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Christopher Gorham Speaks on Covert Affairs Character

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A week from today, Covert Affairs viewers will meet a character unlike any seen on TV before:

A blind CIA operative who specializes in tech and computers.

In a new interview, Christopher Gorham talks about the role of Auggie Anderson and the challenges he faces on the upcoming USA series, which co-stars Piper Perabo.

“Auggie is really interesting because he’s the blind tech guy who also used to be special forces,” says Gorham. “He’s multi-dimensional, has a great sense of humor, but has some real physical challenges that have to be overcome and confronted in literally in every scene.”

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Continued Gorham, who's best known for appearing on Ugly Betty as Henry Grubstick:

“Just playing the physicality of being blind is a real challenge and requires an extra level of focus that has really made this kind of all exciting and new again for me. I’ve done a lot of shows where I’ve been the lead, the expository guy, the best friend - all these different types of guys - and now it’s all new. So it’s really exciting.”

Covert Affairs has already landed a few big-name guest stars and is receiving favorable reviews. We'll tune in for the pilot on July 13.

Will you?

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