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BSCkids had the exciting opportunity to talk with rising star Austin North about his upcoming series, “I Didn’t Do It” on the Disney Channel!
Austin North is taking the Disney Channel by storm! The talented 17-year-old actor has appeared on several hit shows such as “Kickin’ It,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “See Dad Run,” and “General Hospital.” Now he is getting to star in a new series called “I Didn’t Do It” alongside Olivia Holt which is set to premiere January 17, 2014.
North is a talented drummer who also excels in several sports including basketball which is his favorite. He is a car enthusiast, enjoys surfing, snowboarding and spending time with his family, friends and his dogs. Fitness and eating right is a huge part of North’s life, who is dedicated to staying fit. He hopes to have opportunities to encourage other youth to build & maintain a healthy lifestyle, while still being able to be a kid! One of his goals is to be a positive influence & encourage his fans to work hard and follow their dreams.
BSCkids: Austin North
Tell us about your role on the upcoming Disney series, “I Didn’t Do It.
I play ‘Logan’ who is a fraternal twin to ‘Lindy’ Watson. Logan is a really chill guy with a naturally funny personality. He gets into a lot of situations & has to figure his way out, but has the help of his sister & friends.
Do you and your character share any similarities?
Yes, I would say Logan & I definitely have some similarities. I am really chill & love my sister & friends in real-life. I like to have a good time!
How do you get into character before shooting an episode?
I work to memorize my lines & be prepared, then let it flow as naturally as I can.
What is it like working with Olivia Holt?
It’s so awesome! We met when I played ‘Ricky Weaver’ on her last show ‘Kickin It’ & have been friends ever since. We are really comfortable working together & it’s a lot of fun.
Does everyone get along together on set?
Yes, we all love to hang out together on & off set.
Do you have stories to share about your time on set so far on “I Didn’t Do It?”
We love playing ‘Catch Phrase’ during lunch & sometimes go outside & play basketball with other Disney cast members on the lot. There’s too many funny stories to tell.
What was the defining moment when you decided you wanted to be an actor?
Whenever people started laughing at my jokes.
How supportive is your family regarding your acting?
Very supportive. My mom comes to set with me most of the time & my dad & sister also come sometimes.
Are there any actors/actresses that you would LOVE to work with some day?
I haven’t really thought about it.
What other career choice would you choose if you weren’t an actor?
Probably something to do with sports, cars or production.
What has been your favorite role so far?
Logan, on I Didn’t Do it 🙂
Since relocating to LA, do you miss Georgia at all?
Yeah, I miss some of my friends back there & like to go back to visit if I can.
Do you have any advice for young kids who may look up to you as an actor?
Go after your dreams. Work hard & don’t give up.
Any plans to transition into movies one day?
Yes, would love to have the opportunity to do movies!
Do you find it difficult to go to school and act at the same time?
I’m used to it now. My on-set teacher is so awesome & helpful.