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Posted on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 12:20 p.m.

Actor Christopher Gorham visiting Ann Arbor for Art Fair - and his own Zingerman's sandwich creation

By Bob Needham


USA Network

Christopher Gorham—the actor who stars in the cable TV series "Covert Affairs" and in the Ann Arbor-centric movie "Answer This!"—is expected to visit the city this weekend with a couple of big things on his agenda.

According to Chris Farah, the Ann Arbor native who directed "Answer This!," Gorham— who is already on the record as a big fan of Ann Arbor—is bringing his family to town for the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

While he's here, Gorham (who lives in California) plans to stop at Zingerman's—where the deli will be selling a special sandwich Gorham created.

Farah said a Zingerman's Reuben is Gorham's "favorite sandwich in the world." But Gorham is putting a twist on it: The special sandwich, to be called Chris Gorham's "Answer This!," substitutes sourdough bread for Jewish rye and adds a sliced old pickle to the mix, according to Pete Sickman-Garner, marketing manager for Zingerman's.

Sickman-Garner said that Gorham is expected to visit Zingerman's Deli, 422 Detroit Street, some time on Saturday. The "Answer This!" sandwich will only be on sale this Saturday and Sunday.

Gorham starred in the locally shot (and locally set) indie movie "Answer This!," and he attended the local premiere last fall at the Michigan Theater. Farah said the movie is close to getting a distribution deal with "a major Hollywood distributor, which should bring the movie to Michigan theaters soon."

Currently, Gorham is best known as a costar on "Covert Affairs," a series on USA Network. He previously played Henry on ABC's "Ugly Betty."

Check out more coverage of "Answer This!"


Megan K

Wed, Jul 27, 2011 : 7:48 p.m.

Been a big fan of his for a while! Awesome that he's been giving AA love to other news outlets as well!


Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 5:16 p.m.

The premiere of the movie, which was made here in A2, was at our own Michigan Theater and featured our own esteemed Shakespeare scholar, Ralph Williams. It was all good for Ann Arbor and so is this visit. BUT, to make a Reuben and not use the unsurpassed Zingerman's Rye Bread is crazy. Yes, I'm a little cranky with this heat, too, like the rest of you apparently.


Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 1:34 p.m.

He's an actor? He has a family? They travel with him? He likes AA2? He's not in the news for drunk driving or beating his wife or running around with a bunch of ladies? That's news. Good news. I like him. And I think he is a good actor. Apparently mayhem is a good news day and good news is a poor news days? Confusing life is.


Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 11:38 p.m.

I enjoy the show thoroughly and his character "Auggie." I'm happy to read this! :)


Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 9:01 p.m.

Why didn't he make a "Gor"gonzola and "Ham" sandwich?


Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 7:22 p.m.

I see none of you boys have run out of your allotment of sarcasm ;-) Personally I think it's sweet that a minor Hollywood celebrity likes A2 well enough to want to bring his family here for Art Fair. It's a nice endorsement for our city as well as Zingerman's (not that they need it).

Ann English

Sun, Jul 24, 2011 : 12:25 a.m.

So he's going to the Zingerman''s that is expanding? I wonder if they're still under new construction at that location. I expect it to be news to Christopher: Not looking like it used to.

Jack Gladney

Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 7:01 p.m.

Who is this guy? He came to Ann Arbor to make a sandwich? Was the city consulted as to the mayhem his making a sandwich during Art Fair would cause? Ann Arbor is clearly suffering from a crisis in leadership. Thank you for telling us about this

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 7:11 p.m.

If we don't get this under control two bit sandwich maker wannabe's from all over will flood our town. The infrastructure will be overwhelmed not to mention the undesirables who tend to follow the sandwich making crowd.

James Gonzo

Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 5:25 p.m.

slow news day in Ann Arbor? a visit from a cable tv series, wow!!

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 6:48 p.m.

Its not every day a celebrity puts a pickle on a sandwich James, don't be so cynical...;)