Pitt Meadows Connor Levins hits the airwaves this month after snagging guest roles in two TV series set to premiere this spring.
The young actor plays Keaton Hart, a young boy who is kidnapped in the first episode of the TV drama End Game, which airs on Showcase on March 14.
He also plays a seven year old in the Disney series Mr. Young, a comedic half-hour sitcom that centers on a child prodigy who went to university at the age of nine.
End Game is an original series about a brilliant chess master. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancé, Arkady Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries, using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan is able to envision his unknown opponent’s motives and moves. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios all in his head.
Levins, 11, says it was a challenge to imagine he was being kidnapped.
“I knew it was all fake so it wasn’t scary,” said Levins who attends Pitt Meadows Elementary School. He filmed Mr. Young in front of a live audience. “That got me really nervous but after a couple of takes, I was fine,” said Levins, who has been acting since he was two.