Eli Gold is a Smurf!
Eli Gold is one of my favourite characters on The Good Wife. He's the guy you love to hate for his deviousness and his inability to accept no for an answer. But on occasion, he also shows a more human side. Just often enough to keep the public from writing him off, I suspect.
Alan Cummings, who plays the character, is an actor I never really gave too much thought. He has an impressive filmography that extends over decades, and I'm sure I've seen him in a bunch of different projects. Your kids probably know him as Fegan Floop from the Spykids franchise. If you're an X-Men fan, you'll know him as Nightcrawler.
It turns out Cummings has also acted on the stage in both the UK and on Broadway. And he's got quite a few credits for voice acting in animated TV series, feature films, and video games. As someone who was forced to watch far too many episodes of the Smurfs in the 80s, the character that stands out for me is that of Gutsy Smurf.
So if it's difficult for you to imagine Eli Gold as anything but a cutthroat political adviser, just think of that little blue guy with the funny white hat!
My hat is off to Eli Gold, who is one heck of a versatile actor!
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