Fans of NBC’s The Office know John Krasinski and B.J. Novak as their respective characters, Jim Halpert and Ryan Howard. However, their history dates long before ever stepping foot in Dunder Mifflin.
NBC’s The Office aired for nine seasons between 2005-2013. While some actors were lucky enough to secure the roles they auditioned for on the series, many others did not make the cut.
Paramount+ is reviving beloved Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. Here’s what to expect from the new show – including who is involved and who is not.
Anya Taylor-Joy has received widespread critical acclaim for her role in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. Courageous Nerd looks at the star’s past projects and why she may have seemed familiar to viewers binging the popular series.
Season 1 of DC’s Stargirl, created by Geoff Johns, aired on The CW and DC Universe in mid-2020. Now, a number of new actors are joining the fray for the show’s sophomore run. Find out where you’ve seen the new additions for DC’s Stargirl Season 2.
Hunter Payton Mendoza is a 16-year-old actor. You might recognise Hunter from his guest star role as ‘Jordan’ on the Disney Channel hit series Raven’s Home, or for appearing in other popular TV series such as LA’s Finest, A to Z, and Criminal Minds.
In 2020, Hunter has also starred in the feature film A Genie’s Tail, playing the role of “Ryder”. He appears alongside an ensemble young cast including Jake Paul and Laura Marano.
Actress Keilani Elizabeth Rose discusses her role in 2020 film The Sinners (also known as The Color Rose) and creating her new comedy series Flimsy, in which Keilani also stars as ‘Cadence’.
Thank you to Keilani Elizabeth Rose for taking the time to chat with Courageous Nerd.
Actor/musician Dallas Hart is perhaps best known for his starring role as ‘Leo Cruz’ on Netflix’s The Greenhouse Academy, which ran from 2017 to 2019. Away from the hit series, Dallas has appeared as a guest star on other shows such as Rizzoli and Isles, Astrid Clover and The Fosters.
Additionally, Dallas is a musician known under the name HÆRT, with his songs being available to stream on Spotify.
Thank you to Dallas for taking the time to chat with Courageous Nerd.
Long running fictional character Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) is the November 2020 inductee for the Courageous Nerd Hall of Fame. Benson made her first appearance on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 1999.
Although not necessarily a familiar name to the casual UK television viewer, John Yorke is among the country’s most successful writer-producers. Most notably, he has served as Executive Producer of BBC soap opera EastEnders across three separate stints, most recently from 2017 to 2019. One of John’s most memorable contributions to the show was Kat and Zoe Slater’s infamous “You’re Not My Mother!” scene from the early 2000s.
Additionally, John has also worked on the original UK versions of Shameless and Life on Mars, as well as Waterloo Road, Hustle and New Tricks.
Away from his television career, John Yorke also authored Into The Woods, a popular screenwriting book. Published in 2013, The Guardian described the book as taking a “scalpel to narrative structure – dissecting protagonist, antagonist, inciting incident, crisis and so on – before asking how and why this underlying shape still holds audiences spellbound like a fairytale witch.”
Thank you to John for taking the time to speak with Courageous Nerd.