Gunnar Sizemore has a LOT going on in his career and we were lucky to get some time to chat with him about everything that is going on. From voice work, to movies, to music he is working on them all and we got to get some more insight on how it is all going for him. One of our favorite answers though comes when he tells us who is gets mistaken for a lot, so read up on Gunnar and make sure to support him in his career.
BSCKids: Gunnar…we know you play many characters on a lot of show, but being the voice of Jason of the new hit show “Craig of the Creek” and Billy Billions on “Ben 10” for Cartoon Network must be so much fun. Can you talk about those two characters?
Gunnar Sizemore: Growing up “Ben 10” was always my favorite show. I remember my dad walking by the TV one day and stopped and sat down beside me. Next thing I know, it became one of his favorite cartoons also. Years later, to be able to be part of that series has been a blast. The cast led by Tara Strong as Ben is amazing. Now, when I found out I was cast in “COTC”, I went to work on the first day and knew it was gonna be special. Philip Soloman, who plays Craig, and I had our first scene together and it was like we’ve been working together for years. My character Jason has such a unique way of talking and he tries to be a tough guy in the creek, but under all that huffing and puffing he’s a cool kid. I’m fortunate Cartoon Network has me on board for two of their really good series.
BSCKids: Can you tell us a little bit about what you have coming up in the future?
Gunnar Sizemore: Sure….kind of! I have an animated series that’s competed and it will come out in Nov and an animated film releasing in early 2019. Wish I could say more, but they both will be out soon!!!!!!
BSCKids: How much fun was it working on “Intensive Care” and “By Way of Guitar” and tell us a bit about your work on that film?
Gunnar Sizemore: “Intensive Care” is a film about some bad guys who try and rob an elderly lady of her life savings and I happen to be the paperboy who’s timing to collect his money comes at the wrong time. It was just released in Japan this month. In “By Way of Guitar,” this is a short film I did with Billy Zane from “Titanic” and I find out he’s homeless and at one time was my musical idol. We end up both playing our guitars on the street like a street duel and it was so fun, because I haven’t been able to play guitar on camera since I did the series “Nashville” a few years ago.
BSCKids: How was working on the Friday the 13th video game as the young Tommy Jarvis?
Gunnar Sizemore: Awesome. I met casting director Mami Okada and sometime later when this role came up she remembered me and I got the role. Bang Zoom is where we recorded and they do so many shows I love like Dragon Ball Super and One Punch Man to name a few. I’ve been speaking Japanese for a few years now and I can’t wait to work on some of their other shows. I’m a huge anime fan, so being cast by and working at Bang Zoom was amazing.
BSCKids: Do you use the same voice for all of the voiceover work you have done?
Gunnar Sizemore: You need to sound different to stand out in an audition, so one of the best ways to do that is to change your voice to a voice that better fits the character you are auditioning for. Even if you don’t book that job, the casting director will remember you if you stand out.
BSCKids: What is something you never leave the house without?
Gunnar Sizemore: My pants. My mom always told me to never leave the house without pants. Just kidding! Other than my pants, I always leave the house with a good attitude! You can’t control everything that happens in your life, but you can control your attitude towards what happens.
BSCKids: Who are you listening to music wise now?
Gunnar Sizemore: I listen to a lot of different types of music, whether it is rap, country, or classic rock. A few of my favorite artists at this time are Twenty One Pilots, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles. I saw Twenty One Pilots on their latest tour and it blew my mind!
BSCKids: How hard was it to learn to play the Otomatone instrument?
Gunnar Sizemore: It was pretty difficult, and I still haven’t mastered it, but it’s very fun! It’s such an odd looking shape that you would never know it was an instrument.
BSCKids: Do you get noticed in public? Any good fan stories?
Gunnar Sizemore: Every once in a while, but I can probably count on one hand how many times it has happened. I’m usually mistaken for Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things” when my hair is longer. One night I was mistaken for Finn five times! It was pretty funny!
BSCKids: If you could guest star on another show which one would it be and why?
Gunnar Sizemore: If I could guest star on any show it would probably have to be Rick and Morty. I don’t miss an episode of that show. I’d be sure to get some sort of fun and wacky character!
BSCKids: Tell us a bit about your volunteering work that you do and how you felt when you became an ambassador for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles?
I just recently came onboard their team and this year I’ll be starting a fundraiser within my school for CHLA. His organization does so much for so many and I want to do more in this coming year. There are so many people involved at CHLA and I’m thankful to be part of their team.
BSCKids: Where can we find you on social media? On Twitter and Instagram I’m @gunnarsizemore and my IMDB is www.imdb.me/gunnarsizemore
Special thanks to Gunnar for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk to us!