EW.com is reporting that actor JEFF FAHEY has joined the cast of LOST for it’s next season. Shooting has already begun for a February premiere in 2008. Genre fans recognize Fahey from THE LAWNMOWER MAN, PSYCHO 3 and most recently GRINDHOUSE. Fahey will also appear in the upcoming Icons produced documentary THE PSYCHO LEGACY talking about his experiences playing "Duane Duke" opposite Tony Perkins (Norman Bates). Read on for more details teasing Fahey’s role in LOST!
According to the Entertainment Weekly article, Jeff Fahey is one of 5 new characters joining the next season of LOST. Other new cast members include Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Ken Leung (The Sopranos), and British actress Rebecca Mader (The Devil Wears Prada, Love Monkey).
EW reports, "The producers wouldn’t comment on the character that Fahey will be playing, but said he was the first and only choice for the role. ”The Lawnmower Man and [the 1995 TV series] The Marshall are personal faves,” says Carlton Cuse. ”And he has the most intense eyes of any guy out there, and I say that as a non-gay man.” Adds Damon Lindelof: ”Fahey is one of those actors who feels like he fits into the Lost model: He’s enormously talented and will be vaguely recognizable to some people, but he’ll be able to land on our island without most people going, ‘Oh, I know who that guy is.’ And especially for the part we cast him for, he has exactly the right sensibilities.’""
We at Icons are both big fans of Fahey and LOST, so this is some pretty darned exciting news! Hail Duane Duke "Just call me Duke!"