Dirty Dancing Remake Cast

Dirty Dancing Casts Its Johnny: Dancer Colt Prattes to Star in ABC Remake

Dancer Colt Prattes is about to have the time of his life.

Prattes, best known for appearing alongside Pink in her music for “Try,” will star as Johnny — the role originally played by Patrick Swayze — in Lionsgate and ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing, TVLine has learned.

He joins previously announced cast members Abigail Breslin (as “Baby”) and Debra Messing (as Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman).

If you’ve yet to discover Prattes for yourself, watch Pink’s “Try” video below:

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36 Comments
  1. Mona says:

    Well well that is one good looking sexy attractive man!!!! Look at that body!!!

  2. Nika says:

    Ohh la la he has one ripped chissled body but Abigail Breslin is not match to be his pair, He needs a more sexy like a girl who oozzes sex erotic sex appeal, Abigail looks very innocent.

  3. slowride says:

    Such a beautiful video, thanks for the link in the article I hadn’t seen it in a while :)

  4. Cas says:

    Still a bad idea.

  5. Teall says:

    Mr. Pratts looks too femme.

  6. SoFla says:

    Sad they are too lazy to come up with new ideas and have to keep remaking classic 80s movies. No more creativity i guess. Sad because they usually are bad & ruin the legacy of the original film.

  7. April says:

    Attractive,but can he act? Also thought Derek Hough was going to be Johnny? What happened?

  8. Donna says:

    Colt is perfect! He is a wonderful actor and a true triple threat. I I am excited to see him in this role!

  9. Mary says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I am tired of all these remakes. Never as good as the original. Have they run out of ideas in Hollywood?

    • SoFla says:

      Exactly Mary. Guess this just proves the 80s were the best as imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Sad state of affairs when there is no creativity left in the world to do something original – only badly duplicate good things and bring down the originals. For goodness sake, did anyone even watch the second Dirty Dancing movie that came out ….. don’t think so. Poor Patrick, his legacy of work being compromised by lazy people that cannot think for themselves. Sad sad sad.

  10. armi rosello soliva says:

    i love it…Pink and colt make a good TRY..he deserve to play the role of Johnny on Dirty Dancing remake ..,But still no one can bet patrick for the role.Goodluck COlt!

  11. Liz says:

    What the?? A remake of Dirty Dancing?!! NO! NO way!

  12. Why oh Why are we remaking Dirty Dancing? I wish they would just leave it alone, this movie is a classic and needs not be remade.

  13. Lorraine says:

    I like the song but I don’t know know about video were they mad at each other or it How they made up

  14. Lynn says:

    Classic film. Can’t and shouldn’t be replicated. Will watch though just to confirm how brilliant the original was. Won’t get the same chemistry.

  15. No one can replace Patrick Swayze!

    • emma says:

      I agree with you leave the handsome man Patrick swayze and his movie dirty dancing alone and in peace no other man can be as good looking loving brilliant dancer and take replace him as Johnny or beat the movie dirty dancing with Patrick swayze and Jennifer grey in 1987

  16. Patrick says:

    Would have preferred someone like Derek Hough. Guess he was too expensive.