‘SEAL Team’: How Judd Lormand Got His Start in Acting

by Anna Dunn
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SEAL Team actor Judd Lormand recently discussed how he got his start in acting. Lormand plays Commander Eric Blackburn on the hit series, which recently moved from CBS to Paramount +. Before SEAL Team, Judd Lormand had roles in Indescrecion and Jack Reacher. But his role on SEAL Team is one of his biggest yet.

Lormand’s love for acting started early. No matter where he was living or what grade he was in, acting had a big place in his childhood.

“I’ve had a passion for acting since I was in grade school. I remember doing plays in second and third grade when I was living in Saudi Arabia. It was one of those things that I just loved. Then in middle school, I did some more acting as well. In middle and high school, I started doing competitive drama, which was so much fun for me,” he said in an interview with Pop Culturalist.

When he hit high school, he was torn between pursuing his love of wrestling with his love for drama. Eventually, Lormand decided that his heart has always been with acting.

“In high school, I did wrestling and drama, both of which required time on the weekends,” he said. “I was juggling them and finally made the decision that I liked acting more. I put wrestling aside and I did acting all four years.”

The ‘SEAL Team’ Actor’s Dreams had to be Put on Hold

Unfortunately, like a lot of people who want to be in the entertainment industry, Lormands dreams of becoming an actor had to be put on hold because he didn’t live in the right place.

“But, by the time I graduated high school, I was having so much fun in my hometown. Back then, I was in Louisiana and the only way you could be an actor was to move to New York or Los Angeles,” he continued. “That was it. So, I put the desire to be an actor on hold.”

But once he graduated college, he realized that new opportunities were coming to his home state, and that he could start auditioning. That’s how Lormand eventually got his foot in the door.

“I finished college and then I heard the movie industry was coming to Louisiana,” he revealed. “I was like, “Wait, what? Real movies and stuff are being shot here? I can audition for them?”

Lormand along with the rest of the SEAL Team cast has worked hard on this season. It underwent a risky move of moving from the CBS network to Paramount + in the middle of the season. But now, it’s been steadily releasing episodes on the streaming service.

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