David Anders Becomes a Heroes Season 2 Regular

David Anders’ Kensei, a 1,000 year old immortal Hero, was supposed to only have a recurring part on the second season of Heroes, but he was so impressive during production that the producers have decided to contract the actor for a regular spot on the show, reports TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello. NBC and Anders’ people just closed out the deal recently, making Anders a full-time Hero for the upcoming Season 2.

Like everyone else, I’m still curious how the writers will fit in a very obviously Caucasian actor as the 1,000 year old Kensei, a mysterious warrior in Feudal Japan who became a historical legend, and one of Hiro Nakamura’s childhood heroes. I guess we’ll find out very soon.

David Anders Becomes a Heroes Season 2 Regular


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  • Nightwing

    YEAHHH I LUVV Anders

  • Nightwing

    YEAHHH I LUVV Anders

  • john

    ok 1000 years old so how long have these Heroes been around 100 years a 1000 years 2000 years who know and will we find out soon how long have they been around

  • john

    ok 1000 years old so how long have these Heroes been around 100 years a 1000 years 2000 years who know and will we find out soon how long have they been around

  • http://homepages.uc.edu/~corneljj/wordpress/ Big Brunette

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they argued Jesus and other religious figures were old school heros in the same vein.

  • http://homepages.uc.edu/~corneljj/wordpress/ Big Brunette

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they argued Jesus and other religious figures were old school heros in the same vein.

  • http://www.nerdnyc.com/ Gronti

    Why? Why would they cast a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white guy as a Japanese legendary hero? Don’t we have enough white guys on TV? This sounds really dumb to me.

  • http://www.nerdnyc.com Gronti

    Why? Why would they cast a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white guy as a Japanese legendary hero? Don’t we have enough white guys on TV? This sounds really dumb to me.

  • Notastereotypicalasian

    I just saw the episode 3, and I’m assuming the fact that Kensei’s character is a bumbling drunk can placate those who are offended. Initially I was furious by the this story. But when Hiro remains in past, it became clear to me, the writers are planning something more. Hiro is Kensei, something I had already suspected in Season 1.

    With this in mind, I continue to watch the show. Though James Kyson Lee’s japanese accent still grates my ears. Sigh.. but that’s hollywood. While George Takei’s accent is slightly better, at least he’s japanese.

    I hope I’m right about Hiro being Kensei, I’ve already swallowed Ando being played by a non japanese actor, if I have to accept David Anders getting the girl and the glory of Kensei’s legend. I’ll make sure to boycott anything related to this show.

  • Notastereotypicalasian

    I just saw the episode 3, and I’m assuming the fact that Kensei’s character is a bumbling drunk can placate those who are offended. Initially I was furious by the this story. But when Hiro remains in past, it became clear to me, the writers are planning something more. Hiro is Kensei, something I had already suspected in Season 1.

    With this in mind, I continue to watch the show. Though James Kyson Lee’s japanese accent still grates my ears. Sigh.. but that’s hollywood. While George Takei’s accent is slightly better, at least he’s japanese.

    I hope I’m right about Hiro being Kensei, I’ve already swallowed Ando being played by a non japanese actor, if I have to accept David Anders getting the girl and the glory of Kensei’s legend. I’ll make sure to boycott anything related to this show.

  • jo

    david is so hot…

  • jo

    david is so hot…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J423KCUEE2ODMIAXO7ZBCBYE3M pretty

    hey jo!why should u say that david is so hot?