Elie Samouhi will make his debut in "a live television musical production" on December 17th in A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE ON FOX!
10 year old actor Elie Samouhi will appear in A Christmas Story Live on Fox as Grover Dill
Elie has been in rehearsal since mid-October with a cast that includes: Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, and the singing group PRETTYMUCH. as well as Bebe Rexha performing the opening number "Count on Christmas written by Pasek and Paul. Also, starring as "Ralphie" is Andy Walken and as "Randy" is Tyler Wladis. JJ Batteast is "Flick" and Sacha Carlson is "Skut Farkus". And a talented group of ensemble kids that can sing, dance and act.
Elie is a 4th grader at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas, in addition to acting, is a musician. He has been featured by Norman's Rare guitars, University of Rock and multiple forums for his talented guitar playing and electrifying performances. Elie has been headlined as the youngest talent performing at iconic venues such as NAMM, The Whiskey A Go Go, The Rainbow Bar and The Canyon Club playing with guys much older than him. Elie uses his passion and talent for music to spread positive messages and foster meaningful living. At school and in his community, Elie Samouhi is known for his kind-heartedness and positive energy.
The role of Grover Dill is a true acting challenge for him and one he takes with great stride. "Everything I stand for is entirely opposite of Grover Dill's character. I think that a lot of kids are in a situation where they make the choice to follow the bully instead of standing up for what they know is right because they are afraid to stand up to the bully and to be bullied themselves. But really they just need to know and trust that they can choose a better path. In order to tell a story, all roles need to be played."
As a singer/songwriter, Elie has written a song he called "Your Soul" along the lines of spreading kindness and embracing differences. His song is scheduled to release mid December and he will be debuting it at NAMM 2018.
The 1983 film A Christmas Story, starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a boy in Indiana who (very vocally) wants a Red Ryder Range model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas.
Based on the 2012 Broadway production, the three-hour A Christmas Story Live! hails from Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and will be executive produced by Grease: Live veterans Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary, who also worked on Grease: Live, serve as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski also is an EP and will serve as the live television director.
Elie can be seen in television commercials, and filmed a couple episodes of The Chelsea Handler Project and has an upcoming airing of his performance on Lip Battle Sync Shorties. Elie is in the film Broken Memories which just premiered and can be seen on demand. The future is very bright for this 10 year old.
Elie is repped by Abrams Artist Agency Youth-Pamela Fischer, Fatmata Kamara and Domina Holbeck and Deb at DBA Talent.
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