It's premiere time for a new line-up of CBS shows and one Lansing man has landed a starring role in the highly-anticipated drama series “Vegas”.
There's a lot to laugh and smile about now for Lansing's Tim Holmes. The casual biker turned professional actor landed one of the main supporting characters in “Vegas”.
“I'm the guy who comes into Vegas and gets in trouble with Dennis Quaid 'Does that pretty mouth want to talk? That was rude.' So I kinda help him out,” said Holmes.
To get this opportunity, Tim had someone help him out. Fellow filmmaker and Spartan alum Director Sam Raimi of the Spiderman series and now the Great Powerful Oz. Tim earned a role as the Strongman in the upcoming movie, even getting a souvenir piece of the yellow brick road. Impressive indeed, considering the path down his own road almost ended with him giving up on his acting career.
“I had to get out of L.A. I had to get home. So I moved back here to get married, start a family and then came along the Michigan film incentive,” said Holmes.
That's where he met Raimi and made the connections needed to secure an agent and an audition tape for Vegas.
“Just keep doin' the good thing, and doin' it right, and your dreams will come true if you go for it,” Holmes encouraged.
As for Vegas, he's betting you'll go for it and then help hype it up.
“I need Lansing to blow up the Twitter boards [and] yeah, Facebook. Tell CBS Vegas you love that biker guy Monty,” said Holmes.