STORY WRITTEN BY DUTCH GODSHALK
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The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and features a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.
Tickets for the comic con range from $20 to $270, and may be purchased at the door or in advance on the convention’s website, philadelphiacomiccon.com/buy-tickets.
See below for some of the best-known actors appearing at the Great Philly Comic Con.
WHO’S WHO AT COMIC CON
Amy Jo Johnston: Best known as the Pink Ranger (Kimberly Ann Hart) on “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” April 22-24.
Austin St. John: Best known as the Red Ranger Jason Lee Scott in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series, continuing to play the role until “Power Rangers: Wild Force.” April 22-24.
Caroll Spinney: One of the most-seen actors on television, Spinney gave life to Big Bird on “Sesame Street” for more than 4,000 episodes, earning several awards in the process. April 22-24.
Deep Roy: Also known Gurdeep Roy, this English actor has appeared in several iconic films, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and JJ Abrams’ rebooted “Star Trek” films. April 22-24.
Denise Crosby: Remembered by many for her role as Lt. Tasha Yar on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and by others for her quick turn as a Terminus villain on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” April 22-24.
Glenn Morshower: A hard-working character actor, Moreshower has appeared more than 200 film and TV projects, including “X-Men: First Class” and three “Transformer” movies. He’s also done voiceover work on the popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise. April 22-24.
Erin Cahill: Most recently involved with ABC’s “Red Widow” and FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” Cahill is perhaps most known for her role as the Pink Ranger on “Power Rangers: Time Force.” April 22-24.
Jason Faunt: Best known as the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers: Time Force.” April 22-24.
Garrett Wang: Best known as Harry Kim on “Star Trek: Voyager.” April 22-24.
James Frain: An actor who has appeared in 28 feature films and 47 TV shows, most notably “True Blood,” “The Tudors,” “24,” and “The White Queen.” April 23 and 24 only.
John Paragon: Former member of improvisation group The Groundlings, Paragon is best known for his appearances on “Seinfeld” as well as for playing Jambi the Genie on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” April 22-24.
Julian Glover: Currently playing Grand Master Pycelle on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Glover is also notable for his work in “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade” and “Star Wars.” April 22-24.
Kel Mitchell: Best known as the second half of Nickelodeon’s “Kenan and Kel,” Mitchell also appeared in the film “Mystery Men” and has done extensive voice-over work. April 22-24.
Ray Park: Best known for playing the menacing Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.” April 23 and 24 only.
Robert Bruce: On-air expert and consulting producer on AMC reality series “Comic Book Men.” April 22-24. Click here for our profile on Bruce.
Robert Duncan McNeill: Best known as Flight Controller Thomas Eugene Paris on “Star Trek: Voyager,” McNeill also directed episode of “Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” April 22-24.
Robin Atkins Downes: Prolific actor and voice-over artist, Downes has worked on more than 100 Hollywood projects including “Criminal Minds,” “Entourage” and “Mission Impossible 4.” April 22-24.
Robin Lord Taylor: Best known for playing “Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin” on the “Gotham” TV series. April 23 and 24 only.
Roger Cross: Known for roles on SYFY’s “Dark Matter,” FX’s “The Strain,” and “Continuum,” among many other television projects. April 22-24.
Tim Rose: An original “Star Wars” alumnus, Rose, an accomplished puppeteer, portrayed some of the most iconic characters of the trilogy, including Salacious Crumb and Admiral Ackbar. April 22-24.
Zoie Palmer: Best known for playing Ronald Reagan’s daughter Patti in the Emmy-nominated “The Reagans,” Palmer also appeared in “Out of the Ashes” and “Instant Star.” April 22-24.
For more information on the Great Philadelphia Comic Con, visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com.