Veteran Actor Joins the Cast of CDI's Upcoming Project, 'Best Years Gone'
Mr. Knox earned a regular role as Dr. Peter White on the 1982-88 TV series, 'St. Elsewhere,' about the doctors and nurses at a run-down teaching hospital on Boston's south end. The series earned 13 Emmy Awards for writing, acting and directing. And the seven-year series run included a cast roll call the likes of Denzel Washington, David Morse, Helent Hunt, Ronny Cox, Mark Harmon, Ed Begley Jr., Alfre Woodard, Howie Mandel and many others.
But it was his turn as Sgt. 'Zeke' Anderson in the gritty, award-winning Vietnam-themed series, 'Tour of Duty' (which ran for four seasons, 1987-90) that made Mr. Knox a household name and the show 'weekly destination viewing.' 'Tour of Duty' still plays in syndication weekly on 'Heroes and Icons' channel.
Collective Development Incorporated CEO DJ Perry (who stars in 'Best Years Gone' with Erika Hoveland) recently announced that Mr. Knox, affectionately known by fellow actors for his buzz phrase 'watch and learn,' has joined the cast of 'Best Years Gone' as 'Izzy,' an eccentric, quirky backwoods 'Yooper' (Michigan's Upper Peninsula). He will play opposite Lana Wood, a fine actress in her own right, from the Hollywood family that included her late sister, Natalie Wood.
'Best Years Gone' will be Mr. Knox's fourth turn in a CDI Production, and his sixth when including associated projects.
In 2002, when Mr. Perry and CDI producer-actor-
And that has led to a six-film professional relationship and friendship between Mr. Knox and CDI's 'Tribe' of artists ('Dean Teaster's Ghost Town,' 'Deadly Renovations,' 'Bestseller,' 'Chasing the Star').
'Best Years Gone,' a dramedy, will be directed by Shane Hagedorn and rolls cameras later this month in communities between and including Lansing and Jackson (Mich.).
The film will be distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group (BMG).
Collective Development Inc.