The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face: Tuesday Night TV Stars

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face: Tuesday Night TV Stars

A couple months ago I took a look at just some of the familiar faces TV viewers see on Monday night programming and the first time I ever saw their faces. This time around I am going to focus on just some of the faces that have graced the screen in Tuesday night dramas.

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly:

WHO HE PLAYS NOW: For the past eleven TV seasons, Michael has played Special Agent Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, the wise-cracking, former Baltimore police officer who is great at his job and really knows how to try to patience of his co-workers at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, but…

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HIS FACE: I first saw Michael in the short-lived Jennifer Garner-led drama Significant Others before really catching my attention in one 1999 episode of Charmed where he played an evil warlock, who tried to go good.

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi:

WHO SHE PLAYS NOW: Last year Sarah made a memorable guest appearance on Person of Interest that turned into a series regular role on the show where TV viewers have only learned a few new things about her mysterious character: Samantha Shaw, but…

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HER FACE: I first saw Sarah in her recurring role on the first season of Alias and then a few seasons later she played “The Woman in White” in the pilot episode of Supernatural.

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen:

WHO HE PLAYS NOW: Since the middle of the second season of the spin-off series that is now in its fifth season, Eric has played Martin “Marty” Deeks, the LAPD officer who works side-by-side with the main LA team of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, but…

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HIS FACE: Movie goers may have caught a brief glimpse of him in the box office film Pearl Harbor, but it was his turn in a 2001 episode of Smallville that first caught my attention.

Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario:

WHO SHE PLAYS NOW: For the past four seasons, Troian has starred in the ABC Family soap opera Pretty Little Liars as over-achieving Spencer Hastings, who is one of four teenagers being tormented by the mysterious “A”, but…

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HER FACE: Her first TV role (literally) was as a youngster – she was all of 5 years old – in a 1990 episode of Quantum Leap, a show (one of many actually) created by her father, legendary TV creator Donald Bellisario.

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan:

WHO HE PLAYS NOW: He joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as Klaus Mikaelson during the second season of the show, sticking around through last year when the spin-off series The Originals began its run on The CW, but…

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HIS FACE: His first big break was as Troy in the BBC series Hex that focused on a shy college girl who learns there is evil lurking at the school.

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon:

WHO SHE PLAYS NOW: She plays Detective Jane Rizolli on the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles that is based on the series of novels by Tess Gerritsen, but

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HER FACE: She guest starred as Ryan McBride in a 1995 episode of Baywatch that rolled over into a two year stint on the spin-off series Baywatch Nights.

If you were asked to name the first time you ever saw their face, are there any Tuesday night TV stars who would fit that bill? Please share.

About Rueben

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Castle, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Supernatural, NCIS, Doctor Who, Falling Skies, Witches of East End, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Drop Dead Diva, Lost Girl, Arrow, When Calls the Heart, Switched at Birth, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the new summer dramas Outlander, Chasing Life and Legends. She is also looking forward to the debuts of the new fall dramas Gotham, The Flash and State of Affairs. She loves to write about all things TV. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.

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