Invisible Man Fun Facts: The Keeper

Here are a few little known facts about The Keeper that you might find interesting.

  • Claire’s name was originally supposed to be Kyle.  Yes, Kyle.  I kid you not.  Somewhere along the way it was changed to Claire.
  • The Keeper is an expert in Animal Defense Mechanisms and is a D.V.M.  Makes sense since she had all those animals in her lab.
  • Claire is also a M.D., a specialist in neurotoxicology and cellular biology, among other things. 
  • Matt Greenberg established from the beginning of the series that The Keeper knew Darien’s brother, Kevin, well (even though we didn’t find out until the episode Brother’s Keeper).  In fact, Matt had intended that Darien would eventually find out about the relationship between Kevin and The Keeper. 

Did you learn something new?  Well, stay tuned and I’ll share more Invisible Man Fun Facts in future posts.

Reviews Coming In for “The Good Steno”

I’m passing on to all of you a link and some audience reviews that Paul Ben-Victor sent me yesterday.  The link is to a great article about Paul’s play The Good Steno, which is currently playing at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles, California.  He also included some raving audience reviews (see below).

I love the mother/son picture of Paul and his mom, Leah Cornfeld Friedman, that is included in the article.  To read the article and view the pictures go to

Paul’s play runs until March 25, 2007, so there’s still time to catch it!  Go to for ticket information.

Audience Reviews

“The Good Steno” is one of the best plays I’ve seen anywhere in years.  Absolute perfection: the writing, the casting, the acting, the staging, the music, the choreography, the fun, the laughs and pain intermingled seamlessly and with great effect.  I have recommended it to friends, colleagues and family with full confidence that I have done them a great favor if they check out what theater is meant to be and do for the human heart and psyche.

We still can’t stop talking or thinking about the play…the inventiveness, the performances, the continuity, the structure, the choreography, the UNBELIEVABLE talent all around!  It is so rare to go to a play where everyone knocks it out of the ballpark!!  Seriously.  SERIOUSLY.
A sensational job on all fronts!
Jen & Steve

The Good Steno is a must-see! The stellar writing gives a sense of total authenticity to the time and place. The cast of beautifully-crafted characters delivers a jaw-dropping performance. The story unfolds at a pace unbeknownst to Black Box theatre ’til now. The comedy, the suspense…it stays with you for days…
Amy Belasen

What a  magnificent play!  What wonderful work Leah and Paul did together – the characters and the world they created stays with me!
sally lapidus

Thanks again for the wonderful evening. I really enjoyed the play… the wonderful  dialogue / language and Paul Ben-Victor’s excellent acting and direction. Wow – there sure was a lot going on on that  stage.

Well, I’m blown away. What a beautifully realized production. Great cast, great direction and a fabulous play. I loved it all and it certainly captured a time and place that resonates for me.

We have told many friend’s about the play . I thought about it for several days after. It was FANTASTIC!!!  WOW! What an undertaking!  We haven’t seen great theater in such a long time.

Had a great time the other night. Really great piece of work.  Acting was superb.  Do you know if there’s any way I could get a copy of Paul Ben-Victor’s play? I’d really like to read it before I see it AGAIN.
All the best,

We loved the play.  I seriously can’t wait to see it again!

I heard it was great!  I’m def coming.
mike rappaport

Mike Reprises His Ghost Role in “Chad Vader 6”

Mike McCafferty is back again as a ghost in episode six of Chad Vader

This web series that is getting some very nice attention.  Not long ago I saw it on the home page of  And, recently, it was nominated as one of VH1’s 40 Greatest Internet Superstars.  If you want to help Chad Vader get on VH1, vote for it at  If it makes the list, it will appear on VH1 on Friday, April 6, at 8:00 p.m.

Now go watch the episode on YouTube or incur the wrath of Vader. 

Mike McCafferty

What Happened to Paul in “All the King’s Men”?

