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Even More Cold Case Guest Star Reddit AMAs

Cold Case-fandom stalwart Todd Smitts has contacted me again regarding some upcoming Reddit chat sessions with guest stars from CC.  I’m cutting it a little fine on the first.  Sorry.

Here is what he had to say about the latest ones:

Tim Griffin, who played the younger version of Coach Walters in the episode “Glory Days” will be doing an AMA tomorrow, May 26 at 12 PM Eastern, while Robert LaSardo, who played Jesus Torres in “Hubris” will be doing one on May 29 at 3:30 PM Eastern.

Thank you for letting us know.

The Reddit IAmA page HERE has all the details etc.

If you have details of something you think fellow Kathryn/Cold Case fans would be interested in then please use the Contact form to let me know and I’ll post about it.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – April 2015

tssol_280Normally the monthly CCCC-up is purely about the other main actors from Cold Case that aren’t Kathryn.  This time I’m making an exception.

Earlier this month saw the passing of the actor James Best (picture above), most famous for playing Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in the long-running TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard.  The show ran for 7 seasons and over 140 episodes, not far of Cold Case‘s figures.  James’ last film work was in The Sweeter Side Of Life starring as the father of Kathryn’s leading role of Desiree Harper.

James will forever be seen as Rosco but take even a brief look at his filmography and you’ll see he started working at the age of 24 in 1950.  He is credited in more than 180 projects in a career that spanned 64 years.  I’m far from knowledgeable about American TV from that era but even I know that shows like The Lone Ranger, Wagon Train, The Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Rawhide, Perry Mason, Bonanza, and Gun Smoke were some of the biggest.  James appeared in all of those, many more and a lot of films too.

1979 and onwards James’ work was dominated by the creation he made his own: Rosco P Coltrane.  The original Dukes TV series saw a cartoon version, a spin-off about Sheriff Coltrane’s deputy Enos, and several TV movies staring James and many of the original cast made.  The family connection of the writing/directing/producing pairing of his daughter Janeen and her husband Michael Damien kept James on the small screen as he starred in several of their TV movie projects.  The Sweeter Side Of Life was one of those.

James Best 1926-2015.

Heading back towards Cold Case we take a brief pitstop to mention the actor who played Lilly Rush’s half-brother Finn, Brett Davern.  Several times over the life of this site I’ve posted (most notably here) about Kathryn’s foray in to motorsport when she took part in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity charity race (which is one of the support categories to the Longbeach GP IndyCar race) back in 2007.  Brett recently competed for the third time at the event.  After winning overall last year he was upgraded to Pro status for 2015, meaning that he no longer benefited from the 30-second head-start the celebs get.  He finished 6th, some way behind Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air), who is already is a two-time winner, and therefore also a celeb classed as a pro.

Getting back on track (see what I did there?) I get the pleasure of mentioning one of our less regular regulars Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera on CC).  Just last week Jeremy made a guest-starring appearance in the latest episode of the still-going TV series Bones.  Jeremy played a high-stakes poker player, one of several suspected of killing a fellow gambler to steal his winnings.  ‘ATM’, nicknamed because he’s always paying out money, has a few arguments with Special Agent Seeley ‘Booth’ Booth (David Boreanaz, of Buffy and Angel fame).  Did he do it?

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – March 2015

It is very nearly a new month so it can only mean one thing here on KM UK: another edition of our monthly looks at the on-going careers of the non-Kathryn members of the Cold Case cast.  Your CCCC-up for March 2015 is served.

After a few months of mentioning it and what felt like longer waiting for it Thom Barry (Will Jeffries in CC) finally made his appearance in the now cancelled TNT drama series Perception.  When the news first broke on Thom’s role as an FBI field officer it looked like it would be recurring across a few episodes in the short closing run.  Sadly, Thom did not appear until the very last episode, regardless of what IMDb is saying at the moment.  Worst still it was all too brief.  I can only assume the intention was for it to be greater but it was, for some reason, cut.  How long will it be until we next get to talk about the big man?

