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NBC's Do No Harm Upgrades Samm Levine To Recurring Role
Among the series set to make its debut during Midseason 2013 is NBC's drama Do No Harm, a JekylL & Hyde inspired series which has Rescue Me's Steven Pasquale playing a doctor with a very dangerous alter-ego. Among the stars who appeared in the pilot is Samm Levine, and with the show moving forward, Levine's guest spot has been upgraded to recurring role.
Executive produced by David Schulner, Do No Harm stars Pasquale as Dr. Jason Cole, a respected neurosurgeon who managed to achieve professional success while also keeping his secret, dangerous alter ego Ian Price from emerging and taking over his body. Obviously, that situation changes as Ian manages to break free and make a mess of Cole's life. Samm Levine played Cole's administrative assistant in the pilot episode, and according to THR, he will be appearing in the series going forward in a recurring role.
Levine's probably most associated with his comedic roles, having gotten his breakthrough part earlier in his career, playing "geek" Neal Schweiber in the beloved but short-lived dramedy Freaks and Geeks. He went on to play roles in films like Not Another Teen Movie, I Love You, Beth Cooper and (one of my many guilty-pleasure comedies) Sydney White. He's also made numerous TV appearances over the years. Do No Harm seems like a shift for him, but we've seen his dramatic side before. His role as Samuel Horshack in an episode of Veronica Mars was no one to laugh at (unless you're the cruel version of Rider Strong), and we saw his serious side once or twice in Freaks and Geeks. He also played a role in Inglourious Basterds. It's great to know he'll be sticking around for Do No Harm, joining the already promising cast, which in addition to Pasquale, includes Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza and John Carroll Lynch.
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