'Longmire' Star Lou Diamond Phillips Named Veterans of Foreign Wars Spokesperson


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Actor Lou Diamond Phillips just got a bit busier. The popular thespian, who currently co-stars in the hit A&E drama 'Longmire,' has just been named the national spokesperson for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

The actor, who has hosted and appeared in episodes of 'An Officer and a Movie' on The Military Channel, is the biological son of a Navy veteran. In fact, his stepfather was also in the Navy. Phillips was even born in the Philippines on Subic Bay Naval Base.

During his tenure with VFW, Phillips will appear in a number of ads on television and radio to promote awareness of VFW programs for veterans and their families.

In a statement, the actor commented, “I’ve always been inspired by those who serve. I’m proud to be the voice of the VFW, an organization that does tremendous work for veterans.”

'Longmire' was renewed in August for a third year. In the series, Phillips plays Henry Standing Bear, the best friend of title role star Robert Taylor. Henry owns a bar and serves as the resident expert in all things Indian which comes in handy since the show takes place near an Indian reservation.

Previously, Phillips starred in 'Stargate Universe' and recurred in 'Numb3rs'. He has also made a name for himself in reality television, winning both 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' in 2009 and 'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off' from the 2012-2013 TV season.

Currently, his films 'The Wisdom to Know the Difference' and 'Sequoia' are awaiting release. He is also filming 'Tao of Surfing' with Eric Balfour.