On March 30, action star Bruce Willis announced his retirement from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate. It was news that shocked the entertainment industry leading to an outpouring of messages from his friends and colleagues, including Chicago PD alum Jon Seda.
While Seda is best known by One Chicago fans for his work across the franchise as Detective Antonio Dawson, prior to booking the role he first originated on Chicago Fire, Seda appeared in a number of television series and movies.
Among his many early credits is 1995’s 12 Monkeys, a sci-fi thriller in which he starred alongside Willis who played the film’s lead, James Cole. Following word of Willis’s retirement from acting, Seda took to Twitter like many others who have shared the screen with Willis to champion his legacy in the industry and reflect upon their shared experiences.
Chicago PD alum Jon Seda reacts to Bruce Willis retirement
In a heartfelt message shared with his followers via Twitter, Jon Seda recalled his experience getting to work alongside Bruce Willis on 12 Monkeys. While reflecting upon the unique project, Seda recalled Willis’s humble and kind nature, and the respect he holds for his acting talents and role as a family man.
"“I had the great fortune of working with Bruce Willis on a unique film called 12 Monkeys. He’s humble, kind, and fun to be around. I have the utmost respect for him as an actor & family man. Thank you for gracing us over the years with such talent onscreen.”"
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You can check out Seda’s full statement below:
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