The ever-busy Gregg Henry (Mitchum Huntzberger in Gilmore Girls) has signed onto the upcoming Marvel comic movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy!
If you’ve ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry is a brilliant move because he’s the very definition of eclectic. He’s burned into my childhood memories as a baddie in Airwolf, but he’s been prolific for the last 35 years, appearing in such iconic TV shows as Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Magnum PI, Cagney & Lacey, LA Law, Walker Texas Ranger, Matlock, JAG, Chicago Hope, Murder She Wrote, CSI, Firefly, 24, ER, The Mentalist, Castle, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Medium, Hung, Burn Notice, Bunheads and The Killing. He’s a veritable national treasure.
His commanding presence in Gilmore Girls was delectable and perfect casting. He barely needs to speak to get himself across. Then in Bunheads he was barely recogniseable as the bar owner Rico – yet still perfectly cast! Although of course in a Gilmore Girls crowd he’d get stoned because of Mitchum’s attempt to crush Rory’s journo dreams. Yes, he did kind of redeem himself later on but that was series seven.
What was your favourite Gregg Henry role? Any favourite Mitchum moments? How about… What do you think happens to Mitchum after we last see him? Gets embroiled in a phone-tapping scandal? Has a secret tryst with Pennilyn Lott?
(I’m going to say… he falls off his yacht in the Atlantic Ocean but wakes up on an island inhabited by a primitive tribe who make him their village idiot. His frequent attempts to escape the island are inadvertently thwarted by a crime solving monkey he names Rory and there’s a will-they-won’t-they subplot with the chief’s daughter, who displays cannibalistic tendencies.)