I will go to my grave insisting that Josie and the Pussycats is one of the most underrated teen movies of all time. And here is a sentence in which I’ll pretend I don’t also secretly enjoy MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot. And here is a sentence for people who fall smack in the center of the Teen Wolf/Josie and the Pussycats fandom venn diagram: JR Bourne, who plays werewolf hunter Chris Argent in Teen Wolf is the owner of a shop selling things that are orange in Josie and the Pussycats.
You might recognize David Harewood best as David Estes, [spoiler redacted] Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center on Showtime’s Homeland, but while rewatching Doctor Who: The End of Time last night, I shouted “OH SHIT!” at my TV screen (and probably scared the crap out of my neighbors) when he appeared as Joshua Naismith, the billionaire who helped to resurrect The Master. But seriously though, at this point there are so many Brits on Homeland you could tell me Mandy Pantinkin is a North London native and I’d probably believe you.
Tyler Hoechelin is brooding sourwolf Derek Hale on MTV’s Teen Wolf, but before sprouting fur and claws (and a raging hardon for Stiles) he was Martin Brewer on 7th Heaven, seen here opposite Haylie Duff.
You might recognize Holland Roden as the super-smart, absolutely fabulous, little-bit-crazy, and werewolf immune teenager Lydia Martin from MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot, but if you’re a fan of LOST, you knew her first as a young Emily Locke (played as a grown up by Pushing Daisies’ Swoosie Kurtz).
Melora Hardin, who you probably know as Jan on The Office, appeared in an episode of Friends (The One With The Stoned Guy) as Celia, a woman seeing Ross who is really into dirty talk. Still don’t remember her? Maybe you’ll remember her by her nickname, “The Bug Lady,” after her job as the curator of insects at the museum where Ross works.
Simon Helberg is Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory but back in the 90s he appeared on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as the owner of a website that let users change the past. So, definitely not typecast then.
Breaking Bad returns to AMC for it’s fifth and final season on July 15th. To celebrate/preemtively mourn, here’s one of the show’s most memorable actors, Giancarlo Esposito, who played meth kingpin and all around badass Gus Fing, on Sesame Street back in the 1980’s. If you miss Giancarlo on your TV, you can catch him this fall on Revolution, NBC’s new show from JJ Abrams and Erik Kripke.
You know Keahu Kahuanui as Danny Mahealani, tech guru and best friend to lacrosse-player-turned-kanima Jackson Whittmore, on MTV’s inexplicably addicting Teen Wolf reboot (not that one of your editors is watching it or anything), but by the time he showed up in Beacon Hills he already had one reboot under his belt; he appeared in an episode of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 where he was questioned by Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and Danno (Scott Caan).
In 2010 Tom Conti warned us of the dangers of black ice when he appeared in his best Christmas tinsel as Miranda’s father in the Miranda Christmas special. If you thought he looked familiar, that’s because you might remember him from his brief role as Emily’s father at Ross & Emily’s ill-fated wedding on Friends.
The internet’s been abuzz today with news of Aaron Paul’s pre-Breaking Badcommercial for Corn Pops, but that wasn’t his only work in advertising. In a bit of eerie forshadowing, he faced off against a metal spoon of blue goo when he appeared in this commercial for Juicy Fruit gum.
(Let’s just all be grateful that the telekentic powers are limited to the gum and not the meth.)
Suits returns to USA on June 14th but if you just can’t get enough of Meghan Markle, you can catch her in “The Bounce Test,” the second episode of FX’s The League where she can be seen at a bar playing a character creatively named…Meghan.
Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy on Modern Family) and Alexander Gould (Shane Botwin on Weeds) appeared together in an episode of Criminal Minds. Ariel was Katie, a little girl who was abducted at a mall and Alex played her cousin who was accused of molesting her.