13 year old Central Florida actor to play recurring guest star role on Lifetime's hit series "Army Wives."
Contact: Kelly Paige For Immediate Release
ORLANDO, FL (February 25, 2011)— 13 year old Orlando actor, Connor Christie, is set to appear as “TJ LeBlanc” alongside Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Brigid Brannagh and Sally Pressman, in Season 5 of Lifetime's hit series "Army Wives," which premieres next Sunday, March 6, at 9pm.
After working four years as a commercial actor and print model and appearing in the Amanda Bines film,"Sydney White and the Seven Dorks," this is the up and coming actor's first television role. Filming for Season 5 began in December and continues through April. Connor and his manager/mother have been commuting from Central Florida to Charleston, South Carolina each week to film the episodes, which begin airing next Sunday night. He is an 8th grader at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Orlando and manages to juggle school work and a full time acting career, with the help of an on-set tutor.
"I love the people I get to work with. Playing opposite Sally (Pressman) is amazing. This is such a tough job, but she really pushes me to be a better actor...and the catering ain't half bad either!" offered the young actor.
Army Wives follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women - and one man - living with their spouses and families on an active army post. The series stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller,Terry Serpico, Katelyn Pippy and Catherine Bell.
The most successful series in Lifetime's 26-year history, Army Wives' fourth season averaged 3.2 million total viewers last year. Its season four finale on August 22 was the program's most watched episode of the year across all demographics.
This is Level Talent Group's second actor picked up by a television series this year. The successful Tampa talent agency was also able to ink a second season deal between the A & E network and actor Jordan Wall who plays Daniel Green on their series "The Glades".
"The most exciting aspect of this is that these Florida actors are being written into ninety percent of the scripts for the season. These are not small parts!" said Kelly Paige, owner and senior agent at LTG.