Casting Fire: Fancasting James Remar as Beetee
We’ve only got a couple more Casting Fire pieces to go and I have to admit it’d be nice to cut it short so that we could actually have a real Beetee already! This week, we’re looking at long-time actor James Remar, who many of you may know from Showtime’s hit tv show Dexter.
Being a long-time Dexter fan, I have to say that I think James Remar is pretty amazing and I think he’d make a great Beetee because of his deep, soothing voice and his acting talent. That being said, he’s a pretty big man. IMDB lists him as being 5’10″ and I’ve always pictured Beetee as a small guy. So while he has some Beetee in him, I don’t think he’s the right one.
Looking at James Remar’s IMDB profile, the man has a really long resume. He’s been in a ton of tv shows and voiced lots of cartoon characters. But, if I’ve seen him in anything (which I apparently have by looking at his list) I definitely don’t remember him. But he’s consistantly been getting parts since 1978, so he must have some skill, and a great voice. He’s a good-looking older gentleman, though, so I could see him as more of a Plutarch than as a Beetee.
I will forever associate James with his role as Richard Wright in ‘Sex and the City’, so there’s just no way I could ever see him as Beetee. He is way too suave and charming (Beetee wasn’t known for his social skills), and with looks that make him more suitable for Plutarch as Erin has said. That said he is a very good actor and I’m sure he could play Beetee no worries, and he does have a great voice, but he’s just not quite the right fit.