NBC Taps Tyler for PRETENDER Role!NBC Taps Tyler for PRETENDER Role!
Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas, General Hospital) is on fire! Not only will he appear in an upcoming episode of the WB drama ANGEL, but he is joining the cast of NBC's THE PRETENDER as a series regular!
The In Depth Story:
Christopher's PRETENDER character, Ethan, will be introduced during the series' two-hour season finale on Saturday, May 20. The buzz is that Ethan will turn out to be the brother of Jared, the lead character portrayed by former DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Michael T. Weiss (ex-Mike)As Christopher explains, Ethan will have powers similar to Jared, whose superintelligence allows him to become any he wants "[Ethan] has a sixth sense," Christopher says. "he doesn't have a good perception of reality and has trouble interacting with people."
The future of THE PRETENDER, currently in its fourth season, remains up in the air. If it returns in the fall, Christopher will be a part of the seies full-time. But even if it doesn't, the actor, who currently is appearing in the Los Angeles play "The Ladies of the Corridor,' may have another gig lined up. There's talk that his upcoming role as a mysterious attorney on Angel (an air date is pending) could return next season on a recurring basis. "But," he says, "it all depends on whether THE PRETENDER goes for another year."
Soaps In Depth -- April 4, 2000