Monday, 30 December 2013

Callard Harris

Callard Harris  Born 16th May  Actor/Writer/Director


Callard was born in Michigan and guest starred in many shows we're all familiar with including The Mentalist ep, A Price Above Rubies, CSI:Miami, the short lived comedy Glory Daze about US college students, almost sure Daze is meant to rhyme with haze (as in hazing).  Here he played Mike Reno whom Callard described as "really intelligent" and how he enjoyed playing him as an "outrageous frat guy and philosopher at heart."  His fave part from the show was having to wear those short shorts in the jazzercise scene which he called "pretty outrageous."  Yeah now anyone who missed that definitely will be watching on DVD!

 Sons of Anarchy where you could hear his put-on Irish accent, perhaps 'put on' isn't the right phrase.  Callard described his character as "an Irish gangster that was selling guns to the Sons of Anarchy with a Romeo and Juliet twist to it."  Can't say I watched these, but will be on my 'eps to watch list' pretty soon. He was appealing as Thierry in The Originals, what vampire wouldn't be and got to wear the waistcoats that Joseph Morgan coveted!  Bad luck hey! But alas didn't feature much which isn't fair cos he makes a great vampire too and can give Klaus a run for his money, or rather hybrid hide, anyday.


This steely blue eyed actor and believe me his eyes are mesmerizing should be given his own show as lead, no really he deserves it cos he always puts in so much to his performances.  Perhaps he will be best known for the film Them alongside our very own James D'Arcy.  Two hotties in one place!
He also served as director producer and editor on the video short Devil's Run.

As well as playing Tommy Sutter in Dallas feigned as Rebecca's brother, but was actually her one time lover.  HE was killed off, which isn't really surprising.  They should bring him back as his double so he can haunt her from beyond and drive her crazy! Ha.  One actor who should have remained on the show for a while yet!  Julie Gonzalez said of Callard: "I have a lot of confrontations with many people.  The Stuff with Callard, who plays Tommy, is a lot of fun because that's where the real characters come out. He's a fantastic actor.  It was really fun to exchange words with him because sometimes they got a little out there." 

                                           The outsider

Gotta say he wears some funny headgear in that either they're pretty stylish or out there, ha.  Take the above, he wore that in Dallas, clearly showing Tommy was not into his cowboy hats/stetsons.  Hey wonder who chose this hat for him? Tommy complained of "people in Dallas being way too friendly.  It tries my nerves." Words to die by me thinks since he didn't really get out of Dallas after Rebecca was through with him.  Darn another killing off!

In The Originals Thierry has also taken to wearing hats now and then, must be something in the air.  Then again, Callard has also donned Santa hat.
Also his film appearances have been few and far between but also worthy of watching.  He played Santa albeit he was suffering from amnesia in The Real St Nick, which just made him even more cute and adorable.


Though he did sport a leather jacket in Grimm, seems he's better suited to more casual attire without the jackets!  He's multi-tasking and multi talented cos he can do drama, seriously menacing rage and even comedy too.  A shame we don't get to see him in as much as we should!

His T-shirt, Ninja Star C-Shirt, available on amazon which he designed.  Loves to play golf and was team member when they won the Michigan State Golf Championship during his first year at high school and he's a bit of a DIY enthusiast.  He likes to shoot short videos and likes to parody video games, which can be seen on Callard's website. At college had had a golf scholarship.  He attended a "brick and mortar school" as he says and was only there for a year.  Then he travelled and schooled online which doesn't have a fraternity.

He's on twitter where he states twitter: 'only funny at weekends' which means we should be getting funny tweets every weekend, hey?!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson   Born 3 July 1962  Actor/Director/Writer

Thomas Ellis Gibson was born in Charleston, South Carolina, is 6' 2" and has gorgeous brown eyes! He is best known for his role as Supervisory Special Agent Aaron Hotchner in the well loved and ever popular running Criminal Minds.  As a child he was fascinated by Louis Armstrong and even used to sing like him.   His acting career began at the tender age of 10 in children's theatre.   He gained a scholarship to Julliard where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1985.  He has a love for golf and has participated in many golfing events.  When he was 13 he realized girls watch tennis and not golf and so started playing that instead.


