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8 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Jyllina Skye Rodriguez did an episode of The Neighbors. This year she has been seen on Fresh Off the Boat and has recently been working on the film Little Cousin!

1. What was the best part of filming your VTech commercials?

It was like playtime! I loved the merry-go-round. They attached the kiddie zoom action cam to the merry-go-round to film us as we were going around and I got to hold one as I went down the slide. The version with the slide is in the French version of the commercial. Its so cool to see yourself in a commercial that is not in English! LOL!

2. What was it like shooting for Fishman and Tobin?

I got to shoot this with my friend Jax. Getting to work with your friends is always pretty awesome. We shot all the scenes in a school in LA. One of the rooms we shot in was a music room and we got to play with the instruments. I play the drums so I chose the drums while we were shooting.

3. How did you enjoy being interviewed for LA Talk Radio?

It was my first time doing a radio interview. I got to wear headphones and they gave me a microphone to speak into. I got myself pumped up right before the interview by entertaining myself in the lobby. I did mucialily’s while I waited for my turn. I tried to give my best answers without giving away any of the stories to the questions they asked me. One of the cast members to 22 years was with me.

4. How did it feel seeing your photo in the South Philly Review?

Oh my gosh, that was so exciting! Dawn Noel texted a picture of it to my mom while she was in Philly. So cool to see a picture of yourself in a newspaper.

5. What was your time on set like working on Fresh Off the Boat?

Filming Fresh off the Boat was cool, I made new friends and met new people. I was part of the Fresh off the Boat debate team. They gave us real debate books that I read in between takes.

6. What was the experience like filming with Constance Wu?

Working with Constance Wu was so exciting. I drew a picture for her while we were filming the classroom scene and I gave it to her after we wrapped the scene. She loved it. Shes soooooo funny!

7. How did you enjoy working with Ian Chen?

Ian is super nice, he was telling jokes between takes. He’s very professional and I loved that about him.

8. What has been your favorite project to work on this year?

The Pastor for sure. There is so much that I want to say about this project but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. You will be surprised for sure.

9. Is there anything you can preview about your upcoming series in Probable Cause?

What I can say is that it is a super cool police TV show. The lead characters are Alex Hudson and Lindsay Davis. I’m in the first episode that comes out. It will have some pretty cool surprises which end up being bigger then the people who watch originally thought. The cast and crew are pretty amazing. They have already begun filming. My scenes will film towards the end of December. I can’t wait!

10. Can you share anything about your role in Little Cousin?

My character and her best friend have a crush on Isaac. The girls are best friends and have a tight bond. My favorite part was getting to ride my bike in some of the scenes. It was my first time being mic’d on a bike. It was super fun.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Definitely go see The Pastor! It should be out by the end of this year or beginning of next year. This was my first feature film and I learned and grew so much during filming. I most definitely want to continue filming movies. You really get to bond with the cast and crew because you spend so much time with them. I have a small cameo in my sister’s feature film which films in December too.

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10 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Elvis Martinez played the role of Lucian on General Hospital. This year he has been busy getting back in the business with auditons, and worked on a project for Nickelodeon!

1. How did Elvis get started with acting?

He was 9 months old when he was scouted by an agent and started as a baby model.

2. What was it like to have Elvis be part of an iconic soap opera?

It was very exciting to a have him be part of General Hospital, a soap opera that many have enjoyed & watched including myself at one point or another. It was also exciting to see him in Soap Opera Magazines on magazine stands featuring the story plot.

3. Do you have a favorite scene that he filmed for General Hospital?

They were truly all my favorite, with the beautiful and talented Vanessa Marcil & Adrienne Barbeau, and the handsome & talented Maurice Benard choosing one scene is difficult. 🙂

4. What was the experience like filming his Wells Fargo commercial?

Filming the Wells Fargo commercial was exciting as it was in the heart of downtown L.A. The street was blocked off and transformed into the set. The ATM was not real!

