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[02/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Billy Campbell and Johnny Messner to Guest-Star on 'The O.C.'

[via press release from FOX]

BILLY CAMPBELL AND JOHNNY MESSNER TO GUEST-STAR ON "THE O.C."

Billy Campbell will guest-star on THE O.C. in a multi-episode arc beginning Thursday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Campbell's character, Carter, will arrive in Newport Beach to work with Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) on a new business venture. Johnny Messner also guest-stars as Lance, an opportunistic blast from Julie Cooper's (Melinda Clarke) past. His story arc also begins March 10.

Campbell and Messner's guest appearances were previously announced to start Thursday, March 3. An encore of "The L.A." episode of THE O.C., featuring guest appearances by Paris Hilton and Collin Hanks, is now scheduled to air on that date (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Campbell previously starred with Sela Ward on the critically hailed drama "Once and Again." In 1999, Campbell was recognized with a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series � Drama and a People's Choice Award in the category of Best Male Performer in a New Series. Campbell made his television debut as a guest star on the network series "Family Ties" and "Hotel" before becoming a series regular as the character "Luke Fuller" in the long-running primetime drama "Dynasty." His other television credits include a series regular role in NBC's "Crime Story" and the lead in ABC's "Moon Over Miami." Campbell appeared in Armistead Maupin's acclaimed miniseries "Tales of the City" and "More Tales of the City," the ABC television movie "Max Q" and CBS's telefilm "Monday After the Miracle." Campbell is still recognized for the critically acclaimed cult classic, "The Rocketeer." His other film credits include "Gettysburg," "Brylcream Boys," "Lover's Knot," "The Night We Never Met" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

After roles in "The Sweetest Thing" and "Tears of the Sun," Messner was most recently seen in "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. " His other credits include "The Whole Ten Yards," David Mamet's "Spartan" and the independent films "Dancing In September" and "Finding Home." He recently wrapped "Hostage," his third collaboration with Bruce Willis. Messner's television credits include "Friends," "Tarzan" and the one-hour pilot "Ricochet." Messner currently has a development deal with FOX.

From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., THE O.C. is executive-produced by Josh Schwartz, McG and Bob DeLaurentis. The series stars Peter Gallagher (Sandy Cohen), Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan Atwood), Adam Brody (Seth Cohen), Mischa Barton (Marissa Cooper), Kelly Rowan (Kirsten Cohen), Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper), Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol).





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