Bill Smitrovich Joins ‘Happy Life’ Pilot; Tim Guinee Upped To Regular In ‘Hell On Wheels’

Bill Smitrovich (Ted) has booked a series regular role on CBS’ multi-cam comedy pilot Happy Life (fka Joe Time). It centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that all the people around him are pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Smitrovich, repped by The Kohner Agency and Frontline Management, will play Mitch, Judy’s (Rita Moreno) husband. He’s retired and quite happy about it, after handing over the family business to his sons, Joe (Weber) and Scott (Eric Petersen). Mitch has recently surprised his family with the announcement that he’s always been interested in music and is about to become a cabaret performer. Smitrovich recurs on TNT’s The Last Ship, and is reprising his role as Frank in Ted 2, which is slated to bow on June 26.

After appearing in four Tim Guinee Hell 2episodes on AMC’s Hell On Wheels beginning in Season 3, Tim Guinee, has been promoted to series regular for the fifth and final season. Guinee plays Collis Potter Huntington, one of the four leading railroad pioneers in American history instrumental in the successful completion of the first transcontinental railroad connecting the East with the West. Guinee, repped by Innovative, Gotham/Principal, Sue Leibman and Peikoff/Mahan, most recently was seen opposite Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in indie 99 Homes. He also recurs on The Good Wife and The Following.

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