In 2010, I was an extra on The Good Wife.
When people ask me what I do, I tell them I am an actor. My response is normally followed by another question: “What have I seen you in?”
I know a lot of actors who get annoyed with the “What have I seen you in?” question. It’s partly because the person asking the question is expecting an amazing answer, and partly because even though the actor questioned is comfortable with their own acting credentials, the person asking the question always seems unimpressed with the answer.
Before I was on The Good Wife, I would say, “Well I have done a lot of theatrical work regionally, but since it’s regional you may not have seen it. But, I have done this show and that show…” This response would generally get a less than impressed reaction and the conversation would quickly move on to another topic.
Being an extra on The Good Wife solved the “What have I seen you in?” let down. Now I just tell people, “Well, I was on The Good Wife one time.”, and they are always very impressed. “Oh really?! I LOVE that show. That’s amazing! Don’t you love that show?”
“Yes of course!”, I always say. But truly, I have only seen the one episode I was in, and I had to wait to see it at my parent’s house in Pittsburgh because I couldn’t DVR it.
BUT, I could be seen in the courtroom… That’s what matters. So yes, technically you MAY have seen me in The Good Wife.