5. How did you decide to get back into acting?

I took a break because my family moved and I was getting use to my new school. I really missed acting and I asked my mom if I could start auditioning again. So I did! I’m so happy and having fun doing it.

6. What has been the hardest part of auditioning so far?

Scheduling with other activities that I have going on like baseball and guitar practice can be a challenge but I always choose the audition because it’s another opportunity that I’m grateful to have to do what I love.

7. Do you ever get to watch your episodes of General Hospital?

Yes! I’m able to see clips on Youtube.

8. If you could work with anyone in the industry who would it be?

Definitely Will Ferrel! I love comedy and his movies, he is so funny!

9. What is your favorite part of acting?

I like using my different emotions in a character role. I get to practice in a program called Drama Maniacs and with my acting coach. I also like the audition process, it’s on the spot acting or improvising.

10. What else have you been up to this year?

I was in the Allstars for my baseball team, I’m in my school play that is premiering Saturday at the Barnsdall Theatre in Hollywood, I made my first stop motion movie at my school and won “Best Picture” in the contest (it’s up on my page) it meant a lot because it’s against bullying. I’m also getting ready for the variety show at my school, there’s a lot of practice before February!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Yes, I’d like to thank star_kidz for your support and feature! I would also like to encourage other kids to follow their dreams! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a great 2018!

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12 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Sofia Naccarato has done episodes of both General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. This year she has been busy with a commercial for A&W, performing at the Kids’ Choice Awards, and doing live theatre!

1. What was your time on set like filming your A&W commercial?

A&W was really fun because first I got to work with one of my friends Ruby Jay, and also because all the kids on the set we also do musical theater and like to sing so we sang a lot during our breaks.

2. What was the experience like performing at Universal City Walk?

That was really cool because the tech on their stage was amazing the lights the sound for a live performance was probably the best I’ve ever experienced.

3. How does it feel to have worked on two iconic soap operas?

I feel really proud to have been able to work on such iconic soap operas. The professionalism on set is just an amazing experience.

4. What was the experience like being involved in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards?

That was an incredible experience because not only was it a live television performance but it was also filmed in front of a huge crowd on stage. The energy was exciting and intense.

5. How did you enjoy getting dressed up as Wonder Woman?

That was really cool because the costumes were handmade for each person to fit you exactly and the details on the costumes were like nothing you can buy in any store. I still have mine. They let us keep them.

6. Did you do anything special to prepare performing in front of a crowd that large?

No, I actually didn’t realize how large the crowd was until I was out on the stage.

7. How did you prepare for your role in Shrek the Musical?

Well musical theater preparation is a lot of work I actually worked on that role for about three months before we opened the show.

8. What was it like taking the stage on opening night?

It was actually really hectic because I was working on the A&W commercial that day and I had to rush straight from filming to opening night and I actually missed walking the red carpet. I think we have some funny footage of me running down the red carpet all by myself as I was late for call time.

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with this year?

I was involved in a really cool film project and the director Natalia Hermida and her team were absolutely amazing. I learned so much from being on set with them and watching the way they all work together.

10. Is there anything you can share about your upcoming short film?

I was so thrilled to be involved with this project because all of my acting had to be done without any lines. It was all emotive through facial and body gesture.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you to Star-Kidz for including me again this year in the Holiday Q&A.

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13 Days ‘Til Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Isabella Cuda filmed an episode of Days of Our Lives playing a friend of Ciara’s. This year she has been busy working on the short films Capri Sunday and Irreconcilable Devices along with a performance at the Kids’ Choice Awards!

1. What was the experience like doing your Wonder Woman live performance at the Kids’ Choice Awards?

It was amazing! I loved seeing all the smiles of the kids and stars when Gal Godot said that we were going to have a laser battle. I really love making people smile!

2. How long did it take to prepare the performance?

Dress rehearsal took a day long including fitting, practicing formation, stage rehearsal, lunch, and schooling.

3. What was your shoot for Omni Cheer like?

It was really fun! I loved dressing up in all these cheerleading uniforms. I met so many great people who made the experience amazing!

