It’s A Laugh Productions and Poor Soul Productions have begun production on the fourth season of the hit Disney XD comedy series “Kickin’ It”. Casting calls have gone out for new recurring roles, and will continue throughout the season for various characters. In addition to the actor casting calls, the extras are being hired on an ongoing basis. Disney XD announced that the show would be picked up for a fourth season back in August, 2013. Kickin’ It is the network’s highest-rated series in total viewers, and season 3 outperformed Season 2 in all ratings by double-digits. Kickin’ It season 4 is scheduled to air in 2014.
“Kickin’ It” centers on the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, which is located in a strip mall, and is known as the worst dojo in the under-performing nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. To improve the dojo’s image, a tight knit crew of underdogs enlists new kid Jack to join and help teach them about life, karate and friendship. All the members of the dojo follow the Wasabi code: “We swear by the light of the dragon’s eye, to be loyal and honest and never say die. Wasabi!” There are always two to three story lines. The main one teaches a lesson and the others are for comic relief. A new character named Katie will added for season 4. Katie gets a job with Rudy in his new dojo.
Starring in “Kickin’ It” is Young Artist Award winner Leo Howard as Jack, the most skilled and talented student in the dojo. Gotham Awards nominee Dylan Riley Snyder plays Milton, a geeky honors student who enrolls in martial arts to defend himself after being bullied. Mateo Arias stars as Jerry, a lone wolf who winds up at the dojo to complete his school P.E. credit. Teen Choice Awards nominee Jason Earles plays former top amateur martial artist Rudy. Olivia Holt, who has played the character Kim for the first three seasons, has left the show to star in her own new Disney Channel series called “I Didn’t Do It“.
Executive producer/creator/showrunner is Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jim O’Doherty, owner of one of the show’s production companies Poor Soul Productions. Kickin’ It was inspired by O’Doherty’s childhood growing up on Long Island, New York where he earned a green belt in martial arts, but was forced to end his training when his local dojo closed down and was turned into a veterinary clinic. O’Doherty has written and produced for such shows as “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “The Tracy Morgan Show,” “Grounded for Life,” and “How to Rock” among others. Prior to becoming a successful writer and executive producer, O’Doherty was an actor and had small roles on the television shows “That ’70s Show” and “Married with Children”. Jason Earles, Joey Scott, and Chris Phillips serve as producers on Kickin’ It.
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How To Submit To Disney Casting Directors For Acting Roles
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
How To Register For Disney Extra Work
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Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
It’s A Laugh Productions
1040 N. Las Palmas
Hollywood, CA 90038
Poor Soul Productions
150 S Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Sean K. Lambert
Eric Dean Seaton
Leo Howard – Jack Brewer
Dylan Riley Snyder – Milton Krupnick
Mateo Arias – Jerry Martinez
Jason Earles – Rudy Gillespie
Joel McCrary – Bobby Wasabi
Rio Mangini – Sam
Katie – TBA
Located in a strip mall in San Jose, California, the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy is known as the worst dojo in the under-performing nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. To improve the dojo’s image, a tight knit crew of underdogs enlists new kid Jack to join and help teach them about life, karate and friendship. The kids all attend Seaford High School, where they tend to get into all sorts of adventures dealing with life, love, school and of course, growing up. All the members of the dojo follow the Wasabi code: “We swear by the light of the dragon’s eye, to be loyal and honest and never say die. Wasabi!”