Thanks to Holliday for sending these in! This are older, but there isn’t a lot of stuff out there about David Conrad.
10 August, 1998
By LOUIS B. HOBSON
It’s all relative, but David Conrad wouldn’t mind growing fangs if it meant he could get a date with
Sarah Michelle Gellar.
“I’m absolutely hooked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think it’s one of the coolest shows on TV.
“I keep petitioning them with an idea of how to work me into the series,” admits Conrad, who played Leo Roth on the short-lived ABC series Relativity.
He wants to play a new guy in town who Gellar’s Buffy believes is an ally in her war on the undead — but of course, he turns out to be a bloodsucker bent on destroying her.
Conrad feels his own series failed to catch on because “we lacked an edge. We didn’t take the kind of chances Friends or Party of Five or Buffy does.”
When Relativity was cancelled, Conrad was invited to audition for several major movies, including Deep Impact and Boogie Nights, but he declined.
“I drove my agent nuts because I wanted to do a play instead. I started out in theatre and really missed it.”
It was a role in Return to Paradise that eventually lured Conrad into feature films.
In the drama that opens Friday, Conrad plays one of three free-wheeling Americans who get involved in a drug bust in Malaysia.
His screen buddies are played by Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix.
“We actually got into our share of trouble while we were filming in Thailand,” recalls Conrad.
“We almost crashed a motor boat one day while we were water-skiing in private waters and another day, we got frisked by police when we were a little too boisterous in a strip club.”
Wednesday November 3, 1999
Sutherland brings ‘Confidential’ to TV
Very hush-hush and strictly on the Q.T., Keifer Sutherland’s next role will be as a hard-boiled
detective in a small-screen version of “L.A. Confidential.”
Variety reports that Sutherland’s first TV series role will be to recreate Kevin Spacey’s character Jack
Vincennes, a cynical Los Angeles cop who serves as a consultant on a “Dragnet”-like TV series.
***David Conrad will take the part of earnest, ambitious police officer Ed Exley (played in the film
by Guy Pearce)*** and Melissa George will play prostitute Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger won an Oscar for her work as Bracken).
The 1997 film was based on writer James Ellroy’s novel of the same name, and Variety says the TV series will take place in the 1950s prior to the action of the film.
Variety did not say which network would air the show or when production was slated to begin. Sutherland’s next big-screen part will be as author William S. Burroughs in “Beat,” opposite Courtney Love.