Lafayette native Judd Lormand shines on screen
By Lynn Castile
Fans of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “American Horror Story” and “Homeland” all know the name Judd Lormand. Area actors eagerly attempt to follow in his footsteps, and longtime friends speak highly of his personal character.
In a recent interview with 337 magazine, Judd Lormand discussed his impressive acting career. His said that favorite projects include “Joyful Noise,” the role of Robert McNamara in the upcoming movie “LBJ,” Neil DeKay in the 2011 television series “Memphis Beat,” and Officer Lapenski in the 2016 comedy “Here Comes Rusty.”
Lormand also said he’s often typecast as a cop. A good example is the 2016 Tom Cruise film “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.”
Born in Texas, Lormand grew up in Lafayette. In 2009 he married and moved to Baton Rouge to pursue acting professionally.
He said he was “too much a hometown kid” to move to New York or LA. However, as luck would have it, Hollywood moved to Louisiana.
Lormand also revealed that being away from family is one of the hardest parts of the job, and often the best part of his day is facetime with his wife and children.
When asked his advice to aspiring actors he said, “It’s important to have a support system in place. Also, work as hard as you can and be kind to people.” We couldn’t agree more.
Catch Judd Lormand in action on screen in an upcoming “NCIS: New Orleans” episode as well as a Christmas television movie airing on the Hallmark Channel. His brand-new film “LBJ” will be released in 2017.