Q Can you settle a bet? My dad and I say actor Eric Close was in the TV series The Magnificent Seven. My mom says he wasn't. She owes us both lunch if we're right!
—Melissa McCament, Aztec, N.M.
Forty-year-old Eric Close—no relation to actress Glenn Close, as several readers have asked—did indeed star in the Emmy-winning Magnificent Seven series from 1998 to 2000. He's appeared in smaller roles in numerous other TV shows, currently stars in the CBS-TV drama Without a Trace and can be seen in the upcoming movie Saving Angelo. Enjoy your lunch!