Paul Ben-Victor to Appear In “Mob City”

Paul Ben-Victor in Mob City

Paul Ben-Victor in Mob City

Hey all, sorry I’ve been so quiet lately.  I’ve been dealing with computer problems and limited Internet access.  But I did hear from Paul tonight, so I wanted to make sure his message got out to all of you in time.

Paul wanted to let you know that he will be appearing in TNT’s Mob City tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 18!  So check the listings in your area and set your DVR to record at 9:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. Central.

I don’t know the name of the character Paul is playing, but based on the picture and the name of the show, I’d venture to say he plays a mobster.  Ya think?

So check out Paul tomorrow in Mob City and show your support for this wonderful actor!  And feel free to leave a comment below for Paul.  I’ll be sending him the link to this post.  I’m sure he’d love to hear from you!

 

Paul Ben-Victor in “Person of Interest”

Paul Ben-Victor in "Person of Interest"

Paul Ben-Victor in “Person of Interest”

Hey all, Paul Ben-Victor appeared in last night’s episode of Person of Interest.  Wonderful news you must be thinking, but it’s after the episode aired!

I know.  I know.  But I found out about it too late to give all of you a heads up.

The good news is that it’s not too late to watch it.  The episode, entitled “Reasonable Doubt,” is now up on the official Person of Interest website.

So go watch it and enjoy Paul’s performance!

Cast Updates for Vince, Eddie, and Paul

Since I’ve got three updates for you today, I’m going to combine them all into one post.  Let’s get started, shall we?

Vincent Ventresca in Flying Monkeys

While Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful is premiering today in theaters, Syfy will be premiering its own Oz knock-off tomorrow called Flying Monkeys (originally called Flying Terror).  The story is about a girl living in Kansas whose new pet monkey turns out to be an evil, flying shapeshifter.  I’m guessing that’s the only similarity to Oz, but we’ll have to see about that.

Vincent Ventresca in "Flying Monkeys"

Vincent Ventresca and Maika Monroe in “Flying Monkeys”

Vincent plays the girl’s father, James.  I’ve got to admit that I’m not crazy about seeing him take another role in a horror creature feature.  I think he’s too talented an actor to play second fiddle to a monster (or in this case monsters).  But I get that it’s work and sometimes you have to take what you can get until a better role comes along (like the role I’ve got for him in my movie :) ).  Regardless, I’m glad he’s working and that we’ll get a chance to see him on our screens again.

Flying Monkeys airs tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) on Syfy at 9:00/8:00c.  Be sure to check your local listings.

Here’s a peak at the trailer:


Eddie Jones in Benched

Eddie Jones and Matt Fowler in "Benched"

Eddie Jones and Matt Fowler in “Benched”

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Eddie performing live on stage.  It was such a treat!  He’s an amazing actor, as well as a genuinely nice person.  So I was happy to hear that Eddie is back on the stage again in a play called Benched.

The play is about a disgruntled senior citizen named Max who ”makes his way to his favorite bench in Central Park to consider what choices he may have left to make his life worth living.  He discovers the bench occupied by a stranger who seems determined to disrupt and interfere with whatever plans he may have for himself.”  The LA Stage Times has a nice write up about it.

If you’re in the LA area, I highly recommend that you take some time to see this play.  Watching Eddie perform live is never a disappointment.  And his wife, Anita Khanzadian, is directing the play too, so you get the talents of both halves of this husband and wife team.

Can you tell I’m a fan?  Well, it’s not hard to be with these two.  They are not only talented, but also just the nicest, sweetest couple.

Benched is playing a limited run through March 24.  You can see it every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  It’s playing at the Avery Schreiber Theater, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., NoHo Arts District.  You can purchase tickets at the Interact Theatre Company’s website or call 818-765-8732.

For your convenience I’ve put Eddie’s performances as well as Vince’s movie on the Shoom Zone calendar.

Paul Ben-Victor in Vegas

Try as I may, sometimes cast appearances escape my notice until after they are over.  This is the case with Paul’s recent appearance in Vegas.  Fortunately, you can watch the entire episode on the official Vegas website.  But it may not be up for too much longer, so you might want to watch it while you can.

The episode is called “Two of a Kind” and in it Paul plays Abe Silver, a Hollywood producer.  This is the second time Paul has played a Hollywood producer; and the second time he has teamed up with fellow actor Michael Chiklis.

Here’s a little quiz:  Do you remember the name of the TV show in which Paul previously played a producer?  What TV movie has Paul appeared in with Michael Chiklis?

Paul Ben-Victor and Michael Chiklis in "Vegas"

Paul Ben-Victor and Michael Chiklis in “Vegas”

Paul has signed up for a four-episode stint on this show so we’ll get to see more of Abe Silver in the future.

Mike McCafferty in “Austin & Ally” Tonight!

Hey, Invisible Man fans, here’s a heads up that our own Mike McCafferty will be appearing in tonight’s episode of Austin & Ally! The episode is entitled “Backups & Breakups” and Mike plays the role of Mr. Conley in it.  The show airs tonight on the Disney Channel at 8:30 p.m. PT, but be sure to check your local listings for your time zone.

