To begin our Actor Tidbits blog segment, I thought Chuck would be a good place to start. You see, I have a fondness for lesser-known actors and their successes, so I decided to start blogging about them. The TV Series, Chuck, is especially interesting to me because they’ve had quite a few actors cycle through. Specifically, actors who we all know and love from Star Trek. Alright, who “we” SciFi fans know and love.
The first Star Trek sighting for me was when Bob Picardo appeared as Perseus (a government scientist) in Chuck vs. the Lethal Weapon. You may know Bob as “The Doctor” on Star Trek Voyager, or as Richard Woolsey from StarGate: Atlantis. Now, at first, this is no great coincidence. Bob Picardo is a fairly popular actor and not so “under the radar” as folks who tend to catch my eye. Nonetheless, as a Star Trek fan … I noticed.
What made this standout, however, was when I noticed another familiar name arise in the Chuck series. Robert Duncan McNeill ran across the bottom of my screen. Mr. McNeill graced our screens in Star Trek Voyager as well, playing the part of Lt. Tom Paris. As it turns out, Robert Duncan McNeill has directed, produced or been the supervising producer for most (if not all) episodes of Chuck. Go Robbie!
I tend to be a movie watcher and don’t watch a lot of TV. The fact that I can watch Chuck online coupled with the interesting palette of actors has caused me to pay more attention. Keep your eyes open for more behind the scenes actor info on Chuck and elsewhere!