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James Marsters To Play
FIVE-0’s New Wo Fat??

I am – Hercules!!
A Facebook page says James Marsters, famous in sci-fi TV circles for his work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Smallville” and “Caprica,” will star in CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” pilot as a key antagonist of island top cop Steve McGarrett. Can the page be trusted? Who would bother to make something like that up? Casting agents were looking for a thirtysomething actor to play international arms dealer and human trafficker Victor Hesse, who (SPOILER) becomes McGarrett’s archnemesis when he kidnaps and executes McGarrett’s father. It was described as a “recurring” role, so maybe we’re looking at the series’ new Wo Fat? Thanks to Buffy Bash vet Kim for the heads up!
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  • March 14, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by JoeKeppel

    let the bets begin on what folds first this or the new Rockford

  • March 14, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by TheBLIGHT

  • March 14, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Thirtysomething actor?

    by kenny38606

    Isn't Marsters almost 50?

  • March 14, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    According to IMDB Marsters is 47

    by SpyGuy

    Unless they're going with the "Looks thirtysomething if you're just waking up from a nap" criteria, it ain't Marsters.

  • March 14, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    by fenderlove

    Yes, the page can be trusted as it's JM's official Facebook page run by his management.

  • March 14, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    James Marsters' Official Facebook Page

    by Nick Michalak

    Well, considering it is James Marsters' OFFICIAL Facebook page, which I am subscribed to, I would take it as fact.

  • March 14, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Famous for starring

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    as the villain in Dragonball: Evolution

  • March 14, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Isn't Marsters on Caprica?

    by johnnyangelheart

    I guess he can do both since they're not starring roles.

  • March 14, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Marsters has been able to fudge his age

    by V'Shael

    for some time now. Even in his Spike days, there were many fans (especially young female ones) who could not be convinced of his real age.

  • March 14, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Marsters is only an asset...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    to *anything* he's in. This guy is genre quality personified. Perhaps not quite big-screen material, but he lights up (or rather, darkens) and gives more depth and interest to anything he stars in. He's good.

  • March 14, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    ...Guess i have to watch now...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...even tho i have no idea whats this bout and why Tweedler is in it... and since Gavin and Spike is in this, who else from Buffyverse will pop up?

  • March 14, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    So funny

    by OptimusCrime

    I am also a Buffy geek, so I'm thrilled Marsters is having continued success. However, other than Buffy die-hards, who would possibly care about this or even know who James Marsters is?

  • March 14, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by MR. MURDOCH

    I'm not a Buffy geek, never seen a lot of the series, actually, and I know perfectly well who Marsters is (later enhanced by 'Smallville'). I think there are more like me out there than you realize.

  • March 14, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    He was on Torchwood as well.

    by Zod_

    I guess he gets around. I was a big fan of Angel.... I think he was party of the reason the last season of Angel was the best, I might give this show a shot. He was decent as Braniac on Smallville as well.

  • March 14, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, my

    by jdb1972

    I had forgotten how bad 70s cop TV shows really were...

  • March 14, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    by belowzeros

    47? wtf holy crap. ...ahh now I see who stole Dick Clark's mojo