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Bionic Woman’s Lindsay Wagner And Relic Hunter’s Tia Carrere To Guest-Star On Warehouse 13

April 26, 2010

WAREHOUSE 13, the most successful series in the Syfy Channel’s history, welcomes legendary ladies Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, Relic Hunter) as upcoming guest-stars. They join a line-up of previously announced guest-stars including Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Philip Winchester and Nolan Gerard Funk. The second season of Warehouse 13 returns this summer beginning Tuesday, July 6th on Syfy.

Lindsay Wagner will portray Dr. Vanessa Calder, the in-house Warehouse 13 doctor who is responsible for treating the investigative team as well as the super secret governing body known as The Regents.

Tia Carrere will appear as Agent Katie Logan (Carrere replaces the recently announced Gina Torres), who reignites a relationship with former flame Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) when the two reunite on a new case.

The Syfy Channel Sizzles During Summer 2010

April 15, 2010

THE Syfy Channel goes boldly where it has never gone before in Summer 2010 with its first ever Thursday night reality bloc (Mary Knows Best and Paranormal Investigators); new scripted series (Haven) based on a Stephen King novella; popular returning series (Warehouse 13, Eureka, Ghost Hunters Academy and Ghost Hunters International), and fan favorite Saturday Night Original Movies including Lake Placid 3 and Stonehenge Apocalypse.

The traditional holiday movie marathon runs from Friday, May 28th through Monday, May 31st, including “cold as ice” films (Yeti), horror flicks (premiere of Wrong Turn on Saturday, May 29th @ 9:oo p.m.), “creatures in the water” films (Lake Placid 2) and a festival of Stephen King adaptations (The Stand) on Memorial Day, May 31st.

The new Thursday night reality bloc premieres Thursday, July 15th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST with Mary Knows Best (working title), a docu-soap reality series following Mary Occhino, a successful radio host, psychic intuitive and mother of three, who gives a whole new meaning to the term “mother is always right.” Her children, Jackie, Chris and Carl, are a mismatched group f siblings consisting of a skeptic, a paranormal investigator and a reluctant psychic. In each episode, viewers will meet a humorous and unforgettable cast of family characters including Mary’s outspoken older brother Charles and two adorable grandchildren. The series is produced by Atlas Media Corp.

Following @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST is Paranormal Investigators, which debunks fact from fiction by uncovering the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences which have been caught on tape. In each episode, the six-person team, led by former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, searches for the most intriguing and unusual images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world. Selecting the most intriguing images, the team heads into the field attempting to re-create the video, carrying out key experiments and searching for clues and evidence. The team uses all the latest tools CGI (computer-generated imaging) and investigative techniques at its disposal to try to answer the question, “Is it real?” Produced by Base Productions.

The new drama series Haven premieres Friday, July 9th @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST. Based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, it follows FBI Agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), who eventually becomes Audrey’s partner, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

Cable’s top paranormal franchise, Ghost Hunters Academy returns with brand-new episodes on Wednesday, June 2nd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Expert instructors Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will once again train a group of recruits to become the newest team member, but this time, one hopeful will be voted off each week by one of the ultimate judges of paranormal investigating: Ghost Hunters‘ Jason Hawes! Jason, Steve and Tango will put the new recruits through the paces with challenging investigations at six of the most daunting and memorable past Ghost Hunters locations: Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Waverly Hills, KY), Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, WV), Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT), Fort Delaware (Delaware City, DE), Mansfield Reformatory – a.k.a. “Shawshank Prison” (Mansfield, OH) and the infamous Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, CO).

Season two of Warehouse 13 debuts on Tuesday, July 6th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST. The series follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. Warehouse 13 also features Allison Scagliotti, along with series guest-star CCH Pounder.

Eureka kicks off its fourth season on Friday, July 9th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST with the introduction of new series regular James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Dr. Grant, a former resident of the town whose unexpected return is cause for serious alarm and, considering his romantic interest in Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), significant friction with Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson). New and returning fans won’t want to miss the big changes in store for everyone in the small town of Eureka after a cataclysmic shift turns their lives upside-down. Eureka also stars Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Erica Cerra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan).