I recall first watching Thomas in Legwork in 1987 in the episode, All This And A Gold Card Too which seems like ages ago.  Before landing a role in Chicago Hope as Dr Daniel Nyland.  This could perhaps be described as his breakthrough role as he portrayed a doctor who at times seemed more interested in the ladies than his actual work.  Well who could resist the charms of this breath taking and charming man.

He is a dab hand at comedy too and this was shown when he starred in Dharma and Greg for which he   was nominated for a Golden Globe Award two times.  Suave and sophisticated he's plenty adorable in a suit and tie and this attire was something we came to accept and expect when he played Hotch in Criminal Minds.  Well he looks hot too in casuals.  He doesn't laugh very often in the show but when he smiles he really captivates with his super sexy smile.  Thomas once said: "You can't substitute the act of making people laugh.  It's definitely something that actors like to do."


He has guested in many films including, Far and Away, The Age of Innocence, Raising Waylon, Tales of the City, Caroline In the City, to name but a few.  In 2010 he won the Online Poll for Under Appreciated Entertainer of the Year for Criminal Minds.  He was writer and director on Always Whitney Houston (2012)  Justin Bieber: Always Believing (2013) Come Away Home where he was director as well as on many other shows/films.  


Thomas taught himself to play Singin' In The Rain on the Ukulele and one item of clothing he will never wear are sandals.  Thomas is talented at whatever he does and exudes a special quality on and off screen which is found only in a few actors who hit our screens.

"Wheels up in 30!"

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Scott Foley

Scott Foley  Born 15 July 1972  Actor/Director/Writer

SO after many requests had to put Scott higher up on the list! So here you are


Scott Kellerman Foley was born in Kansas City Kansas (been there! ha) and graduated from high school in St Louis Missouri.  He used to work in a cookie store and use to live off cookies since he was broke.  He has two younger brothers and sadly his mother passed away when he was 15.

His breakthrough role was in Felicity where he played Noel Crane.  He was actually cast to play the role of Ben but since they hadn't found anyone to pay Noel yet, Scott was asked to take on this role.  Though he had been in other shows before this such as Sweet Valley High.  Remember that show we used to get it Saturday mornings.

Scott said he was lucky enough to know what he wanted to do when he was growing up, "I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is and what truly makes you happy, not what you want to work at, but what you want to do."

As well as Dawson's Creek, Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, Scrubs, House where he played a baseball player and as I tweeted about this role of Hank, he was really put through the wringer in this! He was in Cougar Town where he met up with his co-star from Scream 3, Courtney Cox.  Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.  As well as Grey's Anatomy and True Blood.  Oh the bloody fangs were probably out in this as he sent our blood pressure soaring! On filming True Blood he said, " was very secretive, very sexy, a lot of blood and fangs."


For his role in Scream 3 he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.   Perhaps his other break though was also in The Unit where he appeared in the entire 4 seasons.   He is not just a pretty face and has proven himself as a quality director, directing The Graduate episode of Felicity and an episode of Monk, season 3's Mr Monk and the Employee of the Month, in which his brother, Sean made an appearance.  Scott is set to direct Ward's Wife which he also wrote.

Plenty have swooned over Scott, though he remains modest as far as his looks are concerned.  Hey you don't need to be cos really he is gorgeous and has women swooning.  He looks great in whatever he wears, even baggy T-shirt and jeans and even when he's sporting that beard or sexy hint of stubble.

Presently he is breaking hearts on and off screen in Scandal where he is cast as Captain Jake Ballard, hey there Scotty, looking hot in uniform. And don't we all love a man in uniform!  Be still my heart!

