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The Real-Life Kennedy Who Launched His Acting Career On Blue Bloods

The Kennedy family needs no introduction. They have been one of the most influential families in the U.S. for decades now, with members of the clan being actively involved in politics, business, and public service. Despite all of their wealth and influence in so many areas of American life, the Kennedys aren't really well-known for their contributions to the TV and film industry as actors or directors. 

One could argue that President John F. Kennedy had a knack for show business, considering how popular he was in the media at the time (especially when compared to other presidents). JFK was also the first president to have his press conferences broadcasted on live TV, which undeniably contributed to the medium's growth into what it is today (via the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum). Decades later, his only grandson might be on his way to launching a successful acting career, after an appearance in the CBS show "Blue Bloods" marked his acting debut. 

Jack Schlossberg played a New York City cop

Jack Schlossberg is the only son of Caroline Kennedy, the current U.S. ambassador to Australia and the daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. As the only grandson of JFK, Schlossberg is no stranger to public appearances, especially during events commemorating his grandfather. He hosted events such as the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, for which he is also a committee member.

Schlossberg appeared in the 2018 "Blue Bloods" Season 8 finale, titled "My Aim Is True," as Officer Jack Hammer, a New York City uniformed cop. It is clear that Schlossberg is a huge fan of the CBS series. He even went as far as calling it the  "best show in the entire world" in an Instagram post promoting the episode. The photo depicts Schlossberg alongside his mother, "Blue Bloods" mainstays Will Estes and Vanessa Ray, as well as Kevin Wade, the "Blue Bloods" executive producer. Although his role was very limited and only required him to say a few words on camera, it is clear that Schlossberg was genuinely excited about the opportunity.

It is unclear whether or not the Kennedy family heir will pursue his acting career any further. Having just graduated from Harvard Law School in 2022, a legal or political career seems to be the most likely scenario for Schlossberg, but it is not a guarantee. When talking about his Harvard experiences and future plans in a 2017 interview with Boston.com, he said that "come three years from now, my interests could be completely different (...) my idea of what I want to do will probably change." Seeing as it has already been four years since the airing of his acting debut, it looks like Schlossberg decided to follow a different career path, as he doesn't have any other acting credits. On the other hand, with his wide range of interests, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him pick up another minor role in the future.