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5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar

March 17th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar
There are a lot more great actors than ever get the spotlight they deserve. For every A-list star, we'd wager there are three underrated ones. That's why we at BFTV put together a new list to start your week: the five actors who should definitely be on your radar.

Five actors who are - in our opinion - the best actors we've ever seen, yet none of whom are necessarily Hollywood heavyweights. These are the five people that we absolutely have to watch in everything they do, no matter the project or the size of the part. Read on to familiarize yourself with our favorite five.

Josh Charles

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Michael Trucco: The One To Watch In 2014

March 12th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Michael Trucco
Consistency is an undervalued quantity in show business. There's nothing more gratifying than discovering somebody who's worked hard, role after role and year after year, delivering characters that surpass expectations or break the mold, knowing that you could literally watch anything they've done and be entertained by it. Unless it's that actor finally breaking through and getting noticed for how damn talented they are. Such is the case with our friend Michael Trucco, who's firing on all cylinders to make him our One To Watch in 2014.

Make no mistake about it, Michael didn't just happen. ...
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Michael Trucco Guest Stars On Tonight's 'Intelligence'

January 27th, 2014 8:03pm EST
Intelligence
If you can't wait until the next episode of Killer Women to get your Michael Trucco fix, you're in luck: he also guest stars in tonight's episode of CBS's new drama series Intelligence.

In "Secrets of the Secret Service," Michael plays Agent Griffin, a member of the Secret Service who works with Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) and Riley Neal (Meghan Ory) to rescue two American journalists being held hostage in Syria.

The mission is slightly complicated by the fact that Griffin is also Riley's ex-boyfriend, and the episode description teases that "the truth behind their past is revealed."...
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Happy Birthday: Michael Trucco

June 22nd, 2013 12:05pm EDT
Fairly Legal
We're wishing a happy birthday to Fairly Legal and Battlestar Galactica star Michael Trucco, who turns 43 today.

You know him best as Justin Patrick, the idealistic Assistant District Attorney and ex-husband of Kate Reed, on Fairly Legal, and as world-saving Cylon Samuel Anders on Battlestar Galactica.

We named him one of our 5 underappreciated TV actors in December, and other than the cancellation of Fairly Legal, the past year has been pretty great for this talented performer. He returned to the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother for the first six episodes this season, then landed another...
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Rutledge Wood, Michael Trucco Impress At 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 22nd, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Saturday was a big day for a pair of talented people, as Rutledge Wood and Michael Trucco impressed among a star-studded field at the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Top Gear co-host Rutledge captured his first TPCR victory, while Fairly Legal star Michael finished a strong third, thwarted only by impressive driving on the part of Awkward's Brett Davern. BFTV caught up with Rutledge and Michael after the race to look back on their successful showing.

Things started with a bang during Friday's qualifying session, during which both of them distinguished themselves in opposite ways. "I broke ...
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Rutledge Wood, Michael Trucco Gear Up For 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 15th, 2013 10:49am EDT
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
The 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is just days away, and it's going to be one heck of an event. Amongst the field, BFTV found two familiar faces: Fairly Legal star Michael Trucco and Top Gear co-host Rutledge Wood. I caught up with Michael and Rutledge at the recent TPCR Media Day in Long Beach to find out what they're thinking going into this weekend's race, as well as what else they have in the works.

It's Michael's second time racing, after competing in 2011, and at Media Day he was introduced as the "co-favorite" to take the title. Does he feel like the favorite? "I don't," he said. "...
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5 Underappreciated TV Actors: Where Are They Now?

April 14th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Fairly Legal
In December, I gave you my list of five TV actors deserving of more notice this year. With 2013 more than a quarter of the way over, it's time to check the results. Where are these talented folks now? Did they get the extra attention they should have? And who else is poised to reach the next level?

