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Drew Powell '98 Joins Cast of TV's Necessary Roughness Next Week

July 11, 2012

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, joins the cast of USA Network's Necessary Roughness for the show's Wednesday, July 18 episode, "What's Eating You?". In it, Powell portrays a veteran linebacker, Ryan "Rhino" Davis. The series stars Callie Thorne and Marc Blucas.

Learn more at the show's website.

An English (literature) major and Media Fellow at DePauw, Powell's resume includes a role in the recent big screen remake of Straw Dogs. He's also made appearances in Grey's Anatomy, Leverage, Malcolm in the Middle, CSI, Ponderosa, The Office, 1408, House, Psych, Memphis Beat and ER. He also performed in The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway.

In a 2011 Indianapolis Star profile, Powell said that acting gives him the "feeling of marrying the thrill of the performance with the almost mystic power of the cinema." Read more in this previous story.