We love our original cast! The show wouldn’t be the same without Marshall or Weiss, Dixon or Vaughn, but over the course of the last 5 seasons, Alias has housed some of the most stellar guest stars in the biz. From Quentin Tarantino (McKenas Cole) to Vivica A. Fox (Toni Cummings) to Sonia Braga (Sophia Vargas/Elena Derevko), these actors come in for an episode or two and add a little extra flavor, a little flare. Who is your favorite guest star from Alias? Why? Which character did they play and in what episode(s) did they appear?
My fav: Ricky Gervais appeared as Daniel Ryan, an international terrorist bomber looking to sell his latest weapon to the Covenant. He appears in episode 3.15 “Façade.” His character is so confident and flippant. He knows something is up, but he can’t prove it. Once he discovers the CIA deceived him and Sydney was the Covenant agent that killed his brother, he turns the table on the team. Excellent acting, seeing as Gervais is a comedian, internationally known for his hilarious role on the original British version of The Office.
PS. If you haven't yet, watch 3.15 "Facade" with the audio commentary. Greg Grunberg aka Weiss, talks about what it was like working with Gervais. I guess the set experienced some side-splitting laughter!! Gervais also made the season 3 bloopers. Jennifer accidentally spills water on Gervais during a scene in which Sydney is suppose to give his character something to drink.
PPS. My girls on the basketball team are currently #1 in the league! YAHOO!! We have a big game to night, wish us all luck!