing the club. I don’t like that guy too much either.”

POPPY MONTGOMERY

How has the success of “Without a Trace” changed your offscreen life?

“It hasn’t really. Most of the time because I don’t have fabulous hair, makeup, wardrobe and lighting people, I look so different in real life and most people don’t even recognize me.”

What doesn’t the public know about Anthony LaPaglia?

“He has a wicked sense of humor. Because the show is so serious, you really don’t get to see that side of him.”

Where do you want to see your character go this season?

“I’m really happy with the direction it’s going. The writers have it covered really well. They come up with things I never would have thought of. I just learn my lines and hit my marks and let them do what they do best.”

Who in this world would you like to see go missing and never return?

“There’s no one I would wish that on. I know that’s boring, but I don’t think I would wish that on anybody.”

ROSELYN SANCHEZ

How has the success of “Without a Trace” changed your offscreen life?

“I get recognized all the time by people in their 40s and 50s; that’s our demographic. Mainstream America is now more familiar with my face and name. The Latino community and the urban community know me very well, but now I’m getting a whole new market that’s appreciating my work.”

What doesn’t the public know about Anthony LaPaglia?

“People would be surprised to know he has an amazing sense of humor.”

Where do you want to see your character go this season?

“I would like them to explore my background and family a little bit more. We pitched an idea for people to know my backstory and introduce a relationship with Enrique Murciano. And they loved it.”

Who in this world would you like to see go missing and never return?

“Osama bin Laden, but I don’t want him to go missing. I want them to find him and kill him.”

ENRIQUE MURCIANO

How has the success of “Without a Trace” changed your offscreen life?

“It has given me a guilt-free pass to enjoy stuff that I like doing, like playing music and reading. I have a piano at my house and about 15 vintage guitars.”

What doesn’t the public know about Anthony LaPaglia?

“People would be surprised to know he’s a clothes horse. He knows so much about fashion. He really appreciates craftsmanship, whether it’s in a nice sweater, a vintage watch or whatever.”

Where do you want to see your character go this season?

“I’m praying for the writers to write me into situations where I’m conflicted. I always want more of the emotional stuff. Please, kill my mom or give me cancer or make me fall in love and then get dumped by someone.”

Who in this world would you like to see go missing and never return?

“(Venezuelan President) Hugo Chavez. He’s a reminder of what state our world is in and how much animosity exists. He seems like an abrasive world figure.”

MARIANNE JEAN-BAPTISTE

How has the success of “Without a Trace” changed your offscreen life?

“When you go somewhere like Nairobi, Kenya, and people recognize you, you have to say that it has changed quite drastically. My personal life, though, hasn’t changed terribly.”

What doesn’t the public know about Anthony LaPaglia?

“He’s incredibly funny, a real sort of nut case. It always borders on the side of bawdy humor.”

Where do you want to see your character go this season?

“It would be nice to do undercover work and a bit more character stuff. I like the undercover stuff but the challenge is to try not to do it too well because my character is not an actress, but an FBI officer.”

Who in this world would you like to see go missing and never return?

“The person who stole my first car. She was an old, broken-down Nissan, but got me everywhere I needed to go. I was broke at the time, and then somebody went and stole it.”

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