Another of our less regular regulars is John Finn (John Stillman in CC).  We have another chance to talk about him today.  John has been cast in a pilot for possible new CBS drama series called Doubt.  No… doubt (see what I did there?) it will be in the running for a slot in the upcoming autumn/fall schedules.  IMDb has it listed a TV movie, which they often do for 1 hour pilot episodes like this.  You’ll remember The Surgeon General which Kathryn had a role in and never made it to series.  It is still characterised as a TV movie despite never airing.  Anyway, Doubt stars KaDee Strickland (Private Practice) as a defence lawyer.  In the pilot she gets ‘romantically involved’ (code for ‘doing it’, which itself is code for…) with her client, a man charged with the murder of a girl some years before.  I can’t imagine that will be happening every week though.  They are throwing the proverbial book at this show with Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust The B—- In Appartment 23), Dulé Hill (Psych), and Teddy Sears (Masters Of Sex) amongst those cast.  All we know about John’s role is it is a character called Don.  It could be a regular character or unique to the pilot.  We don’t know yet.  Since the last CCCC-up John apparently had a two-episode role in the TV series The Blacklist, which stars James Spader (Boston Legal) as a master criminal who, after years of evading the authorities, suddenly turns himself over the FBI and offers to help catch others like him.  ‘Judge Richard Renner’ (John) made his appearances in episodes earlier this month.

We can usually rely on Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller on CC) to help fill up a CCCC-up, often all on her own, but this time it was only a late entry that gets her mentioned.  Unbeknownst to me Tracie starred in a horror short last year that received a brief online-only release during Halloween.  It was one of a set of 31 films for the DreadCentral, Collider and BloodyDisgusting websites under the title Fun Size Horror.  Remember kids: fun is not a size.  Tracie played ‘Karen’ in a segment called The Collection.  May will see 21 of the films released via VOD services in what should probably be called an anthology titled Fun Size Horror: Volume One.  Plans are already under way for a new set of short films for Halloween 2015.  Be afraid, very afraid.

Another Cold Case Guest Star Reddit AMA

Want to chat online to a Cold Case guest star?

How about Jeffrey Combs?  He appeared in the 5th season episode Spiders as the father of the victim.  He wasn’t a nice guy.

Another Reddit AMA (‘Ask Me Anything’) online Q&A session to be held on Monday (30th Mar) at 2pm EST (that’s 7pm UK time, 6pm UTC/GMT) gives that opportunity.

Jeffrey had recurring roles on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise TV series so I would assume much of the questioning will be about those shows.  We are talking about an online chat after all!  He might appreciate a discussion about a very different role.

As well as a lot of voice work on things like various Transformers and Marvel cartoon series, Jeffrey has worked on many other shows (She Spies, CSI, The 4400, Chadam, Criminal Minds) including the latest Batman prequel series Gotham and movies (Re-Animator).

Thanks to Todd Smitts for passing along the info.

The Reddit IAmA page HERE has all the details etc.

If you have details of something you think fellow Kathryn/Cold Case fans would be interested in then please use the Contact form to let me know and I’ll post about it.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – February 2015

tracie_thoms_001_430x180Things are still relatively quiet on the news front regarding the other members of the cast of Cold Case.  Like the month itself February 2015’s CCCC-up will be short and cold… I mean sweet.

Luckily for us Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller on CC) is always busy.  Back in the October 2014 CCCC-up we brought you news of a web series that Tracie was due to start working on.  At the time Send Me was seeking funding via Indiegogo.  Over a couple of weeks at the beginning of this month principal photography (that’s filming to you and me) took place on the project about Gwen (Tracie) who has the power to send people back in time.  Gwen uses this ability to teach individuals about slavery in the US by transporting them to the 1800s to witness it first-hand.  As well as Ms. Thoms the show has a starry cast:  Gabrielle Carteris (90210), Jerrika Hinton (Grey’s Anatomy), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Ahmed Best (Dexter), Kevin Daniels (Sirens), and Steve Harper (Chico & Rita) are amongst them.  Steve also wrote and produced Send Me.  The crew will be deep into post-production now.  Hopefully, in the next CCCC-up, due at the end of March, we’ll know more about the release plans.

Over a couple of CCCC-ups last year (starting in June) I covered the news that big Thom Barry was signed to guest star in the TNT drama series Perception, led by Eric McCormack (Trust Me) and Rachael Leigh Cook (Antitrust).  Thom was said to be appearing as an FBI field office boss.  Subsequent CCCC-ups noted Thoms absence as the season progressed.  Having just returned from the mid-run hiatus there are now only 4 episodes left of the entire series.  Fingers crossed.  On a related note:  congratulations to Rachael and her husband on the news they are expecting their second child later this year.

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