Dan Snierson
September 07, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Gavin McLeod, 76
(Capt. Merrill Stubing
A spokesman/ambassador for Princess Cruises, MacLeod is shooting the inspirational drama The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. Fun fact: He serves as honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Fred Grandy, 59
(Burl “Gopher” Smith)
The former four-term congressman from Iowa and ex-CEO of Goodwill Industries cohosts the news/talk-radio program The Grandy & Andy Morning Show on WMAL in Washington, D.C.

Cynthia Lauren Tewes, 53
(Julie McCoy)
After graduating from culinary school and becoming a cheese specialist, Tewes has returned to acting. She’ll star in Craig Lucas’ Iraq war-themed play A Prayer for My Enemy, in New Haven, Conn.

Ted Lange, 59
(Isaac Washington)
A director and playwright, he stars in the upcoming comedy films Carts and Senior Skip Day, as well as the drama Last of the Romantics. This month on General Hospital, he’ll rule as a judge.

Bernie Kopell, 74
(Dr. Adam Bricker)
Kopell just shot a cameo for the film version of Get Smart, reprising his role as Siegfried. He performs in regional theater, and recently appeared in one of Lange’s plays, George Washington’s Boy.

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