Beckham Jr. Takes Skills to the 'Small Screen'
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE – From the football field to the small screen, former LSU standout Odell Beckham Jr. will make his acting debut next month as he will guest star in the CBS medical drama “Code Black” on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
“Code Black” airs in Baton Rouge on WAFB and can be seen each week at 9 p.m. CT. Beckham’s, appearance on the drama will be his first on the small screen, although he has appeared in numerous commercials including spots for Head & Shoulders, Foot Locker, and NFL.com.
In the Feb. 10 episode of “Code Black”, Beckham plays himself alongside Emmy award winning actor Beau Bridges, who appears as Pete Delaney, Odell’s high school football coach.
Other members of the “Code Black” cast include: Academy Award winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville (NYPD Blue), Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzmán, Melanie Chandra, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and William Allen Young.
The following is a synopsis for the episode:
While headed to a Valentine’s Day charity luncheon where Beckham is being honored, Pete suffers severe abdominal pain and his concerned daughter, Mia, brings him to Angels Memorial Hospital. Beckham later arrives in the Emergency Room to convince his stubborn high school football coach to have surgery that will save his life.
The “Code Black” appearance will cap a big week for the former LSU star as on the night of Super Bowl 50, Beckham will appear in a Buick TV ad alongside actress and model Emily Ratajkowski. Ratajkowski is best known for her starring role in the critically acclaimed film "Gone Girl."
Beckham recently completed his second year in the NFL where he’s become the most prolific receiver in league history for the first two years of a career. In two seasons with the New York Giants, Beckham has caught more passes (187) than any other player in league history in their first two seasons.