Monday, January 24, 2011

The Cult-TV Faces of: The Sheriff


  1. Anonymous7:34 PM

    I've held off commenting as this collection is a little out of my league. I can only go after 'low hanging fruit', as it were:

    (4) ST:TOS, 'Spectre of the Gun'
    (7) Picket Fences
    (8) Worf, ST:TNG: 'A Fistful of Datas' (one of my personal favorites!)

    I will admit that I was disappointed not to see Sheriff Jack Carter or Deputy Jo from 'Eureka' amongst the selections. :(


  2. Okay - some I've no clue about, but I'm pretty sure on a few!

    3) The Prisoner, from the brilliant Living in Harmony episode
    5) Dirk Benedict? Is this from Battlestar Galactica?
    6) Twin Peaks' Harry S Truman
    7) Tom Skerritt in Picket Fences
    8) It must be Star Trek: TNG
    9) American Gothic's Lucas Buck
    10) Luke Wilson - I remember he was in The X-Files once? How many small town sheriffs did Mulder and Scully meet?

  3. Hi Meredith,

    Oh my goodness, I forgot Eureka! Well...nobody's perfect, I guess. But you accurately picked off #4, #7, and # 8. Great job!

    Strange Powers:

    You also did great with the ids. Yep, #3 is from the Prisoner episode "Living in Harmony" (which, as you say, is genius.). You also accurately tagged # 5, Starbuck from the Battlestar Galactica episode "Magnificent Warriors."

    You also got the Twin Peaks, American Gothic and even X-Files id correct! Wow. In the last case, that is Luke Wilson from the amazing fifth season installment "Bad Blood."

    Nice job to you both!

    Best wishes,

  4. #11 is Lance Henriksen as Frank Black in Beware of the Dog, episode 2 from season 2 of Millennium., that one does look familiar, and I guess, I could say the same thing for #13.

    And woah, didn't know Luke Wilson appeared in the X-Files...interesting.

    Cheers from Iceland!
    - Jósef

  5. And of course, Frank Black wasn't the sheriff, but the townspeople of Bucksnort insisted on calling him that...apparently they've been waiting for a sheriff for a while there. But thankfully, the butcher is a deputy ;)

  6. Ok...on a hunch that was John Schneider's hair. I checked if it was the sheriff who was before that lady sheriff...and sure enough, I was correct.

    And that actor has been either a detective or sheriff in most of his roles, he just got that face.

  7. Doug LaLone9:38 AM

    Hi John,

    Don't know how you continue to come up with these but they sure are entertaining. I am going to guess two of these actors that had very long and varied careers.

    1. Michael Constantine as Sheriff Koch on Twilight zone's "I am night-color me black" episode.

    2. Allan Melvin as enforcer claudio on Lost in Space's "West of Mars".

    Melvin's career is just amazing to me. He was on shows from " Andy Griffith" to "The Brady Bunch" and "All in the Family". He also had a huge carton voice resume as Magilla Gorilla and other various voices (Banana Splits, Scooby Doo, etc.). Thanks John!

  8. Hellow, my friends!

    Josef, you recognized Lance Henriksen as Frank Black, the unwitting and involuntary sheriff of Bucksnort, in the Millennium episode "Beware of Dog." Nicely done!

    You also correctly identified the sheriff in Smallville, even if you had to use John Schneider's hair to do it. Awesome detective work, by the way. Nice visual aplomb!

    Hi Doug: Thank you for the compliment about the "Cult TV Faces of" series. I have a lot of fun with it, though I'm never sure what it's going to look like week to week.

    And wow -- incredible -- you identified two very difficult imags there. First, Michael Constantine from the very Twilight Zone episode you mentioned, "I am the Night, Color Me Black."

    And then, on top of that, you recognized Allan Melvin from Lost in Space's "West of Mars."

    Wow. Those were REALLY" toughies. Congratulations on getting them right. Very, very impressive!

    All my best,


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