Please read our recent Q & A with October's featured Ambassador, Andy McDermott! And be sure to check out his latest VIDEO!
Name: Andy McDermott
When did you first discover FiveFingers? Known about them forever. But only first put them on one year ago.
Favorite pair and why: V Run! So light and comfortable, like not wearing any shoes!
What’s your passion: Helping people. Making a difference.
What's the most popular question you get about FiveFingers? “Do those actually work?” haha
What would you like to see in FiveFingers' designs in the future? Soccer Shoes! :)
Name 3 people you most admire: My wife.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Man, I’ve been on a bunch of different life adventures already- maybe that’s it, actually. I guess I could say I reached a pretty high level as a soccer player, then as a martial artist, then as a police officer, and now I’m chasing my lifelong dream of being an action hero in the movies. So, I’m not overly proud of any one accomplishment, but I’m glad that I’ve been willing to risk, and TRY.
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? I LOVE to travel, so it’s not possible for me to pick just one. The beach in Costa Rica, Paris at night, Chatham on Cape Cod, sunsets here in Santa Monica...
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? Peanut Butter, A very hearty crusty bread, and dark chocolate.
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? Hmmm, I was a cop on a tactical squad in Phoenix for about 8 years, so there were a handful of hairy moments there. But maybe even crazier- giving up that career, selling our beautiful house, and moving to a small apartment in LA with my wife and 4 little kids to be an actor- because that all makes perfect sense...
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? If you wait for the perfect time to do something, you’ll never do it
What else should we know about you? I live to laugh, and to help others.
Where can we find you (website or social media): Facebook.com/AndyMcDermottFitness Insta: @AndyMcDermottFitness YouTube: Andy McDermott Fitness Twitter: @andymcd23
Favorite FiveFinger(s): "CVT Wool Boots! So comfortable right out of the box, any time I throw on jeans, they are the perfect shoe - they make my feet happy!"
Andy has been described as being "part William Wallace, part Forrest Gump." He has "Gumped" his way through many life adventures so far. Since graduating from Northwestern University, he played professional soccer for 7 seasons, taught martial arts, became a published fitness expert, and served as a cop on the tactical unit of the Phoenix Police Department for 8 years. All of that "living" combined to allow him to chase the dream he's always had- of being a Hollywood action star. He has now been in LA for three and a half years, hustling non-stop and chipping away at the showbiz mountain. He has been fortunate to work on a lot of great projects so far- a few of which are "Sons of Anarchy," "Hawaii Five-0," "Everything Must Go" with Will Ferrell, and most recently in season two of "Togetherness" on HBO. He and his wife Julie, along with their four children- known as the hobbits- have recently started an online community at McDermottFamilyFitness.com. "McDFF" is helping busy grown-ups and kids with workouts, nutrition, and lifehacks for getting healthier in the midst of the craziest phase of life!
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