Jeri Ryan and Luke Perry and more

I realize I should be out storming prisons today, but I seem to be caught up in actorly stuff again, so no Bastille action and also very little about language.

In the past few days, it seems that every other tv show I see on cable reruns features Jeri Ryan prominently. Yesterday it was an episode of Leverage (season 1, episode 13, “The Future Job”), in which the familiar face that appeared early in the show was, yes, Luke Perry.

I’ll start with Ryan, go on to Leverage, and then engage Perry and follow these leads to some other tv shows.

From Wikipedia:

Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann; February 22, 1968) is an American actress best known for her role as the liberated Borg, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she won two Saturn Awards.

She is also known for her role as Veronica “Ronnie” Cooke on Boston Public (2001–04). She was a regular on the science fiction series Dark Skies (1997) and the legal drama series Shark (2006–08). From 2011 to 2013, she starred as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC drama series Body of Proof and in 2009 she guest starred as Tara Cole on Leverage.

In her most famous role:


The photo shows her sexiness (which boosted the viewership of the show considerably) and also her tough aloofness — a complex combination.

She’s not afraid to take her sex appeal over the top, into soft porn:


Now to Leverage. From Wikipedia:

Leverage is an American television drama series, which aired on TNT from December 7, 2008, to December 25, 2012… Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.

The regular cast, plus Ryan:


From left to right:

Timothy Hutton as Nate Ford
Aldis Hodge as Alec Hardison (hacker)
Beth Riesgraf as Parker (thief)
Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux (grifter)
Jeri Ryan as Tara Cole
Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer (retrieval specialist)

In the episode “The Future Job”, the team, with Ryan’s assistance, must shut down the scams of a phony psychic (played by Perry). Here’s a shot of Hutton and Perry from the episode:


I haven’t been able to unearth a good shot of Ryan and Perry together in this episode, but as luck would have it, there’s another tv show, Body of Proof, with Ryan and Perry in it. From Wikipedia:

Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios.

The main cast has Dana Delany as Megan Hunt and Jeri Ryan as Kate Murphy, with Luke Perry’s CDC Officer/Health Commissioner Charlie Stafford as a recurring character. The three of them together:


Delany has been the subect of an earlier posting on this log, here, mostly about the first of the three tv shows she was featured in, China Beach. Body of Proof was the second, Desperate Housewives the third.

Now, back to Luke Perry, who’s appeared before on this blog, in a posting that has a brief bio and this shirtless and phallic image from his 90201 days:


Also from the Dylan McKay period, this Annie Leibovitz photo of a steamy, brooding Perry:


In #4 and #5 you see the mature Perry — even more clearly in this closeup:


Still intense after all these years.

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