Best known for playing a wheelchair-bound prisoner on HBO’s groundbreaking series Oz and the intense Michael "Waaaaaaalt!" Dawson on the phenomenally successful Lost, Harold Perrineau may be moving toward a funnyman persona. Most recently the actor appeared in Georgia, a three-episode web series from writer-director Marta Kauffman (Friends). "It's an episodic romantic comedy. Lighthearted, funny, and touching," he said when I asked him via email to describe the project. Perrineau played the fiance of the titular Georgia herself (Mary Elizabeth Ellis of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and New Girl), and the final episode was released last week. You can watch the first episode below:
Later this year, Perrineau will co-star in the upcoming TBS comedy The Wedding Band, which centers on a group of four friends who escape their real lives to form a wedding band (get it?) under the alias of "Mother of the Bride." The show premieres Saturday, November 10 at 10pm and also features Brian Austin Green (90210), Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA) and Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend). Until then, fans of Perrineau can catch him in his recurring role as the Oakland crime lord Damon Pope on FX's Sons of Anarchy.
And now, here are Perrineau's five favorite TV shows, in no particular order.
"The reruns filled my nights in Brooklyn with laughter."
"There may have been a lot of stereotypes, but they lived in the projects, and so did I, so I could relate."
"Because OZ was never what it seemed to be on the surface. It asked more questions, and was more poignant than just a violent prison drama."
"I don't know, I just like it."
"I am loving The Newsroom. So good."
What do you think of Harold's picks? (Vote on his list here!) Did any of them surprise you?
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