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It’s Looking Grimm

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by wmapother No Comments

Tomorrow night I’m guesting on NBC’s Grimm (9/8c)…as a minister, of all things.Grimm - I'm all tied up at the moment

The logline from NBC’s site: “A preacher who exploits his Wesen identity to gain followers arrives in Portland.” Hmm. Sounds like a pitch for an SNL sketch about the primaries.

Also, last week I was on the Grog ‘n’ Prog podcast (Episode 4) for a Lost-centric grilling. Eg, Why was Ethan spared during the Purge? Why wasn’t he in more episodes? And in ep 5.3’s final scene, why was that third palm frond from the left folded IN FOUR PLACES? etc., etc. You’ve been warned. Ep 4 here:



Posted in Acting Projects, News & Events, Photos of Wm, TV

“Hawaii Five-0”

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by wmapother 1 Comment

Airing tmrw night: I’m back on the island! This time for “Hawaii Five-0.”  It’s on CBS H50 one-sheettomorrow night (Friday, Oct 3), 9pm/8C.

Posted in Acting Projects, News & Events, TV

American War Generals

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by wmapother 1 Comment

This weekend the National Geographic Channel is airing the two-hour special “American War Generals,” which I narrate.  It premieres this Sunday, Sept 14, at 8pmET.  am war gen 48percent

The interviews and material are fascinating.  The generals, nearly all of them household names, offer perspectives and information we rarely learn from reports on the wars.  The NatGeo site has this synopsis:

“Powell. McChrystal. McCaffrey. Petraeus. Clark. For the first time, National Geographic Channel gathers the nation’s leading war generals for an unprecedented look at 50 years of military history, from the Vietnam War to America’s war on Al-Qaeda. The two-hour special American War Generals reveals never-before-heard stories and insightful opinions from eleven active and retired U.S. Army generals. Their accounts take us through the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare.”


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The NatGeo page for the show

USA Today’s review

A short preview

Washingtonian’s piece on the premiere

Posted in News & Events, Other Photos, Press, TV, Voice

Back on the Island

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by wmapother No Comments

I’m back on the Island, this time to shoot an episode of Hawaii 5-0Entertainment Weekly logoAccording to Entertainment Weekly, I’m the ninth Lost alum to appear on the show.  Hmmm…coincidence?

Posted in Acting Projects, Press, TV

Posted on: March 22nd, 2014 by wmapother No Comments

Tomorrow night I return to ‘The Mentalist‘ as that bundle of joy and giggles, Richard Haibach.

mentalistIt should be a lovely time for all.

Posted in Acting Projects, News & Events, TV