‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Alum Lucas Black Issues ‘Challenge’ to Young Men

by Joe Rutland

Former NCIS: New Orleans actor Lucas Black has issued a “challenge” to young men in his latest social media posting on Twitter.

Black, who played NCIS Senior Field Agent Christopher LaSalle for six seasons, shared this with his followers on Sunday morning.

These days, the NCIS: New Orleans actor returned to the Fast & Furious franchise with a cameo in 2021’s film F9.

Besides playing Sean Boswell in those movies, Black has appeared in films like Ghosts of Mississippi, The X-Files, The Miracle Worker, Cold Mountain, Friday Night Lights, and Promised Land.

This NCIS: New Orleans show ran for seven seasons on CBS and starred Scott Bakula of Quantum Leap fame.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Alum Posts Message About Teaching Sons Value of Hard Work

Lucas Black obviously loves his kids, but he wants them to know about the value of hard work.

The NCIS: New Orleans alum shared a video on Instagram. Black also wrote these words as a caption. He said that having them help Dad isn’t a new thing.

“The boys help their daddy on Saturday around the house,” Black wrote. “We replaced some tile and organized our house by getting rid of some things.”

With their help, Black notes having them do so teaches them life lessons.

“It might take longer when your kids are working with you, but the lessons are valuable,” the actor wrote. “I’m thankful that my kids have made the connection that you earn money by working. It is not given.”

Black of NCIS: New Orleans closes his caption on Instagram with these words.

“It’s great to see them feel proud of what they have accomplished after grinding it out and getting rewarded with praise and money,” he writes.

Scott Bakula’s Character Was Actually Based On Real NCIS Officer

Scott Bakula, between 2013-21, and NCIS: New Orleans entertained the NCIS fan base for more than 150 episodes. A new cast takes over with NCIS: Hawai’i.

But no show will ever replace Bakula’s Dwayne Pride.

His character takes the form of a real Naval investigator. Their first names are practically the same.

NCIS: New Orleans wasn’t truly concerned with matching every detail. Bakula’s character and the things he did there were absolutely influenced by D’Wayne Swear.

Swear, sadly, died in 2018. Before that, however, he was actually involved as a technical advisor on the show.

“D’Wayne led with a grin, a hug, and a joke,” Bakula told Deadline. “He was the heart and soul of our show. The greatest ambassador for the city of New Orleans and a shining beacon for good cops everywhere. His life was devoted to service… to his family, to NCIS, to law enforcement, to everyman…no matter his or her station in life.”