American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network, a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations exclusively to television; the fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order. ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, purchased by Edward J. Noble.
It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company; the television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, certain other affiliates can be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border.
ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies: the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the National Broadcasting Company; the last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, which owned two radio networks that each ran different varieties of programming, NBC Blue and NBC Red. The NBC Blue Network was created in 1927 for the primary purpose of testing new programs on markets of lesser importance than those served by NBC Red, which served the major cities, to test drama series. In 1934, Mutual filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its difficulties in establishing new stations, in a radio market, being saturated by NBC and CBS. In 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940.
The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC NBC Blue. At that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Having no power over the networks themselves, the FCC established a regulation forbidding licenses to be issued for radio stations if they were affiliated with a network which owned multiple networks that provided content of public interest. Once Mutual's appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, gave the mandate to do so to Mark Woods. RCA converted the NBC Blue Network into an independent subsidiary, formally divorcing the operations of NBC Red and NBC Blue on January 8, 1942, with the Blue Network being referred to on-air as either "Blue" or "Blue Network"; the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Between 1942 and 1943, Woods offered to sell the entire NBC Blue Network, a package that included leases on landlines, three pending television licenses, 60 affiliates, four operations facilities, contracts with actors, the brand associated with the Blue Network.
Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, but the offer was rejected by Woods and RCA president David Sarnoff. Edward J. Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million. Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCC's approval; the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12, 1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, the American Broadcasting System. Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Storer in 1944. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, which owned San Francisco radio station KGO, bought Los Angeles station KECA f
Desperate Housewives (season 2)
The second season of the American dramedy-mystery television series Desperate Housewives commenced airing in the United States on September 25, 2005 and concluded on May 21, 2006. The season continues the story of the Wisteria Lane residents, while their perfect lives in the suburban neighborhood are shaken by the arrival of the mysterious Betty Applewhite. Broadcast in the Sunday night time slot at 9.00 ET, the season aired twenty-four regular episodes, including a two-part season finale. In addition, three clip shows were produced for the season, in order to put the previous events of the show in perspective. "All the Juicy Details" aired before the eleventh episode, detailing the most memorable events of the season's first half, whereas "The More You Know, The Juicier It Gets", which aired before the twentieth episode, prepared the viewers for the anticipated season finale. "Time to Come Clean" aired three weeks before the inception of the third season, reviewed the previous mysteries of the series before introducing the new story lines.
The second season had fourteen roles receiving star billing, out of whom eleven were part of the first season's main cast. The main story lines of the season were Susan Mayer's relationship with her former husband, Gabrielle Solis' upcoming motherhood, Lynette Scavo's return to work and the death of Bree Van de Kamp's husband; the season received negative reviews from television critics, noting Marc Cherry's lack of involvement in the production as one of the main reasons for the series' decreasing quality. Cherry has since said that he regrets most of the second season and that ABC's decision to order an additional episode for the season forced the series to work on an abbreviated schedule. However, the main cast members, as well as the guest stars, received critical acclaim, resulting in numerous awards and nominations; the highest rated episode of the season was the season premiere, watched by 28.36 million viewers, with a 10.1 rating, being the series' second highest rated episode to date.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment released the season on DVD in the United States and Canada on August 29, 2006. Marc Cherry, Tom Spezialy, Michael Edelstein returned as executive producers for the second season of the series. Screenwriter Kevin Murphy returned to the series, this season as a co-executive producer alongside George W. Perkins, Chris Black, Joey Murphy and John Pardee. All but Edelstein and Pardee served as writers. Season one writers Alexandra Cunningham, Jenna Bans, Kevin Etten, Josh Senter were joined by new series writers Bruce Zimmerman, Dahvi Waller, Alan Cross, Ellie Herman, Jim Lincoln, Scott Sanford Tobis. Bans and Senter became story editors. Nine directors serviced Desperate Housewives, including season one directors Larry Shaw, David Grossman and Arlene Sanford. Wendey Stanzler, Robert Duncan McNeill, Pam Thomas, Randy Zisk, Stephen Cragg, Tom Cherones directed episodes of the series for the first time during this season. Cherry left a majority of the season's writing to other staff members, which many critics faulted as the reason for the decreasing quality of the series.
