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Meet Justin Cornwell, Training Day's New Hotshot Cop

He isn't just an actor

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Tim Surette

CBS' upcoming Training Day got its big name attached when Bill Paxton signed on to play Frank Roarke, an old-school cop who mentors (and torments) a rookie detective, in the same vein as the Denzel Washington film the series is based on.

You know who Paxton is, but it's likely that you don't know his on-screen partner Justin Cornwell. Cornwell, like his character Kyle Craig, is mostly new to the scene but is ready to make a big splash. The 28-year old has a few credits to his name, Empire and Chicago P.D. among them, but Training Day is by far his big break and his shot at stardom.

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But just because he's new to you doesn't mean he's not talented. In addition to acting, Cornwell is a musician and singer, making him an honest-to-goodness triple threat.

See what Cornwell and Training Day producers have to say in the video above.

Training Day premieres Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10/9c on CBS.