V was one of those shows that you remember long after the show has aired. This show came out in 1980s and was about a race of aliens who came to Earth on the pretense of peace, but in actuality they came to take water and humans as food. They were in disguise as humans, but underneath they were lizard creatures. It soon became apparent to a select few that grew to learn more that these human looking people were doing evil and a resistance was soon set up to stop them. There were two miniseries before it became a series. And this fall 2009-2010, there will be a new V series that will be coming out. The following is a brief profile of the characters that starred in the original series and what they are doing today.
* Marc Singer – played the character of Mike Donovan. Mike Donovan was a cameraman that was reckless and who would do what he had to get it on film. He was chosen as one of the many reporters to meet the visitors after their arrival. He is the one who discovers who they really are and becomes the hunted. In the end he and others are the ones who are able to save Earth. Since V, Marc has starred in many TV Shows and movies. He was the main character in the movie, Beastmaster and also starred in the Beastmaster TV series. He also has starred in the soap opera drama, Dallas, during the dream season. Today, he is said to appear on the new V series as his former character, Mike Donovan, and he is at present working with kids in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
* Faye Grant – played the character, Julie Parrish. Julie was a biomedical student who gets caught in the middle of something that the Visitors have planned. When she makes the discovery of what’s going on, she helps form a resistance that is quickly followed by other pockets of resistance. Since V, Faye has starred in many episodes of various TV shows. She is married to Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven fame and they have a daughter. Faye is still acting and she has recently acted in a movie in 2008 in My Best Friend’s Girl.
* Blair Tefkin – played the character, Robin Maxwell. She was the teenager who fell in love with one of the visitors, got pregnant and later has twins, one human and the other alien. Her alien baby was the one who helped them discover that the aliens were not resistant to germs. Blair has starred in various roles over the years, which includes Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She has also sang and has a solo CD called Shocked and Devastated in 2001. It was in 2004 that she wrote her own play and also starred in the production called In the Land of Giants: A tragicomedy With Music.
* Jane Badler – played the Visitors character, Diana. She is the Science Officer on board the mothership for the Visitors. She is also someone who wants more and does what she has to in order to win and get what she wants. She was an evil one which I always hoped would get hers. Jane Badler has starred in various TV shows and movies throughout the years. Recently, in 2009 she will star in a movie called Resistance.
* Robert Englund – played the Visitors character, Willie. He was a technician who saved the life of a human and is not like the other Visitors. He is really someone who does not want to fight and as a result often wants to help the humans. Robert Englund has starred in various movies over the years after the V movies, but he is most famous for starring in the Nightmare on Elm Street Movies, as the character, Freddy Krueger. he has also directed many movies and will be directing a movie called Vij sometime in 2009. He has plans to star in two movies that are scheduled to be out in 2010.