Bluefield native to be featured in episode of NBC crime drama

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – A Bluefield native will be a featured on an upcoming episode of Blindspot, a crime drama on NBC.

Eric Krauss graduated from Bluefield High School in 1999 where he played football and was First Team All-State before going on to play at Marshall University and Southeast Missouri State.

He has now gone on to have a career in fitness, modeling and TV and film getting his Screen Actors Guild card last year.

He will be playing the role of a criminal in Blindspot who gets arrested by the main character played by Sullivan Stapleton.

As Krauss continues to get more roles, he says he hopes he can inspire younger generations from the area to chase their dreams like he has.

“The older I get, the more appreciative I am of where my roots are, where I grew up and what I got to experience,” he said. “Nobody’s better than you. You’re just as talented as anybody else is. You got to believe in yourself because you may have to work twice as hard, because they’re going to have the stigma or whatever it is, but trust me, it’s just a stigma. It’s not going to keep you from doing anything. Go do it anyway.”

The episode is set to air on May 28 at 9:00 on NBC.

You can follow Krauss on Facebook or on Instagram @ekraussgetshredded.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.