TV & Movie Stars

JANEL PARRISH - ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" and "Dancing with the Stars"

Janel Parrish first achieved fame in Hawaii as the winner of local talent contests. She got her start as a professional entertainer when she was cast as "Young Cosette" in the National Touring Company of Les Misérables, and later portrayed "Young Cosette" in the Broadway production as well; the role showcased both her acting and singing abilities. 

Parrish has a recurring role as Mona Vanderwaal in the hit ABC Family TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard. Mona is a formerly unpopular girl at Rosewood who longed to be accepted by Alison DiLaurentis's group despite being continuously mocked by her. After Alison's disappearance, Mona befriends Hanna Marin and they undergo an "extreme makeover" together. As a result, they both become popular students. However, Mona is secretly jealous of Hanna's friendship with the other Liars (Spencer, Aria and Emily) which leads her to do drastic things. In March 2012, Parrish was promoted to series regular for the third season. In August 2013, she won the "Choice TV Villain" award at the Teen Choice Awards. Janele recently completed ABC's "Dancing with the Stars".

GARRETT CLAYTON - Disney Channel's "Teen Beach Movie"

Clayton was cast in 2013 in the role of Tanner in Disney's musical Teen Beach Movie in which he plays a cool surfer who is "a mix between Frankie Avalon and Link from Hairspray."The film is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and was filmed in Puerto Rico with the release date of July 19, 2013. It co-stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, and Grace Phipps.

In December 2012, Clayton appeared in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, co-starring Ralph Macchio. He performed the role of Blake, a rebellious teen forced to live with his father (Macchio) after his mother is killed in a car accident.

He has also made appearances on Days of Our Lives and Shake It Up. He has a recurring role on the latter half of the first season of The Fosters.

 KARAN BRAR - Disney Channel's "Jesse"

Brar began his acting career at the age of 11, starring as Indian middle schooler Chirag Gupta in the comedy feature film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Born and raised in the United States, Brar naturally speaks with an American accent and worked with a dialect coach to perfect his Indian accent for the role. In April 2010, he appeared in the Seeds of Compassion advertorial campaign announcing the Dalai Lama's visit to Seattle, as well as appearing in commercials for Shell Gasoline and Committee for Children.

In March 2011, Brar reprised his role as Chirag Gupta in the feature film sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.[2] In October 2011, it was confirmed that he would also be reprising his role as Chirag for the third installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, released on August 3, 2012. In September 2011, Brar landed the role of 10-year-old Indian adoptee Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.

 

RYAN POTTER - Disney's "Big Hero 6" In 2010, Potter began his acting career at the age of fifteen when he received a leaflet in his kung fu class announcing Nickelodeon was looking for teenagers to star in a new martial-arts themed program entitled Supah Ninjas. After a few days of considering an acting career, Potter decided to audition, eventually landing the series' lead role of Mike Fukanaga, a typical American teen who discovers he's a descendent from a long line of ninjas. In March 2012, Nickelodeon announced it had renewed Supah Ninjas for a second season.

Following the premiere of Supah Ninjas in January 2011, Potter became one of Nickelodeon's popular young stars, featured in numerous teen magazines and making personal appearances in the network's special, Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play and its reboot of the 90s game show Figure It Out. Recently Potter stared as the lead role of "Hero" in Disney's "Big Hero 6" which is one of the highest grossing films of 2014.

SPENCER BOLDMAN - Disney XD "Lab Rats"

In Spencer Boldman was born and raised in a small town right outside of Dallas, TX. He found his passion for acting in middle school when he landed the lead role in his school play. His love for performing was immediate and Spencer soon started to explore film acting. 

In 2012, Boldman landed one of the lead roles on the new Disney XD live-action comedy series Lab Rats playing ‘Adam’ the ultra strong and naïve bionic teenager. The oldest of three bionic teen siblings. The show became an astounding success and Lab Rats quickly became the #1 rated show on Disney XD, setting network records for total viewers. 

Boldman showed his versatility as he made the leap to the big screen in the hit comedy 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. In the popular buddy comedy, Boldman proves that he is not only a Disney star but also a big screen heartthrob. Spencer currently stars in 2 new and exciting Tv/Film projects. Spencer stars opposite Zendaya Coleman in the Disney Channel original movie Zapped, delivering 5.7 million total viewers, ranking as the number one cable TV telecast of 2014 to-date . In his second project, Dakota’s Summer, Spencer stars opposite Hayley Ramm, Keith Carradine, and Marin Hinkle in this heart warming family film. 

