True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Calvin Norris

March 11, 2010 by  

New True Blood Season 3 casting news regarding the casting of Calvin Norris who set to be played by Gregory Sporleder.  You will recall in casting calls for Calvin Norris, he is described as a big, rugged, bare-chested man in his 40s, but there is something more about him.


In the book series Calvin Norris is another supernatural being that we are going to meet.  In Calvin‘s case he is part of the were community but specially a were-panther.  Now is Alan going to go along this route or not we will have to wait and see, but we will be first introduced to him in Episode 2, “Beautifully Broken” where we will see him upset when the police arrive with a warrant to search his rundown trailer.  According to the casting call Calvin will be a strong recurring character.

Audiences may recognize Mr. Sporleder from his many appearances in film and television including his work in “The Crazies,” “Black Hawk Down”, and “The Rock”.


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  • Suz

    He’s consistent with my visual from the books. But if they are going to make him a composite character for the panthers they will do his character injustice. Calvin was a cut above the other panthers and that was kind of the point with his character. If they’ve got him in a beaten up trailer then we may not get any of that cut above that made Calvin what he was.

  • Melanie

    I always pictured Calvin with blond hair so that’s ok….but I did expect him to look a little more rough around the edges, but this is television!

  • jaxx

    Ok, I guess I’m not the only one then. LOL. I just pictured someone 45ish, little beer belly, in flannel shirts, trimmed beard, a little more redneckish. Hmmm.

  • This is so not who I pictured- I was thinking of someone much more dark and broad-built.

  • tg

    I did not picture him at all. Maybe a little more hair and a thicker body.

  • jaxx

    I really pictured someone different, but this will work. It’s all starting to come together now.

  • val

    Perfect choice!!