Liev Schreiber is most recognized as the star of hit Showtime series Ray Donovan but to boxing fans he’s become one the common era’s most recognizable voices in the sport. As the narrator of HBO’s signature series 24/7, Schreiber connects the beauty and brutality of boxing as he tells their stories and leaves viewers anxiously awaiting the next time he says the words “This is 24/7.”
Currently starring in the feature film Chuck, based on the story of real life boxer Chuck “The Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner, Schreiber transforms himself into the role of a flawed man who desired the world’s attention far more than achievement. Conveying the emotions of Chuck without ever coming across as sappy or exaggerated, Schreiber skillfully brings to life a man who’s story has long been forgotten.
During a sit-down interview with BSO’s Jeandra LeBeauf, Schreiber shares his deep connection to the sport of boxing, how Chuck shows the real life vulnerability of prize fighters, and why he’s happy this film finally got made.