American Gothic Trivia

American Gothic


American Gothic Trivia:

Ben Healy was not intended to be a regular character on the series. The producers were so impressed with Nick Searcy’s portrayal that they made him a permanent cast member.

Gary Cole’s first acting experience was in High School where he played the role of “Snoopy” in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”. He attended Illinois State University along with fellow actor John Malkovich.

Paige Turco and John Mese began dating during the show and eventually got engaged.

The show was created by Shaun Cassidy. Shaun was a pop star in Europe prior to developing American Gothic and later starred in the series, “The Hardy Boys”.

American  Gothic CastThere were four episodes of American Gothic that were produced but were not broadcast on CBS. There titles were, “Potato Boy, “Ring Of Fire, “Echo Of Your Last Goodbye, and “Strangler”. They did, however, air later on the Sci-Fi Channel.

Lucas Black was a Calvin Klein Model. He turned down a role in the film, “The Horse Whisperer (1998)” because the producers wanted him to lose his accent for the role. He played football, basketball and golf in High School.

American Gothic was set in the city of Trinity, South Carolina. It was actually filmed, however, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Gary Cole and Brenda Bakke thought that Lucas and Selena should be brother and sister, but the idea of siblings involved in a “relationship” was just a little too wierd for Shaun Cassidy!


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