Kevin Mitnick, famed computer hacker who spent nearly five years in prison for online crimes that were never clearly spelled out, will make his television acting debut Sunday evening on the ABC television series "Alias."
Executive producer J.J. Abrams has followed Mitnick's case for years and thought he would be a good candidate for the part. It's Mitnick's first ever acting gig. Mitnick has been hosting a radio program on Los Angeles talk radio station KFI in recent months as well. He still isn't allowed to touch a computer or do many other things that most of us take for granted. His supervised release restrictions will last until 2003.
"Alias" will air on ABC affiliates on Sunday, October 28 at 9 pm in most areas.