Who’s watched the original Battlestar Galactica mini-series? Do you remember that kid who was in it, the one who thankfully wasn’t kept on as the show moved into a full television series? Yeah, the one on the right here. The actor’s name is Connor Widdows and there’s something curious and coincidental about the films and shows he has appeared in. It’s something to do with this piece of trivia on his IMDB page: “Son of Casting Director Kathleen Widdows”
That’s not quite it though, one needs to dig a little deeper there in his IMDB profile to get at the real nugget of wonder in his bio – oh here it is: “Nephew of Casting Director Coreen Mayrs”
Lets take a look at Connor’s filmography! Most recently, he appeared in Smallville. It just so happens that Coreen Mayrs was the casting director for Smallville, that’s interesting. Prior to that, he appeared in John Tucker Must Die. I wonder who the casting director might have been? Oh yes, it’s Coreen Mayrs!
X-Men: The Last Stand? Connor appears, Coreen is casting director. Battlestar Galactica? Coreen and Connor! X2? Coreen and Connor! Agent Cody Banks? Coreen and Connor! Dark Angel? Freddy Got Fingered? Agent Cody Banks? Coreen and Connor!
I’m pleased to see that the trend looks set to continue with Connor’s younger sister Sarah. Thus far she’s been in The Butterfly Effect and an episode of The L Word but I’m not going to give you any prizes for guessing who was the casting director.
The wonderful nepotistic world of show-business! 🙂
(Full credit to Ing for noticing this curiosity)