Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is going to be starring in S.W.A.T., a new primetime series coming to CBS focused on the adventures of the LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team!
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According to Variety, Moore will be playing the lead character of Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who “exudes calmness, but is always ready for action.” This is the character played by Samuel L. Jackson in the 2003 movie this new series will be based on which was, in turn, a reboot of the 1975 TV series that starred Robert Urich.
Moore got his big break as Malcolm Winters on Y&R, a role he played from 1994 until 2005, earning two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor and winning for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2000. He also returned in 2014 as a special guest for two episodes, after the role was played by Darius McCrary from 2009-11.
Malcolm returned in 2014 to help his brother, Neil, who was struggling with his blindness.
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In primetime, Moore has guest-starred on series like CHICAGO HOPE, MOESHA, and LIVING SINGLE, and in 2005 was cast as Derek Morgan on CRIMINAL MINDS. He starred on CBS’s crime drama for over a decade, leaving near the end of the 11th season.
S.W.A.T. also stars Bond Girl Stephanie Sigman as high-ranking team member Jessica, and the pilot will be directed by Fast and Furious and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin. We’ll be sure to let you know when more information is announced, including when you can tune in to see Moore on your TV screens again!
Until then, why not check out the gallery below to see why the sexy star remains a favorite of Y&R fans around the world!
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