Tag and Slider from Top Gun

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Okay...I just finished watching Top Gun for the umpteenth time...but this time something struck me....is Slider (from Top Gun - his name was something like Ross Roskovitch in real life) the same guy who played Tag? Looked a lot like him. Thanks.

-- Amanda Wilson (A_E_Wilson@yahoo.com), June 12, 2000


Yes, he is.

-- Cathy (cdomrois@qfctc.com), June 12, 2000.

Did you also catch Michael Ironside on it, Amanda? He played Jester. He was Dr. William "Wild Willie" Swift (something like that, a recurring character in the early ER days. His character butted heads with Mark.

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), June 12, 2000.

Tag was played by Rick Rossovich. There are a number of "ER coincidences that have been pointed out in the past". Kellie Martin and Chad Lowe were both on "Life Goes On" and "ER". Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds) joined Dr. Greene for one episode. He played a psycho pretending to be a doctor. There's also the "Sisters" link. George Clooney played James Falconer on Sisters and Swoozie Kurtz and Sheila Kelly played patients on ER. I liked the Top Gun coincidence the most because I always hoped that Tom Cruise would show up as a patient--not that there's anything about him that needs fixing.

-- Carin Haseltine (cdenisehaze@usa.net), June 12, 2000.

Khandi Alexander (Jackie) and Maura Thierney (Abby Lockhart) were on NEWSRADIO together.

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), June 13, 2000.

Don't forget Anthony Edwards playing Goose on Top Gun...it was so funny to see him with hair and a mustache!

-- catherine (catsclaw_007@yahoo.com), June 13, 2000.

Catherine, I was waiting for someone to say something about that! Anthony Edwards was great, very funny...he played Tom Cruise's goofy best friend, and Meg Ryan is his wife! It was a pretty big role, they were a funny couple, I love where Goose (AE) is playing Great Balls of Fire in the bar and his son is sitting on the piano while him, Cruise, Meg Ryan, and Kelly McGillis sing with him. I wish Mark Greene would bust out on the piano like that.

-- Elaine (mrsclooney78@hotmail.com), June 13, 2000.

I didn't say anything in my post above because I thought AE being in TOP GUN was obvious!

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), June 14, 2000.

Yes, I actually think there is a conspiracy going on linking er cast members with Tom Cruise. Apart from Top Gun other cast members have appeared:-Noah Wyle played a marine in 'A Few Good Men'. Also Kirsten Dunst who played Charlie the teenage prositute who was involved with Doug played the young female vampire in 'Interview with a Vampire'..........Spooky ehhh?

-- mags (hotboxgirl@mailcity.com), June 16, 2000.

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