889 Is Chuck’s Morgan Grimes the most evolved 2nd banana ever? PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Joshua Gomez, actor, “Chuck”


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Find me a TV character who has a better run than Morgan Grimes on NBC’s “Chuck.”

Josh Gomez, Chuck

Joshua Gomez returns as “Morgan Grimes” for the fifth and final season of NBC’s “Chuck”


When we met him five years ago, the role played by Joshua Gomez was that of typical sitcom sidekick. He got in a few zingers, helped along the exposition and occasionally carried a good ‘B’ story.

JOSH GOMEZ podcast excerpt: “I would sit down with Chris Fedak and just talk about the character. You find these moments. A writer would say, ‘I like what Josh is doing with this. Let’s try that.’ I’m not sure they exactly knew what to do with Morgan early on.”

The Cast of Chuck

Chuck: Josh Gomez, Yvonne Strahovski, Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin

Since then, he’s become a bit of a lady’s man, a secret agent like his pal Chuck, matched up well opposite Colonel John Casey, played by Adam Baldwin, and, at the end of season four, even found the CIA Intersect downloaded into his own brain, not Chuck’s.

Not bad.

Best of all, I’ll wager that the change in fortunes for fictional Morgan Grimes has had a similar, real life impact on the career of actor Joshua Gomez.

Gomez took a one-note best friend who only had the annual San Diego Comic-Con to look forward to in life and turned him into a lovable, respectable man of the world.

“Chuck” returns to NBC tonight, October 28, for its fifth and final season on a new night, Fridays, at 8 p.m. My family and I can’t wait.

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