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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
03-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Originally Posted by raccoon_king View Post
The only ones I didn't recognize until I saw that article were Dwight Schultz and ... The former, because I was so used to his Barclay mannerisms..
You should check this link...I think you'll find Schultz has been in a lot of things most gamers will be familiar with.

When it comes to actors portraying characters in different series that seem somewhat related, a lot of that is due to networking in the industry. One member of the production team may have worked iwth a certain actor or actress on another series and recommends them for a part. Or, a producer may start another series, and will recall certain actors and actresses from another series they ran and build their ensemble from that. A big one for this is Joss Whedon...Look at the cast lists for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly sometime. An example of this is Summer Glau, River from Firefly. Her first acting part was as a ballerina in an episode of Angel.