Reboot: Wow, who’s THAT guy!?

It’s time to bring back one of my favorite topics on this blog- fine (and fine looking, in many cases) actors who are not yet household names.  You may have seen tall, striking (mother is Peruvian; father is Scottish), leading-man to-be, Henry Ian Cusick (b. 1967).  His accent is British.  He appeared in ABC’s Lost from 2005-2010 (after I stopped watching it- too bad), and was nominated for an Emmy.  I first saw him in Fall 2010 on my favorite show, NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Ian (as he prefers to be called) was in a 2 episode arc (Bullseye and Locum), playing Eric Weber, an IT security expert/neighborhood vigilante/martial arts teacher.  At first, I thought that Erik could be a potential love interest for Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), but he turned out to be two-faced… and a serial pedophile!  The dark hair/eyes, features, and intensity bring to mind actor Clive Owen, who got his start on British TV playing antiheros.

In ABC’s Scandal, Ian played a supporting role as Stephen Finch, close friend/co-worker of DC lawyer/fixer Oliva Pope (Kerry Washington).  However, Shonda Rimes (the show’s creator) decided not to bring his character back for the 2nd (current) season.  Ladies’ man Stephen got married to a teacher and moved away to “have a normal life” (as Olivia wanted for him all  along). 

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3 thoughts on “Reboot: Wow, who’s THAT guy!?

  1. Ian’s latest projects involve a 3 episode guest star arc on The Mentalist. His first episode was last Sunday titled “If it Bleeds, it Leads”. His episodes aren’t consecutive, so the other two will be seen later in the season. He’s also guest starring in 2 episodes of Body of Proof which will be back mid season after the New Year! 🙂

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