What Are They Up To? Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell
What Are They Up To? Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As Detective Woody Hoyt on the NBC crime-drama series Crossing Jordan, Jerry O’Connell was popularly known as the “police muscle” for the medical examiner’s office.  While he usually worked with Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessy) in solving crimes, he was known to harbor feelings for her but was often hindered by her preference to remain friends. Fortunately, their suppressed relationship blossomed when Jordan professed her love for Woody during the series finale.  This gave fans a satisfying ending that finally brought light to the pair’s highly anticipated romantic confrontation.  Although the series already ended, O’Connell will remain visible on the television circuit with his upcoming pilot.

In September, Jerry O’Connell will be featured as one of the principle cast members of Carpoolers. Scheduled to air on Tuesday nights at 8:30/7:30c as part of ABC’s fall lineup, Carpoolers is a comedy series about a group of suburban guys in their carpool to work. Coming from various professional backgrounds and lifestyles, they bring along their personal issues in their daily route. O’Connell stars as the character Laird, a recently divorced playboy, along with Jerry Minor (Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show), Tim Peper (Glow Ropes: The Rise, Guiding Light) and Fred Goss (Sons and Daughters).

Next year, his voice will be featured in the animated film Cat Tale.  He will be giving life to the character Biscuit in a plot about a cat that has grown up in Dogtown by accident and tries to return to his roots in Catapolis.

Simultaneous to his stint on Crossing Jordan, O’Connell also graced several episodes of the crime-dramedy series Las Vegas as his iconic detective role.  He also landed numerous guest roles on television and was cast in various films.

Most recently, he ended his bachelor days as he married Rebecca Romijn on Saturday, July 14, at their ranch style home in Calabasas, California.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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