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Liddell guest stars on 'Bones'
“The Iceman” and “Bones.” To mixed martial arts fans, it sounds like a fantasy matchup between two of the UFC’s all-time most dominant light-heavyweights, but in the real world, it’s a pairing of a Hall Of Famer and a popular television drama.
The match seems like a natural fit. Chuck Liddell earned his “Iceman” nickname for his cold demeanor in putting his opponent’s lights out, a reputation that made him a major international star. It was a persona that lent itself perfectly to fighting, and also to Hollywood, where Liddell has earned numerous acting roles over the years.
How about the Iceman as a murderer? That’s the possibility being investigated on Monday’s episode of “Bones,” which sees Liddell playing himself as a possible suspect.
“I’m playing myself on there,” Liddell said of his cameo. “It’s a very bad idea.”
In the episode, the team investigates the murder of Charlie McCord, a high school principal with terminal cancer. Eventually, they discover a video of McCord punching Liddell in the face, and bring Liddell in to FBI headquarters for questioning about the incident.
“Bones,” which airs at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, is just the latest credit on Liddell’s acting resume, which includes spots on Entourage, Hawaii Five-0 and Kick-Ass 2. Liddell was even drawn into the long-running cartoon, The Simpsons.
The 43-year-old retired from competition in 2010 after a lengthy reign as the UFC light-heavyweight champion and when he’s not moonlighting as an actor, currently serves as the UFC’s vice president of business development.