Steve Harris plays a detective in ‘Awake’

The new NBC drama “Awake” is about a detective who survives a car crash and lives in a semi-dream.

He played a detective in the Screen Gems bank heist “Takers,” opposite Idris Elba and Chris Brown, and in his latest television role, Harris is donning on another detective badge for this taut and stylish series which airs Thursdays on the NBC Network.

“Awake” is a drama about a detective (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter,” “Brotherhood”) who finds he is leading an arduous double life that defies reality. Following a tragic car accident, detective Michael Britten finds himself awake in two separate realities: one where his teen son, Rex (Dylan Minnette, “Saving Grace”), died in the crash and his wife, Hannah (Laura Allen, “Terriers”), survived and another where Hannah has perished, leaving Michael and Rex to pick up the pieces. In order to keep both of his loved ones alive, Michael begins living in two dueling realities, churning up confusion.

The Emmy nominated actor, Harris, plays a detective who is in one of the worlds.

An Illinois native, Harris is best known for his Emmy Nominated role on “The Practice,” and “Friday Night Lights” His other television credits include “Eli Stone,” “Law & Order,” “Murder One,” “New York Undercover” and “Chicago Hope.”

Pictured: Steve Harris as Bird — Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC

“Awake” airs on NBC, Thursday nights at 10, Eastern and Pacific times and 9, Central time.


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