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Jaime Callica Talks Nickelodeon Feature “Ragz” and Working on Smallville – Interview
BSCkids recently got the chance to sit down with actor Jaime Callica who will appear in the new Nickelodeon musical feature, “Ragz” that will debut in March.
Jaime Callica is a multi talented actor and dancer who has appeared on several shows and the upcoming Nickelodeon musical feature. He recently appeared on the CW show, “The Secret Circle” but is most known for his part on the hit show “Smallville.” He has also appeared in “Hellcats” and “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” Jaime has loved performing since a young age when he began dancing. He started acting in high school and has trained quite extensively with Andrew McIlroy and Bradley Stryker at the Actors Foundry and Larry Moss in Vancouver. After high school Jaime attended college for criminology, followed by a business career path. In 2010 Jaime made the decision to focus his passion on his acting and dance career. Jaime is excited to mix his love of music and acting in the upcoming MOW “Ragz”. The film, which stars a stellar cast, is set to air in March 2012.
BSCkids: Jaime Callica
How did you know that you wanted to be in the entertainment industry?
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be JUST like Michael Jackson- my entertainment inspiration/idol. I started competing in talent shows and contests at the age of 7, and I always knew it’s what I’d do forever.
What was the best part about shooting your spot for The Secret Circle?
Outside of making my mom and family proud, working with an awesome director and a great young cast of up and comers. It was especially fun because a few of the background performers are friends of mine, so getting to see them on set was an added bonus!
What can you tell us about your Nickelodeon feature “Ragz”?
Ragz is a great movie for anyone that aspires to be great- especially young people with big dreams. Whether in this crazy entertainment business or at whatever it is you set your mind and heart to. It shows us that despite the odd’s, hard work, focus and perseverance WILL enable you to achieve your goals as it did with both Keke Palmer and Max Schneider’s characters in the movie (two of my cast mate’s). As my mom would say: “shoot for the stars and if you miss, you’ll land on the moon”.
Out of all of your projects, which was your favorite?
Working on “Smallville”, the TV show, would be my most memorable on-set experience. Superman is my favorite movie barely edging out Beauty and The Beast (for real!), so the first time I got walked through the Luthor Mansion, the Kent farmhouse, the Daily Planet etc… Bliss!
Has your mother always been supportive of your career choice?
She really has. From young, she was the one who would choreograph my performances for contests, shows etc, she’d make all of my costumes, drive me everywhere… When I decided to shelf entertainment for business- she was supportive. And when I woke up realizing that I NEEDED to get back to what I loved- she was more supportive than ever.
If you could guest star on any television show what would it be?
Two of my favorite shows are The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. The characters are hilarious and I’ve never done comedy, so I’d love to get on either of those sets. When I book either of those… Great day!
Are there any actors/actresses that inspire you?
Tons! Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Leonardo Di Caprio and Halle Berry.
Those actors always display such a wide array of diversity in the characters they play with such an amazing respect for acting as a craft and the work needed to really do a great job in every job they do. They also try to demonstrate that they are actors by profession but normal human beings by night. Their public image is something else to be admired…