Gala­vant

Sea­son 1 Vuzu 19:00

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 3 FEBRUARY -

With his lus­cious locks, mag­nif­i­cent beard and das­tardly grin, King Richard is the undis­puted star char­ac­ter of mu­si­cal sit­com Gala­vant (2015-cur­rent). But what does it take to bring the tyran­ni­cal me­dieval ruler to life? The act­ing ge­nius of Ti­mothy Omund­son, that’s what!

1 The 46-year-old’s ac­tu­ally not new to TV – he’s been act­ing since 1992, when he played Ricky Ross in an episode of sit­com Se­in­feld (1989-1998).

2 While he’s prob­a­bly best known as Sean Pot­ter in drama se­ries Judg­ing Amy (1999-2005), which he played for 89 episodes from 2004 to 2005, sci-fi fans know him as Cain in Su­per­nat­u­ral (2005-cur­rent) since 2014. Ti­mothy is bril­liantly funny on his

3 Twit­ter ac­count – @Omund­son – and not only posts fun per­sonal stuff, he tweets about the show too. He’s made over 14 600 tweets so far. 4 He’s a mas­ter of his art and has been study­ing act­ing since he was 12. He has a de­gree in Fine Arts The­ater from the Univer­sity Of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia and also won nu­mer­ous prizes for per­for­mances while study­ing, in­clud­ing the fa­mous USC Jack Ni­chol­son Award. His favourite day on Gala­vant?

5 Easy! When Brit co­me­dian Ricky Ger­vais guest starred (as Xanax the singing wizard in tonight’s episode). Says Tim, “It was the great­est day I’ve ever had on a set. I love him. He’s one of the fun­ni­est hu­man be­ings on the planet.” And if you’re won­der­ing, his hair

6 and beard are real, not wigs from the make-up team. “When we wrapped [Psych, 2006-2014 – he played De­tec­tive “Lassie” Las­siter], I grew the beard and hoped I would book a job where I could keep it. In my last au­di­tion for Gala­vant, di­rec­tor Chris Koch said, ‘It’s not just a beard; it’s a King’s Beard’,” he jokes.

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