Thursday, February 17, 2005

New JAG Lawyer Hopes To Court Catherine Bell

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s not easy for a new actor to break in on an old show but that’s what actor Chris Beetem hopes to do on the CBS series, JAG.

Starting with tomorrow’s episode (Feb. 18), Beetem is joining the JAG cast as Lt. Gregory Vukovic, who is described as a “hunky, brash lawyer.”

Although that description makes Beetem crack up, it may be a fitting characterization.

He says his character may end up romantically involved with series star Catherine Bell and points out, “David James Elliot’s character has spent 10 seasons without consummating the relationship but I hope my character is more of a fast mover.”

Although Beetem doesn’t have the legal background of his character, he says, so far, that’s his favorite part about the show because, in his words, “It’s a lot like chess, which is one of my favorite games. In fact, I approach my life as if it’s a chess match.”

Beetem also is playing chess between scenes with his JAG stars and says, “Right now, I’m ahead.”

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