Edelstein left the series after the first thirteen episodes of the season, Spezialy followed in May 2006. Cherry has since said that he regrets most of the second season and that ABC's decision to order an additional episode for the season forced the series to work on an abbreviated schedule. Cast member Teri Hatcher has mentioned production problems during filming for the series' second season, including incomplete or delayed scripts, whereas fellow cast members Marcia Cross, James Denton, Felicity Huffman have all expressed concerns of the series' declining quality both with the writing staff and the press. Colonial Street, the location of Wisteria Lane set for the series, went through additional changes prior to production on the second season; the cul-de-sac, known as "Circle Drive" by crew members, was remodeled. Unseen in first season, "Circle Drive" contained a church facade, replaced by Edie Britt's second home, the Colonial Mansion building, destroyed and replaced with a park for the series.
While developing storylines for the second season, series creator Marc Cherry stated, "I want to keep finding new ways to talk about issues that relate to everyday women," explaining that the show needs to focus on "small, everyday issues" in order to keep the audience interested. Cherry cited the Lynette storyline as an example of this strategy: "Lynette will be returning to her advertising roots next season, so I want to address how difficult it is to go to work all day and come home and be expected to take care of your house." Huffman recognized that her character's storylines needed a change of pace, but hoped that Lynette's domestic life would still play an integral role this season. "My hope is to not get lost in the corporate world. "But how many times can you go,'Kids, clear your plates!'" The season premiere introduced Lynette's new boss, Nina Fletcher, portrayed by Joely Fisher who describes her character as "nasty", elaborating: "Lynette has to come up against this tiger lady who never stops reminding Lynette that she's childless by choice.
Though Nina is not a housewife, she is desperate in her own way." Due to the death of his character, Steven Culp did not return to the series for the second season, but provided his face for the open casket scene in the season premiere, which saw the producers create a life mask of the actor. Doug Savant was promoted to series regular after appearing as a recurring guest star throughout the first season; the season saw the promotion of Alfre Woodard and Mehcad Brooks to series regulars, a
Adrian Pasdar is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for playing Jim Profit on the TV series Profit, for his roles in Near Dark, Carlito's Way, Mysterious Ways and as Nathan Petrelli on Heroes. Additionally, he directed the feature film Cement. Pasdar is the voice of Iron Man in Marvel Anime, as well as in the animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, he played Alec Rybak, district attorney on The Lying Game and had a recurring role as Glenn Talbot / Graviton on Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D.. Pasdar was born in Massachusetts, his father, Homayoon Pasdar, was an Iranian American immigrant and cardiac surgeon, with a practice near Philadelphia. His mother, worked as a travel agent, he has Anamarie Pasdar, a theatrical artistic director and producer. Pasdar turned his attention to campus stage productions and rediscovered an early interest in writing and acting. No longer able to play football, he dropped out of school and returned home, taking a job with a theater group, People's Light and Theatre Company.
There he worked on lighting as part of the stage crew responsible for set construction. He had a painful accident on the set, his resulting medical compensation paid for attendance at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York City. Pasdar was selected to play a bit part as a police officer in the Dixie Chicks video for their song, "Goodbye Earl"; the music video won both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association's Video of the Year Awards in 2000. At the age of 19, he auditioned for a role in Top Gun. Director Tony Scott was so impressed; this led to bigger roles in Solarbabies, Streets of Gold, Kathryn Bigelow's cult vampire movie Near Dark, with Pasdar in the lead role of Caleb Colton. Other major roles include Vital Signs. Pasdar got his biggest break in movies, when he starred as a beautiful woman opposite Julie Walters in the British movie Just Like a Woman. In 1992, he left Hollywood and returned to New York, working as a cashier for room and board, while taking the occasional small part, such as Frankie in Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way.
