Looks like Parker Lewis still can't lose. First, Corin Nemec, who played the title wisenheimer on Fox's colorful 1990-93 kidcom, was made a regular on Stargate SG-1 just in time for the space-travel series's June 7 sixth-season premiere (and Sci Fi Channel debut). Then, earlier this month, he also went and got hitched to his high school sweetheart, Jami, with whom he has an eight-year-old daughter.
"[My bride] probably wouldn't want me to say how we met," he tells TV
Guide Online, then spills the beans anyway. "She came with a friend of mine
to a party for my ex-girlfriend [when we were teenagers]. I was actually
there to get back together with my ex-girlfriend until she walked in.
"I'm so glad," he adds needlessly, "that it worked out the way it did."
Even before the wedding (which capped the couple's second engagement to
one another), the boyishly handsome 30-year-old was already in orbit over the
challenges presented by his SG-1 character, Jonas Quinn, an earnest
E.T. cut off from his home planet of Kelowna. But, he hastens to note, he has
no hopes that his presence will or worries that he won't send the
show's Nielsen numbers into the stratosphere. "I'm just an actor," he says
modestly, "and ratings are a matter of high-end programming and large
Suddenly realizing that there might be more than a kernel of truth in his
joke, the self-professed bookworm and Learning Channel junkie sighs, "I hope
we haven't gotten so shallow that there's not a difference between [cleavage
The Arkansas native also isn't the least bit concerned about whether his
new role will make people forget his most popular one. "Parker Lewis
was more of a cult show," he theorizes. "The people who liked it
really liked it, and the people that didn't never saw it.
"Besides," he continues, "the first part I did after our last year was
[villainous] Harold Lauder in The Stand [by Stephen King], and
that couldn't have been any further away from Parker. So I realized then that
there wouldn't be any kind of stigma attached to my having been Parker