10 Things to Know About the "Gotham" Castby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago
How much do you know about the actors who portray your favorite "Gotham" characters? Here are 10 things you might not know about the cast.
"Gotham" is the story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. How much do you know about the actors who portray your favorite characters? Here are 10 things to know about the cast of the show.
2. He has his head in the game.
Donal Logue, who plays police detective Harvey Bullock, is one of the owners of (and also plays with) an amateur soccer team, Hollywood United. Over the years, his teammates have included Anthony LaPaglia, Dermot Mulroney, Jason Statham, and Brandon Routh, among others.
3. She has superhero street cred.
Morena Baccarin, who plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins, is one of four actors from "Firefly" (2002) who went on to portray superheroes on "Justice League Unlimited" (2001). Baccarin was the voice of Black Canary, Adam Baldwin was the voice of Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern, Nathan Fillion was the voice of Vigilante, and Gina Torres was the voice of Vixen.
5. He looks to the Bard to inspire his performance.
Robin Lord Taylor has said that he channels both A Clockwork Orange and Richard III in his performance as the Penguin. In an interview with The New York Times, Taylor said of Richard III, "He was another grotesque man who has this insane ambition, this sheer lust for power fueled by his physical deformities."
6. He's a relative newcomer.
When Cory Michael Smith auditioned for the role of Edward Nygma, no one in the room had seen any of his performances. He got his start in theater, including the role of Fred in a production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" opposite Emilia Clarke (of "Game of Thrones" fame). The two credits he did have at the time -- Camp X-Ray and "Olive Kitteridge" -- hadn't premiered when he auditioned.
8. Acting is in his blood.
Sean Pertwee, who plays the very proper Alfred Pennyworth, is from a very successful theatrical family. He is the son of Jon Pertwee (of "Doctor Who" fame), the first cousin once removed of Bill Pertwee, the younger brother of Dariel Pertwee, the nephew of Michael Pertwee, and the grandson of Roland Pertwee.
9. She's light on her feet.
Camren Bicondova has studied dance since she was 6 years old. Her all-girl dance group, 8 Flavahz, was the youngest ever to compete on MTV’s "America’s Best Dance Crew." A highlight of Season 7, her crew finished in second place. Bicondova's dancing skills come in handy when she, as Selina Kyle, slinks cat-like across the Gotham cityscape.
10. She's got a wicked side.
Jada Pinkett Smith, who sends chills up the spine as Fish Mooney, sends chills of another sort as the lead singer of the Nu Metal band Wicked Wisdom. Pinkett Smith formed the band in 2002, which includes Pocket Honore, Cameron "Wirm" Graves, Rio Lawrence and Philip "Fish" Fisher.