By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Aug 16, 2007 at 6:26 AM

Lou Diamond Phillips is the latest cast addition to NBC's one-hour Milwaukee-based pilot currently called "Backyards and Bullets." According to The Hollywood Reporter and other television news sources, Phillips will play the police chief.

Phillips is probably best known for his roles in "La Bamba" and the string of "Young Guns" movies. He's most recently appeared on several episodes of CBS' "Numb3rs" and an episode of USA Network's Psych.

Producers are expected to film this pilot in and around Milwaukee in the coming weeks.


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.