When I was checking out the show’s website, I was pleasantly surprised to see that actress Raini Rodriguez is in it.  She’s probably best known for Paul Bart: Mall Cop.  I met Raini a couple of years ago at a film festival and she really impressed me with her friendliness and professionalism.  She’s a very talented young lady and it’s nice to see her as a regular in a TV show.

Vincent Ventresca in “CSI:NY”!

Warm up your DVRs.  Pop some popcorn.  Get cozy in your flannel jammies and bunny slippers.  Why?  Because Vincent will be guest starring tomorrow night (Friday, January 13) in CSI:NY!

Vince plays the role of Ron Ferguson.  And as you can see from the following picture, his character doesn’t fare too well…big understatement, eh?

Vince with Special Effects Makeup Artist

The episode is entitled “Who’s There.”  Here’s a description of the episode from the official CSI:NY website:

A home invasion investigation becomes more complicated when the victim’s family turns out to be less perfect than they originally seem.

So tune in tomorrow at 9/8 central on CBS and find out who could have possibly done this to poor Vince…um, I mean Ron.


I-Man Scripts for Sale!

If you’ve always wanted to own an Invisible Man script or if you know anyone who would like to own one, today is your day!  Joan McCartney (formerly of Perseus Project) is selling some of her scripts!  Here’s what she has available:

Season One

  • Cat and Mouse
  • It Hurts When I Do This
  • Brother’s Keeper (writer’s draft, dated 5/10/02, autographed by Craig Silverstein)
  • Brother’s Keeper (revised writer’s draft, dated 2/21/01)
  • Diseased (autographed – hard to see – by Vince, Mike and Shannon)
  • Frozen in Time
  • Flowers for Hobbes (autographed by Dungeon Dan – special effects make up artist, with production notes on cover)

Season Two

  • Den of Thieves
  • Bad Chi
  • Immaterial Girl
  • Germ Theory
  • Mere Mortals

All scripts are $10.00 each plus shipping.  If you purchase all of them, they are $8.00 each plus shipping.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more scripts, please contact me via my website contact form.  I will forward all requests to Joan and she will reply and work out the details with you.

ADDENDUM: Please note that the scripts, and thus the autographs, are copies, not originals. Also, there is currently a waiting list for “Diseased.”


Craig Silverstein Named One of the Top 50 Power Showrunners for 2011!

We Invisible Man fans have always recognized the incredible talent of Craig Silverstein.  The I-Man episodes he wrote are always among our favorites.  He was even described as a young savant by one of the cast members (I forget which one.  Vince, I think?).  It’s been exciting to see Craig’s career skyrocket, although I have to admit that I would love to see Craig writing more I-Man.

Now Craig has been named one of the “Top 50 Power Showrunners 2011” by the Hollywood Reporter!  How cool is that?  It couldn’t happen to nicer or more talented guy.  Check out the write up in the Hollywood Reporter:

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/craig-silverstein-247420

It’s hard enough to get one show on TV but, impressively, Craig has two shows currently on the air:  Nikita and Terra Nova!  Here’s a little bit of info about each of them.

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Nikita

The second season of Nikita is already underway. Craig is executive producer of the show and he’s been pretty active promoting the show.  He started giving us tidbits of info about the new season this summer during Comic-Con and the info keeps on coming. I’ve compiled a bunch of these recent videos from around the web of our favorite I-Man writer himself talking about Nikita.

Comic-Con Interviews

Comic-Con Panel

Craig Silverstein and Shane West

Episode Previews

Nikita airs Fridays at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on the CW.  Be sure to check your local listings for the time and channel in your area.

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Terra Nova 

Craig also is an executive producer on the new sci-fi series, Terra Nova.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, he is credited with being one of the co-creators, although I’m not sure how much actual hands on day-to-day involvement he has with the series.

The sci-fi lover in me is really starting to enjoy this series.  Have any of you been watching it?  If not, you might want to give it a try.  It airs on Mondays at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on FOX (again, check your local listings).

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2011 has turned into a very good year for Craig with two successful series concurrently on the air and being named one of the Top 50 Power Showrunners.

Congratulations, Craig!



News From Julie Ben-Victor

Paul and Julie Ben-Victor

Paul Ben-Victor’s wife, Julie, has given us a heads up about a couple of projects. Here’s what she has to say:

Hey Everyone!  It’s a great week for the BV’!  Sunday is the Season Finale of In Plain Sight where I have one cute little line, and my hubbie tries his hardest to save the day…once again! Check it out on USA Network at 10 PST.  Also Should’ve Been Romeo is finally a locked picture…where I play Dr Wonder and Paul plays a grouchy actor (stretch I know…).  Starring my hubbie, Carol Kane, Ed Asner, and lots and lots of other great talent!  Stay tuned for more info on that!

So please show your support for this fantastic couple and tune in tomorrow to In Plain Sight on USA!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Should’ve Been Romeo!