He reveals his favorite things, summer plans, upcoming projects, & more!
Q: Congrats on Season 2’s premiere of Walk the Prank! Do you have a favorite prank you’ve done so far?
A: Thank you! My all-time favorite prank hasn’t aired yet, so I’m not sure if I can say. Out of the ones that have aired so far this season, my favorite prank was “Ghost Story.” We convinced our babysitter (the target) to sit with us in a dark closet and tell scary stories until one came to life!
Q: What about off the show – in real life – what’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled?
A: My brother, Blake, is the real prankster in the family; he’s always playing pranks on all of us. I leave that to him.
Q: What inspired you to become an actor?
A: I always loved performing. I used to look forward to my school’s talent show every year and I would always perform with my dad and his band. I had a friend tell me about an acting school in Lewisville, Texas and I begged my Mom to take me. After the first class, I was hooked.
Q: Can you tell us about your character in the upcoming movie, Wonder, which also stars Jacob Tremblay?
A: He is triggered to be mean when he is scared. In front of adults, he is the nicest boy you will ever meet, but when he’s in front of kids, he changes his personality. He turns into a bully.
Q: What do you like to do for fun when you’re not filming or doing school?
A: I like to spend time with friends and family. I like doing pretty much anything that’s active. My brother and I love to wakeboard during the summer and I recently started skiing. Next year I’m hoping to start snowboarding! During my downtime, I really like to draw or do creative projects.
Q: You have two dogs – what are their names?
A: Nala, a Bichon/Poodle and Ginny, a Goldendoodle/Labradoodle.
Q: What’s been the coolest moment of your career so far?
A: Wow, that’s a tough one! I have been so lucky it is hard to pick! My coolest moments are when I meet, or work with people that I never dreamt of even meeting. One of my favorite moments is when I got to work with Mandy Patinkin. I can’t even think of how many times I have watched The Princess Bride! I got to do something really cool that I can’t reveal yet, but it was an experience I will never forget.
Q: Are there any charities that you work with and are close to your heart?
A: I was named the first ambassador for Dallas Pets Alive, which is a no-kill animal fostering and adoption organization. It was such an honor! We did a charity event with them recently, where we watched a screening of A Dog’s Purpose.
Q: What are your plans for summer?
A: I’m going back to Texas for the summer, so I cannot wait to see my friends and family. However, I’m most excited about going to St. John for vacation!! That’s my favorite beach vacation spot.
Q: Do you have a shout-out for YSBnow readers?
A: Just know that dreams can only become reality if you are willing to put in the work. Rejection and failure is part of the road to reaching your dreams.
photos: top & bottom by Keith Munyan – all others via Instagram