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‘SEAL Team’ Star’s Bucket List Includes a Role as a ‘Die Hard Type of Character’

by Taylor Cunningham
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SEAL Team star AJ Buckley would like to play the lead role in a Die Hard type movie. Wouldn’t we all, AJ? Wouldn’t we all…

AJ Buckley plays a pretty badass character on CBS’s Seal Team. Buckley portrays Sonny Quinn, a special warfare operator for the Bravo Team. On the show, he gets to dodge bullets, shoot bullets, and generally save the day on a weekly basis.

But in a recent interview, Buckley admitted that he has aspirations of playing an even more badass character one day. He’d like to play a character similar to the most epic hero of all time. And the role is so important to him that it made it onto his acting “bucket list.”

“I want to play a John McClane from Die Hard type of character,” he told Talk Nerdy With Us.

But he’s not stopping at John McClane. AJ Buckley also has big dreams of playing a “Maximus from Gladiator type of character.” And ” last but not least,” the SEAL Team actor would like to star in a Marvel or DC movie.

So basically, AJ Buckley shares the same dreams as every action flick lover on the planet. But he’s getting some good practice for the roles on SEAL Team. So one day, we hope his dreams come true, and we can write about it here on Outsider.

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SEAL Team actor AJ Buckley may hope to play a blockbuster hero one day. But his current gig as Sonny Quinn is his ultimate “dream role.”

On SEAL Team, AJ Buckley plays a tier-one operator for the most elite branch of the military in the U.S.—the Navy SEALS.

“They are the best of the best,” Buckley told Talk Nerdy With Us.

And landing a spot on the hit series was a dream come true. Buckley gets to spend his days shining a spotlight on real heroes. And doing so is an honor.

“What I loved about the show when I first read the pilot is that there’s this real human element to these guys that have to go do this as a job,” he continued. “What they choose to go and do and sacrifice.”

Furthermore, the series does justice to the real struggles of military families. And once he learned that, AJ Buckley “fell in love” with the writing.

“It really goes deep into the home life of how families are affected, how these guys are affected coming home, the PTSD, and the support that they need, combined with the lack of support that’s there. It really opens up,” Buckley shared. “We’re the first military drama that has gone into that side of it – I fell in love with it.”