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GUEST STARS

compiled by Jill Adams

SEASON 2 GUEST STARS

SEASON 3 GUEST STARS

The following (listed in order of introduction on the show)
are secondary cast and recurring guest stars of "Once and Again"

Kelly Coffield Park as Naomi Porter

Season 1: #1-BMG, #3-TSLJ, #4-LAOS, #6-ADD, #7-TEx-F, #11-WTS, #12-TGH,
#16-DG, #19-CiH, #22-ADATO

Kelly plays Naomi Parker, friend of Lily Manning and Karen Sammler and mother of Toby. She was in several episodes of season one, most notably the season finale, where her friendship with Lily becomes strained.

Kelly is probably best known as a comedienne on the TV show, "In Living Color," with Jim Carrey. She is an accomplished character actress with credits in such movies as "Quiz Show," "Jerry Maguire," and "Field of Dreams."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Kimberly McCullough as Jennifer

Season 1: #1-BMG, #2-LSTNT, #3-TSLJ, #4-LAOS, #9-OH, #13-Mediation, #14-SF, #22-ADATO
Season 2: #3-ICSU

Kimberly plays Jennifer, now ex-girlfriend of Eli Sammler. She was featured in episode two, "Let's Spend the Night Together," when Eli and Jennifer are considering losing their virginity to each other. Eli later dumps Jen for Cassidy in "Sneaky Feelings."

In Season two, Jennifer makes a return appearance in Eli's life in "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" where she lends support and co-writing credits to Eli's budding rock-and-roll career. This leads to casual sex in Rick's apartment. The future of this relationship seems to be unclear since Eli has since moved on to Carla (played by Audrey Anderson)

Kimberly is known best for her role as Robin Scorpio on the daytime soap opera, "General Hospital."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Rachel True as Mali

Season 1:#4-LAOS, #6-ADD, #21-LG

Rachel plays Mali, bookstore employee at My Sister's Bookstore.

Rachel may be remembered for "The Cosby Show" where she got her big break. The bi-racial actress has also been in such movies as "CB4" with Chris Rock and "Half-Baked" with Dave Chappelle. She also had guest starring roles on "The Drew Carey Show" as well as "Beverly Hills 90210."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

James Eckhouse as Lloyd Lloyd

Season 1: #7-TEx-F, #10-Thanksgiving, #14-SF
Season 2:#2-BL

James Eckhouse played Lloyd Lloyd, introduced in episode 7, "The Ex-Files," as a possible love interest for Karen Sammler. After an invitation to Thanksgiving at the Sammler home, Lloyd was jilted by Karen for younger man, Leo, in the episode "Sneaky Feelings."

James Eckhouse also directed the episode "Life Out of Balance" in season two.

James Eckhouse was best known from his five year stint as Jim Walsh on the TV show, "Beverly Hills, 90210." James has had a long movie career as a character actor.

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb

Ever Carradine as Tiffany

Season 1: #7-TEx-F, #20-MBC, #21-LG, #22-ADATO
Season 2: # 2 BL, #7 LP, #14TOEofTT, #17 FUOT, #22TSTA

Ever plays Tiffany, the young girlfriend of Jake Manning. Introduced in "The Ex-Files," she has appeared in several more episodes, most notably in "My Brilliant Career" where she accidently "spills the beans" about Jake's infidelity to his daughter, Grace.

In season two, Tiffany returns though it is clear in "Booklovers" that Jake's interest is waning. In "Learner's Permit", Jake breaks up with Tiffany. In FUOT, Lily gives Tiffany some old baby clothes. Finally, Tiffany shows up to help, both in fantasy and reality, at Rick and Lily's wedding in TSTA.

Ever Carradine comes from a long line of actors. Her father is actor Robert Carradine, her grandfather is John Carradine, and her uncles are David and Keith Carradine. Ever'scredits include a few roles before joining the cast of "Once and Again."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Paul Mazursky as Phil Brooks

Season 1: #8-TPIP(flashback), #10-Thanksgiving, #16-DG, #17-UB, #18-SAB
Season 2: #22-TSTA

Mr. Mazursky played Phil Brooks, the father of Lily Manning, Judy and Aaron Brooks. He was the owner of the restaurant, "Phil's," which he turned over to his son-in-law, Jake Manning. He had several appearances in the season, the most memorable one likely being in "Unfinished Business." In that episode, his moving performance of a dying stroke victim ended his real-life appearance on the show.

Mazursky is an accomplished director, writer, producer and actor that has enjoyed a prolific 40+year career. Some of his most famous credits include directing the movies "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman."

Articles:
10-13-00: Next stop, Mazursky; Writer/actor/director

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb

Bonnie Bartlett as Barbara Brooks

Season 1: #10-Thanksgiving, #15-MD(voice only), #17-UB, #18-SAB
Season 2: #4-FoF, #22-TSTA

Bonnie Bartlett plays the mother of Lily, Judy and Aaron. Introduced in "Thanksgiving" as a woman "in charge," she now must "take charge" of her new life as a widow of the late Phil Brooks.

Bonnie is the wife of actor, William Daniels. She has co-starred in many television programs as his on-screen wife including "St. Elsewhere" and "Boy Meets World" as well as appearing in many other movies and TV shows.

