Resume 

FORD Models|Robert Black Agency

(SAG) Screen Actors Guild  & American Film and Television and Radio Artist

 Union Member 2004-Present

Official Model | Ariat Boots & Clothing International 2019-Present

Former NFL Football Player

National Football League Players Association 1996-Present

Film (Principal)

  • Trouble with D.D. (Reggie Baily) 2005

  • Ride a long (Pilot) 2010

  • Polish Bar-Officer Rooney 2010

  • Two-a-days(Coach Brown), Director: April WIlson 2010

Reality TV  (Principal)
  • "100 Days of Summer"-Bravo TV, 2014​

TV Series (Principal)
  • Empire (John Holloway, "I am who I am", FOX 2020

  • Chicago PD (Joe Mason, "Center Mass", NBC 2020

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar, "Snitch") NBC 2017

  • Empire ( John Halloway, "Noble Memory") FOX 2017

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar, "Reform") NBC, 2017

  • Chicago Fire (Officer Hillar, "Carry me") NBC, 2017

  • Empire (John Halloway, "The Unkindest Cut") Fox, 2016

  • Empire (John Halloway, "What we may be") Fox, 2016

  • Empire (John Halloway,"Cupid kills") Fox, 2016

  • Chicago PD (Officer, Hillar "The Case that needed to be solved") NBC, 2016

  • Chicago Fire (Officer, Hillar, "We Call her Jellybean")NBC,2016

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar, "Knocking the family right out") NBC, 2015

  • Sirens(Drunken Guest, "To Jeff do us part")USA Network 2015

  • Crisis(Cedric-Kidnapper)FOX, 2015

  • Chicago Fire(Officer Hillar, "One Minute")NBC 2013

  • Boss(Sheriff Warren;Blacklash")Showtime 2013

  • The Chicago Code(Beat Cop)FOX,2012

  • Detoit 187(Dutch; "Engagement")ABC, 2009

  • The Beast(Agent Harris; "No Turning Back") A&E 2009

  • The Beast(Agent Harris; "Conterfeit") A&E 2009

  • Mob Doctors(Cancelled) 2007

  • Ride along(Pilot)-TFCTV 2007

  • Prison Break( Correctional Office; "J-Cat")FOX 2006

Voice overs

  • Experian-X-Ray Voice over

  • U.S. Army- BAM (Department of Defense) Voiceover 

Print Ads

  • Experian 

  • Target

  • Harley Davidson

  • Sprite

  • Bank of America 

  • Whal Clippers

  • Kmart

  • John Deere

  • Dawn Liquid 

  • Bedford Furniture 

  • Comcast

  • Gatorade

  • Office Depot

  • Cialis 

  • Chicago Magazine 

  • Motorola

  • Ace Hardware

  • Discover Card

  • Champion

  • Boathouse Magazine

  • Rogers & Holland Jewelry 

  • Tel Labs

  • Pampered Chef

  • Duerdox

  • Navistar

  • Timeout Magazine

  • Sears

  • Morton Salt

  • ADT Home Security 

  • Dominos

  • Brooks Rehabilitation

  • Banner Health Care

  • Prolo Gel

  • Republic Services 

  • Vocera

  • Ariat Clothing 

  • Grand Canyon University 

  • Ariat Clothing and Boots  Official Model-2019

  • Harley Davidson-2018

  • Duluth Clothing Fit Model-2015-2017

  • Casual Male Fit Model-2013-2017

  • Meijers-2008-2010

  • Luggerz-2010

Fit Model

 Football Career

  • Tennessee  '93-97

  • New York Jets '97-98

  • Chicago Bears '98-'99

  • Green Bay Packers '99-'00

  • Chicago Enforcers '00-01

Commercials (Principal)

 

  • Walmart(3)

  • Old Dominion

  • Ford Escape

  • Coors Brewing Company(5)

  • Saran Wrap

  • AT&T

  • U.S. Bank(2)

  • State Farm(3)

  • GMC

  • 2k Sports

  • Southwest Airlines

  • McDonald's(2)

  • Listerine

  • U.S. Mint(2)

  • Illinois Tourism(2)

  • Sears(4)

  • AllState(2)

  • Tide

  • Netflix

  • Kelloggs Frosted Flakes(2)

  • Harris Bank(2)

  • Sears Craftsman Tools

  • Target(10)

  • Phillip Morris(2)

  • Rentway

  • Budweiser

  • Citizen's Bank

  • Under Armour

  • John Deere(2)

  • Cheverlot

  • Hartford Insurance

  • Dawn(New-media website)

  • Quixtar Amway

  • Cialis

  • Corners Children Hospital 

  • Experian(2)

  • KFC

  • Digoirnio Pizza

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau

  • Wisconsin Lottery

  • Majestic Casino

  • XS Energy

  • Tweeter Center

  • Citibank

  • U.S. Army(2)

  • Hamburger Helper(Manwhich)

  • Regions Bank

  • Babybel

  • Alzheimer Association 

  • Champion

  • Levitra(2)

