Lincoln Younes auditioned for multiple Us roles during six pilot seasons without success – but his persistence paid off when he was invited to join the ensemble cast of Grand Hotel.
Younes plays enigmatic hotel waiter Danny Garibaldi in the Us ABC network series set in Miami, which follows an Hispanic family as they pursue the American dream.
Inspired by a Spanish series and executive produced by Eva Longoria, the show premieres on the Nine Network at 8.40 pm this Wednesday, following The Block.
Ironically the actor, now 27, nearly pulled out of the audition in Sydney. In the space of three days during pilot season he did 12 self-tapes with the Australian casting directors and had so little time to prepare that he nearly cancelled the Grand Hotel audition, but he decided to give it a shot.
He did a 12-page scene from the pilot script. Two