1. Michael Trucco

You Know Him From: USA's Fairly Legal, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica

Why He Made The List: He was the MVP of Fairly Legal. While Sarah Shahi was deservedly center stage in the USA original series as mediator Kate Reed, he was her perfect foil as Kate's ex-husband and frequent...
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5 Television Actors Deserving of More Notice in 2013

December 26th, 2012 9:00am EST
Michael Trucco
Now that Christmas is over, it's time to look forward to the New Year and new entertainment. With that comes the opportunity to hopefully see some familiar faces again, and there are several that I've got my fingers crossed for. These five actors have distinguished themselves in television roles in the recent past, and deserve more of our attention - and hopefully to be back on our small screens - in 2013.

1. Michael Trucco: Former Battlestar Galactica star Michael Trucco did a complete 180 two seasons ago when he stepped into the role of Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on USA...
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Best of 2012 - Brittany's Top 10 in TV, Film, Music and Other Entertainment

December 23rd, 2012 12:15pm EST
The Voice
It's that time of year again: time to look back on the things we enjoyed the most in television, film, music and other entertainment. For your reading pleasure, here are my '10 in 2012' - ten categories of awards handed out to my personal favorite things and people from the last year.

- Brittany Frederick's 10 in 2012 -

Best Unscripted Entertainment: There was a lot of fun to be had in the world of unscripted TV this year. NBC ran not one, but two seasons of The Voice this time around, and for the most part, the network's gamble paid off. We were introduced to plenty more great talents...
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Michael Trucco Is Getting His 'Revenge'

December 2nd, 2012 9:00am EST
Revenge
Revenge is getting even better. In tonight's episode, "Revelations," Michael Trucco officially begins his guest-starring role, after a brief appearance earlier this season.

Trucco's character is Nate Ryan, the brother of recurring character Kenny Ryan (JR Bourne, pictured above right with Trucco). Nate is described as "street-smart, charismatic and slightly menacing." It's unknown exactly how long he'll appear on the ABC series, but it's expected to be a significant story arc.

The Revenge role is Trucco's second major guest stint this year. He previously booked a return to How I Met You...
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Why USA Shouldn't Burst 'Fairly Legal's' Bubble

September 14th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Fairly Legal
Given its success with original series, USA greenlit quite a few not so long ago - and now, there's not room for all of them. Reports suggest that four of the cable net's more recent shows are in danger of cancellation: Fairly Legal, Necessary Roughness, Common Law and Political Animals.

Of the four, it's Fairly Legal that it would be the biggest shame to lose. It's a not that uncommon case of a series that didn't find itself right away, and this one is on the verge of doing so. While it's understandable how it ended up on the bubble, the show has plenty of potential and a charismati...
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'Fairly Legal' Star Michael Trucco Returns To 'How I Met Your Mother'

July 23rd, 2012 8:05pm EDT
Fairly Legal
Michael Trucco will be getting more than a cameo on CBS' How I Met Your Mother. After an all-too-brief appearance in the season six episode "Hopeless," the actor will return in the comedy's upcoming eighth season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HIMYM showrunners sought to bring Trucco's character back in the show's seventh season, but the actor's obligations to his regular role on USA's Fairly Legal prevented that from happening. Now he'll be present for multiple episodes in season eight.

Trucco currently plays Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on Fairly Legal, and should...
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The 10 Most Underrated Cable TV Actors & Actresses

July 22nd, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Xander Berkeley
There are a lot of talented actors and actresses in Hollywood - probably a lot more than you think. For every big name you remember, there are five or ten who don't get their due. While we don't have the space to recognize all the actors we enjoy, here's a short list of the ten that are most glaringly overlooked...

In alphabetical order:

1. Xander Berkeley

Where You Should Know Him From: As Percy on CW's Nikita. Also George Mason on FOX's 24, and the flicks Gattaca, Air Force One, A Few Good Men and Terminator 2: Judgment Day...just to name a few.

Xander Berkeley is one of those acto...
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Michael Trucco: 'Fairly Legal's' Secret Weapon

March 16th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Michael Trucco
USA's Fairly Legal returns for its second season tonight with one big ace up its sleeve: co-star Michael Trucco.

When is a series regular a secret weapon? When he's doing fantastic work and still playing second chair. Yes, Fairly Legal belongs to the character of Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), but there's something about her not quite ex-husband that sticks.

