William Katt joins cast

One of the original TV superheros, during a recent interview WIlliam Katt, who played the Greatest American Heroes, confirmed that he has filmed several scenes with Ali Larter (Niki). Katt says he plays a reporter that will go after Niki.

Here is the part of the article with the Heroes information:

William Katt, who played the lead role in the ’80s television show Greatest American Hero, is the latest classic sci-fi TV actor to make an appearance on the NBC show Heroes.

“I just filmed it last week,” Katt says of his appearance on Heroes. “I play a really, really wonderful, seedy, smarmy-mouthed reporter that goes after Ali Larter. It was a lot of fun.”

Although Larter’s character, Niki Sanders, was apparently trapped in a house that exploded at the end of last season, not only is she back on the set, but Katt said he worked almost exclusively with her. “She hogged me. She wanted me all to herself,” he jokes.

The actor, whose role as Ralph Hinkley on Greatest American Hero lasted three years, joins other stars of cult sci-fi classics who have appeared on Heroes, including Joanna Cassidy from Blade Runner and Star Trek actors George Takei and Nichelle Nichols.

A fan of Heroes since he first saw the pilot, Katt said he got the job because of a friendship with director Greg Beeman. “He’s a wonderful director. He’s been on the show for awhile after being up in Canada doing Smallville. Now he directs on Heroes quite a bit,” Katt says. “I did a show with him a number of years ago when we worked together on a two-hour movie of the week for NBC called Problem Child 3.”

Katt compares the comedic Greatest American Hero to the dramatic Heroes. “It’s more Hitchcockian. It’s a more dark and seedy look at the world of superheroes. It’s offering to television viewers what some of the better comic books do,” Katt says. “Tim Kring is just an extraordinary writer. And I think there’s no end to his creativity. He’s kind of mad, in an insane way. And that always makes it interesting. There are a lot of twists yet to come.”

A guest star on recent episodes of House M.D. and JAG, Katt says his Heroes character was a “really fun role” for him to play, although the character doesn’t have powers. “He has the power of persuasion. That’s what he has,” he said, then added with a laugh,” and no red suit.

Read More of the Article Here: Newsarama

Posted By: The ODI


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