May 10, 2012 – West Hollywood, CA –Actor Doug Spearman, perhaps best known as “Chance” on Logo’s Noah’s Arc and its big-screen sequel, has joined the cast of the award-winning web sitcom Old Dogs & New Tricks for its second season. He’ll play “Neal,” the as-yet unseen spouse of “Ross” (David Pevsner).
Old Dogs & New Tricks follows four middle-aged gay best friends living in youth-obsessed West Hollywood. Leon Acord, Jeffrey Patrick Olson, Curt Bonnem and Pevsner star as the four friends; cabaret star Amanda Abel and Ryland Shelton co-star.
In addition to Noah’s Arc, Spearman’s numerous TV credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Drew Carey Show, Charmed, The Hughleys, Gideon’s Crossing, MAD TV and Girlfriends. On the big screen, he appeared with Jet Li in the feature Cradle 2 the Grave, and in 2012’s Any Day Now, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Stage credits include The Ice Pick, Men’s Room, Moscow, Bullpen Boys, Few Good Men and the world premiere of Howard Corder’s The Hollow Lands at South Coast Rep.
He’s worked behind the scenes, as writer/producer/director at ABC, CBS, NBC, LOGO and E! His production company, Ogden Group Entertainment, produced 2006’s documentary “Aretha,” about the Queen of Soul. Spearman is a recipient of a Leadership Award by the Human Rights Campaign for his tireless work in the LGBT community. His social commentary has appeared in Frontiers, Advocate, on ABC Radio and blogs.
“We needed a powerhouse actor to go head to head with David Pevsner, so I’m thrilled Doug is on board,” says show creator/actor Acord. “The fact that he is so well known and respected in our community is just icing on the cake!”
Written/created by Acord, and developed for the web by Arvin Bautista, Old Dogs’ first season was honored as “Outstanding Dramedy Program” and “Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Dramedy” at the 2012 LA Web Fest.
Old Dogs & New Tricks begins shooting Season 2 in late summer 2012 and will premiere Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The show is raising funds via the crowd-sourcing site IndieGoGo. To help, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/olddogsnewtricksseason2.
For info: www.OldDogsNewTricksTheSeries.com