Kevin Dunn To Play Spike's Dad in Transformers Movie

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  1. Joe Moore

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    <a href="http://www.superherohype.com" target="_blank">Superhero Hype</a> is reporting that <b>Kevin Dunn</b> has been cast in the Transformers movie. Kevin will play the father of play Shia LaBeouf's character, Spike. The name of the character is not given at this time, let's hope the name Sparkplug is used somehow. Check out the original news <a href="http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=4267" target="_blank">Here</a>.

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  2. JD

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    Let me be the first to say "DUNN. DUNN. DUNN!!!"
    *ducks tomato*
    Seriously though, I thought the name "Spike" wasn't going to be used in the film.
     
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    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242656/

    Oh that guy... 'kay, that should work.
    Stick a hard had and yellow boots on him and he would make an acceptable Sparkplug.
    That should be pretty much all the human casting now shouldn't it? I mean, if there are any more there wont be enough screen time for the robots...
     
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    Yeah, I think he'll work. Good choice, Mike!
     
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    lol I agree this guy looks good for that part!
     
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    I like him. He pretty much had a similar role in Small Solders. This can work.
     
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    Good choice. But I don't mind if his character's name is not Sparkplug, after all that's a weird name. :D 
     
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    Good choice for Sparkplug, I think. LOL I knew he looked familiar! I just saw the Seinfeld episode with him in it a couple of days ago. Classic! Didn't the Dreamwave continuity give Sparkplug a 'real' name? I wonder if they'll use that one.
     
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    "Sparkplug" and "Spike" will probibally end up being nicknames given to the characters in the movie.
     
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    Ha! Perfect! :thumb 
     
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    Well, he definitely looks the part...
     
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    Good casting call.
     
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    He looks like sparkplug!!
     
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    "Spike?" I thought his name was Sam.

    Do you know something we don't? ;) 
     
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    Great choice....never would have thought of him. But he fits the bill as Sparkplug for sure.
     
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    Nope, all the DW comics ever called him was "Sparkplug".

    The Marvel comics, on the other hand, stated his first name as "William" in issue 3, and as "Irving" in issue 31.
     
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    yeah, it should work.
     
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    Marvel did too. Two actually. His real name was stated to be William in #4, then Bob apparently forgot that scene and called him Irving later on into his run.
     
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    Well, poop--I was hoping they'd cast Dan Lauria (the dad from "The Wonder Years") as Sparkplug Witwicky. Even as far back as the first time I watched "The Wonder Years" in the late 80's, I thought Lauria was what Sparkplug would look like in real life: [​IMG]

    But Dunn's a solid actor and has played a lot of father figure-type roles, and he does seem to be a good match for the part. Good for him.
     

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