10-year-old from Pelham Bay stars in new prime-time TV series 'Single Parents

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A Bronx boy has gone from the Big White Way to the silver screen, and he's not even a teenager yet.

When Devin Trey Campbell isn't busy being a kid, he's playing one on prime-time TV. 

The Bronx native stars as Rory on the new ABC show ‘Single Parents.’ 

The ABC show is the latest chapter on a journey that started when Devin saw “The Lion King" at 3 years old.

He was inspired to get involved in community theater before breaking out on Broadway by age 7, landing a role in "Kinky Boots" that had him working six days a week. 

“Did that for two years, then I was like, OK, I want to transition to TV and film,” says Devin.

His family shuffled him to auditions for about a year before Devin scored the job on the series, forcing him to commute from Pelham Bay to Los Angeles, where it takes about a week to film a single episode.

His dad had helped him balance school, work and fun, and is proud of all the success his son has already seen. 

“Pretty magical, it was pretty magical, because you talk about something but when it actually comes to pass, you're like oh my gosh it's surreal,” says Devin's father, Alvin Campbell.

But for Devin, becoming Rory is natural.  

“The kid was like, really fashionable, really fabulous, and I don't know how to describe it, but the kid is just me,” says Devin.

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