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Date: 03/1998
Publication: Soap Opera World
Type: Article
Title: One to Watch - Linden Ashby
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One to Watch - Linden Ashby

Melrose Place begins it's sixth season with a new pair of abs and pecs. Linden Ashby who joins the cast as good-guy Dr. Brett "Coop" Cooper is brought in to keep the hunk factor high, when Jake (Grant Show) makes his exits. The actor who starred in several action flicks including, "Spy Game", "Wyatt Earp" and "Mortal Kombat" is relieved to be playing an average bloke. According to an American source, he's thrilled about his new role. "I don't have a gun in my hand, I don't kick people, I don't hit anybody, I don't get hit. Life is good," says Ashby.

But this average bloke can't help but get caught up in the Melrose madness. Afterall, he shares a secret past with crazed bad girl, the late Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) and strikes up an unusual friendship with Michael. But any die-hard fan of the show will remember Ashby who played Jo's abusive ex-husband during Melrose's first season. This won't confuse viewers though, because as Ashby claims, the violent ex-husband and the good doctor couldn't be more different.

Also hot on his heels with be Jaime Luner (Peyton from Savannah), another new addition to the show, who plays his scheming ex-wife, Lexi Sterling.

Ashby is confident that the "good energy" coming form this new season should raise the sizzle stakes even higher. In any case, his entree into the show alone, is guaranteed to keep female fans hooked.