  • Nationwide Insurance

  • AllTell

  • Budweiser

  • Blockbuster

  • Statefarm compliance commercial(4)

  • Miller Lite

  • Buick

  • Giant Eagle Grocery Store

  • University of Children Hospital

  • Illinois Lottery(6)

  • Republic Services 

  • Grand Canyon University(2)

Training 

 Catherine Head On-Camera, Theater Coach & Instructor (Public Speaking, Media, Acting) 2004-2005

Improv Olympic-Level 3-4 Comedic Improv

1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642

July-Aug. 2010

Full Resume

Ray Austin


Summary of Qualifications 

1 year of experience as a broadcast color commentator with the Indoor Football Leagues Salt Lake Screaming Eagles team-2017

5 years Owner & General Manager at SPEED USA, Inc. Central Park Athletic Club, Naperville IL. (2002-2005)

5 years of practice in athletic training and coaching  (2002-2005)

12 years of progressive guest speaking (including guest speaking at the Black Is Tech conference  2019, Manhattan NY, Player Impact, Las Vegas 2019, San Francisco Block2TheFuture Conference 2018, NFL Players Association Life After Series, Las Vegas 2018, Rainbow PUSH Sports Tech, Chicago 2019 and 2018 , The Retired Players Assoication 2019, Columbia School of Arts (2018), Google Global Stream, Chicago 2016, FMI GUILD, Scottsdale Arizona 2009, FMI GUILD, Phoenix, Arizona (2008)

official Model for Ariat Boots & Clothing International (2019-present)

15 years of active commercial acting and modeling (Chicago Fire, Empire, Walmart, Harley Davidson, Listerine, Coke, etc.)


Experience

Co-Founder, Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL)- 2015- Present

Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL), Sports Technology and Operations Solutions, Culver City California

• Created the first beta test for (snapcount) creative input for the FCFL  application

• Raise capital to fund FCFL seasons and arena build out in Las Vegas Nevada through presentation pitches with Intel,  

  Amazon, Xenith Helmet, Tito's Homemade Vodka, Fitbit, Old Spice, and IMG Academy

• Collaborate across FCFL teams to determine areas of opportunity to automate, develop efficiencies and improve

  workflow

• Effectively use syndicated and proprietary tools for support and contribution to the planning and implementation of first

  season

• Liaison between technology integration, Football Operations and Apparel Department

• Employ and oversee management and coaching of Sports Technology and Football Operations

SAG/AFTRA  Actor and Professional Model 

 Robert Black Agency 2019-Present and Stewart Talent, Talent Agency, Chicago Illinois (2004-Present)

• National Principal Commercials with Ford, Coors Brewing Company, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Hallmark

• Regional Principal Commercials with Illinois Lottery, University of Chicago Hospital, and Majestic Casino

• Television Series with Empire, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Sirens, Boss, and Prison Break

• Independent Films with The Trouble With Dee Dee and Polish Bar

• Print Advertisements with Harley Davidson, Bank of America, John Deere, Gatorade, Ace Hardware, Coke, and Cialis

Modeling Ford Models Agency, Phoenix Arizona(2019-Present)

  •  Official Model for Ariat Boots & Clothing International (2019-Present)

 

Co-Owner, Team Inc. Talent- January 2007-April 2010

Team Inc. Talent, Sports Talent Agency, Chicago Illinois

• Co-produced and casted Under Armour commercials featuring Under Armour Brand and former Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Devin Hester
• Men’s Health Magazine front cover photo shoot featuring NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald
• Casted talent and featured in Prince Fielder’s 2K Sports video game commercial
• Cast Sony Play Station commercial featuring former Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning
• Casted and featured in  Levitra commercial featuring former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka
• Cast Walt Disney Aladdin WMS slot machine, featuring sports modeling talent
• Primary contact and liaison between client and casting directors and creative department

 

Co-Owner, Speed USA-Central Park Athletic Club- June 2002-December 2006

Speed USA-Central Park Athletic Club, Elite Sports Performance Facility, Naperville Illinois

• Trained, coached, and mentored high school, college, and professional athletes (Chris Brown formerly of Tennessee

  Titans, Justin Tuck formerly of the New York Giants, Tommy Zbikowski formerly of the Chicago Bears)

• Effectively and efficiently managed employees and maintenance of the 40,000 square foot sports facility

• Successfully increased monthly revenue of sports facility by 40% year over year

• Obtained partnership with Nike to offer athletic training, development, and mentorship to inner city youth in Chicago

  (Neal Simeon H.S., Dunbar Vocational Career Academy H.S., Percy L Julian H.S., and Lane Tech College Prep H.S.)

 

Professional Football Player

Defensive Back, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, National Football League 1997-2001

 

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee B.S. Major: Psychology 1993-1996

 

Affiliations/Certifications

• American Council on Exercise Certification

• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated

• Screen Actors Guild & American Film Television and Radio Artist

•American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

• National Football League Players Association

• National Football League LEGENDS Association