Labors Of Love: Man With A Message – April 2009

Alex O´Loughlin ~ An Intense Study

 Emmy Magazine

by Paula Hendrickson
   April 2009

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On CBS’s Moonlight, Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin got viewers’ blood boiling as private eye-turned-vampire Mick St. John. He is once again setting pulses racing – this time, as surgeon Dr. Andy Yablonski on CBS’s new medical drama, Three Rivers.

“It’s a different role, but I still deal with lots of blood – I just don’t guzzle it,”teases O’Loughlin, who served as a spokesman for the Red Cross toward the end of the Moonlight run.

When CBS considered dropping Moonlight after it’s first season, some fans organized blood drives, quite literally giving  of themselves to attract attention to the show. The series didn’t get a second season, but now that O’Loughlin is playing a transplant surgeon, he hopes he can likewise use his popularity to increase organ donations.

His interest in public  service is hardly new. “My mom, my…

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