"I know why you watch it all the time ... it's because it's on all the time"--Fred Thompson of L&O, campaigning last night on C-Span.
I swear, it seems like every time I turn on the TV, there that man is. I noticed that they played "In the wee small hours" a couple of days ago as part of a Fred Thompson CI/SVU *marathon*, if you please!
"I didn't take this job to get noticed"--the sadly fictional Detective Alex Eames
I know Regan did it, went from acting to Pres, but wonder how some voters would take Thompson having such a younger wife? Was looking up info, didn't know he was 6'6, he is 65 she is 40, I have nothing against him, but most men are retiring at that age, I just think its time we get someone younger running the country. Maybe they need to lower the age to 30 to run from President. And yes I know he was a senator before an Actor. Its just if you elect someone 65 or 66 by the time the 4 yrs are up they are in there 70s. I just think there should be an upper age limit. A lot of people are forced into retirement but we don't stop them from running for office and making major decisions that affect our country?
Sits back and waits for windfall.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2007 15:32:59 GMT -5 by ragincajun
Actor and former U.S. presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson is set to make his return to television in an episode of "Life on Mars," ABC announced.
Thompson, 66, is to portray Police Chief Harry Woolf in the Feb. 25 installment of the1970s-set cop drama, which stars Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol and Jonathan Murphy.
Thompson, who served as a Republican senator representing Tennessee from 1994 through 2003, was a cast member of "Law & Order" for five years and made appearances on the show's spinoffs "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
Thompson's bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. president was unsuccessful last year as Sen. John McCain became the party's candidate in the election.
I have often wondered if he regrets leaving what seemed to be a great, cushy job on the mothership, for what he must have realized was a snowball's chance in hell of becoming the Republican candidate for President. I mean.....didn't anyone tell him that it was a long shot?
I'm glad, really. I love how Jack McCoy has evolved as the acting DA. And his relationship with Cutter & Connie is fantastic. I also love his conflict with Not!Spitzer (the talented Tom Everett Scott, who I loved in TNT's short lived "Saved").