Is Barry Bostwick, who plays the mayor on Spin City, the same actor who was the governor on Benson?
—Charles W., Oklahoma
No. James Noble, 80, played Gov. James Gatling on Benson, which aired on ABC from 1979-86. Bostwick, 56, portrays Mayor Randall Winston on ABC's Spin City. Bostwick's credits include roles on stage, screen, and television—ranging from the classics to comedy. In 1977, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Robber Bridegroom and is probably best known to many as Brad Majors from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bostwick lives with his wife and two children in upstate New York. Also a talented potter, his work has been sold and displayed in prominent galleries. Noble's credits include television's Law & Order, Father Dowling Mysteries, and the film Chances Are.