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Christopher Gorman, co-star of "Covert Affairs" directs the episode which airs tonight.   It's his second time directing, but it's something he's wanted to do for a long time, he tells Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

"I took a directing class in high school. But I think [that] the longer that I've worked the more I felt like I could do it, and the desire to do it got stronger and stronger.

"So what kind of started me down the path to actually directing was a dinner I had with Chris Ord and Matt Corman, the creators of Covert Affairs, during the pilot," Chris told the website SheKnowsEntertainment. "I really felt like this show was going to go and be on the air for a long time. So I took them out to dinner and I said 'Listen, I wanted to bring you guys out to dinner tonight because I wanted to let you know that I really want to direct and I would love to direct on this show at some point. Not in the first season, maybe not even in the second season, but whenever you guys are comfortable, and if you need to see anything from me in the interim let me know what it is and I'll do it and I'll jump through whatever hoops you want me to jump through in order to get that opportunity."

Christopher says he started preparing little by little. "I directed a few shorts for Funny or Die, I started shadowing directors on other shows. Then I came up with a promotional opportunity for the show when we were shooting in Istanbul: To shoot behind-the-scenes photos and video — which they ended up creating a website for and they put all that stuff up on the web and they were really happy with it and excited by it."

They then had pictures to look at so they could get an idea of what my visual eye is like. Then at the end of that season, the network hired me separately from the show, to go on the big European trip as the videographer and behind-the-scenes photographer. They created another website for that stuff and then the first directing opportunity I got was doing the webisodes in Season 3, which we shot in Barcelona and Toronto. Then, at the end of Season 3, I directed my first episode for the show and it went really well, so they hired me again this year. It was great.

Fun Facts About Christopher Gorham (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor who is known for the series, ABC hit Ugly Betty, Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island and Covert Affairs.

2) Gorham attended high school at Roosevelt School of the Arts, and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Film & Theater Arts. While in college he participated in many sports including martial arts, stage combat, fencing, rollerblading, and ballroom dancing.

3) His first job in the acting business was as an intern on Baywatch (1989). Gorham has appeared in a number of science fiction TV series, ranging from a starring role in Odyssey 5 to the title character in Jake 2.0. He also had roles on Party of Five, Felicity and Without a Trace. Gorham has also acted in films, including 2001's The Other Side of Heaven co-starring Anne Hathaway.

Twitter: @ChrisGorham



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