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Celebrity Chat with the cast of Roswell
Every Monday in October beginning October 8 at 7:00pm ET
“Roswell,” which has distinctively combined science fiction with the heart-wrenching disconnection and angst of 21st century American teenhood, is well on its way to achieving cult television status. This post-modern blending of genres from writer/executive producer Jason Katims (“Relativity,” “My So-Called Life”) will make its UPN premiere this fall.
July 3,1947. The crash of a spaceship – an event officially but never effectively denied by the United States government – leaves three young aliens to grow up in the sleepy, backwater town of Roswell, New Mexico. Joined together by their common, otherworldly heritage, Max Evans (Jason Behr), his sister Isabel (Katherine Heigl) and Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr) keep their true identities a secret from their families and friends. But the shooting of classmate Liz Parker (Shiri Appleby) forces Max to use his astonishing powers to save her life, and draws Liz and her best friend Maria DeLuca (Majandra Delfino) into the extraterrestrial trio’s secret world. On the periphery of this extraordinary secret, the aliens must also trust their real identities with the local sheriff, Valenti (William Sadler) and his son and Liz’s former boyfriend, Kyle (Nick Wechsler).
Complicating their overwhelming desire to uncover the truth about themselves – who or what they are and where their true home might be – is the need to keep one step ahead of both terrestrial and extraterrestrial adversaries.
“Roswell” explores the emotional drama of the ultimate outsiders – surviving descendants of alien beings – attempting to find their place among humans as they struggle with adolescence.
Starring are Shiri Appleby (“I Love You to Death”) as Liz, Jason Behr (“The Shipping News”) as Max, Katherine Heigl (“My Father the Hero”) as Isabel, Majandra Delfino (“Traffic”) as Maria, Brendan Fehr (“Disturbing Behavior”) as Michael, Nick Wechsler (“The Perfect Game”) as Kyle and William Sadler (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Sheriff Valenti.
The executive producer is Katims along with co-executive producer Ronald D. Moore. The series is based on the “Roswell High” series of books written by Melinda Metz and is produced by Jason Katims Productions in association with Regency Television and Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Celebrity Chat with Nick Wechsler of Roswell
Monday, October 15 at 7:00pm ET
Nick Wechsler plays Kyle Valenti, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of his three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.
The fifth of eight sons, Wechsler grew up in Albuquerque (not far from the setting of “Roswell”), where his parent and most of his siblings still live. His father is a sheet-metal worker; his mother is a secretary for the U.S. Forest Service. He began his acting career in high school, turning in what he modestly describes as “awe-inspiring performances” in every succeeding school play.
Wechsler moved to Hollywood immediately after graduating from high school and soon landed a small role as a purse-stealing punk in the television movie “Full Circle.” Shortly after, he was cast as ‘Trek,’ a child prodigy conceived at a “Star Trek” convention, in the series “Team Knightrider.” He has also appeared in “Silk Stalkings,” “Lazarus Man” and the feature film “The Perfect Game.”
Celebrity Chat with Adam Rodriguez of Roswell
Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm ET
Adam Rodriguez passionately pursued a baseball career until a spinal injury forced him to reassess his life. While rehabilitating his back and doing a bit of soul searching Rodriguez kept himself busy as a construction worker, janitor, bellman and pizza deliveryman. Although his life had not taken the course he had anticipated as a youth, Rodriguez persevered through the process of unearthing a new desire. At eighteen, now struggling as a New York stockbroker Rodriguez finally discovered his new calling. A few acting classes sparked the fire that would guide Rodriguez to the stage.
A small role on “NYPD Blue” helped land Rodriguez his first regular series spot on CBS “Brooklyn South” as Hector, a young gung-ho policeman. Afterward he played Patrick Fortado; a wheelchair-bound computer expert on UPN’s critically acclaimed “All Souls.”
Recently, Rodriguez has joined the cast of UPN’s sci-fi drama “Roswell” as Jesse Ramirez, a young attorney working for the firm of Isabel (Katherine Heigl) and Max Evans’ (Jason Behr) father in Roswell, NM.
Rodriguez’s other television credits include a reoccurring role on “Felicity,” “Ryan Caufiled: Year One,” and “Resurrection Blvd.” He can also be seen briefly as the “computer guy” on Jennifer Lopez’s music video “If You Had My Love.”
Celebrity Chat with William Sadler of Roswell
Monday, October 29 at 7:00pm ET
William Sadler plays Sheriff Valenti, one of the few humans who knows the secret of the three alien teenagers in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on “Roswell High,” the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. “Roswell” will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.
In a 30-year acting career that spans films such as “The Shawshank Redemption” and theatrical productions such as “Biloxi Blues” on Broadway, Sadler has played an extraordinary range of roles.
Sadler’s began his career on the New York stage where he appeared in some 75 productions over a 12-year period, earning him the Obie and Villager awards. His extensive stage experience culminated in his performance in the original Broadway cast of Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning classic “Biloxi Blues.” For his portrayal of Drill Sergeant Toomey, Sadler received a Drama Desk nomination, and the Dramalogue and Actor’s Equity Award in 1985.
His varied feature film work includes the diabolical Colonel Stewart in “Die Hard 2,” the dim-witted inmate Haywood in the critically acclaimed “The Shawshank Redemption” and the Grim Reaper in “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.” Most recently, he appeared in “The Green Mile” starring Tom Hanks and “Witness Protection” starring Forrest Whittaker and Tom Sizemore. Additional film credits include “Disturbing Behavior” alongside fellow “Roswell” cast member Brendan Fehr, “Trespass,” “Rocket Man,” “The Hot Spot,” “Hard to Kill” and “Rush.”
Sadler has appeared in hit television series such as “Roseanne,” “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” “St. Elsewhere,” “The Outer Limits” and the premiere episode of “Tales from the Crypt,” for which he garnered a CableAce nomination. He also had a recurring role on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”