Watching old family videos can be a really painful, traumatic experience. So imagine Scott Speedman's discomfort when he went on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" only to relive one of his first acting gigs: a bit part as a cop on "Goosebumps," next to a teenage Ryan Gosling.
While Speedman was on "Late Night" to promote his new ABC series "Last Resort," the conversation turned to the 37-year-old Toronto native's early career, which started at a high school for gifted artists and athletes. Even though a brief cameo in the kids' horror TV show "Goosebumps" doesn't seem like it's part of Speedman's highlights reel, it was one Fallon had to mention.
"I don't know if we want to -- OK," Speedman protested before giving up. "I got that job the morning of. I showed up, they put these porn sunglasses on me, I didn't know what was going on. I played a cop. I was like 20 years old, playing a cop. It was cool."
In the episode "Say Cheese and Die," which aired in February 1996, a 15-year-old Gosling played a boy named Greg who steals a camera that predicts unfortunate events. Speedman played Officer Madison, who is called to Greg's house to investigate one of the haunted photographs.
"You look younger than he does, and you're the cop," Fallon teased. "And why are you wearing sunglasses at night? It's too bright for this cop. He has very sensitive eyes."
Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher on ABC's "Last Resort." (ABC)
Luckily, that's not where Speedman's career ended. He's best known for his role as Ben in the '90s TV series "Felicity" and the vampire-werewolf half-breed Michael in the "Underworld" trilogy.
"No, you're actually a good actor. I like your stuff," Fallon said, regarding Speedman's new show about the crew of a nuclear submarine that goes rogue on a deserted island.
While we're glad to see that both Speedman and Gosling are off to bigger and better projects since their "Goosebumps" days, we wouldn't be opposed to seeing the two reprise their roles together on the small screen. We're just in time for Halloween, after all!