‘Virgin River’ Star Martin Henderson Also Starred in ‘The Ring’ and How Did We Miss This?

If you're like us, then you've probably already binged the entire third season of Virgin River (and now you're rewatching the old episodes because you moved through the new ones too quickly).

But while we wait for Netflix to confirm a fourth season, we've been doing some digging to see what our favorite stars were in before they arrived at the small town of Virgin River.

Well, we just realized that lead Martin Henderson played a major part in the 2002 hit horror film The Ring and we don't know how we missed this connection. In one of his earliest roles, Henderson plays Noah Clay, the ex-boyfriend of main character Rachel (played by Naomi Watts), who tries to help her figure out the cursed tape that causes people to die. Check him out in the trailer below.

In the clip, we see a much younger Henderson (who's actually rocking a very similar haircut to the one he wears in Virgin River), who says, “I'm not gonna get all worked up over some rumor.” However, once he gets a view of the haunting tape, things turn south.

It's been a long time since we've seen this eerie classic, but we can't believe we didn't recognize the dreamy Jack Sheridan. We've been stumbling upon all kinds of iconic roles played the actor, including the cameo he had in Britney Spears's "Toxic" video. But besides these parts, he's also starred in shows like Off the Map and The Red Road, and he even had a recurring role in Grey's Anatomy, where he played Dr. Nathan Briggs.

We might just need to have a Martin Henderson marathon this weekend.

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Joel is the former Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a...