Productivity drops sharply in the You+Media offices when Drew Waters stops by. The guys all want war stories from the set of his NBC drama, Friday Night Lights. The girls just get a dreamy stare and smile. Frankly, it’s awkward.
But that’s Drew. Raised in Orange, TX, he was a track and field star who passed up a scholarship to Rice to work with F-14 jets in the Navy. After his tour, talent scouts saw those baby blue eyes and modeling jobs flowed in from Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Hugo Boss. Magazine ads and covers from GQ, Esquire, Vogue, and Men’s Journal. Then photographer Bruce Weber told Drew he should try acting. Sure, why not? 20 films and six TV shows later, Waters decided to try producing, too. He has 2-3 very cool projects in development right now, and we hope he’ll share his talents with You+Dallas as well.
No matter what, Waters’ best role is as devoted husband and doting father. Eschewing the so-called ‘glamour’ of Hollywood, Waters is most content on his North Texas ranch with his family and his horses, just like his boyhood days in Orange. The man is a star.