Happy Birthday today September 16th to:
Rugby's Tom Varndell turns 25 today.
German actor Steffen Groth turns 36 today.
Actor Christopher Rich, recently seen on Reba, turns 57 today.
I used to have some scans of Chris from days on Another World but could not locate them. He had some hot shots taken back then, anyone have any to share?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Every fall tv lets loose pilot after pilot, most not lasting through to the holidays. When I first say the previews for NBC's Undercovers I had little interest. I am not a big fan of tv cop shows generally and figured this is one I would skip.
That was until...
Actors Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw strutted across the stage at the Emmy's a couple of weeks ago. I have long lusted after Boris and am glad he is getting a shot at a network show. On top of that, Undercovers was created by J.J Abrams (Lost, Felicity) so I am counting on there being something different about this show.
Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician. Name one of the world sexiest people in 2002, Kodjoe is known to many for his years on Showtimes Soul Food. (see below).
Kodjoe married his Soul Food co-star Nicole Ari Parker in 2005 and they have two children. Their daughter Sophie was born with spina bifida and both Boris and Nicole work at raising money for the cause. Boris, a former school tennis star and former model is also known for his roles in Doing Hard Time, Gospel and Resident Evil: Afterlive.
Undercovers premiers Wednesday, Sept. 22nd on NBC
From 2000 to 20054, Boris Kodjoe played Damon Carter (recurring in Seasons 1 and 5; regular cast in Seasons 2-4) on Showtime's Soulfood. Based on the film, Soul Food followed the triumphs, struggles, and rivalries of the Josephs, a tight-knit African American family living in Chicago, Illinois. The tv series, which picked up after the events of the film, was the longest running drama with a predominantly Black cast in the history of North American prime-time television.
Thanks to Scenes From Male Skins for the video downloads!