Andre Reed has acting bug after cameos in ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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Andre Reed, who ranks seventh in NFL history with 85 postseason receptions, became a household name by playing in four consecutive Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s, games that were broadcast to tens of millions of fans across the country.

Lenkov later followed up with the 16-year NFL veteran, offering a chance for a cameo appearance on his CBS drama “Hawaii Five-O.” After a successful spot on the show in January 2017, Reed hit the airwaves again last week for Lenkov’s “MacGyver,” also on CBS.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

This week, Reed received an invite for Lenkov’s newest series, “Magnum P.I.” It was a welcome development for Reed, 55, who wants to grow his career in acting.10

“The funny thing is you do these little things and it turns into something else,” he said Wednesday. “When I go into something, something I’m really excited about, I put 100 percent into it.”

Reed was a fourth-round pick of the Bills in 1985 and his NFL career blossomed alongside those of quarterback Jim Kelly and running back Thurman Thomas — whom Reed joined in Canton, Ohio, upon his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Though he caught 951 passes for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns before his retirement following the 2000 season, Reed still had to earn his roster spot when Lenkov first called.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

After their initial meeting, Lenkov sent Reed a script to memorize and asked for a video to be sent back of Reed reading it. Reed passed the test and was flown to Hawaii — staying at the same hotel as his seven trips to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl — for taping. The two-day shoot involved Reed being investigated for a murder as the general manager of a car dealership.

Despite needing about five takes to nail his lines, Reed performed well enough to get called in February to a shooting for “MacGyver” at a parking garage in Atlanta two days after Super Bowl LIII. The approximately six-hour shoot began at 6 a.m. and saw Reed, playing the role of a prosecutor, speaking into a cell phone outside his vehicle before being stabbed.

“Maybe one of these times I should pay an athlete,” Reed joked of being killed off on the show.

The entire cameo on “MacGyver” lasted about 10 seconds, but Reed found similarities to his playing experience in both the preparation and precision required for the brief appearance.