On July 14th, new episodes of Ghost Hunters International premiere @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Like their U.S. counterparts, TAPS (The Atlantis Paranormal Society), GHI is a squad made up of everyday ordinary citizens who investigate and attempt to debunk claims of otherworldly activity. In the premiere episode, the team travels to the famous town of Nottingham, England and search for the Sheriff of Nottingham’s Ghost at the Galleries of Justice. Other countries on their global adventures will include Wales, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia and many more. The team includes Robb Demarest, Barry FitzGerald, Brandy Green, Ashley Goodwin, Paul Bradford, new cast member Scott Tepperman as well as Ghost Hunters Academy winners Susan Slaughter and Karl Pfeiffer.

Saturday Night Original Movies

Lake Placid 3 premieres in June 2010. In this sequel to Lake Placid 2 (most watched Syfy Saturday Original Movie ever), a game warden, his wife and their young son move into their aunt’s cabin on Lake Placid, where the lonely boy starts feeding baby crocodiles he considers to be pets. Three years later, the crocs start looking at him and his family as food. Stars Colin Ferguson (Eureka).

Stonehenge Apocalypse premieres in June 2010. When the giant stones of Stonehenge begin to move and cataclysms occur all over the Earth, only a fringe radio talk show host who’s an expect in UFOology figures out that the ancient monument is really alien technology. Stars Hill Harper (CSI NY).

Jack Hunter And The Lost Treasure of Ugarit premieres in July 2010. Jack Hunter, an adventurous fortune hunter, goes to Syria to find an ancient treasure buried thousands of years ago, which might be cured. Stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13).

Goblin premieres in July 2010. A family vacations in a mountain town haunted by a goblin that steals babies. When their newborn disappears, it’s up to his older half-sister to rescue him.

Mandrake premieres in August 2010. A group of adventurers searching for a Spanish conquistador artifact find that the jungle around them is a single living being – and it’s not happy they’re there.

Syfy Loads Warehouse 13 With Exciting New Guest-Stars

April 4, 2010

WAREHOUSE 13, the most successful series in the Syfy Channel’s history, has announced that Gina Torres will join Firefly alums Jewel Staite and Sean Maher as guest-stars during the second season, which kicks off in July. The show is currently in production in Toronto.

Philip  Winchester (Crusoe, Alice) and Paula Garces (Defying Gravity) will also appear as guest-stars this year. Torres’ and Garces’ roles are both love interests for Pete (Eddie McClintock). Torres, who portrayed Zoe Washburne in Firefly, plays Kate, an agent from Pete’s past. Garces, who played Paula Morales in Defying Gravity and Officer Tina Hanlon in The Shield, assumes the recurring role of Kelly, a sexy, spunky headstrong veterinarian in the Warehouse town of Univille who catches Pete’s eye.

In the episode featuring Philip Winchester (Jack Chase in Alice), Pete and Myka (Joanne Kelly) discover an object in the Warehouse town of Univille is transmitting increasingly dangerous scenes from old Hollywood movies. Winchester plays 1950s matinée idol Raymond St. James, the star of these movies, in roles which include a Cowboy, a Marine, a Gladiator and a Mad Scientist.

The Syfy Channel’s 2010 Upfront Event In Photos

March 20, 2010

ON March 16th, 2010, some of the Syfy Channel’s brightest stars joined network executives and invited guests for Syfy’s Upfront Event at New York’s Museum of Modern Art to help the channel celebrate its ratings success as well as promote several upcoming projects for the 2010-2011 broadcast season. Below are some photo highlights from the gathering. Enjoy! 

Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

  

Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Eureka's Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Colin Ferguson. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Destination Truth's Josh Gates and Eureka's Colin Ferguson. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Stargate Universe's David Blue and Ming-Na. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Ghost Hunters' Amy Bruni and Kris Williams with Destination Truth's Josh Gates. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Caprica co-creators/executive producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Caprica's Magda Apanowicz, Sashi Roiz, Alessandra Torresani and Esai Morales. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Stargate Universe's Ming-Na and Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Haven's Emily Rose and Stargate Universe's David Blue. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Caprica's Esai Morales and Sasha Roiz. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

Destination Truth's Josh Gates, Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping and David Howe, President, Syfy. Photo by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel

As noted above, all photos by Jason DeCrow and copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Warehouse 13 Begins Production On Its Second Season

March 3, 2010

Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly star in Warehouse 13. Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of the Syfy Channel

THE Syfy Channel’s #1 original hit series, Warehouse 13, commences production on season two this month in Toronto and will kick off the new season with a summer premiere on Tuesday, July 13th. Series regulars, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti, along with series guest-star, CCH Pounder, reprise their roles in the series ratings leader for Syfy. The 13-episode hour-long dramedy is slated to return this summer.

