updated 3/18/2009 11:48:00 AM ET 2009-03-18T15:48:00

An actor in an off-Broadway play is being credited with rescuing a man who fell onto the tracks in front of an approaching subway train.

The fallen man hit his head when he landed on the tracks Monday at Penn Station in Manhattan.

The New York Times reported that actor Chad Lindsey leaped onto the tracks, tried to wake the man and yelled for help.

Then he hoisted the bleeding man onto the station platform just as he saw a glow on the tracks signaling an approaching train.

Police arrived, and Lindsey said he told officers what happened before catching another train.

“My adrenaline was pumping,” he told the Times. “I couldn’t tell you why, but I just got on the next train. He was in the hands of the cops.”

The 33-year-old actor appears in a show called "Kasper Hauser" in a role that requires him to repeatedly lift a character who cannot walk.

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