A New Iberia native has established himself in Hollywood with an impressive resume of acting roles in his young career, and a new project is underway.
Christian Simon, 11, began his professional acting career in 2016 and already has accumulated an impressive list of television credits. According to a prepared statement, he currently stars as Leo, a supportive and level-headed best friend, in Disney Channel’s multigenerational comedy “Sydney to the Max.”
He has voiced characters in the animated Disney Junior series “Puppy Dog Pals” as well as “The Amazing World of Gumball,” where he performed in “All Hail All Hallow’s Eve!”
Additional credits include “Insecure,” “The Mick,” “The Loud House,” “Teachers,” “Alexa & Katie,” “We Bare Bears” and “Future Man.”
In a new role, Simon voices a starring role in Disney Junior’s newest animated series, “T.O.T.S.” According to a prepared statement, the heartfelt comedy series, which premieres June 14, chronicles the hilarious adventures of Freddy and his best friend Pip, a brave and tenacious penguin, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). Simon voices Freddy the flamingo.
How did you get started in acting?
Acting has always been a passion of mine. My awesome dance teacher, Jill Listi, connected me with LA Entertainment who brought me to The Dallas Talent Expo. From there, I met my agency and decided to make the move to L.A.
What’s been the experience working in T.O.T.S?
The experience working with T.O.T.S. has been amazing! I love the people who work on the show. I also love bringing my goofy, loveable character, Freddy the Flamingo, to life.
What’s your favorite part about the show?
I love everything about the show! If I had to choose a favorite part, it would be the storyline because it’s all about teamwork, love, and celebrating each other’s differences.
How have people back home reacted to your success?
Everyone back home has been very supportive. They show a lot of love on social media. That’s the best way to share my journey with my community, family, and friends. Thank you to everyone for all of your support!
What are you most excited about right now in terms of your career?
I’m most excited about accomplishing exactly what I set out to do. I’m so grateful for every opportunity, blessed to be a working actor and being attached to some amazing projects since I’ve made the move to L.A. I have so much more I want to accomplish, so I’m setting goals and working hard daily to achieve them.