Hey Nick, so excited to be chatting with you!
Same here, thank you!
What would you say brought on your passion for acting, singing, and dancing at such a young age?
Music has always been a big part of my life. Michael Jackson’s performance of Billie Jean (at Motown 25 Celebration) ignited my dream of performing. After seeing that, I started studying voice & dance. Then I got to play Willy Wonka, in our towns musical, and my life was forever changed.
What is one movie that has greatly influenced your life?
Jersey Boys, definitely!
What has been your favorite acting role to date?
My favorite role has been Jesus in Godspell. I learned so much from that experience.
What would be your dream acting role?
I have a few but the most fun would be- Grease, Danny Zuko,, movie remake.
Do you have any projects in the works you can tell us about?
Yes! I just finished writing my debut album and it’s ready to be produced now.
It is very exciting!
You are currently in the new social media series “The Quaran-Teen”. How excited were you to join in on this project?
I was motivated to do this project. It has been a blast! We will be friends forever after this.
Can you spill any details about the new series?
I can tell you that I wrote the 5th episode with another cast member. Also, the cast is super talented and I’ve enjoyed working with them & Escape2Productions. We are all professional working teens who’s lives have drastically changed. We know other teens are struggling too, staying home, so we were happy to be positive role models.
What are some things you have done recently to keep happy and productive during these crazy times?
I’m keeping very busy studying & creating. & laughing. We always have fun in my house. I love comedy.
If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)
Two quotes: Work hard, play hard & never have a plan B!
These are my actual life mottos.
What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
Green Beans dipped in ketchup! Try it!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in acting or singing? What advice should they ignore?
Do it because you love it. Learn, study and practice, practice, practice! Never ever give up!
When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?
I focus on my breathing. I like to think about “using the force” in a sense. Weird but it works. Also talking to my mom. That always calms me down & helps me think straight.
What is your current go-to song?
Its usually something I’m writing. Lately, it’s songs with messages of unity, like, “We Are The World”, during this pandemic. The thought of everyone coming together to help , is inspiring and something I want to do globally one day.