We continue this week celebrating the life and work of actor Carmen Argenziano, who passed away last weekend. Carmen played Jacob Carter — one of Stargate SG-1‘s most beloved and frequent recurring characters — from Season Two’s “Secrets” through Season Eight’s “Threads.”
I met Carmen face-to-face just one time: when I interviewed him at the 2007 Stargate convention in Vancouver, B.C. (Photo Gallery), hosted by Creation Entertainment. Carmen was a class-act: friendly, approachable, and down-to-earth. And in our short chat he was insightful about his craft, and about the interplay between his acting work and his outlook on life.
“It was a wonderful experience,” he said of his time on the series. “It was a fantasy. It was a wonderful fantasy, and a wonderful character.
“It was a revelation to me. I mean, acting ultimately is revealing. You find out, you discover more about you, and more about the potential of life and what we can do with our lives. And Jacob / Selmak gave that to me.”
We’re bringing this interview back around to share with you again after 12 years — remastered with a brand new introduction. It’s the first time at GateWorld we’ve ever done anything approaching “reruns,” and I hope you find it a worthwhile trip down memory lane.
The video below starts with a 3-minute retrospective, and then segues into the original audio interview (originally published as “Father Figure” in 2007, where you can find a full transcript).
One more bit of news for fans of Carmen Argenziano: GateWorld has recently uncovered a lost interview with the actor. This 40-minute conversation was conducted on stage at the TimeGate convention in Atlanta back in 2010. It’s a long-form conversation between Carmen and GateWorld’s David Read (now of “Dialing Home” on Stargate Command).
We are now working to bring this lost interview to you in the near future!