By Jamie Ruby
*Originally published at Media Blvd.
Mark Pellegrino is known for a variety of roles that span over three decades. He’s appeared in such movies as The Big Lebowski
, National Treasure
, and The Number 23
. He’s appeared on many popular television shows in a range of roles, including The X-Files
, The Mentalist
, and those he’s probably most known for, Supernatural
, and Lost
, among many others.
, Pellegrino played the role of Jacob, the mysterious, almost god-like character on the island, who seemed to have all the answers.
Pellegrino sat down with Jamie Ruby for an exclusive interview to talk about Lost
and his other projects.
Kenton Duty is fairly new to the acting scene, but he does have a few roles under his belt, with a role in the web series Ctrl and a part in the Tim Allen movie, Crazy on the Outside. He also appeared in an episode of the television series Cold Case. His talent, however, more than makes up for his lack of experience. Duty may be fifteen, but having been part of one of the most popular television series in history, Lost, is bringing him into the spotlight and is sure to help his budding career.
On Lost, Duty played the role of a young Jacob, although no one, including Duty himself, knew who his character was until nearly the final episode of the series. He was billed simply as “Teenage Boy.”
In SyFy’s latest creature feature, Sean Patrick Flanery stars as Daniel, a treasure hunter looking for the tomb of Genghis Khan. But the tomb is guarded by the man-eating Mongolian death worm, which doesn’t like to be disturbed. When Daniel and a U.N. aide worker played by Victoria Pratt (Day Break) find themselves battling local bandits, the worms get involved. Flanery recently answered questions about the role, and how he got involved with the film.
Alan Dale is quite an accomplished actor, whose work spans not only over three decades, but also the globe. Dale’s not only a popular actor here, but also in Australia, where he started his career over thirty years ago. He’s been in popular television series such as The X-Files, The West Wing, 24, and Ugly Betty, among many others, and movies such as Hollywood Homicide and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He even did voiceover work for a few video games such as EverQuest II, and can also be seen in the upcoming movies Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Priest.
Dale plays the mysterious character of Charles Widmore on the popular series Lost.
Things are different behind the scenes for the third season of In Plain Sight
, as new showrunner John McNamara settles into his duties, and sharpens the visual style of the show. McNamara is best known to our audiences for his work on the ground breaking Jericho
, the post apocalyptic drama that ran two seasons on CBS and inspired the massive peanut mail in campaign started by TV Talk’s
Connor Fox may be fairly new to the acting scene, but the Virginia native is moving up. He has appeared in such movies as Invisible Man, Long Shadows, and Blood Night, and more recently in Ice Grill, USA, which he served as the executive producer of. He also has a starring role in the upcoming movie Yaksha, and is already working on his own script.
Jewel Staite, who is not new to the sci-fi scene, is probably best known for her roles on the television shows Firefly
and Stargate: Atlantis
. She has also appeared in other television shows in the past such as The X-Files
and Dead Like Me
, and will be starring in the upcoming movie P5Ych
Conner Fox may be fairly new to the industry, but he’s moving in fast. He has appeared in such movies as Invisible Man
and Blood Night
. He also recently starred in the movie Ice Grill, USA
, for which he was also the executive producer. Conner also has other shows coming out soon, including Yaksha
and a possible pilot for Fox.
Mary McCormack is known for her work in movies such as Private Parts
, and has appeared in such television programs as ER
and The West Wing.
She has also been involved in theater and garnered a nomination for a Tony Award for her work in the 2008 Broadway revival of Boeing Boeing
Fred Weller has appeared in movies such as Armageddon
and The Shape of Things
, and on television for shows such as Missing Persons
and Law & Order: Criminal Intent
. He also wrote and directed Street Car
, which is currently doing the rounds on the festival circuit. Both McCormack and Weller appear in the film.
Many people might first remember Donnie Wahlberg as a member of the music group New Kids on the Block
from the late eighties and early nineties. The band has seen a revival and is currently on tour. Wahlberg, however, is much more than a singer, and has since gotten the acting bug and made his own mark in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in movies such as Ransom
, The Sixth Sense
, and three movies in the Saw
series. He has been involved in television shows such as with his leading role in Boomtown.
