How much do you know about the actors who portray your favorite "Gotham" characters? Here are 10 things you might not know about the cast.
"Gotham" is the story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. How much do you know about the actors who portray your favorite characters? Here are 10 things to know about the cast of the show.
Before Ben McKenzie took on the mantle of Commissioner Gordon in "Gotham," he was the voice of the Caped Crusader himself in "Batman: Year One." McKenzie is the only actor to have played both Batman and the Commissioner.
Welsh actress Erin Richards brings her horror filmography with her in her portrayal of the dark and troubled Barbara Gordon. In addition to playing Nancy Reid in the original "Being Human," she also appeared in Open Grave, and The Quiet Ones.
5. He looks to the Bard to inspire his performance.
Robin Lord Taylor has said that he channels both A Clockwork Orange and Richard III in his performance as the Penguin. In an interview with The New York Times, Taylor said of Richard III, "He was another grotesque man who has this insane ambition, this sheer lust for power fueled by his physical deformities."
When Cory Michael Smith auditioned for the role of Edward Nygma, no one in the room had seen any of his performances. He got his start in theater, including the role of Fred in a production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" opposite Emilia Clarke (of "Game of Thrones" fame). The two credits he did have at the time -- Camp X-Ray and "Olive Kitteridge" -- hadn't premiered when he auditioned.
7. He's got another co-star credit under his belt.
Although only 16, David Mazouz has another co-star credit among his other movie and television appearances. Before he was Bruce Wayne, he co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland in the TV sci-fi thriller "Touch."
Camren Bicondova has studied dance since she was 6 years old. Her all-girl dance group, 8 Flavahz, was the youngest ever to compete on MTV’s "America’s Best Dance Crew." A highlight of Season 7, her crew finished in second place. Bicondova's dancing skills come in handy when she, as Selina Kyle, slinks cat-like across the Gotham cityscape.
Jada Pinkett Smith, who sends chills up the spine as Fish Mooney, sends chills of another sort as the lead singer of the Nu Metal band Wicked Wisdom. Pinkett Smith formed the band in 2002, which includes Pocket Honore, Cameron "Wirm" Graves, Rio Lawrence and Philip "Fish" Fisher.