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New Kensington native George gets part in 'Hawaii Five-O'

The son of a prominent Alle-Kiski Valley defense lawyer and his wife is scheduled to be on TV Monday night, cast as a dangerous drug dealer.

Duke Christian George III, 33, who uses Christian George as his stage name, is in an episode of CBS-TV's "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 this leads to other roles.

"I play a Mexican drug dealer," said George in a phone call from Hawaii.

He is in a segment toward the middle of the episode and will speak several lines before he is shot. Twice. Right in the chest.

Who did it?

"I don't want to spoil it," said George, who is the son of Duke George Jr. and 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 been a good actor and model since he was very young.

Christian's mother Candy was once a model.

"I hope this is what leads to big break and a bigger role," she said.

"This is his first big thing. This is a No. 1 show," she said.

Christian was in chiropractic school in St. Louis when he won a modeling contest, his father said.

Christian has lived in Los Angeles for the past 14 years but visits his family home 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 on a handful of soap operas including "Days of our Lives" and the "Young and the Restless."

Some of the roles were for two or three days.

He had a visiting role on the TV-series "Grounded for Life." The 2001 mid-season show was on Fox through 2005.

Christian thoroughly enjoyed the work on "Hawaii Five-O" over two days about a month ago and is impressed by the hard work of the cast and crew.

It takes about eight days to complete the program for the one-hour 10 p.m. time slot.

"It's a team effort. It was a really great experience. Everyone on the set was fantastic," he said.

As for Hawaii, George said it's the paradise that others talk about.

He golfs but hasn't have time for the links.

His latest favorite is surfing. He surfed some while in L.A. but really picked it up in Hawaii.

"It really is fantastic here," George said.

Additional Information:

Coming up

Who: New Kensington native Christian George on 'Hawaii Five-O.'

When: Monday, 10 p.m.

Where: CBS-TV

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