'Dawson's Creek' Adds a Few New Faces
Fri, Aug 2, 2002 04:43 PM PDT
by Kate O'Hare
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - In a previous series, Sebastian Spence was trying to save the world from alien invasion. In his latest gig, he's teaching college students. It's anyone's guess as to which is more difficult.
Starting with the two-hour Wednesday, Oct. 2 season premiere, Spence, who starred for three seasons in Sci Fi Channel's "First Wave," joins the cast of The WB's "Dawson's Creek," playing Matt Freeman, one of Jennifer (Michelle Williams) and Jack's (Kerr Smith) professors. He's described as "good-looking, charismatic and entertaining," and apparently also has a dark secret (who doesn't in TV land?).
Spence isn't the only one heading to Wilmington, N.C. (where the show is filmed), this year. Joining him are Oliver Hudson (son of Goldie Hawn, brother of Kate), star of The WB's short-lived "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star," who is set for 10 episodes this fall. He plays Eddie Doling, a guy from a blue-collar background who charms coed Joey (Katie Holmes).
Jensen Ackles, late of NBC's "Days of Our Lives" and FOX's "Dark Angel," appears in several episodes as CJ, a good-looking and clean-cut peer counselor with secrets of his own (see above).
Roger Howarth, who played the volatile Todd Manning on ABC's "One Life to Live," will guest-star as Professor Greg Hetson, Joey's handsome English professor and academic advisor.
I think I might have to check out Dawson's Creek. ;)