Craig's "Criminal Minds" episode, "Magnum Opus," aired Wednesday night, April 24th, on CBS. It is now available for purchase on iTunes. A collection of some of his scenes can also be viewed on YouTube at the link below.
Craig Watkinson starred in the "Magnum Opus" episode of Criminal Minds as San Francisco Detective Lennon Miles. After a serial killer begins draining victims of blood, he finds himself in over his head and in need of help from the BAU.
"It was a really nice group of actors," Watkinson
said. "Obviously, they've been doing this a long time, and it shows in
their professionalism and how well they know their characters. It was a
huge pleasure working with Joe Mantegna, as 'House of Games' was one of
the films that made me want to become an actor in the first place."
"The rest of the cast was great as well," Watkinson added. "Shemar taught me the proper on-camera technique for drawing your weapon on a psycho, and A.J. and I talked a lot about parenthood. Hopefully another serial killer will show up in San Fran, and they'll have to come back and help me some more!"
Craig's Wedding Band episode, "Get Down on It," aired in December of 2012 on TBS. You can catch the full episode online by purchasing it on iTunes. You can view one of his scenes on YouTube through the link below:
"WEDDING BAND" stars Brian Austin Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210"; "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Harold Perrineau (“Lost”), Melora Hardin (“The Office”; “Monk”), Jenny Wade (“Reaper”; “The Good Guys”), Peter Cambor ("Notes from the Underbelly"), and Derek Miller ("Scrubs"). Craig performed the role of “Arthur Gold,” sleazy manager of boy band "Justa Krush."
“I had a fantastic time working with the cast. They were a really fun group,” Watkinson said. “’Smoke’ is one of my favorite films and ‘Lost’ was one of my favorite shows, so working with Harold was great. And Derek pretty much steals every scene he's in. Really, the whole cast was great.”
Asked about his character: “Arthur Gold is a rival band manager to Melora’s character, so I’m definitely at odds with their core crew. I manage a boy band, and I’m definitely a bit sleazy. It was a great script, and the director (Kevin Dowling, “The Sum of Us”) was one of the best I’ve ever worked with. I'd love to come back!”
Craig Watkinson also recently completed shooting "Dyslexia: A Hidden Disability," a documentary from award-winning producer/director Laurent Bouzereau produced by the Kennedy/Marshall Company. He was chosen for the film based on his teaching experience and affiliation with the one of the nation’s preeminent schools for students with learning differences.
“I was thrilled to have been asked,” Craig said. “I’ve long been a fan of Laurent’s work. He does some of the best documentary work there is. Dyslexia is still greatly misunderstood in our society. Hopefully this documentary can shed new light on the subject.”
Craig Watkinson also spent some time recently recording some vocals for a Richard Cheese album called "OK Bartender" (a send up of Radiohead's classic "OK Computer").
"I was thrilled to do it," Craig said. "I've long been a fan of Richard Cheese and have seen many of his shows. He's a consummate entertainer and a hell of a funny guy. So when he asked me to do some voice work on one of the tracks, I jumped at the chance!"
The album is available through iTunes or through Richard Cheese's website. For details, click the link below:
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