Nickelodeon star, Nolan Gerard Funk (Spectacular), who recently starred on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie, guest-stars in a four-episode storyline in season two. Funk portrays Todd, a tech-savvy local who takes a special romantic interest in Claudia (Scagliotti). This budding relationship is put to the test by the secrets they are forced to keep from one another.

Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker, Artie (Saul Rubinek), charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanna Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. The series is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) returns as show runner.

As noted above, photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of the Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Sneak Peek At This Week’s Ghost Hunters – 11 – 04 – 09

November 4, 2009
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Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes and the rest of the TAPS team heads West on this week's Ghost Hunters. Photo copyright of the Syfy Channel

THE West is about to get a whole lot wilder – Warehouse 13‘s Eddie McClintock dons Ghost Hunters gear for a special TAPS investigation. This week, the team tackles the haunted graveside of the legendary Buffalo Bill. Violent, invisible forces are believed to haunt the area. The mysterious specter of a cowboy has been spotted in the neighboring museum, and spooky whispers echo throughout the building’s empty halls. Could TAPS have a close encounter with our nation’s greatest showman, or will they run into more hostile spirits.

Later in the episode, residents of Oakland Hall in Eaton, Georgia are scared senseless. For the past three years, a strange spirit has haunted the home, causing visitors to feel nauseated and sick. TAPS heads in to investigate.

Built in the early 1800s, Oakland Hall survived General Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea.” Today, the ghost of a mentally ill child is believed to haunt the premises. Electronics turn on and off, and apparitions have been spotted on the grounds. Watch as TAPS solves the mystery of the haunted hall. Ghost of Buffalo Bill/Oakland Hall airs Wednesday, November 4th @ 9 p.m. EST on The Syfy Channel.

Click on the following link for a sneak peek at this episode – https://rcpt.yousendit.com/759393361/ae10620576bc091f06a83a944c2c1a75

As noted above, photo courtesy of and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

This Week On Warehouse 13 – 09 – 22 – 09

September 20, 2009
The cast of Warehouse 13 - Allison Scagliotti (Claudia), Saul Rubenik (Artie), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Genelle Williams (Leena) and Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer). Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

The cast of Warehouse 13 - Allison Scagliotti (Claudia), Saul Rubenik (Artie), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Genelle Williams (Leena) and Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer). Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

WAREHOUSE 13‘s action-packed season finale, MacPherson, features guest-appearances by CCH Pounder and Roger Rees). After a failed attempt to take Artie’s life, MacPherson (Roger Rees) is now selling dangerous artifacts, stolen from the Warehouse shelves, on the black market. Artie and Leena also suspect that there’s a mole in the Warehouse who is secretly aligned with MacPherson – could it be Claudia? Meanwhile, as the team hunts down MacPherson, they realize too late that his capture is a carefully orchestrated trap to destroy them. MacPherson airs Tuesday, September 22nd @ 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CT on The Syfy Channel.

As noted above, photo copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Eureka’s Joe Morton Guest-Stars On This Week’s Warehouse 13

August 31, 2009
Joe Morton, who plays Henry Deacon on Eureka, wanders over to Warehouse 13 this week to check things out. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

Joe Morton, who plays Henry Deacon on Eureka, wanders over to Warehouse 13 this week to check things out. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

FOLLOWING an appearance on Warehouse 13 by some of his fellow Eureka castmates, Joe Morton (Henry Deacon) guest-stars on this week’s episode, Regrets. In it, Artie (Saul Rubinek) receives word of a rash of unexplained suicides at a Florida prison, so he sends Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) to investigate. Claudia (Allison Scagliotti), relegated to inventory duty, decides to change a light bulb – with the help of an artifact… Regrets airs Tuesday, September 1st @ 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CT on The Syfy Channel.

