Topic: Meeting "Gomez" and "Calhoun"
Hey all, so in the process of my celebrity photo and autograph collecting, it's always an added bonus to run into actors who portrayed cool characters in Sliders. As the moons aligned, I was able to meet BOTH of the actors who portrayed the goofy barkeep Gomez Calhoun! First such occasion was in New York, for a fan screening for the Audience Network comedy Loudermilk, starring Will Sasso and Ron Livingston. Grabbed a few shots with Will on the street, and sat through the screening and Q&A which was a lot of fun. Unfortunately they pretty much rushed him in and out though.
About a month later, there was a crummy "con" that was billed as a Karate Kid reunion. Macchio was there, along with several Cobra Kai actors. A super late addition was that of Israel Juarbe, who had a minor role as Daniel's friend. This was a cool one for me, obviously, as he played the character 3 times during the Sci-Fi era. I actually got to talk to him about his roles in Boogie Nights and Sliders. Though to be honest, despite being a nice guy, he didn't have much to say about it other than "yeah that guy (Gomez) was a lot of fun/funny guy." Wish I had something more interesting to report on, but that was basically that. I split the photo with a friend.