Adrian Pasdar wrote and directed the short film Beyond Belief and directed his first feature film, the art-house neo-noir Cement, a contemporary re-telling of Othello, in 1999. The $1.7 million independent feature, which won Best Picture awards on the festival circuit, starred Chris Penn, Jeffrey Wright, Sherilyn Fenn, Henry Czerny and was written by Farscape's screenwriter Justin Monjo. "I've used every ounce of energy and every drop of money I had to make Cement," Pasdar said. Pasdar's major break into television came in 1996, when he was cast as the title character on the Fox series Profit, he guest starred in the 2 hour season finale of the fourth season of Touched by an Angel, "The Spirit of Liberty Moon". From 2000 to 2002, Pasdar played the lead role of Anthropology Professor Declan Dunn in the spooky cult drama series Mysterious Ways on PAX. Pasdar played David McClaren in the final two seasons of the CBS drama Judging Amy, from 2003 through 2005. In 2006, he had a high-profile guest role as Gabrielle Solis's sleazy lawyer in Desperate Housewives.
He starred. Pasdar based his mysterious character on "the most morally liquid characters" that he's encountered in his life; the character is not based on one particular political figure, but on a melange of different ones, both good and bad. Pasdar's character was killed off in an episode that aired November 30, 2009. Pasdar voices Hawkeye in the animated series The Super Hero Squad Show and voiced Captain America in the Black Panther animated series. Having voiced Iron Man in the English dub of the Iron Man anime series, Pasdar reprised the role in Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S. M. A. S. H.. Pasdar played a role on The Lying Game as Alec Rybak, a corrupt district attorney. From 2014 to 2018, he played the recurring role of Glenn Talbot on the Marvel TV series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D and, from 2016 to 2017, recurred as Nolan Burgess on the series Colony, he starred in the pilot of the Amazon Studios series The After. He portrays the DC Comics character Morgan Edge in season 3 of The CW's Supergirl.
Pasdar married Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks on June 24, 2000. They have Jackson Slade Pasdar and Beckett Finn Pasdar. On July 5, 2017, Maines announced. Pasdar is a guitarist for charity rock band Band from TV. Part of the proceeds from the band's concerts go to the Rush Epilepsy Center. Award Wins for Acting 2009: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in Television, HeroesAward Wins for Directing 2000: AngelCiti film festival: Audience Award, CementOther Award Wins 2009: Hollywood Note Foundation's Change the World Awards, Humanitarian Award of Inspiration: Band From TV In 2010, Pasdar narrated an audiobook edition of the cult novel Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room by the British writer Lee Henshaw, it was released in early 2011. Adrian Pasdar on IMDb
Desperate Housewives is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired for eight seasons on ABC from October 3, 2004 until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, Larry Shaw. Set on Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional town of Fairview in the fictional Eagle State, Desperate Housewives follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their late friend and neighbor who committed suicide in the pilot episode; the storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, 2013–2017. They work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their—on the surface—beautiful and perfect suburban neighborhood; the series features an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis.
Brenda Strong narrates the series as the late Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences. Desperate Housewives was well received by critics alike, it won multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. From the 2004–05 through the 2008–09 television seasons, its first five seasons were rated amongst the top ten most-watched series. In 2007, it was reported to be the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of 120 million and was reported as the third most watched television series in a study of ratings in twenty countries. In 2012, it remained the most-watched comedy series internationally based on data from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which measured ratings across five continents. Moreover, it was the third highest revenue earning series for 2010, with $2.74 million per half an hour. The show was ranked at number fifty-six on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list. In 2011, it was confirmed. By the end of the series, it had surpassed Charmed as the longest running hour-long television series featuring all female leads by two episodes.
