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Sept. 6, 2012/For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu


Star of NBC series “Revolution”

WINSTON-SALEM – University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) alumnus Tim Guinee, star of the new TV series “Revolution,” will visit the campus on Monday, Sept. 10.

Guinee graduated from the School of Drama, where he studied Acting, in 1985. He has appeared in more than 200 roles on the stage, in television, and in films during his career.

Guinee stars as Ben Matheson, who conceals a mysterious connection to the blackout in NBC’s “Revolution,” which premieres Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 p.m. The series, which is currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C., is from “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams and “Supernatural” creator Erik Kripke, and is co-executive produced by David Rambo, who spoke at UNCSA’s 2012 University Commencement.

On Monday, Guinee will take questions from Drama seniors at 2 p.m.  At 4 p.m., he will be joined by two friends, who are musicians, to discuss creativity and working in the entertainment industry. Later, he will lead a wire-walking demonstration on a one-foot wire. Guinee studied with French high-wire artist Philippe Petit.

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee
Photo courtesy of NBC

Guinee also plays the recurring role of Andrew Wiley on the CBS TV series “The Good Wife.”  And he provided the voice for Marty Rader, a character named for former UNCSA Drama faculty member Martin Rader, in the current feature film THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, written and directed by fellow School of Drama alumnus Peter Hedges.

Guinee’s film credits include SWEET LAND, IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, PERSONAL VELOCITY, ONCE AROUND, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT, LADDER 49, and COURAGE UNDER FIRE. His TV credits include “Weeds,” “Perception,” “Damages,” “Person of Interest,” “Castle,” “The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Covert Affairs,” “24,” “NCIS,” “Law & Order,” and “CSI.”

In addition, he is currently filming PROMISED LAND with Matt Damon and directed by Gus Van Sant, and can soon be seen in acclaimed director Rachid Bouchareb’s JUST LIKE A WOMAN.

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. World-renowned conductor and educator John Mauceri became Chancellor of UNCSA in 2006. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.