8/21/2023 The film Finestkind, in which Aaron Stanford plays the key supporting role of Skeemo, will have its world premier at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, with showings beginning September 8, 2023. TIFF announcement. Following the festival showings, the movie will be released, probably in September, on Paramount +. More here.
2/25/2023 In season 3, episode 2 of Star Trek: Picard, Aaron Stanford is in full costume as an odious sharp-toothed Ferengi gangster named Sneed who brokers deals for serious contraband. The episode began streaming on Paramount+ on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
2/16/2023 Aaron Stanford appears in the second episode of the third season of Star Trek:Picard in a costume which should render him unrecognizable. But he is there. The episode will stream on Paramount+ Thursday, February 23, 2023. This corrects the 2/13/2023 News entry which said Aaron would appear in episode one. Apologies.
9/9/2022 In a new film titled Finestkind, written and directed by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland, and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ben Foster, Aaron Stanford is Skeemo, a fisherman who holds a devastating secret. Finestkind is to be released in 2023 by Paramount+. For more information on the movie, read this in The Wrap.
6/24/2022 Aaron Stanford is Peter, a disturbed individual who confronts Christina (Evan Rachel Wood), with disastrous consequences for Peter, in the season 4 opener of Westworld, Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max.
7/9/2021 Aaron Stanford will make a cameo appearance in episode 9 of the current (3rd) season of the Showtime series Black Monday, scheduled to air Sunday 25 July at 10:00 p.m. EST.
2/3/2021 Aaron Stanford plays Peter Timmons, a perpetrator/victim in season 2, episode 6 of FBI: Most Wanted, scheduled to air on CBS, February 9, 2021.
7/8/2020 The complete 12 Monkeys TV series will be released on Blu-ray (region A) and DVD (region 1) by Mill Creek Entertainment on July 14, 2020. The 8-disc sets include an "Inside 12 Monkeys" featurette and other special content. Available for preorder from Amazon.
7/7/2020 Aaron Stanford plays a churchy fellow named George Gannon in HBO's noir Perry Mason prequel currently showing on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. EST.
9/20/2018 Furthest Witness, a crime thriller featuring Aaron Stanford, Sean Patrick Flanery, Steven Michael Quezada, and Teri Reeves is now available for online viewing from Amazon and iTunes. The iTunes site provides a brief trailer which you can watch at no charge.
8/25/2018 Aaron Stanford appears as Jim the brewer in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Jim first appears in episode 11 of the current season, scheduled to air Sunday, August 26, 9PM EST. Teaser.
5/8/2018 Beginning Friday June 15, the eleven-episode fourth and final season of the TV show 12 Monkeys, in which Aaron Stanford stars as time-traveller James Cole, will air on Syfy over four weeks, with three episodes each Friday, from 8-11 p.m. EST for the first three Fridays, and closing with a two-episode finale from 9-11 p.m. on Friday July 6. See this Entertainment Weekly article for more information, including a fourth-season teaser and pics.
11/21/2017 We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew, with Aaron Stanford in a featured role, has been released by The Orchard, a Sony-owned media sales, marketing, and distribution company. The movie is available from Amazon video,Apple's iTunes store, and The Orchard's YouTube channel.
7/29/2017 The 12 Monkeys panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con was held July 20. Panelists were Terry Matalas, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Alisen Down, and Todd Stashwick. This gives an audience-eye view of most of the panel event. Videos of two of the highlights, with better sound quality, are on the Syfy Fangrrls twitter page here and here. For more focussed interviews with Aaron Stanford and other members of the cast, see below.
5/14/2017 ...And now, for something completely silly: It's old news, but in 2016 Aaron Stanford made appearances in two episodes of Comedy Bang! Bang! The first episode has him playing a contestant, named Tom Holtby, in a skit about a TV game show titled You Made Your Bed, Now Lie In It. In the second episode, released a few days before the 2016 presidential election, he's Johnny Appleseed with a cooking pot on his head. He fights alongside other American heroes to save America's greatness.
5/14/2017 It looks like the third season of 12 Monkeys will be available for streaming on Amazon Video beginning May 20. Read more here.
3/22/2017 Season 3 of 12 Monkeys will be broadcast on a semi-binge schedule over three nights in May, beginning with four episodes showing on Friday May 19, beginning at 8 p.m. est, followed by three episodes each on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. A 12 Monkeys addict asked TV critic Matt Roush what he thought of this release format. Roush's thoughtful reply can be found here. Shooting will begin next month for the 10-episode 4th and final season. You can find the complete Syfy press release posted on The Futon Critic and Three if by Space.
1/20/2017 The psychological thriller Clinical, in which Aaron Stanford has a supporting role, is now streaming on Netflix.
1/20/2017 DVD and Blu-ray of 12 Monkeys season 2 are now available, and can be purchased from Amazon. The DVD can be rented from Netflix.
10/8/2016 Aaron Stanford has just completed the New Mexico shoot for his featured role as Kyle Braddock in the independent film Furthest Witness.IMDB entry
4/20/2016 A lively and active Facebook group follows 12 Monkeys with comment, discussion, and lots of photos at Addicts of the 12 Monkeys. Members include some actors and staff from the show. It's a closed group, so you gotta join to participate and to view content.
Sneed in season 3, episode 2 of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Picard, aired February 23, 2023. Sneed is a Ferengi gangster who brokers deals for drugs and more. Beneath a jolly sybaritic exterior, he is a ruthless, clever, and cautious operator. He apparently brokered a deal between a buyer and seller for stolen experimental weapons which were being developed for the Federation's Starfleet. One of those weapons was used to destroy a Starfleet recruitment center. He is suspicious when he receives a visit from a woman with high-end drugs to sell in return for the name of the seller of the stolen weapons. After closely questioning the woman, Sneed decides to dispose of her. That does not go as he intended, and Sneed finds he is not quite as careful and clever as he thought. Turns out the woman is Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd), an ex Starfleet officer who is working undercover for Starfleet Intelligence to track down those involved in the weapons theft, and she has a colleague who is quick with a sword.