4. How did you feel seeing yourself on the cover of San Diego Family for the first time?

At first I was like, oh who’s this and I realized it was me and I went completely ballistic.

5. What was the best part of filming Irreconcilable Devices?

Probably just filming the scene itself. It was so funny watching the final product!

6. If you could film a project anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Switzerland and Croatia because I’m from there and they are beautiful countries.

7. What was your time on set like filming Capri Sunday?

Filming Capri Sunday was an amazing experience, the cast and crew were totally amazing!

8. Is there anything you can share about your role in the film?

Jennifer Larson is very laid back, does the least as possible, wants the credit but doesn’t want to work for it kind of girl.

9. How did you and Gage Magosin get involved in doing multiple projects together this year?

Our moms Nicole Cuda and Leela Magosin work together and find projects that we would like to work on and they submit both of us for it and we tell them that me and Gage are great friends and work well together.

10. What has been your favorite project to work on this year?

Probably the Kids Choice Awards because it was so fun to be a part of! I loved being Wonder Woman!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I look forward to the release of my feature film “Willie & Me”, starring Willie Nelson and Darby Stanchfield from Scandal.

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15 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Cheyenne Nguyen played the role of Molly in an episode of Days of Our Lives. You may have also seen her on Teachers, in a commercial for Target, and most recently, in an episode of Walk the Prank!

1. What was the best part of filming The Cookie Mobster?

The cast, crew and location was in Malibu.

2. How did you enjoy working with Mackenzie Foy?

Mackenzie Foy was really nice and personable. She opened up and share her hobbies, like how much she loves Tae Kwon Do.

3. What was it like working with Danielle Parker?

Danielle loves schools and she’s is so smart academically.

4. What was your time on set like filming the pilot for Teachers?

That was a fun pilot, I was on set with Isabella Alvarez and we did set schooling together. All the female series regulars wrote their own stories and they were all hilarious in real life too. They made the set very fun place to be.

5. How did you feel when you found out they were bringing you back for another episode?

That was a very nice surprise and I enjoyed it more for the second episode.

6. What was your shoot for your Target Back to School commercial like?
It was very interesting, it was directed by a teenager and this is the first time I worked with a green screen. The monsters were adults in green suits and holding a monster puppet.

7. Which role that you’ve played so far has been the most challenging?

Days of Our Lives, I had to cry on cue and it took several cuts before it was a wrap.

8. What was your experience like working on Walk the Prank?

All the cast members were very friendly and invited me to eat lunch with them and be goofy like regular kids.

9. How did you enjoy working with a cast of all kids?

That was the best, it felt like I was hanging out with friends. It did not feel like I was working on set.

10. What else have you been up to this year?

This year is very challenging, lots of callbacks but nothing is for sure until you get that contract.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Every day there are new opportunities so I’m optimistic that the right door will open for me with a break out role.

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17 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Kingston Foster played the role of Heather in an episode of Days of Our Lives earlier this year. She has been seen in multiple commercials, and you may recognize her from her recurring roles on Great News and Fuller House!

1. What was it like filming your episode of Days Of Our Lives?

It was a tight space and an old sound stage, but it was fun and everyone was nice.

2. How did you enjoy working with Casey Moss?

He was very nice and a great actor.

3. What was your experience like working on your episode of Criminal Minds?

It was my very first TV show and I got kidnapped!

4. How did you enjoy filming your Little Tikes commercial?

I got to see how the people who help with voice overs word; I became friends with them because there was a lot of voice over work for the commercial.

5. How did you feel returning for the second season of Fuller House?

I was very excited to get to know in real life the characters I had seen on Full House.

6. What is the best part of filming with Dave Coulier?

The best part was that he would always do cool things and make sounds.

7. Do you get nervous at all filming the show in front of the live audience?

Sometimes I get a little nervous, but one time my grandma and my brother came to the live audience.

8. What would you like to see happen for your character Joan in a future season?

I would like her to torture Ramona a lot when she (Joan) visits; also I would like to dance with Ramona.

