So the other night I was watching one of the incessant reruns of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. One of the guest stars had played Col. Barnfather on Homicide: Life on the Streets, so I looked at his IMDB page and followed it back to the episode.
One of the red herring bad guys near the beginning of the episode also looked kind of familiar -- I found out that it was Ari Fliakos, who was year or two behind me at Duke. I don't know him personally, just the name and the face.
Back then, I had aspirations towards acting, so I hung out with drama types, went to shows, acted in Sprint Scenes (which was a collection of scenes from different plays) and took a couple of courses.
This was before I learned that I didn't have any talent.
Coincidentally, I'd actually also seen Ari in a play in New York -- I'd gone to see Adam Trese, who was starring and whom I'd met on #mindvox.
Ari was the second Duke drama guy that I've seen on TV, the other being Stan Kirsch, who was a year ahead of me and had a six-year run as Richie on the Highlander TV series.
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