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Jock McKissic (born July 14, 1986; age 31) is an American actor who portrayed Omar in 24: Legacy.

Biography and career Edit

Jock McKissic was born in Opelika, Alabama. He became interested in acting at a young age, but decided to pursue football instead. He was part of the defensive line at Opelika High School, and after graduating, was sought by schools like Louisville, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State. McKissic eventually chose Clemson where he played and studied for four years. McKissic graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.[1]

After graduating, injuries prevented McKissic from playing on the NFL. Although he played for a couple of years in the Arena Football League, McKissic decided to follow his passion of acting. McKissic started working as a sports/football advisor on the TV show Necessary Roughness.[2] After that, he has appeared in numerous shows like The Colorblind Monologues and The Quad.

Aside of TV, McKissic has also appeared on films like Finding Forever in Love and Focus (with Gerald McRaney).

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
  • Focus (2015)
  • Finding Forever in Love (2014)

Television appearances

  • The Quad (2017-present)
  • Blindspot (2016)
  • Game of Silence (2016)
  • The Colorblind Monologues (2013-2014)
  • Castle Ridge (2014)

References Edit

  1. Florio, Katie (June 8, 2017). It means a lot for McKissic to return to Clemson. The Clemson Insider.
  2. Vandervort, Will (April 17, 2017). Former Tiger making waves in Hollywood. The Clemson Insider.

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