by Jennifer Squires Biller
In the shocking season finale of Brothers & Sisters, it was revealed that another Walker child exists. That William Walker sure was a busy guy who apparently never met a condom he liked.
As soon as the name Ryan Walker was mentioned, I began mentally casting the part from my living room lazy chair. I thought of Joshua Jackson, but he’s now on board as the lead in the new J.J. Abrams show Fringe.
Then, I thought about Josh Duhamel, coming off the canceled Las Vegas. But realistically, Duhamel is probably going to stick full time to films now, considering his success with Transformers and all the buzz surrounding his new movie with Kristen Bell.
I know many of you are lobbying for Gregory Smith, of Everwood fame, to snag the coveted role of Ryan Walker. But, I’m going in a different direction.
I think the role should go to…. drum roll please…Matt Long.
Long’s career in television was short but memorable. The 10 people besides myself, who actually watched the WB show Jack and Bobby, are familiar with Long. He played the role of Jack McCallister with such a quiet elegance that I’ve never forgotten him. He’s one of those actors that just draw you in from the moment he enters the scene.
Long even looks like a Walker. He closely resembles Dave Annable (Justin,) whose character is currently lusting for Rebecca. I think Long could give Justin a little competition and make the most deliciously complex family in television even better.
What do you think, Tubers? Are you familiar with Long? If so, do you think he should be Ryan Walker, or do you have someone else in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments below!