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

This issue is dedicated to Jeff Kober, Titus Welliver, and Jimmi Simpson.

That Guy: Jeff KoberJeff Kober

Where He's Been: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice, Charmed, China Beach, Kindred: The Embraced, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Lost, New Girl, Sons of Anarchy

Most Memorable Role: In New Girl as Remy, the Landlord. I find Jeff Kober to be so unforgettable that it was very difficult for me to pick just one character. Ultimately I went with Remy because he completely stole the show. Even just thinking about him in The Landlord (Season 1, Episode 12) is making me giggle. The character started out as a creepy landlord (who was quite possibly a sociopath) and ended up as a sexually adventurous hippie. My favorite scene was when Remy encouraged Jess and Nick to dance together in preparation for the three-way while he was in the background, dancing and air-fluting to the music.

It is not only his unique features and deep voice that make Jeff Kober such a memorable "That Guy". Jeff can seamlessly transition through almost any emotion, making each of his characters as distinctive as he is.

That Guy: Titus WelliverTitus Welliver

Where He’s Been: Big Apple, Brooklyn South, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Deadwood, The Good Wife, Grimm, Jericho, Lost, NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, That's Life, Touch

Most Memorable Role: In Lost as the Man in Black, also known as The Smoke Monster, Jacob's brother and nemesis. Although I first remember seeing Titus Welliver on Deadwood, he is best known for his role on Lost. One of my favorite scenes with him was from Ab Aeterno (Season 6, Episode 9) when The Man in Black is sitting under a tree and Jacob joins him. They have a casual discussion about how the Man in Black tried to kill Jacob but failed. Possibly feigning ignorance, or perhaps he genuinely was unaware, Jacob claims to not know why. The Man in Black, unapologetic and frustrated, explains that he just wants to leave the island and even pleads for Jacob to let him go. Jacob calmly says that, as long as he is alive, he will not allow him to leave. The Man in Black replies matter-of-factly "Well then, now you know why I want to kill you".

Titus Welliver is so famous for his role in Lost that he once had a homeless man recognize him and call out, "Smokey! I love you! What's happening with Jacob?"

That Guy: Jimmi SimpsonJimmi Simpson

Where He’s Been:  24, Breakout Kings, Carnivàle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Late Show with David Letterman, My Name is Earl, Psych, Rose Red

Most Memorable Role:
In It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Liam McPoyle, the cute half of the incestuous, milk-guzzling duo. One of my favorite scenes with him is in The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre (Season 8, Episode 3) when Dennis opens a door to find Ryan kneeling in front of Liam and making guttural noises as he bobs his head up and down. Thankfully, Ryan was just begging for his forgiveness (and no, that is not a euphemism).

Jimmi Simpson was a roommate of fellow It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast member, Charlie Day, both in New York and California.

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- Titus Welliver
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Written by: Kimberly1978VA
Nov 25th, 2012, 11:30 pm


Message Posted On Nov 30th, 2012, 12:16 pm
I completely disagree about Jeff Kober's most memorable role. As soon as I saw him as the tortured soldier on China Beach I was mesmorized by him and couldn't wait to see what they would write for his character in the next episode. He's memorable in everything he does, though, and he usually steals the show.

Message Posted On Nov 27th, 2012, 3:39 pm
Definitely, 'Breakout Kings' was the first show that I've seen where Simpson actually got to exhibit his range as an actor outside of comedy (drama-wise). Too bad A&E canceled that show (at least I think they have).

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Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 9:27 am

i remember jeff kober from china beach, & the law & order svu episode...


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Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 7:18 am



No apology necessary! I can take criticism, especially when I deserve it. *grins*

I clearly did not proofread well enough before posting. I am a bit embarrassed, especially since I watch Sons of Anarchy, so I really should have known better. Anyway, thank you for letting me know (and taking me to task)! I have updated it now.

I disagree about Jeff Kober's most memorable role, although I imagine most will have a different opinion about him because he is such a notable "That Guy". One of my personal favorites was when he played Daedalus in Kindred: The Embraced, but I am not sure how many people even know that series existed.

I agree that Titus Welliver's performance as War on Supernatural was incredibly memorable, especially since he made such an impact in just one episode, but I still believe that he is most memorable as the Man in Black.

I appreciate your feedback and please feel free to suggest someone you would like to see in future "That Guy" articles!

Kimberly Ainsworth


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Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 3:39 am

im sorry but you usually get this all right, but you got this so very wrong this time!

jeff kober is also on sons of anarchy and his most memorable role is on buffy by far when he played the deranged vampire put aside for her test as a slayer...

titus welliver has ALSO been on sons and that along side supernatural is by far his most memorable roles!

as for jimmi simpson, breakout kings is the only thing hes been in thats worth watching lol (imho)