To: FormerLurker; Travis McGee
As far as I know, he doesn't have a SEAL background. Although he did hire at least one SEAL for the film originally called 'Dreadnaught' -I can't remember what it was called once it hit the market but it was filmed on the battleship Alabama in Mobile Bay, and had terrorists taking over the battleship. He had to hire a SEAL to do a dive scene and none of his original cast wanted to dive in water that might have 'gators in it. One of the extras who turned out just for fun turned out to be an ex-SEAL or maybe an ex-Navy diver and he said he'd do it. (The guy is probably the one who got all the movie divers scared to go in in the first place, LOL) So in addition he ended up getting a more visible role - whoopee - he played the officer who got shot right between the eyes at one point in the film.
Perhaps Seagal used some of that guy's sea tales to pad his reputation... or he may actually have been in the SEALS at one time but I've never heard of it since I seldom give a rat's behind about actors. Do you know if he was a SEAL, Travis?
posted on 11/23/2002 3:51:11 AM PST
He only played one in a movie, that's it.
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