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AJ Chandler

This Year At Star-Kidz!

Happy New Year! 2017 has come to a close and what a busy year it has been. New kids on the soaps, many busy with exciting new projects, and even a couple of staff adventures. It is time to enjoy our annual year end video and take a look back at some of the highlights of 2017!

It’s Christmas!

Tate Berney played the role of AJ Chandler on All My Children. This year he has been seen on Young Sheldon, and in commercials for Jeep and Orkin!

1. What was your time on set like working on your Jeep commercial?

The jeep commercial was really cool. First off because I got to work by my house so I didn’t have to drive far! It was a night shoot so it was quick and easy! All I had to do was go on my cell phone which I do all the time anyways! And the guy who played my dad was super chill!

2. What was the best part of filming your episode of Henry Danger?

I didn’t really know what to expect when I started the show because I had never worked on a Nick or Disney show before. I was there all week long. We rehearsed a lot throughout the week before we filmed. It was a fun and easy job because all I had to do was play dodgeball on a trampoline and Im good at doing both ha! I met some really fun people on that shoot!

3. How did you enjoy filming your role in your Hyperlinked episode?

Hyperlinked was different than most other shows I have worked on. It is a new media project so it is run a little differently. Everyone was nice and it was fun going to the premier and seeing the show!

4. Are there any differences in filming a Disney online series compared to a TV show?

Yes, like I mentioned above with these shows its an all week long process of rehearsals, dress rehearsals, doing schooling every day and then actually doing the filming.

5. How did you prepare your log rolling scene for your Orkin commercial?

I was so happy when I booked that job because I like doing things that are challenging. And it was definitely challenging! We had auditions, callbacks and then a 2nd callback where we had to be hooked up to harnesses to show the director how we could handle the log rolling. It was between me and my fake sister and another boy and his fake sister. We ultimately got the job! The day before we filmed they had us come for a rehearsal day so we could practice in the freezing cold pool. It was November, thats why it was cold! They custom made the apparatus that we were standing on and had to continually adjust everything till it fit our bodies perfectly. It was a lot of work rolling and rolling all day long. Super tiring but it turned out to be an awesome commercial! Oh and I lucked out on that one too, that one filmed right by my house too! So it made the 5:30am call time much easier!

6. What was it like to have two commercials airing around the same time on TV?

I loved it. I had never had that before. I had friends telling me that they were watching tv and they saw one commercial and then right after saw the other one. I thought that was cool!

7. What was your time on set like filming Young Sheldon?

I was stoked to book Young Sheldon. Its such a great show and will be a hit for a long time! Grateful I got to be a part of it. Everyone on the cast and crew were really nice!

8. Did you get a chance to work with Iain Armitage?

Yes he was there when I was on set. He was nice. I hung out more with my other co-star and Jordan Montana though.

9. Do you have a favorite costume you shot for Palamon Costumes?

I liked them all actually. I probably liked the Morph Suit the best. No real reason though.

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

Well I started my first year of high school! I just finished up my freshman football season and just started on the freshman baseball team. I’m having a great time and super grateful I am able to somehow make it all work out so I can do it all!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and an amazing New Year!

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