Where youve seen him: An acting vet, Neill is perhaps best known for battling with dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park." Character on this show: Executive produced by J.J. Abrams ("Lost," "Star Trek") and writer Elizabeth Sarnoff ("Lost"), "Alcatraz" is a thriller set in San Francisco's notorious prison. Neill is government agent Emerson Hauser. Character similarities: Expect Neill to survive on "Alcatraz" the same way he survived against velociraptors, with a cool-under-pressure wit.
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