Prepare for frightfully good conversation with some of your TV & Film stars! Patrick chats with Michael Dorn, Carel Struycken & Kevin Sizemore about their latest projects and more!
One would think that the man who bears one of the most unique accomplishments in Star Trek history—he has appeared as the same character in more hours of Star Trek than any other actor—would be instantly recognizable to the public. But thanks to the wigs and prosthetics he was forced to don as Worf, Michael Dorn is more likely to pass through a crowd unnoticed than any of his cast mates from Star Trek: The Next Generation or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. That is, until he opens his mouth: Dorn’s distinctive baritone voice is always a surefire giveaway, and has been heard not only on TNG and DS9, but also in dozens of animated series, computer games and television commercials.
Sans makeup, the Luling, Texas native who grew up in Pasadena, Calif., made his first onscreen appearance—uncredited—in Rocky, as Apollo Creed’s bodyguard. Within a few years, however, he’d landed a co-starring role in CHIPs, and, subsequently, an ongoing one in Days of Our Lives. Then came TNG, and laterDS9: over 11 seasons and four feature films, Dorn’s Worf holds the record for the most appearances for any Star Trek character ever.
Although he appeared on Heroes as the President of the United States, these days his fans are more likely to hear than see him, in animated shows like Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, Superman, Justice League or the revival of Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century. An avid aviator, Dorn has owned numerous aircraft, flown with the Blue Angels and other precision teams, and still owns an old Air Force trainer jet that he takes to air shows around the country.
Soon he will be directing the pilot episode of Internity, an upcoming television medical comedy.
Kevin Sizemore has portrayed many memorable characters on television, such as Gary Humphrey on RESURRECTION, Paul Randolph on UNDER THE DOME and Greg Miner on STALKER. Others include 24, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, DROP DEAD DIVA & many more.
Kevin will be seen next in the feature film WOODLAWN, opening nationwide Oct. 16th alongside Jon Voight & Sean Astin as Coach Jerry Stearns, a no nonsense football coach. (The real Jerry Stearns unfortunately died 4 days before the production wrapped)
Recently Kevin completed the futuristic drama DOMAIN as a character locked away in a confined space for 5 years with his only means of communication coming from a video screen.
The Sci-Fi thriller SIGHTINGS, where he portrays a hard-nosed Detective, who visits a small town in TX to conduct a murder investigation and quickly finds out there’s more to the story.
In the comedy TREW CALLING, Sizemore portrays “I AM”….the almighty who visits a girl on earth and asks her to write down everything he says. (Kevin was also a producer on this project)
Kevin is now in pre-production on a Christmas feature titled BELIEVE starring Miles Davis and Ryan O’Quinn.
Kevin is a native of Princeton, West Virginia & is married to fitness expert & author Gina Lombardi. They have one son Gunnar, who’s an actor and who portrays the character of “Micah” on the ABC series NASHVILLE.
Kevin can be seen in the new movie ‘Woodlawn’ portraying Jerry Stearns.
Carel Struycken is the actor known to Star Trek fans for playing Lwaxana Troi’s assistant and valet, Mr. Homn, in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played The Spectre in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Thaw“.
Struycken is probably most well-known for his role as “Lurch” in the Addams Family movies (The Addams Family in 1991 and Addams Family Values in 1993), in which he co-starred with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock actor Christopher Lloyd.