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Former UMM Theatre Prof to appear in "Leverage" episode Sunday

George Fosgate

George Fosgate, professor emeritus of theatre arts, will appear in the Sunday, August 1, 2010, episode of the TNT television series "Leverage". Fosgate reports that his scene with actress Gina Bellman is "early and brief" in episode eight, The Boost Job.

In addition to Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, and Beth Riefsgraf star in the TNT hit. Playing "modern-day Robin Hoods," the team of former professional thieves creates intricate and sophisticated cons to reverse the outcome of the behavior of dishonest corporate and governmental officials taking advantage of ordinary citizens.

Fosgate retired in 1995 after 32 years of teaching speech and theatre arts. He and wife Pat live near Portland, Oregon, where George continues to work as an actor performing in theatre, television, movies, and industrial video productions. A scholarship has been established in his name to encourage and reward Morris theatre majors.

The entire The Boost Job episode may be viewed online following the first airing.