Missouri City cheers on 'Resurrection' star

Landon Gimenez stars in ABC''s Resurrection
March 9, 2014 8:29:02 PM PDT
A Missouri City family and their friends were glued to ABC13 Sunday night, watching a young man star in the new show 'Resurrection.'

Landon Gimenez took a few minutes out of his big night to tell us about his first lead role as an actor.

"I love it," he said. "It's what I wanted to do. It's what I'm meant to do. I want to keep doing it for the rest of my life."

He was cast as the main character in ABC's new series, "Resurrection," which premiered Sunday night.

His parents rented out Star Cinema Grill in Missouri City so friends and family could watch.

"We've been waiting a year for this since they filmed the pilot, so we're just really excited to see how the public reacts, see how the world reacts," said Landon's father, Stephen Gimenez.

Sunday night, all eyes were on the 10-year-old actor, as he made his world television debut. But his journey to fame came with acting lessons.

"His acting coach said, 'Look, I don't tell a lot of people this, but this kid's got something,' and I was really skeptical," said Stephen.

He was skeptical until his agent wanted him to audition for an ABC series.

"We didn't think much of it until the next day, when we got a call from ABC and they wanted us to be in Atlanta the next morning," Stephen told us.

"I was very, very nervous of what the other people would think of my acting," Landon admitted. "Because it was my first day, I had this big time director, big time TV people watching me."

But then came news that Landon got the part. And now, after a lot of hard work, he gets to see himself on the big screen.

"I think I'm still in disbelief," Landon's mother D'ann said. "I think after tonight, it might hit."

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