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Rafer Weigel on ‘Chicago Fire’


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Was catching up on some TV & this caught my eye. Rafer played a business executive on last Wednesday’s episode of ‘Chicago Fire.’ I’m guessing this was filmed about 6-8 weeks ago.

 

What’s interesting is that he is credited as Rafer Bryan and not Weigel. Not sure if he has acted before and thus used the last name Bryan.

 

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He acted a ton of times, before jumping to the news biz.

 

This Daily Herald piece from February, explains his reasoning of the name.

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"I got the part. It's a one-shot deal that should air in the next few weeks.

 

"If I don't wind up on the cutting room floor, I will be credited as 'Rafer Brian.' That's my first and middle names and initially the name I wanted to use as an actor but didn't because I wanted to stay perfect in what I perceived as the Weigel mold."

 

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1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

He acted a ton of times, before jumping to the news biz.

 

This Daily Herald piece from February, explains his reasoning of the name.

 

 

I figured as much. You gotta do whatever to pay the bills.

 

46 minutes ago, Georgie56 said:

Tom Skilling actually had a part in the 2005 film The Weather Man, which was filmed in Chicago.

 

A lot of past and current Chicago media people have done tv, movies, etc... I was caught off guard a bit seeing Rafer in a non-media type of role. For what it's worth, he was okay.  

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