Meteor Storm

About the 2010 film and the two lead actors, who were immediately familiar to me, though I couldn’t say from where. Ultimately, this posting is about “ordinary working actors” (the phrase is based on Chuck Fillmore’s notion of Ordinary Working Grammarians) — people who get into acting (often via odd routes), practice the craft in children’s theater, college theater, soap operas, commercials, modeling, regional theater and other stage productions, whatever, and then become part of a cadre of accomplished professionals, very few of whom become stars or celebrities, but still give pleasure to audiences and are often liminally recognizable.


(Yes, the Golden Gate Bridge gets demolished, along with lots of really tall buildings.)

Out in front: the excellent faces of the two lead actors:



Cutting to the chase, I recognized Matchett from Leverage, Trucco from How I Met Your Mother.

Ok, the movie, from Wikipedia:

Meteor Storm … is a 2010 American disaster film with the tagline “The fury no one saw coming…”. The film was directed by Tibor Takács, produced by Tracey Jeffrey and Written by Peter Mohan. The movie starred Michael Trucco and Kari Matchett. The plot describes the attempts to save San Francisco from a barrage of meteor strikes.

Then the leads, very much ordinary working actors. On Matchett:

Kari Matchett (born March 25, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as Apartment Hunting (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), Men with Brooms (2002), Cypher (2002), Civic Duty (2006), and The Tree of Life (2011). She also played Mariel Underlay on Invasion, Lisa Miller on 24, Dr. Skye Wexler on ER, Joan Campbell on Covert Affairs, and Maggie Collins on Leverage. She is best known for her role as Kate Filmore in the cult favorite science fiction movie Cube 2: Hypercube.

And Trucco:

Edward Michael Trucco (born June 22, 1970) is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his recurring role as Nick Podarutti in How I Met Your Mother.

Trucco became active in television in the late 1990s with appearances in episodes of Touched by an Angel, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold among others. He continued appearing in shows of similar genres like CSI, Heartbeart, Strong Medicine, CSI: Miami, and others into the 2000s.

Trucco, as it turns out, is body-proud, so we have quite a few images of him displaying his body.  As here:


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