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Cliffside Park Boy Shines Alongside Hugh Jackman In Movie Out Christmas Day

Alec Zakarian, 5, shines in "The Greatest Showman" out Christmas Day.
Alec Zakarian, 5, shines in "The Greatest Showman" out Christmas Day. Photo Credit: Contributed
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Video Credit: 20th Century Fox

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A Cliffside Park boy will shine in a movie dropping Christmas Day that stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and more.

Alec Zakarian is a body double for Sam Humphrey as Charles Stratton in "The Greatest Showman."

Directed by Michael Gracey and written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, "The Greatest Showman" tells the story of how Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum started the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The film is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on Christmas Day.

Zakarian got his start acting at 17 months. He has already been in Chiquita Banana and Culturelle commercials, two short films and had four featured roles in CBS' Madam Secretary, Unforgettable and more.

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