BSCKids had the opportunity to chat with the actor and model Chazz Nittolo on his new series as well as many other topics as he dodges the question of who he might or might not be crushing on.
Dreamy 15-year old star Chazz Nittolo is the ultimate So-Cal teenager. Currently starring in the highly anticipated Nickelodeon series “100 Things to do Before High School,” Nittolo plays a middle school student trying to navigate his way through middle school before venturing into high school. He is also the love interest to the super cute and popular teenager CJ (Isabella Moner). Produced by Scott Fellows (“Big Time Rush”) the series will hit airwaves summer 2015.
Chazz, can you tell us a little bit about your character on “100 Things to do Before High School”?
My character on 100 things to do before High School is an eighth grader that at first comes off as charming/modest and is CJ Martin’s love interest. As you get to know my character, you eventually see that a book can’t be judged by its cover!
When did you first decide you wanted to act? How did you get the part on the show?
When I purchased my first computer when I was 7 , there was a new recording application called Photo Booth. I would record videos with my friends. The videos were pretty much short clips that consisted of different characters I came up with. After showing my dad some of the videos and telling him my passion for being a director when I grow up , he said the best way to understand behind the camera is to be in front of it as well.
At the age of ten I started going on castings and doing commercials and theater. When I turned 13, I stopped because it was getting hard to drive from Malibu into the city everyday after school. At my birthday dinner this past year my agent called me and said they had a casting for me if I was interested in starting up again. At the time I didn’t have head shots, so my friend took a picture of me on his iPhone and we sent it to them. They wanted to see me, so I went in the next day and got the call two days after that, I got the call.
Do you share any similarities with you character?
I don’t really share that many similarities with my character, except that we both have light brown hair.
Who are you crushing on at the moment?
Were there any funny behind the scene stories you can share with us while filming?
Yea, during a more serious scene Owen (who plays Crispo in the show) and I had to not get side tracked by each other making funny gestures when the camera was on the other person. You never know when Owen is messing with you or if he’s secretly hiding in the corner of the school room filming you.
What would be the top three of your “100 Things to do Before High School”?
My top three episodes are Master a Thing thing, Get the most out of your sick day thing, and get your heart pre broken thing.
What would you say is your favorite Nickelodeon show of all time (past or present) and why (excluding your upcoming show of course)?
My favorite Nickelodeon show is Drake and Josh. Drake and Josh is such a funny show that still has me laughing when I see it on TV
Have your friends/family gotten to watch any episodes yet? What have they thought?
No , The show hasn’t aired yet. Will air Saturday, June 6th.
Who is currently playing on your iPod?
Ed Sheeran, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Sinatra are currently playing on my iPod.
Who has been your favorite actor/actress you have met and what have you learned from them?
I had the opportunity to meet one of my favorite TV actors Aaron Paul from the popular series Breaking Bad. He portrayed an intense character and totally made it his own. He incorporated his versatile acting skills to add to his characters identity. I learned from Aaron new ways to perceive a characters emotion and to expand the effect you can have on an audience.
Any advice for other children getting into acting?
Don’t change yourself to please others. Believe in yourself. People have a habit of telling you what you can’t do, instead of what you can do. Follow your heart. Don’t knock on doors, kick them down!!
IMDB has you listed as Gorgeous 8th Grade Boy on the show…Flattering or Funny?
It’s Funny. I don’t look at myself as gorgeous eighth grade boy, but I’m flattered that I got the part.
Modeling or Acting which one is harder for you and why?
They both have their challenges, but I go through more preparation with acting and enjoy getting into character rather than getting into indie fashion wardrobe.
Can you tell us some of your hobbies?
During my free time I sing, skate, surf, snowboard and swim.
Tell us why everyone should tune into the “100 Things to do Before High School?
100 Things to do Before High School is a funny and well written show that many kids can relate to. With some of the challenges middle school has to offer, the producer Scott Fellows lightens it up with his humor.
Thanks to Chazz Nittolo!