The first season premiered on October 3, 2004, introduces the four central characters of the show: Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp and Gabrielle Solis, as well as their families and neighbors on Wisteria Lane. The main mystery of the season is the unexpected suicide of Mary Alice Young, the involvement of her husband Paul Young and their son Zach in the events leading up to it. Susan fights Edie Britt for the affection of new neighbor Mike Delfino, Lynette struggles to cope with her demanding children, Bree fights to save her marriage to Rex Van de Kamp, Gabrielle tries to prevent her husband Carlos Solis from discovering that she is having an affair with their gardener, John Rowland; the second season premiered on September 25, 2005, its central mystery is that of new neighbor Betty Applewhite, who moved onto Wisteria Lane in the middle of the night. She keeps some prisoner in her basement. Throughout the season, Bree tries to cope with being a widow, unknowingly begins dating the man who poisoned her husband, fights alcoholism, is unable to prevent the gap between her and her son Andrew Van de Kamp from growing to extremes.
She deals with her daughter Danielle's new romance with Matthew Applewhite. Susan's love life becomes more complicated as her ex-husband Karl Mayer is engaged to Edie and has started to lean towards Susan. Lynette goes back to her career in advertising while her husband Tom Scavo becomes a stay-at-home father, Gabrielle decides to be faithful to Carlos, begins preparations to have a child. Paul is framed and sent to jail not for the murder he committed in the previous season, but for a fake one; the third season premiered on September 24, 2006. In the third season, Bree marries Orson Hodge, whose past and involvement with a discovered dead body becomes the main mystery of the season. Meanwhile, Lynette has to adjust to the arrival of Tom's unknown daughter and her mother to the family; the Scavos experience tension as Tom wants to start a pizzeria. Gabrielle goes through a rough divorce, but finds new love in Fairview's new mayor. After being run over by Orson in the previous season finale, Mike falls into a coma and suffers from amnesia when he wakes up.
Edie sees her chance to make her move on Mike, her family relations are explored throughout the season. Susan loses hope that Mike's memory will return and in the process moves on to a handsome Englishman whose wife is in a coma, while her daughter Julie Mayer starts dating Edie's nephew. Elderly neighbor Karen McCluskey hides something in her freezer. A shooting at the local grocery store leaves two characters dead and changes everyone's lives forever; the fourth season premiered on September 30, 2007, its main mystery revolves around new neighbor Katherine Mayfair and her family, who return to Wisteria Lane after twelve years away. Lynette battles cancer.
Desperate Housewives (season 1)
The first season of Desperate Housewives, an American television series created by Marc Cherry, commenced airing in the United States on October 3, 2004, concluded May 22, 2005, consisted of 23 episodes. It tells the story of Mary Alice Young, a perfect housewife who commits suicide, fearing that a dark secret, involving her, her husband, their son would be exposed. At her wake, Mary Alice's four close friends and the main characters, Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp and Gabrielle Solis, are introduced. All of them live in the suburb of Fairview on Wisteria Lane. Narrating the series from the grave, Mary Alice describes how her friends try to find out the reason for her suicide, while trying to deal with the problems of their personal lives. Desperate Housewives' first season aired in the United States on Sundays at 9:00 pm ET on ABC, a terrestrial television network. In addition to the 23 regular episodes, a special, Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry, aired on April 24, 2005; the season garnered an average of 23.7 million viewers in the U.
S. per all 23 episodes, ranking as the fourth most-watched television series during the 2004–05 American television season. In the United Kingdom, the season premiered on Channel 4 on January 5, 2005, subsequently aired Wednesdays at 10 pm on the network, it aired in Canada in Australia on the Seven Network. The season was released on DVD as a six-disc box set under the title of Desperate Housewives – The Complete First Season on September 20, 2005 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in Region 1, in Region 2 on October 10, 2005, in Region 4 on November 28, 2005; the season is available for purchase by registered users on the U. S. iTunes Store. Marc Cherry wrote the script for the Housewives pilot and his agent appealed it to six networks, only to have all of them turn it down. After his previous agent was arrested for embezzlement, he hired a team of new agents, who saw the script "as a soap opera with dark comedy in it". After Cherry edited parts of the pilot script and pitched it to ABC, network executives were impressed, causing ABC to order 13 episodes.
