BSCKids recently got the chance to chat with George Dalton, one of the young campers and stars in the recently Netflix Original Series, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
George stars as Arty, a music-lover who runs the camp radio station, in the already beloved Netflix ser
ies “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” Based on the 2001 movie Wet Hot American Summer, the prequel comedy series follows the misadventures of campers and counselors at Camp Firewood on the first day of summer camp. The all-star ensemble cast also includes Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Michael Ian Black to name just a few. The series premiered on July 31st.
Dalton knew that he wanted to be a performer at a young age. He starred in numerous theatrical productions throughout his elementary school career. He even wrote and directed a full length musical “I, Confess” at only eight years old. Before landing his breakout role as Arty in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp at the age of 10, George made his debut on the small screen with a guest role the hit CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls,” and also recurred on “Microchip Jones.”Outside of acting, George enjoys swimming, writing, and making YouTube videos for his personal channel, which he uses to document his life. He recently released a music video and cover of his own unique jazz rendition of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”. You can view the music video here.
BSCkids: George Dalton
You both wrote and directed a full length musical, what inspired you to undertake that? I’ve always loved watching musicals.
So I thought, why not? I can do that! I just loved watching my vision come alive.
Tell us about your character in “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp?” Do you share any similarities with him?
I play, Arty, the camp radio DJ. He’s a really fun carefree guy who loves 80’s music. I also love music, but tend to be a bit of a worrier.
Had you seen the original movie before you auditioned for the television series? If so what did you think about it?
Yes, I’ve seen the movie. I really loved all the outrageous characters.
You perform alongside some very high profile actors such as Michael Ian Black, what was that like? Were you nervous?
It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with such great actors! Everyone was so nice and made me feel so welcome. The entire experience did not make me nervous at all.
Did you learn any acting tips from your co-stars?
What I learned was very simple to say the least. It is just to relax and have a great time.
What was your favorite moment from the series?
I love the Patty pancakes scene. Just having Michael Showwalter dress up as a girl and covering for one of the campers, that pooped his swim trunks, is just hilarious.
Who, in the entertainment world or writing world, do you find the most inspiring and why?
I really love Tim Burton. His work is truly unique, with it’s own sense of style. This films that are animated or live-action are like no other.
If you could sit down and have dinner with someone, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would like to have dinner with the Grady twins from The Shining.
Tell us about your YouTube Channel. What can fans find on there?
You can find all of my music videos, blogs, challenges and so much more!
Do you have any upcoming projects you are excited about? Or what are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on some Holiday music. Halloween and Christmas my two favorite Holiday, so I thought it would be fun to write some music for each holiday.
Do you have any advice for young aspiring actors?
My advice would be to just get out there and do your thing. Dream big and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, because you can!