|not a bunch of guys running around in spandex...
||[Mar. 9th, 2009|12:32 pm]
A open discussion about the TV show Heroes on NBC
...not that there's anything wrong with that.
8:03 PM 9/22/08 · The funny thing about Heroes is the actors. I'm watching the opening bit right now and Masi Oka (that's Hiro's real name, right?) is doing the intro. Funny thing about him, and a lot of them, is that I didn't see much of them before this.
Y'know Star Trek: Voyager? The guy that played Chakotay...I didn't recognize him when the series started but the more I watched I flashed on inconsequential roles I had seen him in years earlier. One thing on Skinimax, which is quite funny seeing as he lost a bet and had to sleep with another guy, and a Chuck Norris film even further back than that...
...and thinking about that I look to Heroes and try to do the same.
For the most part it's the guy that plays Peter. Pretty sure I first saw him on Gilmore Girls and I've got sketchy memories of other things. I know he was in the last Rocky film too but I never saw that. Kinda like as it is with all of them...though there's a few I've never seen in anything else.
It would probably be easier if I wasn't going just by memory...but where's the fun in that? Sure, I could pop online and get their whole acting histories if I wanted to. That's too easy and that's what I'd like you not to do answering the following questions:
- Who on Heroes have you seen in other things?
- Did you remember the moment you first saw them or did it take a bit into the series before it clicked?
- Try to keep your answers to things you saw before Heroes aired.
I knew Greg Grunberg from Alias, and apparently BF knew Adrian Pasdar from Profit. Well, and Christopher Eccleston and George Takei, but we're not counting guest stars, are we?
That's about it. I'd heard that Milo Ventimiglia was in Gilmore Girls, but I've never actually seen him in it.
I caught an rerun of Scrubs, a few weeks after Heroes started, that had Masi Oka in it. And I later randomly caught a movie featuring a very young Hayden Panettiere. I think I must have seen her in other things, too, because she did look a little familiar. Can't remember what, though.
I keep watching Scrubs reruns in the hope of Franklyn showing up again. He never does. :-(
He's in very few episodes. I have the seasons on DVD and i think the last episode I saw him in, JD accidently made a racist comment and Franklin was standing right there looking horrified. It's funny cause he looks so damn young and innocent in comparison to Hiro.
Did you ever watch Days of Our LIves? Or maybe it was One Life to Live... Either way, Hayden was one of the little girls on that soap opera. That's where I first saw her.
The Masi Oka/Scrubs one was already pointed out. That was pretty much all I had. He played a really nervous xray tech/some lab assistant guy (I think?) named Franklin.
Greg Grunberg was in the pilot episode of LOST as the pilot of the plane. I didn't realize it until later on, obviously, when watching reruns since LOST started airing before Heroes did.
And yeah. Peter/Milo Ventimiglia played in Gilmore Girls as the bad boy that the main character fell in love with at one point. I forget which season. 3 or 4, maybe. He's also in a Fergie video (Big Girls Dont Cry) though why, I can't figure out for the life of me.
Ha. This is kind of 'before' but not really. Before he was on it anyways. West (Claire's flying love interest in season 2) played Jan Levinson's assistant Hunter on The Office in season 3.
I feel like I could probably remember more, but that's all thats jumping into my head at the moment.
Oh thought of one more. Ali Larter played the woman who was uh. convicted of murdering her husband in Legally Blonde.
I 1st saw Ali Larter in some teenage football movie. She tried to seduce this guy by making herself up in a whip cream bikini.
Hayden Panettiere. In Ally McBeal.
I saw Claire on screen and was all 'Oh my god that's Ally's daughter!'
Then I hid behind the couch in shame from the eyes of my friends for even knowing that.
Masi actually worked for a computer company as a programer... Microsoft, maybe.
Hayden was in that cheerleader movie "bring it on" or something. She's been in a few other teeny bopper movies.
Milo V (peter) was in gilmore girls, the rocky movie and also was in a short run sexually explicit CW show set in Boston (I think) he was a newspaper editor (or something) and the newspaper was exploring college kids sexuality.
the actor that plays Ando was in a CSI show.
Ali was in a lot of early 2000s movies and shows in supporting roles.
She was in Drive Me Crazy as that red headed girl who Adrien Grenier was obsessed with.