New Kensington native lands role on hit television show
The son of a prominent Westmoreland County defense lawyer is scheduled to play a dangerous drug dealer on a hit television show Monday night.
New Kensington native Duke Christian George III, 33, who uses Christian George as his stage name, is scheduled to appear in an episode of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O.”
It’s not his first time acting for a TV show, but it’s on a major show and George and his family hope the part will lead to other roles.
“I play a Mexican drug dealer,” said George during an interview from Hawaii.
He’ll appear in a segment near the middle of the episode, and will speak several lines before he is shot. Twice. In the chest.
Who did it?
“I don’t want to spoil it,” said George, who is the son of Duke C. George Jr. and former model Candy George of New Kensington. Christian is their only child.
“I told him as a defense attorney I have experience with the lifestyle,” joked the elder George.
He said Christian has pursued acting and modeling since he was young.
“I hope this is what leads to a big break and a bigger role,” Candy George said. “This is his first big thing. This is a No. 1 show.”
Christian was in chiropractic school in St. Louis when he won a modeling contest, his father said.
Christian, who has lived in Los Angeles for the past 14 years, still comes home to visit his family in New Kensington.
Christian George has been a model, dancer and actor.
He was the lead dancer in a Brittany Spears commercial and has appeared in soap operas, including “Days of our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless.”
He had a visiting role on the TV series “Grounded for Life.” The 2001 mid-season show aired on Fox through 2005.
Christian thoroughly enjoyed the”Hawaii Five-O” work over two days about a month ago.
It takes about eight days to complete the program for the one-hour show that airs at 10 p.m.
“It’s a team effort. It was a really great experience. Everyone on the set was fantastic,” he said.