Filming for the season started around March 2004 at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot Colonial Street. This season was produced by Touchstone Television and Cherry Productions and aired on the ABC network; the executive producers were Cherry, Michael Edelstein, Charles Pratt Jr. and Tom Spezialy with Pratt Jr. Chris Black, Oliver Goldstick, Joey Murphy, John Pardee serving as consulting producers; the staff writers were Cherry, Spezialy, Pardee and Black. Regular directors throughout the season included Charles McDougall, Arlene Sanford, Larry Shaw, Jeff Melman, Fred Gerber, David Grossman, John David Coles, its orchestral score was composed by Steve Bartek and Steve Jablonsky, while the series' theme was composed by Danny Elfman. Cherry served as the season's show runner; the first season features a cast of thirteen actors. Brenda Strong narrated the series as the deceased Mary Alice Young. Teri Hatcher portrayed the klutzy, lovable divorced mother in search of love. Felicity Huffman played Lynette Scavo, a former career woman, now a full-time mother of four.
Marcia Cross acted as Bree Van de Kamp, the uptight, perfectionist homemaker and mother of two teenagers, struggling to save her marriage. Eva Longoria starred as Gabrielle Solis, the materialistic ex–fashion model who cheats on her husband. Nicollette Sheridan played Susan's rival, Edie Britt. Steven Culp played Bree's emasculated, sexually dissatisfied husband. Ricardo Antonio Chavira starred as Gabrielle's neglectful, high-powered executive husband, Carlos Solis. Mark Moses portrayed Paul Young. Andrea Bowen played Julie Mayer. Jesse Metcalfe played Gabrielle's adulterous lover, John Rowland. Cody Kasch played Mary Alice's and Paul's troubled and mentally unstable son Zach Young, James Denton portrayed the neighborhood plumber and Susan's love interest, Mike Delfino, who has a secret of his own. Numerous supporting characters have been given expansive and recurring appearances in the progressive storyline. Doug Savant played Tom Scavo, Lynette's husband, away on business. Shawn Pyfrom appeared as Rex's rebellious and headstrong son Andrew Van de Kamp.
Kathryn Joosten acted as Karen McCluskey, Lynette's neighbor across the street, Christine Estabrook portrayed the neighborhood busybody Martha Huber. The pilot episode, which aired on October 3, 2004, garnered 21.6 million viewers, ranking first in its time slot of 9:00 pm Eastern Time Zone. It was the most-viewed ABC season premiere since 1996's Spin City. After airing three episodes of Desperate Housewives, ABC picked the series up for a full season. Overall, the first season averaged 23.7 million viewers for the 23 episodes aired in the U. S. including the season's largest audience of more than 30 million viewers of the season finale. Of the regular primetime programming that aired during the 2004–2005 American television season, Desperate Housewives ranked 4th out of 156 programs, according to the Nielsen Ratings system. Critical reception was overwhelmingly positive, Housewives was considered the breakout hit of the season. Robert Bianco of USA Today gave the pilot a score of four stars out of four, calling it "efreshingly original
Michael Bailey Smith
Michael Bailey Smith is an American actor and business development manager. He is best known for his appearances on the hit television series Charmed, where he played Belthazor, a Grimlock leader and Shax. Smith was born in Alpena, Michigan, to an Air Force family, which lived in Tehran, during his last two years of high school, he graduated from Tehran American School. After working for Westinghouse, he joined the United States Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper, he attended college at Eastern Michigan University, where his athletic talents earned him a spot as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1985. Smith's football career was cut short by injury and he returned to Eastern Michigan University, where in 1988 he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer aided design. Smith stumbled upon acting when he accompanied a friend to an audition for the 1989 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Smith landed the role of Super Freddy. Smith would appear three years in a small role in Renegade playing PJ Butler.
