Neil, played by Lonny Price in the 1987 original movie, is skinny, awkward and tightly wound. But what he lacks in charm and tact he makes up for with his earnestness, gallantry and progressive views. He also takes an immediate interest in Baby (Abigail Breslin), which her father (Bruce Greenwood) strongly supports, much to Baby’s embarrassment. Neil has a good grasp of his grandfather’s business and is ready to try and keep Kellerman’s alive through the second half of the century.
Like the popular movie, ABC’s Dirty Dancing centers on Baby, an innocent young woman who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for Johnny (Cole Prattes), the resort’s charismatic, skilled dance instructor and leader of the working-class entertainment staff. Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing also star. Lionsgate Television is producing in association with Allison Shearmur Productions.
Einhorn, whose TV credits include Mad Men, Sons & Daughters and Frasier, is repped by GVA Talent Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment.