Amarr M. Wooten, a Washington D.C. native, has been acting since the age of 3. Amarr is currently starring as Finch in Disney Channel’s LIV AND MADDIE Season 4 and recurring on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. Other TV credits include a Guest-Starring role on BUNK’D, and nice roles on CRIMINAL MINDS, LIFE IN PIECES, and UNCLE BUCK. Recently, Amarr played the lead role of Sheldon in Nickelodeon’s original movie SPLITTING ADAM. Amarr has also appeared in numerous National Network commercials
Amarr…tell us a little about the characters you have been playing on Liv and Maddie and American Housewife. By the way, we just love the character of Eyo that you play.
On ‘Liv and Maddie’, I play Finch – a nerdy, preppy, energetic kid who admires Falcon/Joey Rooney! Also, thank you for liking Eyo! Eyo is Taylor’s tutor who takes a liking to Taylor throughout the season – if you know what I mean.
How do you think you are like those characters a bit and how you are different from those characters?
I’m totally different than my character Finch. I’m more laid back and would rather hang out at the movies, whereas Finch would rather hang at the museum admiring Falcons.
How did you get started in the acting business? How supportive has your family been?
My family has supported me in so many ways! Without them, I wouldn’t have the mindset that I have now. I was modeling when I was 2 years old and different people would tell my mom that she should put me in commercials, so a year later at 3 years old, we gave acting a shot.
Are there any funny behind the scene stories you can share with us while filming any of your shows?
I remember on ‘Liv and Maddie’ Joey, Tenzing, and I had a prank war! Tenzing and I snuck into Joey’s dressing room when he was on set and sprayed silly string everywhere! After he found out it was us, he sprayed our schoolwork to the point that I couldn’t use mine anymore.
Besides the shows you have been in, what would you say is your favorite Disney Channel show of all time?
My favorite Disney Channel show of all time is hands down ‘American Dragon: Jake Long!’
What actor or actress are you dying to meet and work with? If you could guest star on any show right now which one would it be and why?
It’s a tie between The Rock and Kevin Hart! I would love to work on ‘Arrow’ on the CW! To be able to meet Stephen Amell would be crazy!
Who has taught you the most in your acting career?
I wouldn’t say a certain person has taught me a lot in my career, but growing up watching TV has helped me become the actor I am today!
What show/movie has been the most difficult but rewarding to work on?
Working on Nickelodeon’s ‘Splitting Adam’ has been the most difficult, but rewarding project that I’ve done so far. Traveling to Canada for two months was amazing, but starring in a movie was a new experience for me.
We see that you are nominated for the YOUNG ENTERTAINER AWARDS for Best Recurring Young Actor in a Television Series for LIV AND MADDIE & Best Guest Starring Young Actor in a Television Series for BUNK’D! How do you feel about your two nominations?
I feel honored to be nominated for anything! Starting this journey at 3 years old, I never could have imagined I would even be considered for an award, and to be nominated for a Young Entertainer Award is truly something I cherish.
How was it working on Step Up 2: The Streets, tell us about your dancing experience?
It was an amazing experience! My friends always ask me if I danced in the movie, but I didn’t. It’s funny because I am a dancer in real life!
Can you tell us some of your hobbies?
I love to dance, sing, play video games, draw, and chill with my dog!
Where can we find you on social media.
For someone getting into the business, what advice would you have for kids trying to make it?
My advice is to read as much as possible, don’t expect everything to come easy, and try to learn more about yourself!
What do you have coming up in the future?
I have more projects and more episodes of ‘American Housewife’ on the way, and I’m turning 16 on February 21st!
Special thanks to Amarr M. Wooten for taking the time out to talk to us.