He also had a major role in the Emmy award winning mini-series Band of Brothers
William Mapother has been in the entertainment business for quite some time. He has appeared in movies such as In the Bedroom and The Grudge and in television series such as Prison Break and Criminal Minds, and recently appeared in the new Fox show Human Target. He can also soon be seen soon on USA’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Mapother, however, is probably best known for his work on the hit ABC show Lost as the evil “Other,” Ethan Rom. Even though his character is gone, Mapother appeared in a recent episode of the show in Kate and Claire’s “flashsideways.”
Andrea Gabriel is best known for her role as Nadia in the hugely popular television show, LOST
. She recently reprised the role as her character, who although dead, appeared in what have come to be called “flash sideways.” Nadia is the love interest, and wife in the original timeline, of Sayid, played by Naveen Andrews.
Since late last season, Fringe has been moving towards the inevitable convergence of the primary universe and the parallel one in which William Bell resides and the Peter we know came from. The winter finale finally brought this to fruition.
Lost started its sixth and last season with a bang literally, continuing where it left off last season with the detonation of a hydrogen bomb. Fans were left to wonder last season on the future of the characters, two in jeopardy of dying, but would history be rewritten and save them all?
Kirsten Prout is probably best known for her role of Abby, alongside Jennifer Garner, in Elektra, and for her lead role in Kyle XY as the girl next door, Amanda. But Kirsten recently was cast in the role of Lucy in the 3rd installment of the Twilight franchise, Eclipse, which recently completed filming. Kirsten recently returned to acting after taking a break to attend University, and had several fun roles over the summer. And she is already being recognized on the street as a participant in the Twilight universe. Kirsten recently spoke to Kenn and Jamie from MediaBlvd Magazine about her experiences on Twilight, and the other acting jobs she has recently completed.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the biggest movie turnout to date, sold out worldwide Thursday night. Fans around the world gathered together to see their favorite characters come to life. New Moon is the second installment in the Twilight series based on the book by Stephenie Meyer of the same name. Twi-hards, as they call themselves, are a huge fan base, including not just teens but also adults as well. They flock to everything Twilight, snatching up a wide variety of merchandise that is available this year, from shirts to packing tape to even underwear. Twilight and vampires are everywhere you look these days, and the fans go wild over them. Fans attending the premiere earlier in the week with a chance to see the stars started camping out five days in advance.
True Blood follows the life of Sooky Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress living in Bon Temps, Louisiana, who is anything but a normal southern girl. Sookie is telepathic and bombarded by people’s thoughts until she meets Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), who she can’t read because he is a vampire. In the world of True Blood, the vampires have recently “come out of the coffin” and can survive on synthetic blood, called TruBlood (though not all of them mainstream like Bill). The HBO series is based on The Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. True Blood was renewed for a second season last year after only two episodes aired - it was a bonafide success.
After the success of sales of previous releases of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga, everyone knew that the DVD release would be big, but no one suspected how big. Never has a DVD release had so much promotion – midnight parties at most store chains around the globe. Fans spent hours gathered at their favorite stores to play games, win prizes, and talk to other fans as they waited until midnight to own the film adaptation of the first book in the series. Of course that wasn’t all. Most stores were stocked with tons of new and previously sold out merchandise as well.
The Stargate phenomena first started on film in 1994 and then on television in 1997 with Stargate SG-1, and in 2002 was picked up by Syfy (formally Sci Fi) who made it their own and the series continued for a total of ten seasons, as well as some post series movies. The show focused on a team of a soldier, an astrophysicist, a civilian scientist, and an alien, who used a Stargate to travel to planets outside our own solar system. Towards the end of the original series, the scientists of Stargate discovered a use for the eighth chevron on the gate – to travel to Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. Thus became the spin off of Stargate: Atlantis. For years the ninth Chevron was not mentioned, until now. If activated the ninth chevron could take them far beyond that of the Pegasus Galaxy. Stargate Universe was born.
The Stargate saga continues on Friday night with the premiere of the new original Syfy series, Stargate Universe. While it does continue the story line from previous Stargate series, dealing with the activation of the 9th Chevron, the new series feels fresh and exciting, and a lot different from the previous shows.