Click on the link below to download a clip from the episode: https://rcpt.yousendit.com/732273387/290b7b6809a3499f549388177878f694

As noted above, photo is copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Eureka’s Erica Cerra And Niall Matter Guest-Star This Week On Warehouse 13

August 25, 2009

EUREKA‘s Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan) take a brief field trip from the technologically-advanced Pacific Northwest town when they guest-star this week on Warehouse 13. In Duped, Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) are dispatched to Las Vegas to retrieve an artifact that seems to grant good fortune to a couple of gamblers, Jillian Whitman (Cerra) and Gary Whitman (Matter). But their simple snag it, bag it, tag it mission gets complicated when Myka accidentally gets trapped in Lewis Carroll’s mirror – unleashing the malevolent entity that was trapped inside. Duped airs Tuesday, August 25th @ 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CT on The Syfy Channel.

Click the link below for a sneak preview of Duped – http://rcpt.yousendit.com/728091035/18f0355b601c54f6223f008d849ea5bb

Warehouse 13’s Eddie McClintock – For Pete’s Sake

August 23, 2009
Eddie McClintock as Secret Service Agent Pete Lattimer in Warehouse 13. Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Eddie McClintock as Secret Service Agent Pete Lattimer in Warehouse 13. Photo by Justin Stephens and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Are you familiar with the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished?” Secret Service Agent Pete Lattimer certainly is. In the two-hour pilot for the new Syfy Channel series Warehouse 13, he and fellow agent Myka Bering thwart an attack on the Mexican ambassador’s daughter by a man possessed by a carved stone head known as the “Aztec Bloodstone.” When Pete fails to stop a thief, who takes the artifact and then disappears in front of the agent’s eyes in a flash of light, he is temporarily suspended pending an investigation.

The “thief” is, in fact Artie Nielsen, also a Secret Service agent and in charge of Warehouse 13, a top-secret government facility in South Dakota and home to objects, like the bloodstone, considered dangerous to the public. Much to Pete’s and Myka’s surprise, they are reassigned to help Artie track down and retrieve other artifacts. Their first assignment takes them to Iowa where a 15th century comb is wrecking havoc. Like his alter ego, Warehouse 13‘s Eddie McClintock, who plays Pete, will not soon forget his first day on the job.

“It was so freaking cold,” says McClintock laughing. “On the first day of filming it was around zero degrees and the entire crew was wearing Arctic gear, I’m not kidding you, and Joanne Kelly [Myka Bering] and I had to be dressed as though we were in Denver, Colorado on a balmy evening. I’m from Ohio, so I’m OK with the cold, but, man, this was so bad that every time they said, ‘Cut!’ Joanne and I would sprint inside just to get warm because our teeth were chattering. And as soon as they called, ‘Action,’ we’d have to stop our teeth from chattering.

“That’s the first thing that comes to mind about working on the pilot. The second thing that sticks out for me is thinking how incredibly fortunate I am to have such an amazing job. And then scene-wise, there was the ferret scene in the Warehouse where I’m standing there with Joanne, who is just fantastic, along with Saul Rubenik [Artie], whose body of work I have great respect for. The ridiculousness of me holding this ferret, which was basically up my nose for most of that scene, was just so surreal, and to be acting with Saul and Joanne was the icing on the cake. It’s one of those moments that remind me again how lucky I am to be able to do what I love, make money at it, and feed my family.”

Growing up in Ohio, McClintock was a keen wrestler, including in college where he studied design. “I thought for sure I’d end up being a graphic illustrator or designer,” notes the actor. “I always loved movies, though, and one of the major bonds I had with my dad was through films. He and I would go to the movies and then come home and recite all the lines. I was also a fan of the original Saturday Night Live cast – the Not Ready For Primetime Players – and imitating all those characters and skits, but I was never pushed in that direction as far as pursuing a career.

