We continue our series of things that repeated themselves in Alex’s career with a summary of the stars who appeared with him in more than one movie and or TV production other than just being in Moonlight vs Three Rivers and Hawaii Five-0. You will see that some of these actors were discussed in previous posts under different headings but they needed to me mentions here as well.
You can see Part 1 here , Again here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here.
But let us continue with this one ……..
Alex and Jack met on the set of Man-Thing in 2003 and later Alex described Jack as the mentor who ‘potty-trained‘ him as an actor. In that same year Jack was also cast in a smaller supporting role in Oyster Farmer with Alex.
When Alex and Jack’s son Patrick came up with the concept of the movie Feed, about Feeders and Gainer, Jack not only joined them in producing the film, but also took on a small roll in it as well in 2005. In Feed however the two never shared the screen for scenes together.
Such a lot of diverse character these two gentlemen got to play opposite each other in 4 different productions. First there was the TV series Black Jack Sweet Science. The two actors however never shared a scene in it.
Then even before the filming of Oyster Farmer started, Alex and David went on a trip along the river to bond. The chemistry of them together clearly showed in the movie.
In Mary Bryant to two excelled and with great ease portrayed these to friends and their journey with Mary.
Again in Feed the two never shared a scene and David most probably did the part of a priest as a favour to Alex
- David in Black Jack Sweet Science,
As with Patrick’s father Jack, Alex met him on the set of the movie Man-Thing.
The two became friends and together they came up with the idea for the movie Feed. Parts of Feed clearly show Alex’s wonderful talent as an actor, especially during the last “battle” with Patrick’s character.
In Man-Thing, Matthew played the lead and Alex just one of the supporting main characters. Most of Alex’s scenes in the movie where with Matthew. There many who says Alex would have been better as the lead. However I doubt if him in the lead would have saved the movie from itself.
In Feed, Matthew played a supporting role and the two actors never shared the screen.
Of course we all know that in Hawaii Five-0, William play’s John, Alex’s character’s father who dies in the opening scene of the series.. And during the years we have seen him appear a couple of time for flashbacks into Steve’s life. In Three Rivers William was Alex’s character Dr Andy’s uncle. And in August Rush he was the main female character’s father and never interacted with Alex’s character. Alex of course played the main male character’s brother.
Although the never shared scenes in either production, we can mention that the two actors worked on the same projects. In August Rush, Mykelti plays a reverend at a church where August ends up at. And in Hawaii Five-0 he plays Grover’s corrupt friend and colleague who also killed his own wife.
Although they never shared a scene in either production, this connection is worth a mention. Terence plays a social worker in August Rush and in Hawaii Five-0 he plays the gangster who kills Danny’s old partner Grace on the day of 9/11.
Another Australian actor again not sharing a real scene together with Alex, but they were in the same production on more than one occasion and that is worth a mention. In Man-Thing, Steve’s character was there when Alex’s character gets killed off, but they do not really take part together in the moment.
In Hawaii Five-0, Steve’s character gets killed but Adam and that is also the reason why Adam landed in jail.
Anthony appeared in 15 episodes of The Shield as Antwon Mitchell and in the last episode he was in, he met up with Kevin Hyatt as portrayed by Alex.
And of course who can forget the scenes in The Back-Up Plan in the park between Anthony’s character and Stan. Those scenes explained Stan and his situation very well and made him as a character more rounded.
- Anthony in The Back-up Plan
Interesting fact I stumbled upon while researching the previous déjà vu post, was that apart from Moonlight, Brian also appeared in 11 episode of The Shield as Detective Tavon Garris before Alex as Kevin Hiatt joined the team there at the Barn.
And then in Hawaii Five-0, Brian played a father who planned revenge after his child got killed because of a faulty children’s car seat.
- Unfortunately we do not have footage of Brian in The Shield
Poor Chris, Alex’s characters seems to be pointing guns at him all the time. In the movie The Invisible the two actors crossed paths when Alex’s Marcus threatens Chris’s character to give him the location of the body.
In Hawaii Five-0, Chris plays a serial killer who needed to be stopped by the team.
We hope you enjoyed this little fun research post. And remember you might think that we have forgotten some actors, but you need to look back at the other older posts (the links are given in the beginning of this post). They were most probably part of those posts about Moonlight or Three Rivers and Hawaii Five-0.