Three arrive as 'House' guests
EmptyA trio of actors have signed on to guest star on Disney Channel's upcoming series "Cory in the House," a spinoff of the network's hit comedy "That's So Raven."
George Takei, known for his role as Sulu on the original "Star Trek," Don Stark, who played Bob Pinciotti on Fox's "That '70s Show," and Lupe Ontiveros, who played Carlos Solis' mother on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," are appearing on the series, which premieres at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12.
"Cory," which marks Disney Channel's first-ever series spinoff, features "Raven's" Kyle Massey and Rondell Sheridan reprising their roles as son and father Cory and Victor Baxter. The show finds the pair moving to the White House after Victor is hired as the personal chef to the newly elected president (John D'Aquino), now that Raven has gone off to college and mom Tanya has moved to the U.K. to finish law school.
Takei and Stark are appearing in the same episode, with Takei playing Ronald, the snooty head steward on Air Force One, and Stark playing Russian Prime Minister Schuzoff.
Meanwhile, Ontiveros will portray Rosalinda "Mama" Martinez, the president's meddling mother, who challenges Victor to a cookoff.
The airdates for the episodes have not been determined.
Takei's recent credits include roles on ABC's "Freddie," Fox's "Malcolm in the Middle" and NBC's "Scrubs" as well as a voice role on Disney Channel's "Kim Possible."
Stark's credits include HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and ABC's "NYPD Blue."
Ontiveros' credits include the film "Real Women Have Curves," Lifetime's "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" and Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia."
"Cory," produced by It's a Laugh Prods., was created by Dennis Rinsler and Marc Warren, who also write and executive produce the series, based on characters created by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman.