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Beau Bridges, Odell Beckham Jr to guest star on “Code Black”

Two guest-stars have been confirmed for the medical-drama “Code Black” on CBS. Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges and New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will both guest star on the series, the episode will air on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

In the episode, Bridges will appear as Pete Delaney, Beckham’s high school football coach, and Beckham will play himself. Bridges’ daughter, Emily Bridges, will also guest star, portraying Delaney’s daughter, Mia.

While headed to a Valentine’s Day charity luncheon where Beckham is being honored, Pete suffers severe abdominal pain and his concerned daughter, Mia, brings him to Angels Memorial Hospital. Beckham later arrives in the Emergency Room to convince his stubborn high school football coach to have surgery that will save his life.

Beau Bridges is a multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed actor and director. He received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his performances in the television miniseries “Without Warning: The James Brady Story” and “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.” He won an Emmy Award for “The Second Civil War,” a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for “An Inconvenient Truth,” and a National Society of Film Critics Award for “The Fabulous Baker Boys.”

Bridges has been nominated for an Emmy Award 15 times for his television roles in “Masters of Sex,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “The Closer,” “Desperate Housewives,” “My Name Is Earl,” “We Were the Mulvaneys,” “P.T. Barnum,” “Inherit the Wind,” “Hidden in America,” “Losing Chase,” “Kissinger and Nixon,” “The Outer Limits” and “5 American Kids – 5 American Handguns.” His additional television credits include “The Man with Three Wives,” “Into the West,” “White Collar,” “Stargate: The Arc of Truth,” and “Stargate: Continuum.” Bridges’ film credits include “Norma Rae,” “The Hotel New Hampshire,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Good German,” “Max Payne,” “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove” and “The Descendants,” among many others. His directing credits include “Secret Sins of the Father,” “Seven Hours to Judgment,” “The Wild Pair,” “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” and “The Thanksgiving Promise.” His theater credits include “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Where’s Daddy?” and “Who’s Who in Hell.” He has directed and starred in several productions with his family, including his father, Lloyd, and brother, Jeff.

Emily Bridges and her father, Beau, adapted Richard Boleslavsky’s 1933 novel Acting: The First Six Lessons, which was published by Samuel French and performed by Beau and Emily at Theatre West in Los Angeles. Her additional television credits include “Theater People” and “Masters of Sex, and her television movie credits include “The Call,” “Voyage of the Unicorn” and “The Uninvited.” Her film credits include “The Public Domain,” “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will” and the short “Grooming.”

Beckham is a wide receiver for the New York Giants. In 2014, Beckham had the greatest season by a rookie wide receiver in NFL history, despite playing only 12 games. His season totals of 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns are all franchise rookie records. Also, he was the franchise’s first Rookie of the Year since 1981 and the first wide receiver to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year since 2009. Beckham was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year, the first Giants player to be honored in the 58-year history of the award. Following the 2014 season, Beckham was the Giants’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl and was the team’s first wide receiver in the game since 2012, and the first Giants rookie wide receiver ever selected to the Pro Bowl. Beckham provided the NFL season’s most spectacular moment with his now-famous leaping one-handed touchdown catch against Dallas on Nov. 23, 2015 which made him a national sensation. The incredible catch was selected as the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year from 20 moments voted on by NFL fans. As an NFL sophomore in 2015, Beckham validated his standing as one of the NFL’s very best receivers. Beckham set an NFL record for most receiving yards (2,755) by a player in the first two seasons of a career. Beckham finished the season with 96 receptions for 1,450 yards, both the second-highest totals in Giants history. Beckham’s 13 touchdowns in 2015 tied Homer Jones (1967) for the Giants single-season record. Beckham was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the second time in as many seasons.

CODE BLACK stars Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzmán, Melanie Chandra, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and William Allen Young.

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