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Joe Morton on keeping Shonda Rhimes' secrets and working with directors "who don't know how to write for black people" Joe Morton on keeping Shonda Rhimes' secrets and working with directors "who don't know how to write for black people"

The actor: Joe Morton has been a working actor since the ’60s, starting his career in the theater and scoring a Tony Award nomination for his work in the musical Raisin, adapted from the acclaimed 1973 play Raisin In The Sun. It didn’t take long for him to step in front of the camera, however, and he’s been a staple…

Jonathan Pryce on working with Glenn Close, playing Bond and Bradbury villains, and the many sides of Terry Gilliam Jonathan Pryce on working with Glenn Close, playing Bond and Bradbury villains, and the many sides of Terry Gilliam

The actor: Jonathan Pryce is perfect for British Actor Bingo, having played The Master in Doctor Who, a Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies, stolen scenes on Game Of Thrones, and even taken on London’s most famous detective for Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars. Pryce first stepped in front of the…

As Josh tries to prove Jesse Lee's innocence, Trial & Error uncovers one of Lavinia's long-hidden secrets As Josh tries to prove Jesse Lee's innocence, Trial & Error uncovers one of Lavinia's long-hidden secrets

The experience of watching Trial & Error is enough to make even those viewers who aren’t reviewing the show want to start taking notes during the episodes and go over them with a fine-toothed comb in order to determine which jokes are legitimately important to the plot and which jokes are just meant to make you laugh.

Trial & Error delivers a misguided dismissal while wondering if it will receive one itself Trial & Error delivers a misguided dismissal while wondering if it will receive one itself

When is a cliffhanger not a cliffhanger? When there’s barely enough time to take a breath between the end of one episode and the beginning of the next episode. It’s a problem that’s to be expected when you’re binge-watching a series on a streaming service, but when you’re forced to deal with it because a broadcast…

Time keeps ticking for Lavinia as Trial & Error kicks the craziness up several more notches Time keeps ticking for Lavinia as Trial & Error kicks the craziness up several more notches

“The following documentary tells the story of the People v. Lavinia Peck-Foster.”

Trial & Error returns with a new client, but the lunacy remains the same Trial & Error returns with a new client, but the lunacy remains the same

When the first season of Trial & Error came to a conclusion on April 18, 2017, there was much rejoicing in regards to how neophyte Northeasterner attorney Josh Segal managed to put his nose to the grindstone and—despite the many, many eccentricities of the denizens of East Peck, South Carolina—successfully save local…

Alan Ruck’s journey from Ferris Bueller to Sears to the bridge of the Enterprise and beyond Alan Ruck’s journey from Ferris Bueller to Sears to the bridge of the Enterprise and beyond

The actor: Alan Ruck got his start in Chicago theater before gradually transitioning into on-camera work by picking up roles in films and TV series produced in the area. After making the jump to Broadway by scoring a role in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues, Chicago once again played a big role in his life, as the city was…

Christina Ricci on sleeping over at Cher’s and the importance of being Wednesday Christina Ricci on sleeping over at Cher’s and the importance of being Wednesday

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

This is the way The Middle ends: not with a bang but a whisper This is the way The Middle ends: not with a bang but a whisper

In a recent interview with Variety, Les Charles, one of the co-creators of Cheers, reflected on the 25th anniversary of the final episode of that series and, in doing so, reflected on the inherent problem in ending sitcoms in general, zeroing in on the fact that last episodes don’t tend to be typical episodes.

Alan Cumming on The Good Wife, The Great Gazoo, and how Stanley Kubrick reinvigorated his interest in acting Alan Cumming on The Good Wife, The Great Gazoo, and how Stanley Kubrick reinvigorated his interest in acting

The actor: Alan Cumming began his acting career in Scotland, working in the theater and taking on whatever TV or film roles might come his way. By 1991, he’d won his first Olivier Award and soon became a familiar face to U.K. audiences. Things took off for him in a big way in the mid-1990s, thanks both to high-profile…

Clancy Brown on his diverse career, from playing baddies in Starship Troopers and Shawshank Redemption to voicing Mr. Krabs Clancy Brown on his diverse career, from playing baddies in Starship Troopers and Shawshank Redemption to voicing Mr. Krabs

The actor: Clancy Brown is an actor who’s managed to construct a career where he gets nearly as much work in front of the camera as he does in the recording studio. As a voice actor, Brown was fortunate enough to secure a gig that’s kept him gainfully employed since 1999: playing Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants. In…

Rita Moreno on One Day At A Time, diving into dance for West Side Story, and getting gritty for Oz Rita Moreno on One Day At A Time, diving into dance for West Side Story, and getting gritty for Oz

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

Kane Hodder on stunt work and becoming one of the men behind the Jason mask Kane Hodder on stunt work and becoming one of the men behind the Jason mask

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

Elvis Costello on making a Western with Courtney Love and tending bar for the Spice Girls Elvis Costello on making a Western with Courtney Love and tending bar for the Spice Girls

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Jim Beaver on Supernatural, David Milch, and how going to Vietnam was a great career move Jim Beaver on Supernatural, David Milch, and how going to Vietnam was a great career move

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Bruce Dern traces his career progression from “fifth cowboy from the right” to American icon Bruce Dern traces his career progression from “fifth cowboy from the right” to American icon

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

E.T. mom Dee Wallace takes us through her long and bloody career E.T. mom Dee Wallace takes us through her long and bloody career

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

A Battle Royale Revisited: An Oral History of Battle Of The Network Stars A Battle Royale Revisited: An Oral History of Battle Of The Network Stars

Once upon a time in a seacoast town, three fearless leaders of great renown summoned the men, the women, and the young to do battle for glory, for honor, and pride. The lines were drawn, the intent was clear: those that gathered would clash without fear. Their soldiers came not on foot nor horseback but by jet and…

David Warner on Twin Peaks, Tron, Titanic, Time Bandits, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II David Warner on Twin Peaks, Tron, Titanic, Time Bandits, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II

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