He majored in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.
It was his career as a lawyer that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the LA office of Chicago-based Baker & Mc Kenzie.
The actor will play Peter, the new boyfriend of Stephen’s mom, Marla.
In between fighting with Alice the Computer, poor Stephen also has to figure out if Peter is just interested in dating or if there is a deeper and more sinister connection.
Not that we are likely to actually see Elizabeth Hurley in her “Tomorrow People” debut. Online) Hurley will be playing Alice, an artificial-intelligence super-computer.
The ULTRA counterpart to the Tomorrow People’s TIM (voiced by “Downton Abbey” actor Dan Stevens), Alice is something of an evil computer with an oddly vindictive streak.
In fact, the next lead HIV character on a television series would be found on pay cabler Showtime with Robert Gant’s character, Ben, on “Queer as Folk” in 2002.
Once that show ended in 2005, HIV characters and stories were being told with less frequency as the gap of prominent representation grew larger.
“It was our duty as writers to explore this issue that really hadn’t gotten attention except on movies of the week, where the character died,” said Baer, a doctor who was also a writer/producer on “ER” during the time of the HIV storyline.A straight African-American woman finds out she’s contracted HIV from her ex-husband and has to navigate how it affects her personally as well as professionally, since she works as a physician’s assistant in a busy county hospital.You won’t find this story on television today, but it was a prominent, ongoing storyline twenty years ago on the number one series on television during the 1996-97 season: NBC’s “ER.” While characters with HIV and AIDS were becoming more common on television in the mid ’90s as the issue gained prominence on a global level, the story of Jeanie Boulet (played by Gloria Reuben) was particularly groundbreaking because she was not only a regular on a network television show, but a straight, minority woman and, most importantly, her character contracting HIV was not a death sentence, allowing audiences to learn from her story.“We will show our character will live a full life even though this is going to be very messy [and] very ugly.” Reuben, currently seen on USA’s “Mr.Robot,” recalled feeling trepidation about the storyline, but said that having an HIV positive friend helped her realize the story needed to be told.