Aspiring actors looking for a career path with great promise ought to have Disney Channel on their radar. While not everyone’s idea of prestige, there’s no denying the massive influence of Disney Channel in kids’ entertainment as well as the major pop culture impact many of its stars have down the road. And of course, there are plenty of exciting opportunities actors will have by exploring other types of Disney acting gigs.
Acting for Disney Channel
Landing auditions for Disney Channel is a thrilling opportunity for kids. Whether it’s a new Disney Channel series or a Disney Channel original movie, there are always new and exciting roles opening up for actors to audition for.
Disney Channel has a long history of releasing shows and original movies that have gone on to etch their mark into pop culture history. And the list of recognizable celebrities who got their start on the network is quite long. While it’s easy to remember the days of Miley Cyrus’ start on Hannah Montana or when Demi Lovato first broke out onto the scene after starring in Camp Rock, there are plenty of other celebrities you may have forgotten were originally Disney Channel. Some notable mentions include Ryan Gosling, Mila Jovovich, and Zendaya. Today’s young stars include Ruth Righi on Sydney to the Max and Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner on Coop & Cami Ask the World.
The best way to land auditions for Disney Channel is to keep an eye out for new casting calls. Disney is known for finding new talent and frequently seeks out kids who are just getting started with acting.
Getting Disney Channel Auditions for Adults
Acting on Disney Channel also isn’t just for kids. There are plenty of exciting acting opportunities for adults of all ages. After all, these same movies and shows will need to cast for roles like parents, teachers, or other adult characters that fit into the story. So if you’re an adult looking to get cast on a fun project that could help your career, seeking out auditions for Disney Channel could be the right move for you.
With the expansion of Disney’s empire, shows for adults are also created and aired by Disney on Disney+. Perhaps the most talked-about adult star on the network currently is Tom Hiddleston from Loki. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star on another hit series, Wandavision.
Other Disney Acting Opportunities
There are often lots of other opportunities within Disney you can pursue as well. In particular, there are frequent needs for actors and singers in live Disney theater productions. There is also always a need for actors, dancers, and singers at Disney theme parks.
That being said, a great way to prepare for Disney Channel auditions is to gain experience in live theater, especially musicals. And if you are a talented ice skater and love to perform, Disney on Ice may be your calling. In the same vein, musical talent is highly valued at Disney Channel and they frequently produce their own music with young stars from their shows and TV movies.
The key to finding the right roles is to find good representation with a talent agent, which is why you should attend a Discovery Spotlight Expo. You can avoid the scams and fake agencies that just want your money, and get your child or yourself in front of a curated panel of talent agents who know how to steer acting careers in the right direction.