Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Disabled Iraq vet appears in CSI:NY April 2

Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson, a native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., will play an ex-Navy Seal, who may be a murder suspect as well, according to The Chicago Daily Herald. The CSI:NY episode, "DOA for a Day," will appear April 2.

Anderson, who is a triple amputee from his war injuries, had a cameo in HBO's recent fifth season of "The Wire," for a scene at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The HBO documentary, "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq," also featured his story.

Anderson told The Daily Herald that his move into TV roles came from being on the January 2007 cover of Esquire magazine (pictured above). He also had a first person story in the June 2007 issue of the magazine. Esquire revisited Anderson in its February 2008 issue to see how he had rebuilt his life.
Anderson says he hopes to pursue a career as a Hollywood stuntman.