Monday, March 25, 2019

Casting News - Birgundi Baker Books Recurring Role on ABC's 'Station 19'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 25, 2019

ABC's Station 19; CBS All Access' Strange Angel; Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga; and TNT's Animal Kingdom.

  • Anthony Chisholm, Armen Garo and Caleb Castille have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming drama based on the Wu-Tang Clan. Chisholm is a Tony Award nominee who has appeared in three plays by August Wilson. Garo has recurred on Showtime's Brotherhood and HBO's Vinyl. Castille starred in the web series In the Vault.
  • Chisholm will play Old Chess Player, an older man with a sense of humor, he beats Bobby (Ashton Sanders) in a few games at the park.
  • Garo will play Vinnie, an Italian mobster and friend of Fat Larry and Patxi.
  • Castille will play Darryl "Chino" Hill, an inmate in the same prison as Divine (Julian Elijah Martinez), who is from a rival neighborhood.
  • Birgundi Baker has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. She has previously recurred on FOX's Empire, NBC's Chicago Med, The CW's Black Lightning and Showtime's The Chi. She also stars in the Amazon comedy pilot College.
  • She will play Yemi, Dean's (Okieriete Onaodowan) sister. Quick-witted and really funny, she suffers absolutely no fools. She's the kind of person who can level you with one glance. And when it comes to her brother, she understands him better than pretty much anyone else on the planet - which is both refreshing and infuriating for him.
  • Vinny Chhibber has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He stars in CBS' upcoming drama The Red Line opposite Noah Wyle.
  • He will play Rahul, an arrogant billionaire used to getting what he wants; be it luxury items or women. When he's told he can't have something, he'll spend any amount of money to have it. He then enlists the help of Frankie (Dichen Lachman) and the Cody boys.
  • Marquise C. Brown is set for a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. Her guest credits include ABC's Scandal, Facebook Watch's Sorry for Your Loss and ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
  • She will play Betty, a 1940s jazz singer who seeks love and freedom in the open arms of Jack Parsons' (Jack Reynor) cult.