Christian Kane is perhaps best known for playing slimy lawyer Lindsey McDonald on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel. He and series star David Boreanaz are the only two actors to appear on both the pilot and the series finale. His next show was Close to Home, a legal drama that ran for two seasons on CBS.
These days, Kane is playing Eliot Spencer, the enforcer of the group of con artists on TNT’s Leverage series. The show follows a group of criminals who take pride in bringing down other law-breakers. The show’s already been renewed for year two. In this audio interview, Kane discusses some past, present, and future projects.
Tune in to find out which classic TV character inspired his Leverage persona and why he almost didn’t play the role. Get his take on how he would he like to see Leverage end.
The actor also recalls the fateful day, five years ago, when he learned that Angel was cancelled and Joss Whedon’s reaction to the studio’s desire to keep it going. Kane also shares his passionate feelings about his character’s ignoble death and what it was like to work alongside one of his best friends.
We then turn to his work on Close to Home on CBS. Kane played the construction worker husband of the Jennifer Finnegan and it proved to be a much different role than he expected. He talks about why his character was killed off after one season and his experience working with the show’s creator, Jerry Bruckheimer.
Finally, we turn to his music career and the prospects of him singing in an upcoming episode of Leverage. Tune in!
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