Scott: "The older I get, the more I become an apple pie, sparkling cider kind of guy."  Ah so cute!  He's soo down to earth, sweet and oh those gorgeous eyes of his!  Here's hoping his star keeps a risin'!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore  Born  20 April 1970  Actor

Here's another special request (be patient I'm getting to them all! ha)

Shemar Francis Moore was born in Oakland California.  Son of Sherrod Moore and Marilyn Wilson.  His mother is of Irish and French-Canadian descent and was a teacher who worked in Bahrain and Denmark. Shemar travelled with her when he was younger due to the civil unrest in the 1970's, especially as inter-racial marriage was considered unheard of.  Sadly his mother developed MS and Shemar has been instrumental in highlighting the debilitating nature of this disease and in fundraising.  This involved him cycling to raise money and awareness into research.

Shemar majored in Communications at Santa Clara University and to pay his fees he took on modelling jobs. His dream was to play baseball.  From 1984-2005 he played Malcolm Walters in The Young and The Restless but the role that would propel him to stardom was that of FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan in the break-out Criminal Minds.  His use of "baby girl" and other choice words in the show directed at fellow character Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, left fans craving for mo[o]re (pun intended?)  Leading Shemar to call his fans, "baby girl" in real life too.  Though the phrase he uses sometimes that makes me laugh is "Sugar tits" cos only this baby boy could get away with that!! ha.

His sexy shots and photoshoots proved to be popular and still are.  He has also appeared on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine in 2009, showing off his pecs and physique!  As some would say he has a body to die for!!  Shemar has his own distinctive style when it comes to clothes and also sports tattoos, as if you didn't know.  He has his initials, 'SFM' on his left arm and the head of a lion on his right.

He has won awards for The Yong and the Restless including for outstanding actor in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor.  He has starred in many TV shows and films, including guesting in Chicago Hope, though that was in a season 4 episode and long after his Criminal Minds co-star Thomas Gibson had left the show, otherwise they could have had a Chicago Hope reunion on set!  I like when that happens.  He was also in Birds of Prey and finds "acting is therapeutic."


Shemar always finds time for his fans and followers and is extremely active on Twitter and Instagram.  His Baby Girl wear has raised plenty for charity and continues to do so. It's not hard to see he has a heart of gold and is very friendly and down to earth too.

Some words of wisdom from Shemar: "I'm not shy but...acting is a very vulnerable experience, and you've got to be really confident to put yourself out there to be judged."  He has also said, "I still have shy qualities but nobody would believe that, just because we're in the forefront and I can talk a lot of mess and I can run my mouth."

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood  Born 12 August 1956  Actor/Musician

Bruce was born Stuart Bruce Greenwood in Quebec, Canada.
Though most people will know him from his more recent movie roles, such as Captain Christopher Pike in both Star Trek, where he won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness movies, as well as Double Jeopardy or playing JFK in Thirteen Days, as well as another President role in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).


The first show I saw him in was Legmen (1984).  And what is that many of you may ask?
See here for the intro and your question will be answered.

In short, it was about two friends who were at college and used to moonlight as bail bondsmen to earn extra money.  But we never got to see them in college!  Bruce starred alongside John Terlesky who went on to direct on many TV shows such as Castle, as well as screen writing.  Think Legmen should be out on DVD cos not many will have watched it or heard of it.  Surprisingly it was one show which actually aired in the UK, though late night.

Bruce turned to acting whilst at university as he needed three credits and thought, "acting is totally subjective, it can't be failed."  (Something I said about Art! ha, but I love Art.)  He loves comedy and would love to do more of it.

Bruce was the topic of conversation for many lectures the next day for me and some friends at least, he had looks to die for and masses of hair.  In fact he didn't change his hair so much in many of the shows he was in, though easily understandable, what's a guy to do with all those tresses? ha.  As he said about his part, Thomas Veil in Nowhere Man, "the guy's on the run...shouldn't I just cut it off so I can disappear, and they go, 'well apparently the hair tested well.'  So I'm on the run, but damn, I've got some great hair."

