Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, Shut Eye centers on Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and who contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client’s angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new “clairvoyant,” and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths.
Schmid plays Nick Haverford, Charlie and Linda’s (KaDee Strickland) son, a shy, deeply alternative teenager attending private high school in the Valley. He appears to be a typical teen but knows his family is the farthest thing from typical. Guppy plays Drina, Fonzo’s (Angus Sampson) daughter and Rita’s (Isabella Rossellini) granddaughter. Mature beyond her years, Drina is experimenting with alcohol and pressing her father’s patience.
Schmid next will be seen in 1922, Netflix’s anticipated adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Credits also include a starring role in R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour and recurring on Once Upon a Time. He’s repped by APA, Armada Partners, Red Management and Stone Genow.
Guppy’s TV credits include Aftermath, Haters Back Off and Fringe.