As played by Trucco, Justin Patrick is that hard-working, dedicated Assistant District Attorney that you'd want fighting for you in court, and he's also the voice of reason in his complicated relationship with Kate. In a conventional legal ...
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'Psych' Recap: 'Dead Man's Curveball' (6.05)

November 9th, 2011 11:00pm EST
Psych
Psych goes out to the ballgame this week, and treats us to a fantastic time. The only way this episode could get better is if it had come with a box of Cracker Jack.

Minor league manager Mel Hornsby (the always fantastic Danny Glover) comes to Shawn asking him to look into the death of his hitting coach. To do so, Shawn and Gus join the team - even if Gus has to be the mascot. It's clear pretty early on that the victim was drugged, because Shawn makes the mistake of drinking a water bottle in the dead guy's house and likewise gets high on speed. (And James Roday does a pretty good ...
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Theatre Talk: 'How The World Began' With Jarrett Sleeper

October 1st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
SCR
Jarrett Sleeper knows a thing or two about How The World Began. He gets to debate that very subject in South Coast Repertory's newest play.

Southern California may be known as the home of film and television, but it also has a vibrant theatre scene. In the same place where you look for your favorite stars, you can see quite a few names from TV and film right in front of you on stage. In recent memory, the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Alan Cumming and Michael Trucco have been found in our regional theatre scene.

At SCR in Costa Mesa, Catherine Trieschmann's How The World Began asks au...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.10 'Bridges' Review

March 24th, 2011 11:05pm EDT
Fairly Legal
The Fairly Legal season finale is upon us. It ends up being a fair reflection of the entire first season: while there are some highlights, ultimately, it ends up being merely a passable diversion.

Kate is brought to the Croatian consulate to handle a custody dispute. Veronica's soon-to-be adoptive father Pete (that's Scott Holroyd, aka Chuck's evil CIA agent Justin Sullivan) wants to keep the daughter that isn't biologically his from being taken back to Croatia by his mother-in-law. The frustrated father and the protective mother-in-law eventually realize that they want the same thin...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.09 'My Best Friend's Prenup' Review

March 17th, 2011 11:02pm EDT
Fairly Legal
I've heard it said that you can learn a lot about someone from their friends. Well, this week we meet one of Kate's friends, Julie (Brittany Ishibashi), who's about to get married. Lauren is working on the prenuptual agreement with Julie's father Joseph (Clyde Kusatsu), who's more concerned with protecting his family business from Julie's husband-to-be Eric (David Alpay) than his daughter's happiness. Yes, you've pretty much heard this story before.

The show tries to throw a wrench in there by revealing that Eric's supposedly dead mother isn't really dead, but it doesn't really work...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.08 'Ultravinyl' Review

March 11th, 2011 10:29am EST
Fairly Legal
One way to make a good show? Bring a great guest star.

Chris Vance can turn up on my TV anytime he likes. I liked him as Mason Gilroy on Burn Notice (anyone ever notice how these USA shows tend to share guest actors?), loved him even more as Dr. Jack Gallagher in the short-lived Mental, and am glad to see him in this week's Fairly Legal as Paul Shelton, a former rock star who needs Kate to help him mediate a business deal with his two old bandmates. Unfortunately, Mack and Sherry are married, raising a family, and want nothing to do with him. As if that's not harsh enough, he's dying.
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'Fairly Legal' 1.05 'The Two Richards' Review

February 17th, 2011 11:01pm EST
Fairly Legal
If you ever want to know what it's like to be hit by a truck, this episode of Fairly Legal will elucidate that for you.

Richard Neumeyer (Brian Markinson, who will always be "the other guy from Touching Evil" to me) was smacked by one while out with his wife Marsha, and now Kate has to mediate a settlement between theNeumeyers and the insurance company, within one day. She soon discovers that while Richard may be physically fine, he's not the same man he once was. The plot echoes the same issue raised in episode two, "Priceless": how does one put a monetary cost on things which are in...
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Top 10 Current TV Character Crushes

February 14th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Fairly Legal
It's Valentine's Day, and that means love is in the air (for some of us, anyway). It's also a perfect time to pay tribute to the fictional men who've made my heart melt this TV season, for one reason or another, or oftentimes several. These are ten guys who, if they were real, would have no problem getting my phone number.

