TV cops donating to bail funds, asking other actors who play TV/movie cops to do the same
Actors who play or have played cops on TV are donating to bail funds and encouraging other actors to do the same. 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 almost a decade ago. If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the 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." She also has Tweeted that there's "Something coming from the cast of Brooklyn 99." UPDATE: The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine donated $100,000:
Comedian and actor Max Silvestri has joined in too: "I wrote on MEDICAL POLICE, I acted in an episode of BROOKLYN 99, and no other human under 50 y.o. has spent more time convincing people to watch BOSCH."
Newman, who also co-hosts the "Blank Check" movie podcast, has been retweeting others who have donated. Some are actors, like Dan Chamberlain who "played a cop in a troma movie" and Cory Dean Palmer who "played a dumbass cop in an episode of Kimmy Schmidt" but also ones like the guy who said he "played "Message in a Bottle" by The Police on Guitar Hero 2." Newman has also called upon TV producers like Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and Damon Lindelof (who worked on Nash Bridges before co-creating Lost, The Leftovers and Watchmen) to donate.