SCI FI announced today the addition of four cast members to the upcoming original series Stargate Universe. Here are the four actors, along with brief descriptions of their characters:
Justin Louis has acted in a variety of film and television roles over the last two decades and has starred in nine different TV series previous to Universe. Amongst his credits are Saw V, the 2008 mini-series adaptation of The Andromeda Strain, Hidden Hills and The Fighting Fitzgeralds. Louis will portray Colonel Everett Young, described as “an experienced Stargate team leader. Married, with years of tough decisions under his belt, life has taught him never to take anything for granted. He stays on top of his team so they stay alive.”
David Blue started acting in the second grade in a school play. He then went on to get extensive theater work before breaking into television in movies. Blue has had to breakout roles in both Ugly Betty and Moonlight, the former garnering him an Emmy nomination. Blue will be portraying one of the civilians on the show, Eli Wallace. Wallace is described as “a total slacker, who just happens to be an utter genius with anything he puts his mind to – mathematics, computers, video games. A lack of confidence has left him with an acerbic sense of humor.”
Brian J. Smith is pretty new to the acting scene, however he is a graduate of The Julliard School and has studied at the acclaimed Quad C Theatre program at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas. He starred in Hate Crime and will be seen soon in The War Boys. Smith will play Lt. Matthew Scott, a junior member of the Stargate team. “Green and rough around the edges, he is thrust into the role of leader well before he’s ready for the responsibility and must learn to command, earn respect through action, and manage the diverse personalities aboard the ship.”
Jamil Walker Smith has an extensive resume having been acting since he was twelve. Known for roles in Waynehead and Sister, Sister, Smith has also guest-starred on Bones, Supernatural, NYPD Blue and The X-Files. Smith’s character, Sr. Sgt. Ronald Greer, is “a Marine with a temper you donít want to mess with. His past is mysterious but it’s clear something dark formed the hard shell around him.”
So far, so good on the characters and the casting. Looks to be a different enough group from the previous two Stargate series and keeping with the “younger and edgier” premise attached to the show without being Beverly Hills 90210 level obnoxious. Also, take note that Stargate Universe will now be premiering in the Fall, along with the second season of Sanctuary, rather than this summer as was previously announced.