Reece Caddell is super funny and this talented actress who has been making us laugh on Nickelodeon’s All That! took some time to talk to us about the show and her career. There is some really fun information below so let’s get started.
Reece Caddell is redheaded, comedic, mega-talented and proving to be the perfect young star to revive Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series, All That! from the 90’s. While she is young, she is wise beyond her years and brings a seasoned amount of experience. Reece grew up in front of the camera, starting at just 5-years-old in HBO’s Hello Ladies, opposite Steven Merchant. She has stayed busy working with Scott Aukerman on Comedy Bang! Bang!, recurring ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy, Fresh Off The Boat, and Disney Channel’s Coop and Cami Ask the World.
BSCKids: Reece, tell us a bit about yourself and how you got the role on the new All That! Sketch series?
Reece Caddell: Hello! Thanks so much for inviting me to chat with you! I’m a 13 year-old Los Angeles-based actress, the youngest of three girls (my sisters are Cameron-21 and Maddy-18) and I am currently working on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, All That!
Before I got the role on All That, we had just moved temporarily from LA to Tokyo, Japan for my dad’s work (he’s an engineer). Nickelodeon was searching for talent for an ‘Untitled Sketch Comedy Show’ and my agent got me a chance to send in a tape for the audition. My sister, Maddy, helped me tape it and I remember it was pretty late at night and we kept cracking ourselves up at the characters I was creating for the audition and it was just a good time, hehe!
We sent off the audition and I continued on with my life in Tokyo—a new school, managing the subway system and trying to learn some Japanese. A few days later, I got an invitation to come to LA for a callback. It was very cool to get to go back to LA! The group I was with for the callback also included my future castmates Kate Godfrey, Ryan Alessi and Gabrielle Neveah Green, though we didn’t know each other yet!
We moved on to a meeting with the producer’s the next week and then the audition in front of all the network people. I remember there was so much excitement in the room with the Nickelodeon people and even in the waiting room—we were all so excited to be there! I flew back to Tokyo the next morning and got the call a few days later that I had booked the role! (There’s a cute video on my Instagram story highlights of when my agent called to tell me, hehehe.)
Had you watched the original series before?
I had heard of some of the iconic sketches like Good Burger and watched some clips before the audition. At some point in the audition process it became kinda clear that they were likely re-booting the show and people started talking about All That by name. You can be sure I did a deep dive on YouTube to watch as much as I could! I couldn’t believe how cool the show was! And that kids got to do so many wild n’ wacky things! I was like, ‘oh please please please, let me get to work on this show!’
What is your favorite sketch you have done for the show?
Doing the ‘Hit em’ With Spanish’ sketch with Noah Rico was sooooo much fun! It’s a very classic All That kind of sketch—messy, hilarious and just when you think something isn’t possibly going to happen—it does. I mentioned it was messy, right? It took a few showers to get everything out of my hair! In fact, it quickly became obvious when we first started shooting sketches just why there were showers in our dressing rooms! I also love love love the ‘Babies Who Brunch’ sketches. We film those in front of our live audience and it is so fun to hear their reaction to the bougie babies. Papyrus is hilarious and I love working with Nathan Janak and Chinguun Sergelen! They are so funny. 🙂
What do you find most challenging about performing on All That!?
Honestly, the hardest thing is not to break in scenes!! If you watch any of the bloopers, most of them are just us cracking each other up. This is the problem when you get eight class clowns together in one place! We have such a great team of writers and producers and it is very hard NOT to just keep taking the joke or the line to the next moment. We have very patient directors! But for reals, I think it’s even harder to keep it together when any of the OG All That cast are working in a scene with us. Trying to not break with Kel Mitchell, Josh Server or Lori Beth Denberg? They are SO funny!!
Tell us a bit about your YouTube Channel that you film with your sisters?
I love working with my sisters! We started the channel when we first moved to LA from Denver as a way to learn and keep our acting skills growing. We wrote and created our comedy sketches and when we moved to China, we added travel vlogs. At one point, we were posting something like 4 videos a week. My older sisters did most of the heavy lifting (yay for getting to show up and be the cute little sister, hehe) until I was old enough to help. I am so grateful for how much we learned together and really hope we get to work together more in the future!
Ok so tell us some funny stories behind the scenes while filming All That! as well as your YouTube Channel.
As you can imagine, there are a LOT of funny things that happen on set! In one of the Klumsy Kevin (played by Chinguun Sergelen) sketches, we’re in an art museum and at the very end, no one except Chinguun and the director knew he was going to break one more thing on his way out and when he did we they got our actual reactions because we were so surprised! You never quite know what is going to happen! Like at the end of the Hit ‘em With Spanish episode, on the last take the director whispered to me to go back and get my umbrella and after I knew he had the shot, I decided to take it a step further and walk out and it turned out to be really funny! Sometimes you just do these things in the moment and they work.
On our YouTube channel (3 Ginger Sisters) because it’s just us filming in our house or backyard, neighborhood sounds are always a problem! We probably have hours of one of us saying, ‘Hold for aircraft,’ and ‘hold for lawn mower’, or sometimes ‘hold for dog’. Hours of this, I promise you.
What are some of your favorite YouTube Channels?
A YouTuber I really love is Liza Koshy! I have been a big fan of hers since my sisters and I started on YouTube. She was a guest on All That and I got to meet her and loved that she is so professional AND hilarious AND really nice. I’m also secretly learning how to animate (shh!) and love watching Jaiden Animation. And the All That YouTube channel, of course! It’s always fun to see the BTS and other stuff they post there!
Reece if you could guest star on another Nickelodeon show, which one would it be and why…
If it were possible, I would totally want to be on Avatar: The Last Airbender. I mean, I get that I can’t, but maybe if they ever reboot the show? Maybe I could voice a character? I’m a fan of reboots, hehe! OH and the new show, The Astronauts. I am a big space nerd and would totally be an astronaut if I could! It might be cool to do a little drama, too. 🙂
Tell us about taking up ukulele and how that came about?
I love the ukulele because it is an inherently comedic instrument. I mean, it’s kinda weird, right? I first took it up when Grace Vanderwaal was on America’s Got Talent. She is so talented and definitely made playing it look cool. My sister, Maddy, is a really good musician and she helps me. She probably wishes I would practice more…
Tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Well, I keep my room pretty clean, but the bottom of my closet is usually a mess…why does hanging up your clothes feel like it will take so much time?? I’ve never really been scared of the dark or scary movies, but used to cry at any movies where someone was bullied….and I think people would be surprised at the amount of time I spend practicing drawing. I draw any chance I can everyday.(Maybe this explains the state of my closet). But I really love to draw and try to improve all the time!
Can you tell us about your passion for Compassion International?
I feel like I’ve been really lucky to get to grow up in a family and one who can support my dreams. Obviously, this isn’t the case for every kid around the world. Our family has been supporting Compassion International for years because of the direct impact it makes in the life of a kid. I love that we can support a specific kid’s education and health and wellness and improve their lives, their family’s life and their community. Education is really the way out of poverty for lots of kids. And I am grateful Compassion takes a whole child approach and meets the needs of kids right where they live. I think we kids really do want to change the world and getting to change the life of one other kid feels like a good place to start.
Do you have anything coming up that you can tell us about?
The best place to keep up with me is on Instagram, @itsreececaddell! That’s where I post stuff about being an actress, All That, upcoming projects and anything else people might be interested in! I’ve started sharing some of my drawings, too.
Do not expect to see pics of the bottom of my closet, however.
Nickelodeon’s All That will be returning with new episodes on Saturdays this summer. Special Thanks to Reece Caddell for taking the time to talk to us!