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

David Clennon as Miles Drentell

Season 1: #13-Mediation, #15-MD, #22-ADATO
Season 2: #5 Ozy, #9 SR, #11-TLU, #13 EW, #19-AP-1, #20-WSHGBT

David plays the infamous ad exec turned corporate image consultant Miles Drentell, a client of the architectural firm Sammler and Caselli. This character was originally introduced on the television show, "thirtysomething," as the boss of Michael Steadman and Elliot Westin. His character was brought in on "Once and Again" as a foil for Rick Sammler.

As well as his famous stint as Miles Drentell on "thirtysomething," Clennon had another starring role in the sitcom, "Almost Perfect" (1995). He has co-starred in well over 50 movies since his debut in "The Paper Chase" in 1973. Clennon is an avid political activist that has turned down roles because of his political beliefs.

Articles:
5-18-01: Miles Drentell, R.I.P.

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb

Harley Jane Kozak as the mediator, Carol

Season 1: #13-Mediation Harley Jane Kozak only appeared in one episode, "Mediation," as the very pregnant mediator, Carol, but is notable because she was originally cast as Karen Sammler. She had to bow out of the role due to her pregnancy and the role was then offered to Susanna Thompson.

Harley Jane has appeared in such movies as "Parenthood" and "When Harry Met Sally" among others.

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Mark Feuerstein as Dr. Leo Fisher

Season 1: #14-SF, #19-CiH
Season 2: #3-ICSU, #6 FFT, #12-Suspicion

Mark made his debut on "Once and Again" as Leo, the impulsive young doctor who falls for Karen Sammler in the episode, "Sneaky Feelings." He reprised his role, as someone who Karen said, "...can make me laugh," in the episode, "Cat-in-Hat."

Though still dating in season 2, Karen seems to be having second thoughts about the future of her relationship with Leo. Besides the fact that she feels they have little in common, she is concerned about Jessie's friendship with him. In "Suspicion", Karen dumps Leo.

Feuerstein was seen in the movie, "Rules of Engagement," and will be featured in the upcoming film, "What Women Want." He made another "quirky" primetime TV appearance this season as a bi-sexual judge -- a love interest for Ally McBeal on the show "Ally McBeal".

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb

Alexandra Holden as Cassidy

Season 1: #14-SF, #22-ADATO

Alexandra was introduced in the episode, "Sneaky Feelings," as Eli Sammler's new love interest. In the season finale, it is discovered that Cassidy is cheating on Eli.

Holden has been doing double primetime work. In addition to her role on "Once and Again", she has also starred this season as Elizabeth, Ross's girlfriend, on NBC's sitcom "Friends."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Steven Weber as Samuel Blue

Season 1: #15-MD, #21-LG

Steven Weber playing Sam Blue, sculptor and unfaithful married man, was introduced in the episode, "The Mystery Dance." He is a college buddy of Rick Sammler and love interest of Judy Brooks. Although Judy supposedly dumped Sam in the episode, "Letting Go," she was talking to him on the phone in the season finale.

Steven Weber is returning as a series regular for Once and Again's third season.

Article
6-12-01: Weber winging to ABC's "Again" as a series regular

Weber is best known for his role as on the long running series, "Wings," though he has many film and TV credits to his name.

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb

Robert Ri'chard as Jared

Season 1: #16-DG, #20-MBC, #21-LG

Robert was introduced in the episode, "Daddy's Girl," as Jared, a classmate of Grace Manning, who becomes her first love interest. After their first date in "My Brilliant Career," Grace gives Jared the brush off in "Letting Go."

Seventeeen year old Ri'chard has appeared in several TV shows including "Cousin Skeeter," "Nash Bridges" and "Touched by an Angel" as well as others.

Jennifer Crystal Foley as Christie Parker

Season 1: #17-UB, #20-MBC, #21-LG, #22-ADATO
Season 2: #2 BL, #5 Ozy, #9 SR, #12 Suspicion, #13 EW, #17 FUOT, #19-AP-1
Season 3: #1 Busted

Jennifer was introduced as the editor of PagesAlive.Com and Lily's new boss in the episode, "Unfinished Business." She reprised her role as the tactless, twentysomething boss in three more episodes, and joined the cast as a regular in season 2.

Jennifer Crystal is the daughter of actor Billy Crystal. She has had several guest appearances on TV shows but got her movie debut with a small role in her father's "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold."

For more information regarding her professional background, please visit: IMDb

Patrick Dempsey as Aaron Brooks

Season 1: #18-SAB
Season 2: #4-FoF, #16-AGB Patrick Dempsey had a one time guest appearance on "Once and Again's" first season during the funeral episode of Phil Brooks aka "Strangers and Brothers" Aaron is the institutionalized, schizophrenic brother of Lily and Judy. He was first mentioned in the episode, "Thanksgiving," but only appeared once during the first season.

In the second season, Dempsey makes two stellar appearances as schizophrenic brother Aaron Brooks. His performance in the moving episode "Aaron's Getting Better" was nominated for a Guest Actor Emmy award in 2001.

Dempsey has had a busy movie career. Most recently he was seen in "Scream 3" as Detective Mark Kincaid.

Article:
7-23-01: Once and Again's Emmy Sibs

For more information regarding his professional background, please visit: IMDb





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