Revenge Exclusive: Meet Nolan's Mystery Man!

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E.J. Bonilla RevengeThat noise you hear is the sound of a fresh skeleton rattling in Nolan’s closet.

Revenge has tapped Guiding Light alum E.J. Bonilla to play a man from Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) past, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The exact nature of the pair’s connection is unclear, but given the tech genius’ malleable sexuality it’s possible the mystery man is an ex-boyfriend. If so, that would add an interesting wrinkle to his current flirtation with his NolCorp colleague Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria).

In addition to his stint as Rafe on GL, Bonilla — whose Revenge character could potentially recur — previously guest starred on The Big C and Blue Bloods.

Comments (17)

  • Funny. He’s playing a gay (or bi?) character on this show, and on GL he was the son of a lesbian character.

    Comment by George – October 17, 2012 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! More Nolan all the time!

    Comment by amandareynolds – October 17, 2012 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is going to be a lot of fun! Can’t wait. Revenge is just such great television..and addictive.

    Comment by iMember – October 17, 2012 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not sure who looks older: the 24-year old Bonilla or the 40-year old (!!) Mann.

    Either way, I hope their characters make beautiful babies together.

    Comment by Kalee – October 17, 2012 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, I didn’t know Mann was 40, he looks much younger. I was hoping for a good looking boyfriend, this guy is just okay. Last year’s Tyler was not good looking.

      Comment by tvfan – October 17, 2012 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Nolan, but still suspicious of Padma. Nolan always seems so awkward socially so can’t wait to see this old relationship dynamic.

    Comment by Slayer (@buffy522) – October 17, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah as much as Padma seems innocent, something in the back of my mind puts off warning signs…

    Comment by Mike Henigan – October 17, 2012 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is that the guy from Jersey Shore?XD

    Comment by Shaun – October 17, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m loving Nolan’s new look this year.

    Comment by Katie – October 17, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wonder how Padma is going to respond to this. It’ll be interesting to see how a Bisexual love triangle works on tv. He seems suspicious already

    Comment by AlliW3 – October 17, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gabriel Mann is 40?? WHAT?!?!

    Comment by A – October 17, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Personally i can’t wait to see how this plays out. Nolan needs his own storyline (whether romantic or dealing with NolCorp) and It would be nice for him to have a life outside of Emily’s machinations.

    Comment by Tyluv3 – October 17, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nolan is just not believable as a CEO of a major company. The guy is never in the office and always playing Shaggy to Emily’s Velma. Also, since NolCorp (really? What young techie is going to name his company like that in the age of Google, FaceBook or Instagram?) is a public company, it would have to have a CFO! Padma could never be appointed CFO. The board of directors would never allow it!

    As for flirtation between Nolan and Padma, it’s non-existent! Why didn’t Revenge hire an older, sexier actress for the role? There is no chemistry between Padma and Nolan. None.

    I find this season to be a let down.


    Emily’s mentor went from suave and lethal Japanese billionaire to a sensei with a shaved head. Why? This makes no sense.

    Comment by Jake – October 18, 2012 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nolan’s company is private, so he isnt required to have a board of directtyaors.

      Comment by Tyluv3 – October 18, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just what we needed- another gay story line. And Kaylee, just how is it that those two would make beautiful babies together? Just wondering, seeing as they are TWO MEN, not a man and a woman!

    Comment by Heathers – October 18, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, cause there’s so many gay storylines on TV. We’re practically drowning in them. What, with the 1% of gay characters now.

      Comment by Mara – October 19, 2012 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YUM to both! Of course, Nolan is my fave, but I’d take the other in a pinch!

    Comment by mcwmomma – October 24, 2012 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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