In 1994, he appeared in an unreleased Marvel Comics adaptation of The Fantastic Four as Ben Grimm. Smith was cast in Cyborg 3: The Recycler alongside Malcolm McDowell. Smith appeared in many TV series, such as Diagnosis: Murder, Star Trek: Voyager and Conan the Adventurer. In 1999, Smith had small roles as guards in Donald Petrie's My Favorite The X-Files. Smith appeared 18 times in the hit TV show Charmed, where he played Belthazor, The Source and Shax. In 2002, he appeared in the hit sequel Men in Black II, where he portrayed the character Creepy. In 2003, Smith was brother Bob in the hit movie Monster Man. Around that time, he appeared in the TV series The O. C. and Desperate Housewives. In 2006, Smith was cast as villain Pluto in the remake of The Hills Have Eyes. In 2007, he played villain Papa Hades in The Hills Have Eyes 2, he starred in the 2010 horror film Chain Letter, alongside Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, directed by Deon Taylor. Smith has maintained a career outside of acting. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child CIA Code Name: Alexa Renegade CIA Code Name: Alexa Silk Stalkings Cyborg 3: The Recycler Ice Cage The Fantastic Four The Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Babylon 5 Murphy Brown The Home Court Family Matters The Drew Carey Show Wings Space Marines Star Trek: Voyager Lawless Malcolm & Eddie Conan Diagnosis Murder Between Brothers Arli$$ Whatever It Takes Seven Days My Favorite Martian Unconditional Love The X-Files L.
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Kurtis Fuller is an American character actor. He has appeared in a number of television and stage projects, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton, California in 1971, the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976. He is best known for his roles in Psych, No Holds Barred, Wayne's World, Supernatural, he has a major part in Ghostbusters II and Scary Movie. Standing 6 feet 3 inches tall, Fuller is cast as a weaselly executive, a smarmy authority figure, a law enforcement officer or overprotective father, he may be recognized as nerdy television director Russell in Wayne's World, a spiteful mayoral aide in Ghostbusters II, the sleazy television executive and mastermind of the "Battle of the Tough Guys", Mr. Brell in No Holds Barred, a seedy real estate agent in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, power-abusing, egotistical NSC Director Robert Lindsey in the third season of Alias. Cast in comedic roles, Fuller played Werner Klemperer, whom he resembles, in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus and Karl Rove on the TV satire That's My Bush!.
He portrayed Pacific Bell Retirement Fund Executive Walter Ribbon in The Pursuit of Happyness. Fuller has appeared in many television shows, including Knight Rider, Quantum Leap, L. A. Law, She Wrote, Ally McBeal, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Boston Legal, Boston Public, Monk, Desperate Housewives, the live-action version of The Tick, Carnivàle, My Name Is Earl, Ugly Betty, Drop Dead Diva and the pilot episode of NewsRadio, he has had a recurring role as Woody the Coroner on Psych and another on Supernatural, depicting an angel called Zachariah. Fuller reprised the role for Supernatural's 300th episode "Lebanon." He acted as a Senior Police Officer in the 2000 comedy Scary Movie, the commanding officer of Doofy. From 2010 to 2011, Fuller appeared in the ABC Network series Better with You: the show was canceled after a single season. Fuller portrays director of the C. I. A. Grayden Osborne, in the ABC drama Scandal, he appears in FOX's Us & Them with Jane Kaczmarek and Jason Ritter. Fuller was born in California.
He has two daughters named Julia and Charlotte. He resides in Los Angeles, California. L. A. Noire as Richard Coombs Kurt Fuller on IMDb