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July 21, 2007

Child actor lands role in TNT drama

Relatives excited about grandson’s success

COVINGTON, Ind. — Richard and Ann Minnette of Covington were watching television the other night, not paying much attention, when suddenly they saw a familiar face.

“There’s Dylan,” Richard said, nodding at the child in the Tide commercial.

It was their grandson, 10-year-old Dylan Minnette, hard at work in his job as an actor. He is the son of Robyn and Craig Minnette of Champaign.

Starting Monday, viewers will get a chance to see the talented youngster on a more regular basis. Dylan has landed a role as Holly Hunter’s nephew in the new drama, “Saving Grace.”

The show focuses on the troubled life of Grace Anadarko, an alcoholic Oklahoma City police detective. After she kills a man with her car, an angel appears and says he can erase the accident if she gets her out-of-control life onto the right path — no easy task.

Dylan will appear in the pilot and in six of the next 12 episodes.

“We’re real excited. We can’t wait for Monday,” his mother, Robyn Minnette, said Friday.

“Holly Hunter is the most amazing person we’ve ever worked with. She treats him like he’s her own,” she said. “The whole cast and crew are amazing. It’s like a big family.”

Minnette is in Los Angeles with Dylan for the summer while he films “Saving Grace.”

At the end of the pilot, Dylan has an emotional scene with Hunter, during which they talk about his mother dying in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Minnette hopes “Saving Grace” has a long run. If it does, Dylan will appear in 10 of the 13 episodes next season.

Dylan will return to Champaign to attend school this fall, where he will be in the fifth grade. He’s a good student, his grandmother said, and plays soccer and drums. When he’s on the set, the studio provides a tutor three hours a day, and he also keeps up with his homework, which is faxed from Champaign.

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