I originally set my DVR to record The Wishing Tree thinking it would be Jason Gedrick who would join the 12 Days list, but my favorite performance came from an actor I have loved for awhile Richard Harmon. The Wishing Tree, a bit of a Christmas Dead Poet's Society (a bit of...) with Gedrick as an English Professor who, using a special Christmas Tree, helps some of students develop a sense of connection and family.
Richard plays one of the students who the tree helps connect him with his distant and cold mother. I have loved Richard since first discovering his work in the 2011 flick Judas Kiss. Richard is a great actor who always manages to inhabit each role he takes, and elevates the level of every project he is in, including The Wishing Tree, a 2012 Hallmark movie.
On television, some of you might know Richard from his roles on The Killing, The Secret Circle, Continuum, Caprica and as Richard Sylmore on A & E's Bates Motel.
Below: Richard with Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel
Richard in Judas Kiss (2011)