Dayton native lands role in series about ‘one of the darkest days of Iraq War’

A Dayton native was among the cast and crew that recently wrapped up three months of production work at Texas’s Ford Hood army base.

Oakwood-raised actor Joey Luthman plays SPC Jonathan Riddell in nine episodes of the National Geographic Channel’s “The Long Road Home.”

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The scripted Iraq War miniseries is based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times bestseller and is set to premiere this fall. 

It chronicles the events of Black Sunday, April 4, 2004.

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A platoon was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad on what is considered one of the darkest days of the Iraq War.

Luthman can be seen in the dramatic conclusion of the trailer below for the series.

“House of Cards” star Michael Kelly, Jeremy Sisto of “Law & Order,” Noel Fisher of “Shameless,” and Sarah Wayne Callies of “Prison Break” are also in “The Long Road Home.”

Luthman and his family moved to California permanently in 2011 to pursue acting careers.

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He has worked steadily since leaving the Dayton area. He had guest-starring roles on “Chicago Med,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “Hawaii Five-O.”

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Luthman had recurring roles as Young Luke Spencer on “General Hospital,” as Roger McFadden on “The Goldbergs” and as Teen Zoltan on “A.N.T. Farm.” 

He played Rad Ferris on “Weeds,” Evan on “Private Practice ,” and Dave on “iCarly.”

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