15 Fresh Faces of Fall TV: Where You've Seen 'Em -- and Which Roles Are Worth Repeat Viewing?
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
Early Breakthrough: Playing Jill Scott’s daughter in Lifetime Movie Network’s 2010 drama Sins of the Mother Worth Another Watch: Her two-episode stint as The Good Wife‘s Imani Stonehouse — Season 3’s “Feeding the Rat” and “Marthas and Caitlins” — hired by State’s Attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) to identify instances of racial biases in plea-bargained cases.
James Wolk, The Crazy Ones (CBS)
Early Breakthrough: Starring as a con man leading a double life in Fox’s absolutely terrific — but quickly canceled — Lone Star Worth Another Watch: USA’s limited-run event Political Animals, where he played the ambitious son of a former U.S. President (Ciaran Hinds) and the current Secretary of State (Sigourney Weaver), not to mention his three-episode stint as the perfect boyfriend of Max (Adam Pally) on Happy Endings
Rachel Boston, Witches of East End (Lifetime)
Early Breakthrough: Landed the role of Beth, eventual sister-in-law of Brittany Snow’s Meg, in the period drama American Dreams Worth Another Watch: Her work on USA’s In Plain Sight, where she played Albuquerque police detective Abigail Chaffee during the show’s final two seasons
Robbie Amell, The Tomorrow People (The CW)
Early Breakthrough: As the hunky crush of the titular character in Nickelodeon’s fashion-set comedy True Jackson, VP Worth Another Watch: His stint as Scooby, a suitor of Robin’s with a puppy-esque personality, on How I Met Your Mother
Chloe Bennett, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Early Breakthrough: Can you believe Bennett’s only got two pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. IMDb credits? One of them was for an unaired pilot called Intercept — opposite Shark‘s Danielle Panabaker and Nolan Funk (of Glee and Awkward fame) Worth Another Watch: Season 1 of ABC’s Nashville, where she spent seven episodes as Hailey, an ambitious music-publishing assistant
Charles Michael Davis, The Originals (The CW)
Early Breakthrough: Romancing both Bay and Daphne on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth Worth Another Watch: Recurring for seven episodes as OB/GYN resident Dr. Jason Myers — aka Chest Peckwell, abusive paramour of Jo — on Season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy
Michaela Watkins, Trophy Wife (ABC)
Early Breakthrough: As a featured player on Season 34 of Saturday Night Live, where she scored huge laughs as bitchpleeze.com blogger Angie Tempura and Today’s Hoda Kotb Worth Another Watch: Watkins was brutally funny in a bit role as Laura Dern’s mean-girl coworker in nine episodes of HBO’s Enlightened, and also memorable as a strange patient/girlfriend of Matthew (Hamish Linklater) on The New Adventures of Old Christine
Teddy Sears, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Early Breakthrough: Playing a public defender for TNT’s two-season legal drama Raising the Bar Worth Another Watch: Sears’ credits are definitely eclectic — but you might want to check him out as Zachary Quinto’s dead gay lover in the “Murder House” season of American Horror Story, bad guy Blue-Eyed Man in Torchwood: Miracle Day or a square-jawed detective with a secret on 666 Park Avenue.
Chelsea Peretti, Brooklyn Nine-nine (Fox)
Early Breakthrough: Scoring huge laughs as Louis CK’s date in the pilot of FX’s acclaimed Louie Worth Another Watch: Peretti actually wrote two episodes of another Michael Schur-created comedy: Parks and Recreation Season 4’s “Smallest Park” and “Live Ammo”
Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist (NBC)
Early Breakthrough: Digging up the proverbial Dirt as a tabloid reporter on Courteney Cox’s short-lived FX drama Worth Another Watch: His stint as high-school English teacher Mr. Matthews — early love interest for Jennie Garth’s Kelly and eventual brother-in-law of AnnaLynne McCord’s crazy Naomi — in the CW’s 90210 reboot.
Liza Lapira, Super Fun Night (ABC)
Early Breakthrough: As duplicitous Special Agent Michelle Lee on NCIS Worth Another Watch: Her wacky turn as an unstable neighbor obsessed with Krysten Ritter’s party girl Chloe on ABC’s short-lived Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
Nate Corddry, Mom (CBS)
Early Breakthrough: Portraying sketch-comedy star Tom Jeter on Aaron Sorkin’s polarizing Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Worth Another Watch: His 10 episodes as Kate’s sleazy, inappropriately obsessed boss Gene on The United States of Tara
Joseph Haro, Welcome to the Family (NBC)
Early Breakthrough: Look carefully and you might spot him as a Dalton Academy Warbler during Season 3 of Glee Worth Another Watch: As Jenna’s secretly gay pal Clark Stevenson on MTV’s Awkward
Katie Finneran, The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)
Early Breakthrough: You might remember this Tony winner and beloved character actress from her arc as Poppy (the station-owner’s daughter) on Frasier Worth Another Watch: Playing uptight sister Shannon to protagonist Jaye (Hannibal‘s Caroline Dhavernas) on the brilliant-but-cancelled Wonderfalls
Tom Mison, Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
Early Breakthrough: As one of Belle’s finicky clients in the pilot episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl Worth Another Watch: Playing Potty Perowne, a lover of Benedict Cumberbatch’s
socialite wife, in the BBC World War I miniseries Parade’s End