Other shows he was in included St Elsewhere, yet more topic of conversations for us where he played Dr Seth Griffin with a bedside manner his patents would kill for (well I couldn't use 'to die for' again!  yet  all doctors are portrayed as womanizers ). He thrilled in Knot's Landing as Pierce Lawton and had many hearts aflutter as he played a sexy, bad guy and we all love them!  TV movie Treacherous Beauties was also one of those roles where you could just eat him up in all his delectableness and had you guessing if he really was the killer, (though not me cos I always figure these out early on, ha)


I could name all his films/shows by heart (no really - especially since many of them aren't mentioned in all his biogs) that's how long I've been following his career and I can't say the same about too many other actors! From Nowhere Man, to Peyton Place:The Next Generation, his musical talents were on display in Summer Dreams: Story of the Beach Boys, where he played Dennis Wilson.  As well as in Passenger 57, I Robot, More recently he was in Steven Spielberg produced, The River.

Unfortunately Bruce hasn't tweeted since last year.  Would have been good to get some recent updates from him!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Jordan Bridges

Jordan Bridges   Born 13 November 1973   Actor

Jordan P Bridges is the son of Beau Bridges of the famous Bridges acting dynasty.  Often wondered why he didn't get to make a guest appearance on Stargate:SG1 alongside his father.  That would have been awesome to watch.  His first acting role was in The Kid From Nowhere which was directed by his father.


Jordan didn't want a career in acting especially as a child actor but later changed his mind after he attended Oakwood school and even studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).  He studied performing arts at Bard College.  But coming from such a prominent acting family, it was difficult to imagine him being anything but an actor.  You could call it typecasting, of sorts! He is also into poetry, fencing, Kung Fu.

Appearing in many TV films and shows, ranging from Dawson's Creek to Charmed, CSI:NY,  Law and Order: Criminal Intent.   Conviction, cancelled after one season, is where he would have made the greatest impact in his role as Nick Potter, a lawyer from a wealthy family, who makes a transition to the Manhattan DA's Office.  He was the newbie on the show and it was like we were fresh out of law school too, following him around from day one to see what sort of an affect being an ADA would have on him.  He portrayed Nick with naivety and a touch of innocence as he landed in hot water.  A shame the series was cancelled since I would have watched that for Jordan alone!

Brown hair and lovely brown eyes, he is so gorgeous in his leather jacket!  Though I'm not so sure about him sporting a beard! Ha.  He looks great in a suit too, in stripes which seem to suit him and striped shirts. Jordan is just too hot to handle!

He now continues to wow in the TNT series Rizzoli and Isles playing Frank Rizzoli Jnr, a police officer. Proving once more that we all love a man in uniform.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Colin O'Donoghue

Colin O'Donoghue   Born 26 January 1981  Actor/Musician

Another special request. Colin's wanted by many.


This strikingly handsome Irish actor with alluring blue eyes is well-known in his native Ireland.  Born in Drogheda, County Louth, Colin had decided he wanted to be an actor at an early age.  Also spending a year in Paris so he could learn French.

You may have also seen him in The Tudors, season 3, as well as The Rite, a horror movie with Sir Anthony Hopkins, where he played a priest.  It's Hail Mary's all round then for thinking he's looks rather beguiling!  As well as another horror film, Storage 24.   He won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best New Talent in November 2003 for his role in Home For Christmas.  As well as treading the boards in theatre.  A perquisite for walking the plank, er, I mean for captaining a ship in his future role!


Colin also played guitar and sang in a  band called The Enemies which was formed in 2003, however he had to leave this due to his filming commitments.  This was in a show that would propel him onto every woman's (and some men's) radar as roguish pirate Killian Jones/Captain Hook in Once Upon A Time.


Colin's gorgeous looks stood him well in the part as he immediately built up an increasing fanbase and appeared in almost every episode, barring a few in season 2, as well as appearing in season 3.  To die for in leather and exuding mass sex appeal with his one liners and caddish innuendos, he's breaking hearts on and off screen.  Not to mention bringing back guyliner in a huge way.  It's okay to wear make-up, as he cuts a dashing figure, hook'n'all.  Though he's a little more swash and less buckle as he usually ends up kissing floors in this show, whereas he should be kissing the heroines.

Hearts are all aflutter when he's on actor who will grace our screen desires and viewing pleasure for a long time to come!