July 22, 2010 / 3:36 AM / 8 years ago

Actors want money from "America's Most Wanted"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Has any “America’s Most Wanted” viewer ever stopped to ask whether the actors portraying serial rapists and bank robbers studied Method? Probably not.

Allegedly, the producers of the long-running Fox show gave these actors short-thrift as well.

Kenneth Reichling and Robert Wu are suing Fox and STF Prods. for failing to pay residuals. In a complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the actors claim they made various appearances on the show but are now owed money for re-airings, foreign, Internet and print use of their spots, as well as re-cutting of spots aired as different segments.

Fox declined to comment.

Reichling says the situation became apparent to him after being made aware of an episode of “AMW” that re-aired in June 2009. Upon investigation, he claims he discovered there were “innumerable instances” in which the show had re-aired spots in which Reichling appeared.

The complaint, for breach of written agreement, intentional and negligent misrepresentation and breach of good faith and fair dealing, seeks at least $50,000.

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