It’s A Laugh Productions and Poor Soul Productions are casting new recurring roles for the third season of the hit Disney XD live-action multi-camera comedy “Kickin’ It”. Taping on the show will resume in January, 2013 in Los Angeles. In addition to the recurring roles, the Disney casting directors will be auditioning guest starring and day player roles throughout the season which will continue taping through Spring, 2013. The extras will also be cast on an ongoing basis throughout the season. “Kickin’ It” was given a third season order by Disney on on November 5, 2012.
“Kickin’ It” centers on the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy in San Jose, California. It is a struggling dojo considered the worst in the nationwide chain, until Sensei Rudy recruits experienced martial artist and skateboarder Jack. The tight knit crew of underdogs at the dojo – tough guy and slacker Jerry, awkward yet confident Milton and the lovable, uncoordinated Eddie – are taught by Jack about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. A confident female martial artist named Kim leaves the rival dojo “The Black Dragons” and joins Bobby Wasabi, and the ragtag crew soon realizes their newfound friendship will take them places they never quite imagined.
The Disney Casting and Auditions team has done an exceptional job on this project. Starring in “Kickin’ It” is Young Artist Award winner Leo Howard as Jack, the most skilled and talented student in the dojo; the extremely athletic and talented Olivia Holt as Kim, who becomes Jack’s girlfriend in season 3; Gotham Awards nominee Dylan Riley Snyder plays bullied honor student Milton; Alex Jones portrays former Mrs. King’s Dance Academy student Eddie, who joins the dojo to get into shape; Mateo Arias plays a lone wolf who winds up at the dojo to complete his school physical education credit; and Teen Choice Awards nominee Jason Earles is Rudy, the owner and sensei of the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy.
Executive producer/creator/showrunner is Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jim O’Doherty, owner of one of the show’s production companies Poor Soul Productions. 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. Also executive producing for season 3 is CableACE Awards nominee J.J. Wall, whose producing and/or writing credits include “Grace Under Fire,” “Brothers,” and “Til Death”. Joey Scott will serve as producer of the show.
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Burbank, CA 91502
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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
Eric Dean Seaton
Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer(s) with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Jim O’Doherty).
Olivia Holt – Kim
Jason Earles – Rudy
Leo Howard – Jack
Dylan Riley Snyder – Milton
Alex Jones – Eddie
Mateo Arias – Jerry
Brooke Dillman – Joan
Dan Ahdoot – Falafel Phil
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!”
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