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Rock Falls native to appear on ‘The Blacklist’

Frank Harts
Frank Harts

Frank Harts, a Rock Falls native known for his role in the HBO series “The Leftovers,” will add another hot drama to his credentials.

Harts will appear in a scene in the next episode of “The Blacklist,” which will air at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC. He plays a court officer.

Harts, 35, graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1998 then from Julliard in 2002.

He got his first big break in 2004, when he was cast in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “A Raisin In The Sun,” opposite rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Phylicia Rashad of “The Cosby Show” fame. Harts’ credits include appearances on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” “Law & Order” and “30 Rock,” as well as a few movies and independent films, and numerous Broadway and off-Broadway shows.

His role in “The Leftovers” is by far his biggest.

HBO has renewed “The Leftovers” for a second season.

Deadline.com has reported that “a large portion” of the 14 regular cast members in Season 1 – almost all in supporting roles – will not return for Season 2. The site has reported that the show is undergoing “a creative reboot,” moving the setting from the fictional town of Mapleton, New York, to a new town.

Harts does not yet know whether he will reprise his role as Deputy Dennis Luckey.

The series, based on a best-selling novel by the same name, comes from the co-creator of the popular, award-winning series “Lost.” The drama follows those who are left – the leftovers – when 2 percent of the population suddenly disappears after a rapture-like event.

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