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Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated actor Michael O'Keefe ("Michael Clayton"), and actors Nick Gehlfuss ("Shameless"), Spencer Grammar ("Ironside"), Tyler Labine ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), Leonardo Nam ("Betas") and Brandon Quinn ("Army Wives"), will guest star in the sixth season of Royal Pains which returns to usa network on Tuesday, June 10 at 9/8c with 13 all new episodes.
Gehlfuss will play Lance, a gifted local musician playing the hottest parties in the Hamptons, but a family disease may be preventing him from taking his career to the next level in the premiere episode "Smoke & Mirrors" on June 10. O'Keefe will play Dave, a NASCAR crew chief who channels his anxiety over his daughter's time trial into an unexpectedly dangerous habit; while Grammar plays Ashley, Dave's daughter, an aspiring NASCAR driver who is competing in an important time trial but is distracted by her father's health issues. Labine is Franklin, a talented chef who is excited to get a second chance at a new Hampton's restaurant in the July 15 episode entitled "Everybody Loves Ray, Man."
Later in the season, Quinn plays Randy, a cheeky Hampton's firefighter who believes persistence is the key to winning over Divya (Reshma Shetty) in "Steaks on a Plane" airing on July 1. And Nam is Billy, a young-at-heart house sitter known for throwing epic Hamptons house parties. But when a freak accident disturbs his easygoing lifestyle, he worries it may finally be time to grow up. His "Electric Youth" episode airs on July 22.
Gehlfuss had a breakout role in this past season of the critically acclaimed series "Shameless." He has a recurring arc in "Murder in the First" and in "Longmire." Gehlfuss played Marcia Gay Harden's legal associate in "The Newsroom," and appearing in the telefilm "Clementine." He also appeared in "The Good Wife" and "Blue Bloods." Gehlfuss is repped by Carissa Stewart & Peter Gallagher at The Arch Talent Group and Myrna Jacoby of MJ Management.
O'Keefe has appeared in a number films including "Michael Clayton," "Frozen River," "Apt 143," "Junction," "The Pledge," "Ironweed," "Caddyshack" and "The Great Santini," for which he garnered both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. On television, he was "Fred" on "Roseanne" plus appeared in "King & Maxwell," "The West Wing," "Law and Order," "House M.D." and "The Closer." On Broadway, O'Keefe was in "Reckless," "Side Man," "The Fifth of July" and "Mass Appeal," for which he received a Theater World Award. He wrote and published a book of poems entitled "Swimming from Under My Father;" penned the lyrics for the Grammy winning song, "Longing in their Hearts" which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt. He wrote "Marriage Made in Hollywood" for Raitt's album "Slipstream" which won the Grammy for Best Americana Record 2013. O'Keefe's has written for publications including Bomb Magazine, Lake Affect and Chaparral and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. He is repped by the Paradigm Agency.
Grammer was most recently seen starring opposite Blair Underwood as Holly in "Ironside" and previously appeared as Casey in the series Greek. She can also be heard in the animated series "Rick and Morty" as Summer. Grammer's other television credits include "CSI:NY," "Law & Order SVU," "The Bedford Diaries," "Third Watch" and "Clubhouse." Her film credits include "Missing William," "Beautiful Ohio" and "Descent." "In Lieu of Flowers," which premiered at the 2013 Newport Beach International Film Festival, "2BR/1BA" and "Beyond Paradise" will be released theatrically this year. She is repped by Gennifer Lieber at UTA and managed by Elise Konelian and Evan Hainey at Untitled.
Labine's film credits include "My Boss's Daughter" with Ashton Kutcher, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" with Seth Rogan, "Flyboys," "Trixie" and "Antitrust." He was also recently featured as a voice in the animated film "Monster's University." In 2011, Labine starred opposite James Franco in "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and in "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" alongside Jason Sudeikis. Labine is set to star and produce "Guidance" with Ryan Reynolds. In television, he starred in "Animal Practice," "Mad Love" and 'Reaper." Labine is also known for his role as a series regular on the Science fiction show "Invasion" as well as a starring role on "Boston Legal," which won five Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards during its five-year run. Labine will next be seen in the new Supernatural comedy "Deadbeat." Labine is repped by Jason Heyman of CAA.
Quinn will soon be seen co-starring opposite Sarah Lancaster in the film "My George" and recently co-starred in the series "Against The Wall." His other film work includes "Kill Speed" and the independent films "the Morgue," "Malachance," "The Bail" and "Express." Quinn's first television role was in the popular teen series "Big Wolf on Campus," and he has recurred in "The O.C.," "Vanished," "Charmed" and is known most notably for his role as "Tom," boyfriend of Rex Lee's "Lloyd" on "Entourage." He has guest starred in "The Vampire Diaries," "Bones," "The Wedding Bells," "Without a Trace," "Twins," "Reba," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Melissa & Joey" and "What I Like About You." He is repped by Pakula/King and Gartner Green.
Nam began his career studying in Sydney, Australia before moving to New York where he worked with the New York Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park Company and Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson's The Bat Theater Company. His breakout role came in the comedy "The Perfect Score" starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Erika Christensen. His other film roles include "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" 1 & 2, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," "Vantage Point," "He's Just Not That Into You" and "One for the Money." He most recently recurred on "Betas." Nam can next be seen in "Murder of a Cat" which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Gillian Green and also stars Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons, Greg Kinnear, Blythe Danner and Fran Kranz. He is repped by ABA Talent Agency.
Season six of Royal Pains promises to bring more fun and sun and a host of celebrity guest stars to the Hamptons. This season, Hank (Mark Feuerstein, "Good Morning, Miami"), will return from his world travels with Boris (Campbell Scott, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2") to find that his HankMed family has moved on without him during his 9-month absence. No longer in the comfortable dynamics he left behind, Hank forges ahead to figure out how he fits into this new normal. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo ("40 Days and 40 Nights"), Reshma Shetty ("30 Rock"), Brooke D'Orsay ("Two and a Half Men"), and Ben Shenkman (BURN NOTICE).
From Universal Cable Productions, Royal Pains is written and executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski ("UC: Undercover") and Michael Rauch ("Life is Wild"). Rich Frank ("More") also serves as executive producer along with Jeff Kwatinetz ("Unstoppable") and Paul Frank ("Comanche Moon") from Prospect Park, Connie Burge ("Ally McBeal"), Carol Flint ("The West Wing"), Jon Sherman ("Frasier") and Jack Bernstein (MONK). Royal Pains was one of summer's top five cable series Wednesday nights in 2013 among P25-54 (2.01MM) and total viewers P2+.
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