John F Kennedy's only grandson just made his debut on hit CBS series
John F Kennedy's one and only grandson has been paving a path for himself outside of politics. 25-year-old Jack Schlossberg broke with family tradition and appeared on the series eight finale of CBS's crime drama, Blue Bloods, on Friday evening, depicting Officer Jack Hammer.
Schlossberg even took to Instagram to talk about his new gig, calling it a "dream come true".
"I don't make the rules, I just pretend to enforce them — Cash me tonight on season 8 finale of Blue Bloods my dream come true!! Best show in the entire world," Schlossberg wrote on Instagram to accompany a photograph of himself in police officer uniform alongside his mother Caroline Kennedy, Blue Bloods actors Will Estes and Vanessa Ray, and executive producer Kevin Wade.
Another Instagram post sees Schlossberg pointing proudly to his character sign, which reads "Officer Jack Hammer".
He also posted a video of his cameo on the show, with the caption, "A line fraught with tension."
The 25-year-old is the son of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg. He has two sisters, Rose and Tatiana, who are JFK's only other grandchildren.
While Schlossberg is currently focusing on acting, his academic record does leave him open to different career paths. He attended Harvard Law School, and in an interview with Today in May 2017, he elaborated on whether a future in politics could be on the cards.
"I'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service. It's something that I'm very proud of," he asserted in his first television interview. "But I'm still trying to make my own way and figure things out. So stay tuned — I don't know what I'm going to do."
Schlossberg made a public appearance last May when he introduced former President Barack Obama at the John F Kennedy Library Foundation's dinner gala, where he was presented with the prestigious Profile in Courage Award. Schlossberg drew a parallel between Obama's legacy in the United States and that which was left by his late grandfather.
"Throughout his presidency, my grandfather made it clear that he alone could fix nothing; that he alone had no answers. He had the courage to plainly admit America's shortcomings, to then lay out bold plans to address those problems and to ask his fellow Americans for help in solving them," he said during his speech. "He inspired a generation to enter public service and to ask what they could do for their country."
"President Barack Obama inspired me in the same way. My life changed in 2008 because a young candidate was fired up and ready to go, and he told me, 'Yes we can.'"