This week's Secret Boyfriend should be a familiar face. To most none fandom-crazy people, he's a total, "Hey! It's that Guy!" A quick run-down of his IMDB page will show that he's been in a ton of primetime shows during the past few years, and basically anything that has ever filmed in Vancouver. In fact, now I am wondering if he is Canadian. But if so, I won't hold it against him. So who is he?
I can hear you from here. You're saying, "who?" So how abouts I break it down.
He was Badger on Firefly.
And he was Romo (the lawyer) on Battlestar Galactica.
And most recently, he's the demon Crowley on Supernatural.
And you've probably also seen him on Chuck, Leverage, CSI, so yeah, dude gets around.
And he's SBFOTW this week for several reasons, first of which is that he brought a much needed adrenaline rush to Supernatural's most recent episode (which frankly has gotten so bogged down in angst this season it's missing a lot of the old fun), and second, he has pretty much always impressed me with his quality of acting. Sure, he tends to come in to a series, be awesome for a handful of episodes and then depart, but you don't forget him. He's a consummate character actor who gets it done. Whatever it happens to be. Funny, scary, smart, intimidating, crazy; he's done it all and done it well.
Plus, I think he's adorable.
So, cheers, Mark! I hope you stick around Supernatural for awhile, come back to Chuck soon, and I might even check out Leverage now that I know you're in it.