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Kimberley Joseph (Cindy)
- She was born in Canada, raised in Australia, and educated in Switzerland.
- Her mother was an airline hostess.
- She used to model, and has lots of ballet training.
- The scene in which Cindy confronts Charlie on the plane was the very first scene ever shot for the series; Therefor, Kimberely spoke the first words of the show’s production.
- Cindy was originally supposed to die in the pilot episode. But the producers liked Kimberely so much, they decided to keep her alive and maybe show her again (which they obviously did.)
Fionnula Flanagan (Eloise)
- She won a 1976 Emmy Award for a supporting role in a tv mini-series, and was nominated for a 1974 Tony.
Alan Dale (Charles Widmore)
- He has extensive theater credits, has hosted his own radio shows and is a successful voice-over artist in Australia, the UK and the U.S.
- He is well known for his 8-year role in the Australia show Neighbors (1985-1993), in which he played a kind and understanding father.
- He stopped watching Lost during season three. He told Hollywood.com, “I got sick of following it. It went through a lull in scripts in the third season.” He pinpointed “The Cost of Living” as when he gave up, saying that “Then, out of the bushes, came a black cloud which grabbed a black man and threw him to the ground, and I thought ‘I definitely can’t watch this anymore’.”
- He worked as a milkman for several years.
- Because he was busy performing in the West End production of Spamalot, a small film crew, along with Michael Emerson and Yunjin Kim, had to travel to London during season four for two scenes involving Widmore. These were the only scenes shot outside of the U.S. throughout the entire series.
M.C. Gainey (Tom Friendly)
- Due to his ‘threatening’ looks and usually having a mustache, he almost always plays hillbilly-type criminals.
- He’s said ,”With a face like this, there aren’t a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I’ve gotta face that was meant for a mug shot and that’s what I’ve been doing for the past thirty years. If I play a cop, it’s always a racist cop, or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts.”
- At 6 feet, 2 inches tall, he is the tallest actor to have a recurring role on Lost.
- He accepted the role of Tom without a script or even any character description, simply because he wanted to work with Carlton Cuse.
- He predicted that Tom’s sexuality early on, saying “If Kate’s not your type, you’re gay.”
- He didn’t know that Tom’s beard was fake until he read it in the script.
Andrew Divoff (Mikhail)
- He is octolingual; he speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese and Russian. He was at one also time able to speak Romanian, but forgot it due to disuse. One language he actually doesn’t speak is Korean, which he had to learn a little of for Mikhail’s flash-sideways.
Blake Bashoff (Karl)
- Despite playing a teenager on Lost, he was 25-years-old when he first appeared on the show.
- From December 2007, until August 2009, he starred as Moritz in the Broadway and National Tour productions of Spring Awakening.
- He loved watching Lost. He’s said “I’m hooked! It’s a great show and the whole time-travel thing is really great. Plus, it’s fun to watch my friends.”
John Hawkes (Lennon)
- He had a small role in Rush Hour, which starred Ken Leung.
- He also played a translator to a superior in an episode of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., a show created and produced by Carlton Cuse.
- He lives in Los Angeles where he writes and performs with his band, King Straggler.
Hiroyuki Sanada (Dogen)
- In 1999 and 2000, he was in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear. This was the first time a Japanese actor had ever performed with the theatrical group.
- He is an incredibly well-known actor in Japan.
- He is good friends with Jackie Chan.
- He was offered the role of Dogen without a script - just the character’s background. He hadn’t ever seen the show before, but went back and watched every episode before knowing any of his character’s lines.