Some of you long-time readers of my posts might remember that I wrote back in 2005 about Paul Ben-Victor having a role in All the King’s Men.  Well, you might be interested in knowing that the film has come and gone from theaters and is now available on DVD

So why did it take me so long to bring this news to you?  I admit that I do get swamped and behind on the news from time to time, but I assure you that’s not what happened in this case. 

Actually, I had heard a little rumor that Paul’s part had been cut; and it wasn’t until just recently when I was able to watch the movie On Demand that I was able to confirm that rumor.

Yes, I’m sorry to say, Paul’s character ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor. 

I can’t give you an exact reason why this happened, but most likely the film was too long and/or the story needed to be tightened up.  When that happens, characters that aren’t integral to the storyline often get cut.  It’s a shame it had to happen to Paul though. 

Talented Fans

It’s always fun to see what other fans have done to show their love for The Invisible Man.  Fan art is just one of the means that fans use to express themselves and I’m mentioning it now because, recently, a whole page of fan art was brought to my attention by Holly.  She and a few other fans have created and posted some pretty cool artwork and graphics on this page.

As an example, here’s a darling Chibi Darien drawn by Rain, a fan from Australia, who was kind enough to let me post it here.  Isn’t he adorable?

Chibi Darien

To view more artwork by these talented I-Man fans go to Deviant Art.

Nestor Sightings


So did anyone notice that Shannon Kenny’s husband, Nestor Carbonell, was in last night’s Lost episode?  I think it would be cool if he came back as a recurring character, even though his character is a bit creepy.  That bus accident was just way too much of a coincidence to be an accident, don’t you think? 

If you missed the episode, it is available for viewing online in streaming video at

Smokin’ Aces

Now playing in theaters is Smokin’ Aces, a film in which Nestor has a role.  He plays the character Pasquale Acosta.  Check out for show times in your area. 

Paul Returns to “The Wire”

The season four finale of The Wire marks the return of Paul Ben-Victor’s character Spiros “Vondas” Vondopoulos.  I have no information at this time as to whether this is a one-episode return or if Paul’s character is back on a more recurring basis.

The name of the episode is Final Grades.  I’m late reporting this, but there are a couple of airings left of this episode:  one on February 6, 2007 at 11:00 p.m. on HBO East, and again on February 7, 2007 at 2:00 a.m. on HBO West.  As usual, check your local listings.  If you have HBO On Demand, you can also catch the episode during its run from February 12, 2007 to March 4, 2007. 

Fan Club Announces Date of Next Fan Convention

The I-Maniacs Fan Club has announced the date of the next I-Manicon:  July 21, 2007.  So mark your calendars!  If you’re a fan of The Invisible Man, this is a must-attend event.  Seriously, folks, most fans just dream of this kind interaction with their favorite actors.  The fan club makes it happen. 

Last year was hands down the best con we’ve had to date.  We had the pleasure of having Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Eddie Jones, and Mike McCafferty join us as special guests.  Also in attendance were Eddie’s wife, Anita, and Jason Makiaris, both of whom had guest roles on the show. 

We have yet to get the entire cast in attendance, so maybe this will be the year?  Here’s hoping! 

Check out the following pictures from last year’s con that I-Mom was kind enough to share.

Panel Shot

I-Man Cast 

This year the con will be held in Los Angeles, California, at the same hotel as last year: 

Doubletree Hotel
Los Angeles International Airport
1985 East Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

You must be an I-Maniacs Fan Club member to attend, but membership is absolutely free.  It’s a great little fan club and members get some very nice perks.  So if you’re not a member, what are you waiting for?  Go join now! 

Volunteers are needed to help plan the con.  I’ve helped out the two last years, but need to step back this year because it pulls me too much away from the movie project, which has to take priority for me.  So if you can step in and help fill that void, it would be very much appreciated.  You don’t even have to be an attendee to help out. Just go to and join the Yahoo! group.

The fan club will be sending out more info in the future and I’ll post updates here too from time to time.