9. Do you have a favorite episode you’ve shot for Great News?

My favorite episode is “Carol’s Eleven” because I got to switch places with Katie to show what Katie was like as a 6 year old.

10. Can you tell us anything about your character in the film Zombies?

Her name is Zoey. She wants to be a cheerleader but zombies aren’t allowed to be cheerleaders. Also she really wants a dog, but Zombies can’t have those either. I loved playing this part.

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18 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Gabriel Maddox Maier has appeared in episodes of both Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. This year he has been seen in the short film A Scholar’s Journey, an episode of Teachers, and already has projects in the works for 2018 including an episode of Cool Dad!

1. What was the experience like filming A Scholar’s Journey?

It was a great shoot. The director, Ryan Hawkins was so cool! I liked the way the short was filmed. It was a great experience.

2. How did you prepare for the role?

Not much to prepare. The character was so like me, so I was just myself.

3. What is the best part of auditioning?

Seeing the casting directors face when they smile and say “great job”!

4. If you could film a project anywhere in the world where would it be?


5. What was your time on set like filming Teachers?

Lots of kids, so I got to socialize. I had my own trailer and got to hang out in there in between scenes.

6. How did you react to seeing your scenes in the episode?

I get a little shy seeing myself on screen. But I think I did a good job!

7. What was it like working with Katy Colloton?

She was so funny and awesome! Hilarious!

8. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with this year?

I worked with Jerry O’Connell last week. He was super cool and friendly.

9. What else have you been up to this year?

Earlier this year was so busy (pilot season). Had a few pins and producers sessions. Came oh so close!! I am now homeschooled, so my curriculum is spread out so its really manageable and I get more free time.

10. Is there anything you can share about your upcoming episode of Cool Dad?

It’s super FUNNY!

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19 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Leilani Brosnan filmed an episode of The Neighbors and has a large resume of theatrical, commercial, and print work. This year she has worked for Nickelodeon, Kohl’s, petitePARADE and you may have spotted her in your local Guess Factory store too!

1. How did you get involved with the Looking Ahead program run by SAG?

I think my mom got an email from Looking Ahead about joining so we did! I have gone to about 12 events and they are all fabulous! We have done Lazer Tag, visited farms, done charity work and had picnics among other things.

2. What has been your favorite trip to attend with them?

My favorite Looking Ahead event was the Knott’s Berry Farm day even though I had to leave early for an audition! Commitment!

3. What was your time on set like shooting Under Armour for Kohl’s?

We shot Under Amour at a school track field in the heat! There were a few other kids shooting with me so that made it fun. We did many athletic poses and played mini games while they shot us modeling adorable new styles for Kohl’s. The weird thing is – it was well paid but I have only seen one photo used from that shoot – I guess I should be happy though since it was of me!

4. Do you have a favorite shot you did for your petitePARADE editorial?

Shooting the editorial for petitParade was probably my favorite job so far this year and we all did it for free! We sailed out on a yacht from Marina Del Rey out into the ocean with some nice other kids and really cool nautical style fashions from the best designers! Some of the shots were a bit scary since we were going pretty fast and I tend to get sea sick! Luckily I didn’t this time and the shots turned out really great! Wish I could do more shoots like this one.

5. How do you choose your wardrobe for your photoshoots with Rachel Images?

Rachel Images does all the amazing styling for the shoots with really cool clothes and accessories and props. Sometimes she asks us to bring a few items like basic shoes or tops but mostly Rachel does everything like making unbelievable crowns out of shells, headpieces from bird feathers and the last shoot her sister came and did some unusual braiding of my hair! There is no other photographer out there like her and now she is in demand worldwide and flies to Russia to shoot, etc.

6. How did you enjoy shooting for Guess Factory?

I think I shot for Guess Factory about 3 times this year so people are going to be sick of seeing me in the store windows all around the world! They are really the nicest company to shoot for out there. We usually shoot the factory photos in their headquarters in downtown LA which is massive and I don’t even think I have been in all the buildings! We always arrive to an amazing breakfast and relaxed atmosphere. Their jobs are No Stress just fun! We seen to wrap fairly quickly so the only bad thing is that my mom usually makes me go to school after.

