Christopher Gorham and other should-be-bigger stars

85942__chris_lThere are actors that Hollywood will apparently continue to force on us, no matter how many times we look away. (Good morning, Jennifer Love Hewitt.) And then there are actors who we’re actually rooting for, like Christopher Gorham. How great was he as Henry the accountant on last night’s Ugly Betty? So great that it makes me wish I’d tuned into Out of Practice (pictured) or Jake 2.0.

Anyone else get the feeling that it’s time for Gorham’s real breakthrough? Maybe the boy who was torn between Brooke and Sam on Popular, who accidentally shot the teacher he was in love with on an episode of Buffy, just needed, as my friend Eva likes to say, "time to bake." Now, he’s the rare find who can smile at a girl for knowing the circumference of the earth and make it believable — and sexy. We want more of him on Betty, and more of him on TV in general. (And an aside to suit-wearing, cubicle-dwelling men with personalities like Henry or The Office‘s Jim: if you haven’t figured it out already, women want you. And also, you should dress like Superman for Halloween.)

Which unsung actors or actresses would you like Hollywood to show the love to?

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  • E

    Aisha Tyler

  • Andy

    Jack Plotnick

  • Ed

    This guy makes Ugly Betty! I Tivo’d UB so I haven’t had a chance to it but the clips of him dressed as Betty for Holloween is f-f-f-funnny!

  • kinglouieXVIII

    Aisha Tyler: DEFINATELY! I saw her as a guest on EBERT & ROEPER and she was so articulate, beautiful, and funny. Why doesn’t she have Halle Berry’s paycheck? She is obviously great in comedy, but I think her range goes far beyond that.
    She needs to team with Nancy Meyers in a WHAT WOMEN WANT or THE HOLIDAY type of romantic comedy. I havent’ seen THE HOLIDAY yet, but I how refreshing would it have been to have someone like Aisha instead of the blah Cameron Diaz?

  • Josh

    Dear Ed, you have confused guest star Christopher Gorham (whom Mandi clearly indicates dressed as Superman for Halloween) with series supporting player Michael Urie. Michael, who plays flamboyantly devious Marc, is the one who was dressed as Betty in the promos.

  • Marc

    Christopher Groham is sooooo hot! Even as a geek, I got moist!

  • Jennifer

    Ed – I think you have Henry the accountant confused with Wilhelmina’s assistant.

  • Jess Freeman

    Judy Greer, from Arrested Development… and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Denny from Grey’s Anatomy! (Are the rumors true about Shonda Rhimes developing a show for him? I sure hope so…)

  • Jess Freeman

    Judy Greer, from Arrested Development… and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Denny from Grey’s Anatomy! (Are the rumors true about Shonda Rhimes developing a show for him? I sure hope so…)

  • Dave

    Wow, Marc, TMI. But I totally agree, he is HOT!

  • Graeme

    Merrin Dungey

  • Ep Sato

    Tahmoh Penikett and Steve Bacic.
    Bacic played Rhade in the Andromeda tv series, and played the role of “the Beast” in X Men 2. Unfortunately, Kelsea “man boobs” Grammer was cast as the Beast for X3 and Bacic’s chance for a breakout role was lost. Insult to injury, Kevin Sorbo quit Andromeda so he could shoot a pilot last fall which was never picked up, leaving all of Andromeda’s cast without jobs.
    Tahmoh Penikett plays the role of Helo on Battlestar Galactica. The few women who watch this show tell me he’s a hottie, and I find his acting to be top notch. He’s a great actor who IMHO, should get a much bigger role on BSG or who should have gotten his own spinoff series. Dude’s amazing.

  • Ben

    he is a cutie…

  • step

    Caroline Dhavernas.

  • Corky St. Clair

    Judy Tenuta

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