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Hoffman Estates native goes from cop to action star

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Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.

If Andy McDermott, Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad, looks convincing as a movie and TV cop, that's because he actually worked as a cop for seven years in Phoenix.

Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott was a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.

Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott works out twice a day to make sure he's ready to take on any role.

Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott works out twice a day to make sure he's ready to take on any role.

Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.

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Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.

Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and a Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.

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Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School gradute Andy McDermott had always dreamed of being an actor, but never really had the nerve to follow his dream. That changed nine months ago when he and his wife, Julie, sold their house, gave up their careers and went off to L.A. with four little kids. "Everybody in my family thinks we're crazy! Nuts!" he said.
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    • Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.
    • If Andy McDermott, Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad, looks convincing as a movie and TV cop, thatís because he actually worked as a cop for seven years in Phoenix.
    • Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott was a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.
    • Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott works out twice a day to make sure heís ready to take on any role.
    • Hoffman Estates native Andy McDermott works out twice a day to make sure heís ready to take on any role.
    • Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.
    • Hoffman Estates native and Fremd High School grad Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.
    • Andy McDermott had been a professional soccer player and a Phoenix cop before he moved to L.A. to become an actor.
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