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'Firefly' Vet Joins 'Rockford Files'

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 12th 2010 9:36AM
Alan TudykAlan Tudyk, best known as the pilot Wash in the television series 'Firefly,' will be taking the role of Detective Dennis Becker on the upcoming revamp of 'The Rockford Files.' The new series is being developed by 'House' creator David Shore. The role of Becker was originated by Joe Santos in the 70's series.

Tudyk is an excellent actor, but the poor guy seems to be stuck as either a villain or a supporting role. In 'Firefly,' his character was so disposable (spoiler alert!) that they killed him in the movie. In 'Dollhouse,' he was the Joker (or at least a Joker-like villain). In 'V,' he was an evil alien. On the other hand, he's working. In this day and age, it's impressive simply to be a working actor whose name is known.

He plays both the villain and the sidekick well. Here's hoping some success for the remake of 'The Rockford Files.'

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Tore Simonsen

Save Dollhouse.


March 14 2010 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And just like that I will watch this show.

March 12 2010 at 4:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good news indeed.

March 12 2010 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Dude, have you ever even seen Firefly/Serenity or talked to any fans? Wash is the fan favorite (besides Kaylee). His death didn't mean he was disposable, it meant Joss Whedon wanted to rip out our heartstrings and stomp on them.

March 12 2010 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jonathan C

i feel the same way. tudyk is bad ass. not really a poor guy when he has fans that will tell you otherwise.

March 12 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whoo hoo! They ARE doing a Rockford files re-do!

I haven't seen anything prior to today about it. Anyone know if they will bring James Garner on for the occasional cameo?.. I think it would be neat if they decided to, so long as his health isn't too bad.

March 12 2010 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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