I was just looking back at some of the cast and I realized something many of you probably already knew. Armadillo is played by Daniel Pino who is a lead character on "Cold Case." I never made the connection and I am an avid "Cold Case" fan. He plays such different characters that it just didn't seem like the same person!
So do recognize any of "The Shield" actors from previous shows or movies they've been on?
Here's some I remember:
Reed Diamond (Det. Terry Crowley, the one Vic killed) used to play Kellerman on "Homicide: Life in the Streets" (my fav). He also recently played a creepy soon-to-be rapist on Medium.
Walter Jones (Rondell Robinson) was the black power ranger (lol, I knew I remembered him from my childhood!).
Yancey Arias (Jose Garcia from Season 1) has been in tons of stuff. I remember him best as the lead in the short-lived TV show "Kingpin."
Page Kennedy (Lamar Tilton) has been on "Desperate Housewives" as Caleb.
Vicellous Reon Shannon (Trick back in Season 3, episode 11)recently played Carnell Hall on "House." Excellent performance, I might add.
Daniel Dae Kim (Thomas Choi Season 3, episode 12) plays Jin on Lost.
Jose Zuniga (Gino, Season 4) is Detective Cavaliere on "CSI."
Petey Pablo (Weed, Season 4, episode 10) is a rapper.
Krayzie Bone (Pipes, Season 4, episode 9) is a rapper with the group Bone Thugs n Harmony.
These actors have been in quite a bit more so I'll list some of the more well-known shows/movies:
Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell) has been in tons of stuff, more noteably: "Me, Myself, and Irene," "Kangaroo Jack," "Scary Movie 3," "Hustle and Flow," "Barbershop," and "King's Ransom."
Michael Chiklis (Vic)- "The Fantastic Four" and the TV show "The Commish."
Glenn Close (Monica)- Umm what hasn't she been in? She's been in "101 Dalmations," "102 Dalmations," "Sarah, Plain and Tall," "Heights," "Le Divorce," "The Stepford Wives," "Air Force One," "Fatal Attraction," and the list goes on.
Catherine Dent (Danny)- "21 Grams," "Taken," and "The Majestic."
Walter Goggins (Shane)- "Joy Ride," "The Bourne Identity," and "House of 1000 Corpses."
Michael Jace (Julian)- "Planet of the Apes," "The Replacements," and "Boogie Nights."
Benito Martinez (Aceveda)- "Million Dollar Baby," and "Saw."