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