British actor Malcolm McDowell almost turned down his role in hit U.S. show HEROES until his son convinced him to take the part. The star plays a crime kingpin in the popular series - but admits he had never heard of the show before he was offered the role. He recalls, "I wasn't following the show when I got the offer but my son said, 'Dad, Heroes is one of the great shows on TV. Which rock have you been hiding under?'"