CORBIN BLEU - "High School Musical" & "Dancing with the Stars"

Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989), known professionally as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, producer and singer-songwriter of Jamaican-Italian heritage. He performed in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids drama series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!. His first lead role was in the film Catch That Kid (2004).

Guest-starring roles include appearances on Hannah Montana, The Amanda Show, Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, Malcolm & Eddie, and The Good Wife. He appeared on the show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, and the movie Free Style (2008). In 2009 he was cast as up-and-coming model Isaac Taylor in The CW Television Network drama The Beautiful Life: TBL.

He has also pursued a music career, and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007, which included the single "Push It to the Limit". The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009, in the U.S.

On September 4, 2013, he was revealed to be a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. He partnered with professional dancerKarina Smirnoff. Corbin and his partner made it to the finals, but became the runner-ups behind Amber Riley.

 

ASHLEY ARGOTA - Nikelodeon's “True Jackson, VP” and "The Fosters"

She is best known for role as Lulu in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. She also co-starred as Kelly Peckinpaw in Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures on Nickelodeon.

Argota was born in Redlands, California and her background is Filipino, her parents and family being from the Philippines. She began her professional career as contestant on the Arsenio Hall-hosted Star Search on CBS in 2003. She began acting at the age of 14. In 2007, she starred in an independent film titled Schooled. She also appeared in a Nickelodeon celebrity-episode of the series BrainSurge during which she lost during a Sudden Death round to Jerry Trainor. She appeared again in 2011 with other various Nickelodeon celebrities and won. Argota confirmed on July 5, 2012 that Nickelodeon has cancelled Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. It is unknown if the remaining episodes will be shown, however all episodes were broadcast in other countries. On December 22, 2012 TeemNick aired the previous never before seen in the US, Christmas episode. Starting March 27, 2013, the previous 7 never before aired in the US episodes aired on TeemNick in the US. Argota attended Connections Academy in Los Angeles, CA.

As a singer, Argota has released two independent albums Dreams Come True (2006) and Ashley (2008).

 

  LUKE BENWARD - "Disney Channel "Cloud Nine"

Luke Benward's acting career started when he landed a role in the film We Were Soldiers as David Moore in 2002.

His success grew in 2006, when he played Billy Forrester in the movie How to Eat Fried Worms, which he won a Young Artist Award for in the category of "Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film". He also played 14 year old Charlie Tuttle in the Disney Channel Original Movie Minutemen, the 14-year-old Alan in Dear John, and the little boy who helps the abused girl in the music video "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride. 

He also played in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Girl vs. Monster as Ryan Dean, the love interest of Skylar Lewis (Olivia Holt). Benward also had a recurring role as Matthew Pearson, the ex-boyfriend of Emily Hobbs (Ryan Newman (actress)) on See Dad Run. He was in the Disney Channel movie Cloud 9 with Lov and Maddie star Dove Cameron and appeared as Beau, Teddy's love interest, on six back-to-back episodes of Good Luck Charlie, reuniting him with his Minutemen co-star Jason Dolley.

CAROLINE SUNSHINE - Disney Channel's “Shake it Up”

Caroline Sunshine began going to professional auditions at the age of 11, and landed her first role in a commercial for Amazing Allysen the talking doll, as well as commercial work for Yoplait Go-Gurt, and Cap'n Crunch. In 2010, Sunshine filmed her first pilot for the CBS sitcom, Team Spitz, co-starring as the teenage daughter of a high school coach. In the summer of that same year, she gained popular notoriety for her role as Barbara Winslow in her first feature film, Marmaduke, based on the comic strip of the same name.

In the fall of 2010, Sunshine landed what would become a co-starring role on the Disney Channel original series, Shake it up as European exchange student, Tinka Hessenheffer alongside Kenton Duty as her flamboyant twin brother, Gunther Hessenheffer. While finding some aspects of the show formulaic, People Magazine critic, Tom Gliatto expressed appreciation for the comedic twosome's work on the series, writing - "Shake It Up doesn't shake up the kidcom formula, but it has something more than the usual shiny-sparkly cuteness... The best performances are from Caroline Sunshine and Kenton Duty as an overbearing brother-and-sister act from abroad named Tinka and Gunther. They're like High School Musical's Sharpay split in two and speaking in an unplaceable accent.