Published Online: Sep 11, 2012
Award-Winning Actor Muse Watson & Devoted Dad To Meet With Parents At The Rivendale Institute of Learning & Center For Autism In Springfield, MO
Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux Publicist
Los Angeles, CA ~ You may know him as Mike Franks, our favorite NCIS alum, but what you may not know is the actor Muse Watson is the parent of a child with autism. Watson is one of the many stars who has become an inspiration to many families affected by autism. He has actively campaigned for autism awareness and regularly appears at autism fundraising events. During his visit to Springfield for A Christmas Snow LIVE! media appearances, Watson will meet with parents of children who attend the Rivendale Institute of Learning and Center For Autism on September 18th. Watson knows that parenting a child with learning or physical challenges c an be very draining. The award-winning actor also knows that families affected by autism can sometimes feel isolated from their families and communities. His hope is that sharing his story will offer emotional support to these parents.
Watson will return to the Branson stage at the Starlite Theatre November 1st through December 8th to reprise his role as Sam in the critically-acclaimed stage production of A Christmas Snow LIVE! He is returning to Southwest Missouri and the Ozarks for media and public appearances September 17th - September 20th.
About Muse Watson: Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with several strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career. His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, & Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition but it was the villainous "Ben Willis" in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him in the limelight as a chameleonic actor. He made equally impressio nable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters. He co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the recently released Meeting Evil and in the soon to be released horror film, Compound Fracture, that stars three of that genre's most iconic characters, Watson (Ben Willis in I Know What You Did Last Summer), Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween), Derek Mears (Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th).
Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in several made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town; and the television series, American Gothic, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Matlock, The Lazarus Man, JAG, Walker Texas Ranger, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, and The Mentalist. Going on to land his most notorious TV roles as "Mike Franks" in the award winning drama NCIS and Charles Westmoreland in the Emmy & Golden Globes nominated & People's Choice Awards - winner Prison Break. www.MuseWatson.com
About the Starlite Theatre: The 880-seat Starlite Theatre is conveniently located on Highway 76 near the Titanic and features Branson’s only five-story glass atrium with 19,560 feet of glass. Inside, Starlite’s state-of-the-art stage is the perfect venue for some of Branson’s most popular and interactive shows. For ticket information call the Starlite Theater at 866-991-1982 or visit www.StarliteTheatre.com