7. What was the experience like auditioning for a lead role for a Disney project?

Getting to audition at the Disney Studios with the actual Disney casting staff is always a huge honor even if you know they have probably already cast the role before they even see you! It’s just nice to be asked! And I guess you never know!

8. What was the best part of filming your Origami Artist segment for Nickelodeon?

The kids they picked for the Nickelodeon shoot were all really cute and extremely talented. I can’t wait to see the commercial which is taking a really long time to produce! I think it will be called something like “You Be You” so be sure to watch for it!

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with this year?

Always the GUESS staff – there is none better out there.

10. What has been your favorite project to work on this year?

My favorite project so far this year? Hmmm….actually they were all great and the year’s not over yet!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

In closing I will say that filming editorial with jimjam.jimjam for their Instagram account was really fun and different and the photos turned out to be amazing! I am also doing a shoot for a Mermaid calendar which will be pretty fun. Also, middle school has been so challenging that we really had to cut back on my auditions and jobs this year which has been unfortunate for my bank account but mainly because working is a lot more fun than going to school!

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22 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Brianni Walker not only has appeared in an episode of The Neighbors, but has done work in film, television, commercials, hosting and more. You may have seen her episode of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat, and as a reporter for FTS Kids News she has spoken with many of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

1. How did you get started acting?

I started at the age of 4 1/2. My grandmother decided I had a special gift after I recited the Pledge of allegiance, a ceremony for President Obama was elected into office.

2. What was your time on set like working on The Neighbors?

My time on set of The Neighbors was really cool. I took part in their silly talent show.

3. What was the best part of filming for Sam & Cat?

Every day was the best. I’m was such a huge fan of Sam & Cat. I often told my grandmother, one day I wanted to be on it. Next thing I knew I auditioned and got the part. It was so cool filming Sam & Cat. I was proud of myself going to Nickelodeon studio daily. I had my name on the dressing room. Everyone spoiled me.

4. How did you enjoy being on set with Jennette McCurdy?

Jennette McCurdy mostly stayed in her dressing room didn’t really mingle, she was silly at times. But Ariana Grande were very protective. She would sing, showed me around the set. Most fun ever!

5. What has the experience been like being a reporter for FTS Kids News?

FTS opened doors for me to work with HipHop Real Estate. I’m able to interview A list actors & singers.

6. Do you have a favorite segment you have worked on?

My favorite segment is with Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight & Anthony Anderson from black-ish. It was a Luncheon with Anthony Anderson, Kevin Fraiser told me to stay away from Anthony Anderson and called me Dr. Brianni Walker, and compared me to Oprah Winfrey. Anthony Anderson was very silly. He had promised to put me on black-ish. My other segment was 48th NAACP Image Awards. Interviewing Jussie Smollette, Cheryl Underwood, Loni Love, Aisha Tyler, Miles Brown, Lorretta Devine, Cris Phee the creator of Doc McStuffins, Well everyone was fabulous to interview. Such a wonderful time.

7. How cool was it to get to film a Chuck E Cheese commercial?

Chuck E. Cheese was my first national commercial. I was 8 years old when it aired. I was doing homework when it came on.. It was so weird watching myself on tv.

8. What was your reaction when you saw your Pfizer commercial air for the first time?

My reaction when I first saw Pfizer, I screamed, jumped up and down, and recited my lines and relived the scene. So funny!

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with?

Love working with Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Ben Affleck, Live By Night, Kevin Hart & Ed Helm on Captain Underpants, K.Michelle, Kenya Moore Music Video and Jason Cook, Days Of Our Lives (Shawn Douglas Brady)on his new film The Creatress.

