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Spokane Actor Hits Prime Time

While watching “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” keep an eye out for the teenage son David - he’s played by Trevor St. John of Spokane.

St. John, 23, is a 1993 graduate of Whitworth College and a 1989 graduate of West Valley High School. He landed his first show-bix job in Spokane, as Aidan Quinn’s stand-in in “Benny and Joon.” After that, a casting agent encouraged him to head for Hollywood.

He did, and it has paid off quickly. His role in this film is not huge - he plays one of four Cammermeyer sons. But it is a speaking part, and he did get to hang out with Glenn Close.

“She was very un-star-like, and generous with her time,” said St. John, by phone from L.A.

Watch for St. John in one of the opening scenes. He’s the son who’s sitting in the front passenger seat, next to Close as she drives.

This isn’t the only role St. John has landed. He also has a small speaking part in the movie “Higher Learning.” He plays a skinhead.

However, his biggest role is yet to come. He just finished filming “Crimson Tide,” a submarine warfare movie starring Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. St. John plays the sub’s missile launcher, and he has a scene with Gene Hackman.

“Things are going faster than I expected,” said St. John. “It’s mostly luck.”

St. John will be jetting up to Spokane Monday.

His family and friends will join him at the Hamilton Film and Studio Co. for a special movie-watching party. After all, it’s not every day a guy makes his prime-time debut.

MEMO: “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” airs at 9 p.m. Monday on NBC.

“Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” airs at 9 p.m. Monday on NBC.