The cast of Warehouse 13 (L-R): Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), Saul Rubenik (Artie Nielsen), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Genelle Williams (Leena) and Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer). Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

The cast of Warehouse 13 (L-R): Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), Saul Rubenik (Artie Nielsen), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Genelle Williams (Leena) and Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer). Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

“After college I wanted to move to California, in particular, Los Angeles. My uncle owns an insurance company out there, so he asked me to come be a part of his company. However, he fired me after seven months, because I was useless as an insurance salesman. My heart wasn’t in it and he could tell. From there, I began working as a production assistant, and after three years I met some people from a small agency called LA Talent. They did a lot of commercial work, and with their help I wound up booking a series of Coors Light beer commercials. After that I decided, ‘I’m going to start taking [acting] classes.’ I did that for almost three years before ever going on my first audition because I knew that compared to other people I was incredibly green and didn’t want to blow any opportunities. My first national job was two lines on The Young and the Restless, and now here I am today.”

When it comes to McClintock’s role on Warehouse 13, the uninitiated might automatically assume that Pete Lattimer is just another in a long line of cookie-cutter government types. However, that was the further thing from the actor’s mind when it came time to audition.

“David Simkins[writer/executive producer] did a great job with the pilot script and I wanted to approach it a little differently,” he recalls. “With Pete being Secret Service, I figured everyone would come to the audition wearing black suits and ties, so I came in jeans and an old t-shirt and unshaven because I saw Pete as kind of down on his luck. He ends up basically getting fired from his job in the pilot because they think he stole an artifact, and I always try to find the comedy in something, even when it’s not necessarily written.

“So I read for David, and he told me later that I pretty much wasn’t even going to make it through to the next round of auditions. While my audition was entertaining, he hadn’t really seen my character that way. However, as the day went on, he thought, ‘That might be one way to do it.’ So he had me back for the network test and on that day I really tried to put a comedic bend on the material. Joanne [Kelly] and I read together, and she blew a line, so I made fun of her, and she [jokingly] punched me. Joanne was supposed to call me a ‘showboat,’ but it came out ‘showbot.’ Then I began doing the robot dance with a Michael Jackson flourish – this was before his passing, obviously.

“Joanne and I kind of forgot that we were singing for our supper and just had fun up there for a minute, which, I think, is pretty much what got us the job. Mark Stern [Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Syfy] remarked, ‘That’s the show right there. Those two doing what they were doing.’ I’ve said this before, but most actors, including me, are terrified to make a mistake when auditioning because you almost never get a second chance. So to actually be hired because of a mistake is ironic and interesting. It goes to show you that you’re allowed to make a mistake in the audition room. It’s how you then deal with it that could make all the difference.”

(L-R): Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Mark Stern. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

(L-R): Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Mark Stern. Photo copyright of The Syfy Channel

There was a bit of a gap between filming the Warehouse 13 pilot and the start of work on the show’s first season. As with all new roles, it took McClintock a little time to settle back into the groove of playing Agent Lattimer. “The greatest initial challenge for me with Pete was really not trying to figure out who he was, but, instead, just think, ‘I am Pete, Pete is me,’ and allow who I am to come out in my performance,” explains the actor.

“I’ve tried to make Pete who I am because it’s my desire to let everyone who’s watching know that a leading man can be funny and still be strong, loyal and heroic. Most TV programs don’t really let the hero show a silly side, and I guess it’s important to me to let people know that you can still have a good time and be competent at what you do. I appreciate, too, that our writers have made Pete a recovering alcoholic because it gives him more depth. It makes you go, ‘Wait a minute, this guy has issues.’ Guess what, people have issues, and some funny people tend to have the most issues because they use their comedy to deal with things. That’s there defense mechanism.”

Right from the start, the relationship between Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering is not unlike that of oil and water. He addresses a problem in a more off-the-cuff manner and using his gut instinct, while she prefers to employ a more serious, by-the-book approach. Like all good partnerships, they eventually come to realize that neither way is right or wrong, but that a balance of both is the best possible way to get the job done right.

“Certainly one of the biggest ways my character continues to grow is in his relationship with Myka,” says McClintock. “In the beginning, he didn’t understand Myka and really didn’t much care to. However, having now spent all this time with her, Pete has come to respect as well as care for her. He understands why she is the way she is, and he’s constantly trying to get her to be more like him. But I think Pete has learned not to push too hard and she, in turn, has warmed up and come around and kind of loosened up a bit. So that’s been a major change in my character – his willingness to accept Myka for who she is.”