10. What has been your favorite project to do so far?

My most favorite project was filming Niara. I play Imani, kidnapped in Kenya. The role was very challenging because I only had one line. It was all emotional. I had to learn how to spy and help kill foreigner visiting our country. Everything I’ve done was my favorite. I truly love interviewing celebrities, and working with new people. But I would have to say the No Bullying Campaign. We need to fight back against bullying. I enjoyed working and interviewing celebrities on the red carpet.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I hope to co-host with Kevin Frazier, Ellen Degeneres, Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, The Real, The Talk. If you dream big, set goals, never take no as a setback. Keep going, God has something better for you.

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23 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Kayla Torres played the role of Marisol in two episodes of General Hospital this year. You may have also seen her in an episode of Tosh.0 and she has also done some work for Lowe’s!

1. How did you get involved in the industry?

Well, me and my brother always made shows when we were little and I always liked performing since I was a gymnast, so I decided to give it a try.

2. What was the experience like going on your first audition?

My first audition I was very nervous, although the people there were very nice, but I had no idea what I was doing.

3. What was the process like to film your Lowe’s video?

It was very long and a lot of sitting around, but everybody was super sweet and helpful and it is always fun being on set and doing what I love.

4. How did you enjoy working on your segment for Tosh.0?

I loved working on Tosh.0 because it was hilarious and everyone on set was super funny and friendly and Daniel was great.

5. What was your time on set like filming for General Hospital?

It was again a ton of waiting around, but when I got on set I was nervous because the moment that I have been waiting for and working for finally came.

6. How did you react when you found out you were brought back for a second episode?

I was just so exciting that I was given the opportunity to come back on one of the biggest soap operas there is and I was just so thankful and happy I started jumping up and down and I almost started crying happy tears.

7. What was it like filming with Matt Cohen?

He is just such a great amazing person and he is great to work with. I just felt so blessed that I got to work with him, he is one of the sweetest people I ever worked with.

8. How did you feel seeing your episodes air on TV?

It was a little frustrating because I am so used to criticizing myself and I was just thinking of how I could have done things better, but I was also extremely proud and happy for how far I have come.

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with in the industry?

I have loved everybody I’ve worked with and I could not choose who is my favorite because they are all so sweet and great.

10. Do you have a favorite project that you’ve done?

I would have to say that my favorite project I’ve had so far is probably Tosh.0 because it was so fun and funny to be on set although I loved all of my jobs.

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24 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Seth Carr played the role of Randy on Days of Our Lives back in 2014 and since then has worked on multiple television shows, films and commercials. Next year Seth will be seen in the new Black Panther movie and the Nickelodeon series Knight Squad!

1. What was your time on set like filming for Days of Our Lives?

It was my very first tv show I had ever booked, I got to film for 2 days it was a lot of fun.

2. What was it like working with Shawn Christian?

He was extremely nice and made it fun on set.

3. Do you have a favorite part of filming your episode of Code Black?

My favorite part of filming was getting my makeup done to make me look very sick, and accidentally falling asleep while in the gurney which made it much more real while filming.

4. How did you enjoy working with Sherri Saum?

She was nice.

5. What was it like to film for a movie (Black Panther) that’s a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It was epic and surreal. My favorite part was flying back and forth to Atlanta to film. Playing Young Killmonger was such an honor and Michael B. Jordan is so funny and really cool to work with.

6. What was your time on set like filming your episode of Superstore?

I loved working on Superstore because it really feels like a store instead of being on a set. And waving at all the trams on the back lot of Universal Studios while they were on tour.

7. How did you feel when you saw your Walmart commercial airing for the first time?

I was at a restaurant with my family when it aired on tv during the World Series. It’s always fun seeing my commercials on tv.

8. What was the best part of working on your episodes of Bosch?

I get to work with my friend Mateo who plays my older brother Jack. It’s always nice to have someone close to my age on set.

9. Who is your favorite person you have gotten to work with so far?

There are so many talented people I’ve gotten a chance to work with, so in fairness they are all my favorite.

10. Is there anything you can share about your role in Knight Squad?

All I can say is be ready to laugh!! It’s a hilarious show.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

My film with Gabrielle Union “Breaking In” will also be in theaters 2018. I play Glover Russell (her son). Can’t wait to share more details.

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