Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sean Astin among "Hollywood's Gridiron Greats"

Sean will be featured as one of the actors who portrayed football players and football players who became actors in Reelz Channel's "Hollywood Gridiron Greats," premiering Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT). The show will re-air several times over the next few days.

"Hosted by former NFL star Tiki Barber, the program will highlight stars that have gone from the field to the big screen, including NFL legends Lawrence Taylor, Howie Long, Brett Favre and more. Plus, we’ll put the spotlight on actors who boosted their careers by tackling roles as football players—from Cuba Gooding, Jr. in Jerry Maguire and Sean Astin in Rudy to Mark Wahlberg in Invincible and Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard."

More information, showtimes and how to find Reelz Channel in your area.


  1. "Rudy" is a classic movie that everyone loves. I only wish that I could see this show but I don't get that channel. :( But I am very happy that Sean is being "spotlighted". He did outstanding work in that film. (praeriedikter)

  2. Alas I don't get the channel either, but hopefully it'll turn up on the web site or somewhere eventually.

    Rudy was wonderful, and Sean wonderful in it!

  3. I hope it shows up online eventually, but how cool that he's included!