‘SWAT’ Star David Lim Discusses Landing a Role on the Hit Series

by Michael Freeman

S.W.A.T. star David Lim plays Victor Tan on the show, an officer who eventually made it into the Metro S.W.A.T. We know how Tan advanced his career on the hit series, and thanks to a recent interview, we know how Lim felt about landing the role.

Speaking to Augustman, Lim provided a bit of information about himself, as well as the show itself. As it turns out, Victor Tan was a character created specifically for Lim. “It didn’t sink in right away,” Lim began. “I had moved on to auditioning for other shows, because I was told S.W.A.T. was a no go. So I was surprised when I found out that I had landed a role. I was even more surprised when I was told that the producers had created the role for me. You hear stories in Hollywood of roles being created for actors, but I never thought it would happen to me.”

Continuing, Lim mentioned being humbled and honored by the effort. “I was incredibly grateful and humbled. It’s been a magical ride being on S.W.A.T. from the very beginning. I’m lucky to be part of such a great show.”

Before appearing on S.W.A.T., Lim starred in commercials for companies like Gillette, Bud Light, McDonald’s, Dave and Buster’s, and Apple. He also starred in Quantico, an ABC program, as a CIA recruit. His performance there impressed S.W.A.T. producers so much he was able to land the part.

‘SWAT’ Teases Upcoming Episode Featuring a Crisis on Live Television

S.W.A.T. is no stranger to putting the squad in fascinating predicaments. For the latest episode, a teaser states the team will come face-to-face with a crisis on live television.

The official show Instagram account posted a few pics of the upcoming episode, along with an ominous caption to boot.

“Truths were uncovered, and no stone was left unturned,” the caption begins. “Watch last night’s episode of #SWAT on @ParamountPlus at the link in bio.”

CarterMatt shared the premise, with the episode being dubbed Crisis Actor. “When armed gunmen storm the set of a controversial cable news show that promotes conspiracy theories, the team races to prevent a hostage situation from escalating on live TV. Also, Chris supports Street as he prepares for his mother’s funeral, on the CBS Original series S.W.A.T., Friday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+,” the synopsis reads.

Further, the conspiracy theme seems to explore what happens when someone spreads ideology to the point it puts people in trouble. Chris being there for Street should also add some extra drama regarding his mom’s funeral, so this seems like an episode you won’t want to miss.