‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ Actor Timothy Omundson Says Something’s ‘Missing’ From His Performance Because of Stroke

by Jeremy Spirogis
Timothy Omundson attends AOL BUILD Series in 2016

Psych is the TV present that retains on giving. The collection went off the air in 2014 but it surely retains coming again to present followers extra from Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez), Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), and the remainder of the Psych forged. 

After a TV film in 2017, the forged reunited for a sequel. Debuting July 15, 2020, on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson). Keep studying to study what Omundson says he couldn’t convey to the character this time round because the result of a stroke. 

Timothy Omundson had a stroke in 2017

Timothy Omundson attends AOL BUILD Series in 2016
Timothy Omundson attends 2016 AOL BUILD Series | Mike Pont/WireImage

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In late April 2017, Omundson skilled an enormous stroke. His restoration meant taking fewer performing jobs. And he paperwork his bodily remedy milestones on social media. Since the accident, he additionally slowly returned to work. He appeared in visitor roles on This Is Us and American Housewife

He made a quick look in ‘Psych: The Movie’

Because of the timing of the stroke, Omundson solely made a quick look in Psych: The Movie. Fans might bear in mind the actor showing as Lassiter on a FaceTime name, explaining he couldn’t be a part of the gang to work on a case.

Disappointed they didn’t get to see extra of the surly detective, the second Psych film makes up for it. The sequel is all about Lassiter. In the film, Omundson’s character is in a restoration facility after getting shot on the job.

Timothy Omundson says he had problem getting his character’s voice proper

During a dialog with Entertainment Weekly, Omundson discussed returning to the character he first portrayed on display in 2006. When requested about revisiting the position, he mentioned “it came pretty easily, although there was something that was missing.” What did he have hassle with? Replicating Lassiter’s voice. 

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“So much of Lassie was his voice, because where that voice was located sort of deep in his chest was very much how I got that character,” he mentioned. “And my voice was really affected by the stroke, my lungs were pretty affected, so I wasn’t able to have that same sort of boom that I used to.”

He continued, saying he’d choose to redo some takes in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.

“In fact, I was watching the movie again last night, and felt that I wish I could’ve shot the whole day again because my voice is much stronger than when we did it,” he mentioned. “And so, I mean, I can tell the difference, but hopefully nobody else will.” 

Back on set for the primary time, he had combined feelings

Filming Psych 2: Lassie Come Home within the spring of 2019 marked Omundson’s huge return to set. Understandably, he had all kinds of emotions on his first day again. 

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“It’s pretty complicated,” he mentioned. “I mean, mostly, it was overwhelmingly wonderful. And then it was also really kind of terrifying because I was trying to figure out how to work with my new brain and new body post-stroke, which was a very, very different process.” 

He additionally famous a “pretty steep learning curve.” He realized his former “superpower” of with the ability to virtually immediately memorize strains had disappeared.

Watch Psych 2: Lassie Come Home on Peacock.

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