One of Pete’s attributes that Myka has not quite come to share is his, and Artie’s, passion for cookies, preferably homemade. In the Warehouse 13 pilot, Artie entices Pete into the Warehouse with an offer of freshly baked cookies. “I think the whole cookie thing is great,” says McClintock with a laugh. “It’s kind of a happy mistake. I don’t know if we even planned on hitting on it that hard, but when, in the pilot, we got such a good reaction from Artie’s line, ‘I made cookies,’ and Pete’s, ‘Oooo…,’ that we decided to make my character a cookie lover. It just so happens that my wife and I are crazy about chocolate chip cookies, and every day when we get on the treadmill we ask each other, ‘Why do we like them so much?'”

Pete Lattimer in the Warehouse 13 episode "Magnetism." Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Pete Lattimer in the Warehouse 13 episode "Magnetism." Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of The Syfy Channel

In the season one Warehouse 13 episode Claudia, Artie is kidnapped by a young girl from his past, Claudia Donovan, who needs his help to re-create an experiment that she believes will bring her dead brother back to life. Their efforts are rewarded, and despite Claudia’s unconventional approach to procuring his assistance, Artie befriends her and invited Claudia to join his team. McClintock was happy to help his fellow cast and crew welcome actress Allison Scagliotti (Claudia) to the Warehouse family.

“Allison is great,” he says. “She’s sharp, sassy and young, so she brings new blood to the show, not to mention the whole geek-tech thing. And for totally selfish reasons, aside from the fact that Allison is terrific, she opens up a whole new demographic for the series, which brings in that many more viewers. I read on-line where people were talking about the fact that there’s going to be all these new Claudia icons after she did the Mr. Spock ‘Live Long and Prosper’ Vulcan salute [in the episode Burnout], and I’m thrilled about that. It means people are really buying into the show as well as the Claudia character and I couldn’t be happier.

“When you hear that they [the producers] are bringing someone new onto a show, you sometimes think, ‘Will it work? Will they fit in? We’ve got a good thing here; what if this person doesn’t make the cut?’ Frankly, not only has Allison made the cut, but she also adds to much so the series, especially in her relationship with Artie, which is fun to watch because they’re both amazingly good at what they do – the characters and the actors playing them.”

In their short time working with Artie, Pete and Myka have collected several artifacts including a Euphoria record (Resonance), capable of producing a song that immobilizes its listeners; James Braid’s chair (Magnetism), which causes those who sit in it to act out their subconscious desires; and a Native American buckskin coat (Elements) that allows its wearer to walk through solid objects. In the aforementioned Burnout, the agents race against the clock to find the Spine of the Saracen, which can turn its wearer into a killing machine capable of discharging massive amounts of electricity. When the Spine attaches itself to Pete, he must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to destroy it.

“There was a ton of exposition that I had to get out in the scene where Pete decides to commit suicide, or take a bullet as they say for the sake of the Warehouse, his country, his friends, the world,” says McClintock. “When I first read that scene it was pretty terrifying. I could just picture a giant ham sandwich,” chuckles the actor. “I thought, ‘Oh, my God, this could be so hammy if it’s not done correctly.’ So on the day of filming I said to our director, who is this amazing, guy, Constantine Makris, ‘Look, I have an idea of how this should be done.’ So he gave me free reign, and I was pleased with how it turned out. It’s probably the trickiest thing I’ve done so far acting-wise on the series.

Pete tries to figure out if Gilbert Radburn (James Naughton) is hiding something in "Elements." Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Pete tries to figure out if Gilbert Radburn (James Naughton) is hiding something in "Elements." Photo by Philippe Bosse and copyright of The Syfy Channel

“Not to sound artsy-fartsy or anything like that, but it was really freeing to be able to show that much emotion and be that connected to a scene. It’s kind of like running on a treadmill for six miles. When you’re done, you’re exhausted, but you feel exhilarated, and that’s why I do this [acting].”

