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"Pleasantville Patch" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "Ossining Teen To Guest Star On CBS Show"

04/11/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "Ossining Teen To Guest Star On CBS Show"

He appeared in other cable series as well as commercials.

An Ossining teen and Pace University freshman will be a guest star on an episode of "Blue Bloods" on CBS. Igby Rigney will appear on the episode airing Friday, April 13 at 10 p.m.

Rigney, 17, has appeared in commercials as well as the cable series "Billions" on Showtime and "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix, the Daily Voice said.

Locally, he was seen in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's "Our Town" and the Mount Pleasant Community Theater's production of "Guys and Dolls."

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"The Journal News" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "'Blue Bloods' guest star is Ossining H.S. grad"

04/11/2018

"The Journal News" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "'Blue Bloods' guest star is Ossining H.S. grad"

Igby Rigney is living his dream.

The 2017 Ossining High School grad will guest star on the CBS series "Blue Bloods," Friday at 10 p.m.

In the episode, "Risk Management," series regulars Danny (Donnie Walhberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) race to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication. 

Rigney will guest star as Evan Scott in the episode. "While I can't say much — don't want to ruin the fun of the episode — Evan knows the girl who has gone missing," he says.

Friends and family will watch the episode at a viewing party in Ossining at 6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant and Brewery.

Rigney, a student at Pace University, has also appeared in "Billions" and "Orange is the New Black," as well as "Our Town" with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, "Antigone" with Fusion Theater, and "Richard III with Bridge Production Group."

In between auditions, he had some advice for other would-be actors in the Hudson Valley:

What was the experience like?

"It was awesome. Everyone had a very specific job and the precision with which everything was run was impressive. I was shuttled between hair and makeup — which felt more like a party — costume, and set. Once we got down to the business of doing the scene, it felt great to be working with such an accomplished team. While there was the tension of getting the shot, you could still tell that everyone there loved the work they do."    

How did you get the part in "Blue Bloods"?

"My agents were able get me an audition. I got to work on the script, learning a bit about the circumstances and getting a feel for the kind of person Evan is. There was probably a week's worth of prep time, so when I got into the room I felt pretty comfortable as Evan.

The casting director really enjoyed my take on the character and recommended me to the production for a callback. In the callback, I just had a ton of fun with the team, and walked out knowing I had done the best job I could. A day later I got the call from my agents during class that I would be guest starring on the episode." 

Are there more opportunities for actors in our area as more productions film here? 

"Yes and no. While there is certainly much being shot in Westchester, casting is still focused from the pools in New York and Los Angeles. However, Westchester is close to the city, so as long as you are willing to make the commute you can take advantage of those opportunities. Westchester also has some great theater opportunities— especially with the upcoming expansion of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's community program."

Some quick advice for other kids who want to get into the industry?

"You just have to go for everything at 150 percent, and even when you do, you will be told no most of the time. For that reason the knowledge that you did the best job you possibly could has got to be the thing you rely on to keep going." 

You’ve done theater, film and television. Do you have a preferred medium? 

"I don't have much of a preference though if I was forced to choose, probably theater. Theater — for the most part — has the most amount of time for exploration, and while the finished performance is important my favorite part is the process. There is also a thrill of knowing that no other audience will ever see the performance you give in that moment, and that makes every night special."

What else can we expect to see you in?

No clue! But things are moving; I have auditions at least two or three times a week. This summer I will be involved in the Trentino Music Festival in the Dolomites in Italy.

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"Daily Voice" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "Northern Westchester Teen To Star On CBS Show 'Blue Bloods'"

04/10/2018

"Daily Voice" featured freshman student Igby Rigney in "Northern Westchester Teen To Star On CBS Show 'Blue Bloods'"

A 17-year-old from Northern Westchester will guest star on an episode of CBS-TV's "Blue Bloods."

Igby Rigney of Ossining, a freshman at Pace University, will star as Evan Scott on the Risk Management episode airing Friday, April 13 at 10 p.m.

The teen has also appeared on TV shows and commercials including Popeye’s Chicken, Google, Huntington Learning Centers and two other dramas: "Billions" (Showtime), and "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix).

Live performances in Westchester include "Our Town" with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and "Guys and Dolls" with the Mount Pleasant Community Theater.

Additional theatrical appearances in NYC include Antigone with Fusion Theater, Richard III with Bridge Production Group, and Florinda’s Time with Stages Plays Theater Company.

Rigney is represented by the Abrams Artist Agency.

As summarized on Spoiler TV, this week's episode is about characters Danny and Baez racing to find a missing girl who will die within 72 hours without her heart medication.

Also, Jamie and Eddie are on the wrong side of an investigation after engaging in a car chase, Frank, Garrett and Gormley investigate the rise in the settlement of lawsuits against cops, and Sean wins an essay contest and receives a medal from former New York City Mayor David Dinkins.

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