Creighton Prep grad and Nebraska native Holt McCallany stars in a new boxing dramaÂ Lights Out, which premiers on the FX Network Tuesday night, January 9, 2011, co-staring Stacy Keach.
Lights Out is the story of a struggling former heavyweight champion tempted to return to the ring to support his wife and daughters, a part McCallany says he was born to play–as a kid in Omaha McCallany took up boxing with his younger brother, now-deceased Golden Gloves champ Michael McAloney and as the son of show biz parents McCallany was drawn to acting at an early age.
Among his inspirations: â€œAlexander Payne was a year ahead of me at Prep,â€ McCallany said of the Oscar-winning director-screenwriter. â€œHe was an honors student, considered brilliant. I was considered a juvenile delinquent who would amount to nothing.â€
McCallany is the son of legendary actress and cabaret singer Julie Wilson, an Omaha native, and the late Broadway actor and Tony-winning producer Michael McAloney (â€œBorstal Boyâ€).
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