Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mark Pellegrino: Returned
'If you’re an avid couch potato for the last two decades or even the last two years, you might be racking your inner DVR brain for the answer to the question, “I know that guy from somewhere, but what the hell is his name?” My guess is that you are a fan of this dark, sometimes sadistic, and quirky character who is so effortlessly dynamic in the near 100 television and film roles he’s played and that you may not even realize how many times you've been intrigued by his performance, not to mention his timeless face.'
It was his performance, and that face, that had me recently googling to find out who is that? Increasingly frustrated with the direction of Bates Motel, I found myself more and more intrigued with the ads for the show coming after it, The Returned. I was a little skittish about giving it a shot, ABC's Resurrection had a similar premise, but after the pilot, the show never lived up to the haunting feeling it's promos promised. I started The Returned last week, and three episodes in, I am hooked.
The Returned (2015)
That face of Jack Winship belongs to actor Mark Pellegrino. With the longer hair and facial scruff, for a brief second I thought it was Marc Blucas, but after googling was intrigued to find out it was an actor I have seen so many times, yet never really knew to much about. Mark Pellergino began his career in 1987 with a guest shot on L.A. LAW and has been apart of many television shows and movies we have all watched since. I guess the fact his name is not familiar may be frustrating to him, but it speaks to his talent and skill as an actor to inhabit so many roles and different characters.
Since his L.A. Law Stint, Pellegrino has been a regular on Supernatural, LOST, Being Human, The Tomorrow People, Revolution, The Closer, NYPD Blue and Dexter. The Los Angeles born actor has also been a guest on countless other TV shows and movies. Pellegrino has a penchant for playing the ass hole and bad guy but always finds away to give another perspective. 'The fun part about being the bad guy' is you get to explore parts of yourself that you could never do in real life. You could be that full-on narcissist in a sense without concern necessarily for the consequences of the actions, and [you] experience no consequences of your actions and that’s very liberating I think when you’re working. You can kind of go almost anywhere.' EW
Lost In The Perishing Point Hotel (2000)
Word Of Mouth (1999)