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Press | Photos | Video: Peyton List talks Frequency

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Press | Interview: Why Riley Smith Spends Hours on Auditions

Press | Interview: Why Riley Smith Spends Hours on Auditions

A self-described journeyman actor, Riley Smith has been in everything from “True Blood” to “Nashville.” This season he’s taking on a brand-new series: the CW’s highly anticipated adaptation of the 2000 film “Frequency.” In this version, a father and daughter (played by Smith and Peyton List) reconnect over a ham radio separated by 20 years—and inadvertently create a new tragedy that they must fight to rectify. We spoke to Smith about working with List on the series (premiering Oct. 5) and why he works so hard on auditions.

Tell us about ‘Frequency.’
I’m really excited about it. It’s a story about an ordinary father and his daughter, and they’re bound together in extraordinary circumstances nobody knows about but them. Through the season you’ll see them reconcile and work together over this 20-year time period to stop a horrible event that was triggered by their reconnection. At the heart of it, it’s a show about second chances. It’s a cool story and it’s got a lot of layers to it. I couldn’t be more proud of it, the way it turned out.

Have you ever used Backstage in the past?
I was telling a friend I was doing this interview, and back in the day I had an agent but you had to hustle. And me and my group of actor buddies would look at Backstage every single day. We used Backstage as our tool to find independent films, student films, anything.

How did you get your SAG-AFTRA card?
With a Wendy’s 99-cent chicken nugget commercial. It was my very first audition ever, and my very last commercial I ever did. I probably went on 300 commercial auditions after that, thinking it was so easy.

What advice would you give your younger self?
I would say enjoy the journey. It’s really about the journey and not the destination. I did a good job of that, I think. I’ve been a journeyman actor and I like that about myself. Now! At the beginning and the middle, you just want it to happen faster. But looking back on it, I wouldn’t want it to happen any other way. Those years of other jobs and the pilots that I wish went but didn’t go, I kept thinking that was a negative thing, but really [it was] a positive thing for my development as an actor.

How do you typically prepare for an audition?
Time. I spend so much time with auditions. Peyton List, who plays my daughter in the series, and I have been acting partners for over a decade and we put in so many hours together. I had a friend over one day when Peyton came over to work with me for her test on the pilot, and we probably worked three hours just on her network test. And that was after we’d worked with her on the other rounds it took to get her there. Afterward, my buddy said, “God, you practice this long every time?” If you practice that hard, you don’t have to audition too often. In the last three or four years I haven’t had to audition as much, but when I do get them I drop everything.

What movie should every actor see?
On the way home from the upfronts a couple of months ago I came across “Glengarry Glen Ross” on the plane, and I just stopped on it because I’ve loved that movie ever since I saw it. I thought, I could watch this movie every week, it just never gets old. The acting in that from everybody… All the greats in that movie. That thing just holds up.

How did you get your first agent?
I got my first agent because I moved to New York the minute I graduated high school, and there was an acting coach there who came up to me who said, “I know an agent who I think would be perfect for you.” And he wrote down an address and I showed up and the agent basically just laughed at me because I’d walked in with a suit on. She had me read one commercial side and signed me. And she was my agent for more than a decade.

Press | Photos: Peyton List & Mekhi Phifer for ‘Rogue’ Magazine

I’ve added a couple scans of Peyton and Mekhi for Rogue magazine. They look stunning! No other word for it. Please credit our site if you repost these as it was hard to track down this issue.

Photos: Big Gallery Update!

I’ve added nearly 1,000 new photos to the site this past week. This includes additional appearance photos, interview screencaps, Paley Live Panel screencaps, magazine scans, extended galleries, social media, and much more. The gallery is pretty much complete and I’ve posted some general links below to the categories and albums updates. I am so pumped for Frequency to air next week!

Press | Photos | Video: Lenny Jacobson talks Frequency

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Press | Photos | Video: Mekhi Phifer talks Frequency

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Press | Photos | Video: Devin Kelley talks Frequency

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Press | Photos | Video: Daniel Bonjour talks Frequency

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Press | Photos: Peyton List & ‘Frequency’ Cast Star in New Character Images!

Check out these new promo images for the upcoming show Frequency!

The series follows Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List), who has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father.

In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone.

Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police.

Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy’s mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank’s disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson).

Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They’re both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death.

Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present – and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

We already had most of the photos with the exception of one which I added to the gallery. Working on getting HQ versions.

Press | Photos | Video: Anthony Ruivivar talks Frequency

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Videos | Photos: Frequency Cast at CW TCA Party

The CW posted a new video of the cast from back in August when they attended the CW TCA Party. It’s cute, check it out. I have added it to the video vault and screencaps to the gallery.

Press | Show News | Cast News: #Frequency Casts #Supernatural Vet as Imprisoned ‘Wily Trickster’

A Supernatural angel is taking on a tricky new role.

Curtis Armstrong, who recurred as the celestial being Metatron on the long-running CW series, will guest-star on Frequency, the new CW drama from former Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Armstrong will play Karl Pierce, a manipulative and charming former quantum physics professor who’s gone to the dark side. He is described as a wily trickster — but not The Trickster, Supe fans! — who likely went over the edge long ago, but instead wears the mask of an erratic genius. While in prison for murdering his neighbor, he arranges a meeting with Det. Raimy Sullivan (played by Peyton List) after insisting he has important information for her.

Akin to the 2000 Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid film of the same name, Frequency explores what happens when List’s character discovers that she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged detective father (Nashville‘s Riley Smith), who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.

Armstrong, known for his role as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds films, has also appeared on the small screen in New Girl, Major Crimes and The Closer.

Frequency premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9/8c on The CW.

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