It’s That Guy: A Tribute to Male Celebrities Who Everyone Recognizes but No One Remembers Their Name (October 2012)

This issue is dedicated to Mark Sheppard, perhaps the most famous “That Guy”. Joining him are Angel alumni, Keith Szarabajka and Adam Baldwin.

That Guy: Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard

Where He’s Been: 24, Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, Burn Notice, Charmed, Chuck, Dollhouse, Dr. Who, Firefly, In Plain Sight, JAG, Leverage, Medium, Monk, NCIS, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Without a Trace

Trademark: Surly Englishman

Most Memorable Role: In Supernatural as Crowley, first the King of the Crossroads and now the King of Hell. My favorite scene is in Two Minutes to Midnight (Season 5, Episode 21) when Bobby admits he loaned his soul to Crowley but insists they never sealed the deal with a kiss. Crowley then clears his throat and holds up a picture of the two kissing. Bobby exclaims, “Why’d you take a picture?” and Crowley replies calmly, “Why’d you have to use tongue?”

I do not know what it is but we Americans cannot seem to get enough of surly Brits and Mark Sheppard is a perfect example of that. A known scene stealer, it would be difficult to not know who he is, given that he frequently plays the same clever, manipulative, charismatic villain we love.

That Guy: Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin

Where He’s Been: Angel, Bones, Castle, Chuck, Day Break, Firefly, The Inside, JAG, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Leverage, NCIS, The X-Files

Trademark: Kind of a D-Bag

Most Memorable Role: In Angel as Marcus Hamilton, who replaced Eve as the new liaison to the Senior Partners. His character had one of the best entrances in Underneath (Season 5, Episode 17) where he tears through Wolfram & Hart like he’s The Terminator to find Eve, who begs Lorne and Harmony to protect her from him.  When Hamilton finally catches up with her, he simply hands her some forms to sign, announces to everyone that he is the new liaison, and grins, saying “I’m looking forward to working myself into the mix!”

Despite his surname, Adam is not related to the famous Baldwin brothers. I cannot put my finger on why, exactly, but something tells me this is the type of guy who would tape Larry Lester’s butt cheeks together without a second thought.

That Guy: Keith SzarabajkaKeith Szarabajka

Where He’s Been: Angel, Charmed, Cold Case, ER, Numb3rs, Party of Five, Roswell, Sons of Anarchy

Trademark: Raspy Voice

Most Memorable Role: In Angel as Daniel Holtz, a God-fearing, baby-stealing, slayer of vampires (not to be confused with a Buffy-verse Slayer, capital S). Holtz was one of the most sympathetic villains, considering what Angelus and Darla did to his family. In Lullaby (Season 3, Episode 9) it is revealed that the pair not only killed his wife and infant son, but also turned his little girl into a vampire.

Keith Szarabajka, a successful voice actor, has gained notoriety by showcasing his distinctive voice in numerous video games as well as guest starring in several television shows and a handful of movies.

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Written by: Kimberly1978VA
Oct 17th, 2012, 6:33 pm


Message Posted On Oct 19th, 2012, 8:33 am
i love it ,& only reason i mentioned rick hoffman is because of mark shepard , both having been seen on leverage.

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Message Posted On Oct 19th, 2012, 6:33 am


Thank you for the correction! I am updating it now.

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Message Posted On Oct 18th, 2012, 10:48 pm

Anonymous: "ya missed one"


She didn't necessarily "miss" him, she might be saving him for a future article.



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Message Posted On Oct 18th, 2012, 10:45 pm

Kimberly, I too am interested in seeing more of these, so hopefully you'll be doing more of them.  Perhaps even a companion piece..."It's That Gal" :-)


I know all 3 of these faces, but wouldn't have been able to put a name to any of them except Baldwin...I know him particularly from Firefly, but also from Chuck and Angel (I also liked the scene you described!!)


One teeny, tiny thing for "Where He's Been", you list both Buy More and Chuck.  Buy More is the name of the store featured in Chuck, not a show that he's done.



Message Posted On Oct 18th, 2012, 11:14 am
ya missed one , rick hoffman on suits he's another one of "it's that guy'

Message Posted On Oct 18th, 2012, 10:14 am
I, for one, am interested. Please keep it going!

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Thank you for your inquiry!

This was actually the first edition of “It’s That Guy” and, if enough interest is shown, it will continue as a monthly featured article.

Kimberly Ainsworth


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Message Posted On Oct 18th, 2012, 7:38 am

Even though I knew them all by name, it's a good list - they deserve more recognition- though Baldwin did have a big role in Chuck so I wouldn't be surprised if he has already moved up the step to being name-dropped.


Tried searching for more of these articles, but couldn't find any, and I'm guessing there are, so either the search-function or my search-skills are subpar. If anyone knows how to find them, I'd appreciate a PM.