Noted Hollywood character actor Jack McGee joins The Safe Community Project as an ambassador for older adults. McGee, who was an FDNY Firefighter before moving his talent to Hollywood, will participate in events, PSA production, and key fire and life safety messaging. “I’ve known Jack for a number of years, and he brings a welcome and warm inspirational message for anyone we reach out to,” Todd Leitz, Public Information Officer for MySafe:LA stated.
Jack has appeared in more than 100 films and television series including fire-realted films, including his first, Turk 182. He is perhaps best known as Chief Jerry Reilly on the television series Rescue Me. He has worked with producer/director XXX on multiple films, including Backdraft. He was a regular cast member on the FX series for three seasons. In 2010, he co-starred as Hickey on the Spike TV comedy series Players.
McGee is a colon cancer survivor, and is committed to several cancer organizations, particularly the WeSpark Cancer Support Center, where his wife Stephanie serves as Guest Services Manager. McGee also supports Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Leary Firefighters Foundation. “Jack brings a tremendous sense of community to MySafe:LA,” said Executive Officer David Barrett. “His commit to his craft and to those who may be less fortunate is something we can all aspire to. We’re excited to collaborate and welcome him to the MySafe:LA family.“