Griffin Newman Asks Fellow Actor Cops to Donate to Social Justice Orgs

Lawrence Kim
June 3, 2020

The actor, who most recently starred as Arthur Everest in The Tick, wrote, "I'm an out-of-work actor who (improbably) played a detective on two episodes of Blue Bloods nearly a decade ago".

Beatriz thanked actor Griffin Newman for kicking the idea off, that if you're an actor who has been paid handsomely for playing a cop onscreen, then you are being encouraged to donate to the National Bail Fund Network, helping free protesters.

Actors who play cops on TV have started to realise the characters they play are maybe not the best role models during a time of widespread police brutality. If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? "I'll let you do that math". Shortly after, Stephanie Beatriz, who is one of the stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, donated $11,000 to the Emergency Relief Fund and thanked him for "leading the way". "Together we have made a $100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network". Griffin Newman, who is best known for playing Arthur on The Tick, donated $11,000 via ActBlue and Tweeted: "I'm an out-of-work actor who (improbably) played a detective on two episodes of BLUE BLOODS nearly a decade ago".

He also donated US$11,000, despite now being out of work.

Since Newman began the movement, countless other actors have been tagged in his post, including Ice-T, The Rock, and Andy Samberg.

As of 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, Newman and Beatriz are the only two actors who have publicly made the pledge using the template laid out in the original tweet.

As for Beatriz herself, she has hinted there's more to come.

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