LMN (often original Melrose Place) actors who annoy

by ForVirg | created - 25 Apr 2012 | updated - 25 Apr 2012 | Public

As a self-professed Lifetime Movie addict, I know that the same actors and actresses appear time after time after time. Many of them hail from the original Melrose Place, which was my guilty pleasure for the years it aired. So many of these faces have been gracing my TV screen for many years.

While that's not bothersome most of the time, there are a few who seem to eternally portray the same character, and do it so much by rote that it becomes distracting. There are also those who seem unable to display more than a single "face." That causes me to wonder what the connection is that keeps them working all the time.

1. Sophie Gendron

Actress | Kaw

Sophie Gendron is known for her work on Kaw (2007), My Nanny's Secret (2009) and Outrage (2003).

Sophie Gendron makes first place on this ignominious list, because her single face is an angry one that is so massively inappropriate in some of her roles that she always makes me cringe. I don't know if it's too much botox, too much collagen in her lips, or just that no-one ever told her that her "sexy" look isn't sexy, it's po'd. The worst is when she's supposed to be happy about something, as I've never seen an expression on her that even remotely resembles "sparkly" or "delighted."

2. Jamie Luner

Actress | Murder in the First

Jamie Michelle Luner was born on Thursday, May 12, 1971 to Stuart and Susan Luner in Palo Alto, California. She grew up with her older brother, David Luner, and her mom Susan in California. Before landing her roles on Just the Ten of Us (1987) as dizzy "Cindy Lubbock", Jamie began her career in ...

My number two has, unfortunately, been in a few films alongside my number one. This makes for uncomfortable movie watching, where it's nearly impossible for me to say if the scripts were passable or not, as I spend the entire movie waiting to see if either one can look anything other than their single emotion. Mind you, Jamie Luner is infinitely more expressive than Sophie Gendron, but she still tends to maintain that wide-eyed phony friendly look that is her stock-in-trade, regardless of the emotion of the scene.

There is one plus for Luner, and that is that I now at least remember her, which is more than I can say for her Melrose Place character.

3. Boti Bliss

Actress | CSI: Miami

Boti Bliss was born on October 23, 1975 in New York, USA as Boti Ann Bliss. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2004), CSI: Miami (2002) and Bones (2005). She has been married to Blair Hayes since 2010. They have one child.

Boti Bliss makes this list because she not only has a small range of emotional expression on her face, but because she often plays roles of supposedly irresistable man-baiters. I don't get that at all. As with Sophie Gendron, there are times where Bliss seems to be going for sexy look, but comes across as angry and evil instead. She seems to be cast as a "poor man's" Lisa Rinna, who makes the list as well...

4. William R. Moses

Actor | Mystic Pizza

William Remington Moses was born on November 17th, 1959 to actress Marian McCargo and businessman Richard Cantrell Moses Sr.

William's parents divorced when he was young. His mother met and married Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. in 1970. Alphonzo adopted William and his three brothers. Alphonzo later became ...

William R. Moses makes this list because he is the actor most single-faced. He comes across the same to me whether he plays the villian or the victim. Sometimes I can't tell which he is supposed to be. Unlike Jamie Luner, one of his fellow Melrose Place alumni on this list, he seems to be stuck in that series' casting forever more.

5. Lisa Rinna

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Lisa Rinna was born on July 11, 1963 in Medford, Oregon, USA as Lisa Deanna Rinna. She is an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Melrose Place (1992) and Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998). She has been married to Harry Hamlin since March 29, 1997. They have two children.

Another Melrose Place alumnus, Rinna long suffered from her over-plumped lips upstaging her. Fortunately, she's deflated them a bit over the years, and can therefore actually show some kind of emotion on her face. Still, her looks, while beautiful, tend to upstage her acting ability.

6. Thomas Calabro

Actor | Melrose Place

Thomas Calabro was born on February 3, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Thomas F. Calabro. He is an actor and director, known for Melrose Place (1992), The Last Ship (2014) and The Bay (2010). He was previously married to Elizabeth Pryor.

Calabro, yet another Melrose Place-er, has always seemed to me to have an ever-so-slight sneer underpinning all his expressions. However, I'm beginning to suspect that it may be my lingering impression of his Melrose Place character haunting him in years since, as he has played the good guy in some of these LMN flicks and I'm finding him less annoying and distracting as time goes by.