Amarr M. Wooten, is a sixteen year old Washington D.C. native, who has been acting since the age of 3. From numerious network commericals to recurring roles on ABC’s hit comedy American Housewife, Disney’s Liv And Maddie. Amarr earned a lead role in Nickelodeon’s original movie Splitting Adam. Guest-starring roles on Bunk’d, Criminal Minds, Life In Pieces, and Uncle Buck won the young teen aclaim.
Mr. Wooten has been nominated for several awards for his work, starting with Best Performance in a TV Series, Guest Starring Teen Actor in Bunk’d at the 38th Annual Young Artist Awards and Young Entertainer Award nominations for Best Recurring Young Actor in a Television Series for Liv and Maddie.
Amarr just became a series regular in the role of Warwick in Nickelodeon’s new live-action comedy, Knight Squad, which premires later this year.
T2C had a chance to talk to this talented young star on the rise.
T2C: How did you become an actor?
Amarr M. Wooten: My mom got me into acting when I was three, it was a crime reenactment for Court TV. Commercials followed.
T2C: You worked on Disney’s Bunk’d. How did you get involved with Disney?
Amarr M. Wooten: My first job for Disney was when I was six years old in Step-Up 2. Disney backed the movie. I played the main character’s little brother.
T2C: Was it different auditioning for Disney?
Amarr M. Wooten: I approach every audition in the same kind of way. The only difference was there was more pressure.
T2C: You also worked on Disney’s Liv and Maddie. How was that experience?
Amarr M. Wooten: I had worked on Bunk’d the year before, so this experience was so much fun because I got a chance to play someone who is so different than me. I played Finch, who is very nerdy and I am more relaxed. I love playing characters that are a challenge. I had the chance to work on 5 episodes.
T2C: You were nominated for Best Guest Starring Teen Actor on BUNK’D. You received Young Entertainer Awards nominations for Best Recurring Young Actor for Liv and Maddie and Best Guest Starring Young Actor for BUNK’D! Did that change your life?
Amarr M. Wooten: No, it gave me more of a push to keep doing better. It was a wonderful opportunity. My life is still the same. I am grateful for being recognized for something I love doing. Being nominated made me feel more accomplished.
T2C: You are currently on Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad. How did that come about?
Amarr M. Wooten: In 2016 we filmed the pilot. It was picked up in May. I felt that because the idea was so different it would be picked up. It airs early 2018
T2C: Tell us about your character?
Amarr M. Wooten: Warwick is a cool funny guy, who’s overly ambitious, but doesn’t quite have the skills to back up his confidence. He is a 3rd generation knight. He is part of the Phoenix Squad, which consists of his fellow knight trainees.
T2C: How do you keep balanced?
Amarr M. Wooten: My parents definitely keep me balanced, plus I have school.
T2C: Who is your teen crush?
Amarr M. Wooten: Madison Beer
T2C: Whom do you look up to in the industry?
Amarr M. Wooten: The Rock and Kevin Hart. I love their work ethic and how they stay humble. This is something I look up to.
T2C: What advice would you give to young actors?
Amarr M. Wooten: Surround yourself with people who support your dreams. Don’t wait for the phone to ring make your own opportunities. Set goals. Every year I set 5 and make sure you have the confidence to know you can achieve them.
T2C: What projects or roles would you like to take on?
Amarr M. Wooten: I would love to take on a super hero role or a action hero. Working on Knight Squad has made me want to do more. I would love to be a part of Arrow and The Flash on the CW!
T2C: What would you like our readers to know about you?
Amarr M. Wooten: Despite all that I’ve done, I am still the same person that I was before everything happened and I will try to stay that same person.
Amarr is represented by The Osbrink Agency and managed by Apex Talent Group. Please follow Amarr on his social media sites – Instagram: @amarr and Twitter: @AmarrWooten