It's the classic Hollywood story of a Toronto-born actor living in New York. "I'm not doing pilot season this year," our hero tells his agent. "I can't do it. I'm sick of it. I hate TV."
After the cast of ABC's "The Practice" was downsized in a budget-crunching attempt to keep the series afloat, James Spader was hired to breathe new life into the old favorite.
Actors take pride in being chameleons, in having the ability to go from show to show taking on new characters.
When Kathryn Morris snared the role of Special Agent Paige Willomina for Rod Lurie's "The Contender" (2000), the TV thesp was at last ready for the bigscreen.
For actors, supporting gigs generally come in two forms: Some, as the description implies, support heavyweight lead thesps, and then there are ensembles without any true leads.
It's a testament to Ian McShane's performance in "Deadwood" that it's impossible to believe he sang on the London stage as the lead in "The Witches of Eastwick."
Prior to having "Arrested Development" picked up for renewal, co-star Jason Bateman saw his weekly ratings battle as a war of a different nature and shared his daily nighttime obsessions with Daily…
Before landing a lead role on the racy cable hit "Nip/Tuck," Julian McMahon kicked around primetime as an investigator on the NBC drama "Profiler" and a demon on the WB series "Charmed."
Actors have every right to despise reality shows. It is hard enough to get a primetime gig in normal times, but next season, 15 nonfiction programs will litter the primetime landscape, vs. just four…
Each week, John C. McGinley faces the beast: the monstrous, words-popping-out-of-his-ears-nose-and-throat monologue that he must wrestle into submission as Dr. Perry Cox on NBC's hit comedy "Scrubs."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has announced its timetable for the 62nd Golden Globe Awards, skedded for Jan. 16. Kudocast will be telecast live on NBC.