This issue is dedicated to Mark Pellegrino, Frank Whaley, and Mike Doyle.
That Guy: Mark Pellegrino
Where He’s Been: The Beast, Being Human, Breakout Kings, Brimstone, Burn Notice, Castle, Chuck, The Closer, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Dexter, ER, Ghost Whisperer, Grey’s Anatomy, Grimm, Lost, The Mentalist, Nash Bridges, Northern Exposure, Numb3rs, NYPD Blue, Person of Interest, The Practice, Prison Break, Revolution, The Sentinel, Supernatural, Tales from the Crypt, Without a Trace, The X-Files
Most Memorable Role: Although he is probably best known for his role as Jacob on Lost, I believe his most memorable role has been Lucifer on Supernatural. One of my favorite episodes with him is The Born Again Identity (Season 7, Episode 17), when Sam ends up in a mental institution, with Mark playing Hallucifer (Sam’s hallucination of Lucifer). He refuses to let Sam sleep so he keeps taunting him, singing, and throwing imaginary firecrackers at him. At one point, Hallucifer begins reading aloud from a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, trying to figure out whether or not he might have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Mark Pellegrino both attended and later returned to teach at the Playhouse West Acting School in Los Angeles, California. Despite his recent surge in notoriety Mark has been in the business since 1987, having appeared in over 100 movies/television shows.
That Guy: Frank Whaley
Where He's Been: Alcatraz, Blue Bloods, Boston Legal, Burn Notice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dead Zone, House M.D., Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, NCIS, The Outer Limits, Psych, Ugly Betty
Most Memorable Role: Frank was able to showcase both his comedic and dramatic talents as Mr. X on House M.D. in the episode Mirror Mirror (Season 4, Episode 5) as a patient with a severe neurological impairment, Giovannini Syndrome, which causes him to impersonate others based upon their level of dominance or importance. One of my favorite scenes is when House and Cuddy both enter his room in an attempt to figure out who is really in charge. After watching them both for awhile, he finally mimics House by complimenting Cuddy’s breasts.
Frank Whaley, a veteran of the stage, co-founded both the Malaparte and Naked Angels theater companies in New York City.
That Guy: Mike Doyle
Where He's Been: 666 Park Avenue, Criminal Minds, ER, Ed, A Gifted Man, The Good Wife, In Plain Sight, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Lights Out, Oz, Sex and the City, Shameless, The Whole Truth
Most Memorable Role: Despite appearing in only four episodes, Mike made quite an impact as Adam Guenzel in Oz. The fate of his character was very controversial, reigniting the debate over whether “an eye for an eye” is justice or vengeance. Adam was introduced as a wealthy, entitled brat who was imprisoned after he and a friend had raped a girl. He is then ‘traded’ to a group who gang rapes him, while the aforementioned friend watches. Needless to say, it was a thought-provoking storyline.
After watching his first death scene Mike was embarrassed to notice that his eye twitched post-mortem so he decided to always die on screen with his eyes open.
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