Probably more of a “Happening Young Man,” Christian Gwinn is nonetheless the perfect subject for the inaugural “Happening Kid” column. The 17 year old Bayside High student recently signed with The Crawford Agency.
With offices in New York, Miami and Hollywood, the Crawford Agency works with actors and models. The agency’s most recent television projects include Disney’s “Shake it Up,” “Desperate Housewives,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Criminal Minds,” and the agency has also placed talent in projects for Target, Great Clips, Best Buy, McDonalds, Bing and others.
According to Director of New Talent Wayne Harrison, Christian will soon begin receiving national auditions. According to the aspiring young actor, this is nothing short of a “dream come true.”
“I’ve been interested in acting for as long as I can remember. I was in drama at all my schools and just decided to pursue this lifelong dream. I heard there was an audition on the radio and I said this was my chance,” explains Christian. “So I went to it and got picked with two other people to go to L.A., and there I performed in front of over 100 agents, which is where the Crawford Agency discovered me.”
Christian’s mom, Tracy, describes her son as quiet and says that when he tells people that he’s pursuing acting, they don’t believe him. “They have to see it for themselves!” she says.
Christian hopes that within five years, he’ll be a professional Hollywood actor. Mom and Dad have no doubts in his ability to get there. “He spends most of his spare time writing scripts and creating movies with anyone that will participate. He has written short plays for church dramas. He also plays the piano,” Mom tells us.
“I would like to thank my parents, cousins, grandma, and friends for all their encouragement,” says Christian, who was recently cast as an understudy for one of the characters in the Fall play at Bayside.
Here’s hoping this Happening Kid’s next gig will be a national TV spot!
Congratulations, Christian, and best wishes to the entire Gwinn family. Thanks for sharing your story!
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