Adam Bartley, who earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in 2001, plays the endearing Deputy Ferguson, known as “The Ferg,” on the A&E series Longmire. Bartley’s character, described as “loyal, sweet, well-meaning and eager to please,” provides some of the more lighthearted moments on the drama that puts a Wyoming outback spin on the police procedural genre.
Bartley talked about the series, now in its second season, with The Dallas Morning News July 1, 2013. In the interview, he said he feels “lucky” to have attended SMU:
“Southern Methodist is one of the top undergraduate theater companies in the country. It’s an incredible program. For me to be accepted as one of the 25 students was a huge deal. Michael Connolly, the head of acting there while I was there, was instrumental in my training. I was lucky to go there.”
Read more about Bartley here.