Peter in season 4, episode 1 of HBO's Westworld, aired June 26, 2022. Peter is a video game player who suddenly finds himself and his family depicted in the game he is playing. As his video self and his video family suffer a series of disastrous events, the same events are experienced by his real family in the real world. Peter identifies the game's writer, Christina (Evan Rachel Wood) and phones her, asking why she is doing this. Christina seems not to know anything about what is going on. He eventually confronts her face to face, and attacks her with a knife. Christina is slightly injured, but the eventual result for Peter is more traumatic.
Doctor F. Stein in season 3, episode 9 of Showtime's Black Monday, aired July 25, 2021. For trauma victims who've lost multiple body parts, the highly skilled and obsessively committed Dr. Stein does it all: body reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, physical rehab, motivational therapy. He does not just mechanically put the pieces back together, he also gives the emotional support needed to enable the patient to regain the fullest possible functionality.
Peter Timmons, a perpetrator/victim in season 2, episode 6 of FBI: Most Wanted, on CBS, February 9, 2021.
George Gannon in HBO's Perry Mason prequel, which premiered June 21, 2020. George, AKA "Pinky Ring" is a one-time drifter, gambler and drunk turned born-again choir boy. His cherubic face persuades you to trust him with the collection plate, but something feral in the eyes suggests his dark past is not entirely behind him.
Jim Brauer in season 4B (August—September 2018) of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Jim is, by his own account, an unrewarded genius of the art of brewing beer. He knows all there is to know about beer, and is obsessed with the wonderfulness of the beverage and with his role in bringing its benefits to what is left of humanity.
Kyle Braddock in Furthest Witness, a crime thriller. Braddock is a reverse "coyote," smuggling people into Mexico as part of an extrajudicial witness protection operation for people in danger because of what they have seen. Post production late 2016. Released for online viewing September 2018.
Miles Richardson, a police officer who becomes romantically involved with a troubled psychiatrist (played by Vinessa Shaw) in the psychological drama/thriller Clinical. Released by Netflix for online streaming or download January 2017. Role Description
Game-show contestant Tom Holtby and American folk hero Johnny Appleseed in two 2016 episodes of the comedy TV series Comedy Bang! Bang!Role Descriptions
The Man in We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew. Abandoned in a strange and desolate place, a Man (Aaron Stanford) and a Woman (Louisa Krause) search for a home, and for themselves. On circuit of regional film festivals August 2016—April 2017. Released for online viewing November 2017. Role Description
James Cole, a man running out of time as he races to save humanity from a deadly contagion in the Syfy series 12 Monkeys, which ran for 4 seasons, January 2015—July 2018. Role Description
Aaron Stanford as the ace techie hacker Seymour Birkhoff in the TV series Nikita, on The CW September 2010—December 2013. Role Description
recent publicity, features & interviews
9/30/2018 In this interview, Aaron Stanford talks about the development of his character Jim the brewer during the fourth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
8/30/2018 This review highlights Aaron Stanford's performance in his debut as Jim the brewer in season 4 of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
8/9/2017 In these interview videos from last month's SDCC17, Aaron Stanford talks at length about how he came to the role of James Cole and about the character and motivations of Cole, whom he has played for four seasons of 12 Monkeys.When Nerds Attack interview | Whedonopolis interview
8/2/2017 Keeping Up with 12 Monkeys
For basic information, with lots of side features, go to Syfy's 12 Monkeys web pages. The 12 MonkeysTV series Wikipedia page is also a good, and more orderly, source. It includes a link to brief recaps of episodes that have aired so far.
For viewer opinions and questions about 12 Monkeys, look at the discussions on reddit.com. Lots of lively debate, speculation, and links to articles from other sources—something for everyone who wants alternatives to information provided by or filtered through people directly connected to the series. Also, a lively and active Facebook group follows 12 Monkeys with comment, discussion, and lots of photos at Addicts of the 12 Monkeys. Members include some actors and staff from the show. It's a closed group, so you gotta join to participate and to view content.
7/24/2017 In this interview at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), Aaron Stanford talks about his role as James Cole as it develops in the fourth and final season of Syfy's 12 Monkeys. A group interview with Aaron, other members of the cast, and executive producer Terry Matalas broadens perspectives on the series as a whole. The fourth season is scheduled to air sometime in 2018. For now we have this season four teaser/trailer with viewer comments.
4/20/2016 A two-page feature in the April 18—May 1 print issue of TV Guide, begins, "Syfy's 12 Monkeys will drive you bananas, in the best possible way, of course." The article is a nice accompaniment to the debut episode of the show's second season.
1/22/2016 A few stills from We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew are posted by costume designer Celeste Montalvo on her site.
12/25/2015 The print edition of TV Guide gifts 12 Monkeys with a cheer for its 2015 season in their annual Cheers & Jeers issue: "CHEERS to Syfy's exhilarating 12 Monkeys for transforming a cult movie into an even trippier series." Merry Christmas!
10/14/2015 The 12 Monkeys panel discussion at the 2015 New York Comic-Con can now be viewed in its entirety on the Syfy site.
10/13/2015 In this 2015 New York Comic-Con interview for The Workprint, Aaron Stanford and Kirk Acevedo talk about changes and revelations in store for their characters during the second season of 12 Monkeys.
7/18/2015 Their upcoming second season was the topic for the 12 Monkeys contingent at this month's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC): SDCC Panel Highlights. SDCC interviews given by Aaron Stanford on the same topic can be found here and here.