Warning: there are spoilers for certain series. Each show is listed in each character's heading. If you're waiting for the DVD's, I'd advise skipping those particular sections.

Before I get too mushy, here's the criteria for making my list:

1) They had to be from...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.04 'Bo Me Once' Review

February 11th, 2011 7:20am EST
Fairly Legal
Last week's Fairly Legal was another so-so episode in my book, so I was curious to see if the show would rebound this week. One way to do that is to open the episode with the always amazing Michael Trucco. Justin's being called in on his off Sunday, which he'd hoped to be spending with Kate, who's been roped into a case between a TV chef named Bo (Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock) and the company manufacturing his barbecue sauce. Great, five minutes in and I'm feeling a Famous Dave's craving coming on.

Bringing the two arguing parties together, Kate gets them talking and seems to iron ...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.03 'Benched' Review

February 3rd, 2011 11:02pm EST
Fairly Legal
After last week's pretty good episode, I had high hopes for this week's Fairly Legal, which sees Kate trying to settle things between a difficult high school football coach (Dean Norris) and angry parents who dislike his controversial treatment of their children. This plot makes me think of deposed Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach, but we don't have time to completely mirror Leach's complicated story (thankfully). Instead, we're left with a fairly light portrayal of a question that comes up a lot if you follow high school or college football: is the coach too tough, or are the kid...
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Interview: 'Fairly Legal' Is A Perfect Fit For Michael Trucco

February 2nd, 2011 12:30pm EST
Fairly Legal
As dedicated Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on USA's new original series Fairly Legal, Michael Trucco has turned my head to the point of being near show-stealing. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to the former Battlestar Galactica star to find out what makes the character of Justin tick, about his own Northern California upbringing, and how he has more in common with his on-screen alter ego than you might think.

I feel like I should apologize. I have realized I'm probably the only person on the planet who hasn't yet seen Battlestar Galactica.

Whoa. We’ve got somethi...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.02 'Priceless' Review

January 27th, 2011 11:03pm EST
Fairly Legal
I had high hopes for the second episode of Fairly Legal based on the guest cast alone. "Priceless" features Paul Schulze as a man who wrongfully spent more than two decades in prison. Anyone who saw Schulze's run as Ryan Chappelle on 24, or even his guest appearances on shows like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or Standoff, to name two of my favorites, knows that he's turned in some great performances.

Justin personally hands Kate her next case: Steve (Schulze) has spent twenty-two years behind bars only to be found innocent, and now she has to mediate a settlement between hi...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.01 'Pilot' Review

January 20th, 2011 11:18pm EST
Fairly Legal
I want to like Fairly Legal more than I do.

There's a lot to love about USA Network's newest original series, beginning with Sarah Shahi, who proves that her outstanding performance as the cynical recovering alcoholic Dani Reese on NBC's late-but-still missed Life wasn't a fluke. As lawyer turned mediator Kate Reed, Shahi has plenty of charm, a winning smile and an earnestness that's infectious. Kate is almost the complete opposite of Reese - except for maybe the father issues - and Shahi plays both roles equally well, proving that it's about time someone gave her a series of her ow...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.01 'Pilot' Advance Review

January 13th, 2011 4:45pm EST
Fairly Legal
All of USA Network's series share one quality: distinctive lead characters who become media personalities in their own right. For example, there's no doubt that while White Collar is a great ensemble piece, it's Matt Bomer's Neal Caffrey who gets most of the attention and promotional exposure. So it is that the network's newest series, Fairly Legal, is resting on the shoulders of Sarah Shahi. If you're one of those people still annoyed at NBC for cancelling Life, you know that she's more than deserving of her own series. She is a very talented actress, and though she doesn't get to s...
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