Darcy fan lands US soap acting role

The man who is determined to bring the story of Maitland boxing legend Les Darcy to the masses has scored a ­recurring role on one of America’s longest running medical dramas.

Zac Garred has been cast as new age hippy Levi in the daytime soap General Hospital with his first episode to air on April 3.

Garred, 27, auditioned for the part of Levi when he was in Los Angeles for pilot season – between February and March.

And with alumni including Demi Moore, James Franco and even Elizabeth Taylor, Garred is in good company.

“This is quite an auspicious team to be a part of,” Garred told the Mercury.

“My only previous soap was Home and Away and the work people put into these shows in incredible.”

Garred will shoot his scenes at Disney’s Prospect Studios in Los Angeles, next door to the filming of fellow medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

“We are shooting on a very famous lot and I am so lucky to join such an amazing show that has been running for 50 years,” Garred said.

Last year Garred and childhood friend Tom Arthur launched a campaign to turn the story of Les Darcy into a movie.

The concept has since attracted interest from potential producers and investors in Los Angeles.

“Last year I got Les in the door over here in LA and now, with this latest success, it continues to propel my career and draws much more attention to Les too,” Garred said.

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