Wounded Warrior from Texas makes a second career in Hollywood

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by Karen Grace / KENS 5

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:32 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A Wounded Warrior is not calling it quits.  He's disabled and a single father, but as fate would have it, he has landed a career as an actor on the small and big screen.

Karen Grace sat down with Bobby Lee Osborn to talk about his amazing encore career.

This Army veteran has shrapnel in his stomach and PTSD but one day he took a chance.  He auditioned for a casting call he saw on Facebook. 

"That's me with the mask on," describes Osborn as he shows us clips from the show Revolution.  He played both a bad guy and a Texas Ranger on the show.  But Osborn's career did not start out as an act at all.

"I was injured in Iraq," he said as he pointed to pictures he took during combat. 

"While I was on the Blackhawk they reported that I was dead.  They were hitting me with paddles," he said of his near death experience after surviving an attack.  "Then I woke up in the Kuwaiti Armed Forces Hospital."

After hanging up his combat boots, Osborn is disabled and raising his kids.  Then on a whim, he went to a casting call.  Now the rest is history.  He has an agent and he keeps getting gigs.

"I got a call on the movie 'The Song' that was filmed here locally," he said.  "I've never considered myself an acting guy. But it's really been a blessing."

Osborn says you can catch him on the big screen in 'The Song' in the Fall.

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