One actor up in consideration for the role of Moe in the The Three Stooges doesn’t have a household name, but it sure stands out on a marquee: Chris Diamantopoulos.
The 35-year-old actor, who played the president’s chief of staff on Season 8 of 24, has also appeared on The Starter Wife, Nip/Tuck and The Sopranos. He is no stranger to playing iconic figures, though the bowl-cutted Moe would be a change of pace for any actor. Diamantopoulous appeared as Frank Sinatra in the mini-series The Kennedys, and he played Robin Williams in a 2005 behind-the-scenes TV movie about Mork & Mindy.
He’s married to Ugly Betty actress Becki Newton, and the couple had a baby last fall.
The Three Stooges, written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, is not a biopic by any stretch of the imagination, but rather a fictional spin-off of the three knuckleheaded characters. $#*! My Dad Says star Will Sasso has already been cast as Curly, and Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes is Larry.
Fox says no actor has a lock on the role of Moe yet, but acknowledged to EW that Diamantopoulis was among those who have been discussed for the part. (Variety reported the story.)
Sofia Vergara in talks for ‘The Three Stooges,’ probably not to play Moe
Sean Hayes cast as Larry in ‘The Three Stooges’
‘Three Stooges’ has its Curly: Will Sasso cast in knucklehead update – EXCLUSIVE
‘Three Stooges’ exclusive: Director Peter Farrelly slaps down casting rumors, spills plot details