Artie’s response to Pete’s predicament in Burnout gave viewers further insight into the relationship that is developing between both characters. “Pete’s father died when was very young, so I think he considers Artie to be his surrogate father, and Artie sees Pete as one of his kids,” says McClintock. “In Burnout, when Myka tells Artie and Claudia that the Spine was on Pete, you could tell it really hit them hard, and I like at the end of the episode where Pete is joking about how this mission really ‘killed him,’ and how Artie is truly concerned.

“There’s a wonderful family dynamic that our writers have set up and I’m so thrilled about that because it gives the show heart and makes it about a lot of different things. It’s not just about the silliness, or the artifacts, or Pete and Myka going off on a treasure hunt. In the end, it’s about a family trying in their own way to get by, and I’m so glad that the writers have given us that to play.”

Prior to Warehouse 13, McClintock was a regular in four other series, Holding the Baby, A.U.S.A., Stark Raving Mad and Crumbs. The actor has appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies and guest-starred on such shows as Friends, Felicity, House, Sex and the City, Spin City and Shark. Audience have also seen his work in recurring roles on Desperate Housewives and Bones.

“On Desperate Housewives I got to work with Eva Longoria [Gabrielle Solis] and Ricardo Chavira, who plays her husband [Carlos], and I have to tell you, he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met,” says McClintock. “He was so nice to me that I was looking around thinking, ‘Am I being punked?’ Ricardo was just a really cool dude and Eva was terrific, too. So it was a positive experience and I had a ball. To be embraced by everyone who worked there meant a lot to me as well as my confidence as an actor.

“With Bones I finally got to meet David Boreanaz [Special Agent Seeley Booth], which was interesting because for the past few years I’d been saying that I was going to write a book called Living in the Shadow of Boreanaz,” jokes the actor. “At least twice a week someone would come up to me thinking I was David and ask for my autograph or want to talk about Buffy or Angel. I’ve always found it funny, and when I was on Bones, David said to me, ‘You do know who you look like, right? Craig Sheffer.’ That’s someone else who everyone used to think I looked like, and when I actually met Craig, he said, ‘Hey, dude, you look just like me.’ I said, ‘I know, and we both look like David Boreanaz.’ And Craig said,  ‘Yes, and Josh Brolin, too.’

“It was cool getting to work on Bones and I think it was also good preparation for Warehouse 13, although my character of Sully [Special Agent Tim Sullivan] wasn’t quite as loose as Pete is.”

Eddie McClintock visits The Big Apple. Photo by Heide Gutman and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Eddie McClintock visits The Big Apple. Photo by Heidi Gutman and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Although McClintock might work in an industry that is devoted to make-believe, the things that make his career rewarding for him as very much real. “I could lie and tell you that it’s not fun when I’m on a plane and the stewardess says, ‘Oh, my God, you’re the guy from Warehouse 13,’ and starts jumping up and down like a teenager. After 12 years, to have somebody recognize me for who I am and for my work, and not as David Boreanaz or Craig Sheffer, that’s rewarding, not to mention fun and exciting,” says the actor.

“Another rewarding thing is being able to give my wife and children the kind of life that I think a good husband and father should provide. Then there’s being able to work with people whose careers speak for themselves. I think, ‘Hey, I must be doing something right.’ I stood nose-to-nose in a scene with James Woods when I did an episode of Shark, and that was such a rush because he’s a brilliant actor as well as an icon. It’s also rewarding to have my manager, Ric Beddingfield – who took me on when I had nothing and had done nothing – stick with me. After all this time I’m able to show him that all his hard work has been for a good cause.

“This is an incredibly difficult business, and every once in a while it will let you take a small drink of success. At least that’s been my path. I’ve continued to work, but have never had a hit series. I’ve done five shows and ten pilots, so for the Syfy Channel to fly me to New York to help ring the closing bell at NASDAQ, that was surreal. And on Saturday [August 15th, 2009] I’m throwing out the pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays game in front of something like 40,000 people. I’m terrified,” he laughs, “but it’s going to be awesome. There are so many rewards to what I’m doing, and hopefully I’ve kept in perspective the ones that truly matter, and then the ones that are just fun life experiences.”

Steve Eramo

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