David Lambert Interview -- JJJ Exclusive!

David Lambert Interview -- JJJ Exclusive!

Newcomer David Lambert plays Jason Landers, the younger brother to video-gamer-turned-crime-fighter Charlie (Kelly Blatz) in Disney XD’s debut series, Aaron Stone. The series premieres TONIGHT @ 7PM ET/PT.

JustJaredJr.com caught up with the 16-year-old actor last week at the New York Comic Convention. Here’s what David had to share about his 16th birthday, the bands he plays in and of course his new TV series!

JJJ: Can you tell us about your character in Aaron Stone?

DL: I play Jason Landers, Charlie’s younger brother…and he’s a really cool character. He’s a freshman in high school and he looks up to Charlie in a lot of ways. Sometimes he annoys him, but I think they have a lot of fun. He plays the video game “Hero Rising” as well, which he just thinks is a video game, but it ends up being more than that. And he has no idea that Charlie is Aaron Stone.

It’s really funny because sometimes Charlie has to hide, or lie about his secret identity, so a lot of funny situations happen. He’s really big into girls! He’s really into girls a lot…he likes Emma [Tania Gunadi], the next door neighbor, and a lot of stuff happens because he’s always trying to smooth talk her. And it never works! He’s a cool character, he’s likable. Hopefully, he’s likeable!

(Click inside for more of JJJ‘s interview with David Lambert…)

JJJ: Do you have a real-life older brother?

DL: No, I don’t, actually. That’s the really interesting switch up for me, because I’m the oldest in my family and I’m the youngest in this family. It’s really cool because I kind of learn from my younger siblings. I took what they do, and I applied it to Jason. But it’s cool, because for once I get to ask for advice instead of giving the advice, and I get to look up to someone. And me and Kelly [Blatz], we ended up becoming like brothers in real life, which is great. It’s a really cool relationship that we have.

JJJ: Who do you look up to in Hollywood?

DL: I have so many favorites! I’ve always loved Tom Hanks. He’s awesome. It seems like he can do anything! He’s funny, but he can be really serious, he can make you cry, he can make you laugh. Robin Williams is another favorite of mine. I also really like Johnny Depp because he can be so eccentric, and he chose that path! No one really ever followed him…he’s kind of in his own genre. I really respect him for that and I really look up to him.

JJJ: How did you catch the acting bug?

DL: I’ve always done theater. It started out as a hobby, just as something to do. I did school plays, I did church plays. My first play was probably the Nativity, where I played Joseph. It was pretty fun. I didn’t take anything seriously, it was just for fun. I was also always big into movies, watching movies, trailers for new movies that were coming out, that sort of stuff. So then I was like, you know what, I’ll try that! Eventually, I got an agent and I went out to LA. I went to pilot season, and the second year I went out there I booked this. I was really lucky.

JJJ: What was the audition process like for Aaron Stone?

DL: I went to an open-call, I went in to read a scene, and she gave me a sticky note with an address to another building for the same day. It ended up being the Disney Channel building! I went to the top floor and walked into this room with a table full of producers for the show. I wasn’t expecting that, so I was kind of caught off guard. I got nervous immediately – I was shaking! I did the same scene and they brought me in a couple more times. I read with Kelly and I read with J.P. [Manoux], who plays S.T.A.N. I was kind of star struck by J.P. He’s been on Phil of the Future and ER, so it’s really cool that now I’m working with him! It’s really awesome.

JJJ: What’s your favorite prop on set?

DL: I always have a video game controller in my hands because we play video games a lot. It ended up being like a trademark thing for me. The headset, because it’s an online game. Also, [my character] Jason skateboards, so I had to kind of learn how to do it on set. I have my own skateboad covered in stickers — all worn and beat. That’s a cool prop!

JJJ: You turned 16 back in November, how did you celebrate?

DL: I just hung out with friends and family. I’ve always just done small things. I’ve never had big parties. It’s a lot more personal that way, and you just appreciate things more.

JJJ: Are you still in school?

DL: I’m a sophomore in high school. I’m home-schooled! I do online courses and I graduate in two more years.

JJJ: What’s your worst subject in school?

DL: Probably science, biology.

JJJ: Do you have a favorite Disney movie?

DL: I always loved the classics, like Lion King. And I like the Pixar movie The Incredibles. Those are my two favorites. Awesome.

JJJ: Did you see the preview for Up yet? It’s amazing.

DL: No but I want to see that so badly! I love Pixar, just everything they do! It’s amazing. I loved Wall-E, Finding Nemo, Incredibles, Toy Story, all of them are amazing.

JJJ: Do you like singing? I heard you play the trumpet and guitar.

DL: I’ve been a singer for some bands back home. Right now I’m studying and teaching myself how to play the piano. I might take some lessons later. I know a little guitar, and I used to play trumpet. When I went to school, I used to be in band. I still have my trumpet at home, actually.

JJJ: Would you ever want to pursue a music career?

DL: As of right now, it’s just something I love to do and have a passion for. It’s just a hobby. I have friends at home that play different instruments, and we kind of just jam together. Right now, acting is my main focus, but who knows what might happen.

JJJ: How do you keep up with Hollywood and entertainment news?

DL: I don’t really go online but I watch TV. Like E!, stuff like that. My 12-year-old sister likes Popstar! magazine, so sometimes I hear what she has to say.

JJJ: Aaron Stone is premiering on Friday, will you be having a viewing party?

DL: Yeah, I’m having a get-together. I’m inviting a bunch of friends over and we’re just going to sit in the living room and watch it on TV. It’ll be really cool.


Aaron Stone premieres TONIGHT @ 7PM ET/PT on Disney XD.

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  • 13girl

    who’s david lambert? he has gorgeous eyes.

  • Jessica Bosworth

    I was in a video with him 2 years ago!!!
    It was a parental training video for stepfamilies!!!
    oh my gosh i can’t believe he made it so big i’m so proud of him and excited for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://none Madi

    awww david!
    dude i have known this kid since like 6th grade.
    we did acting together.

    im so happy he’s hitting it big!
    im gonna have to keep his phone number in my phone.

    but honestly, he’s so adorable.
    i love him.

  • alina

    i love this guy his eyes are so amazing arron stone is actually a pretty good show i like it i cant belive i just admmited that


    DAVID IS OS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HIS EYES THIER HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Jenni

    OMG David Lambert is amazing and his eyes are totally wicked amazing too. I just love it when he plays his character Jason on Aaron Stone.

  • mkp

    aww, he seems like a sweet guy :)
    i hope he makes it big !

    oh, & i play piano & would give him lessons anytime hahaha.

  • Felica

    heyy madi do u want to give me davids # LOL

  • http://yahoo.com ishika

    DaVId U r d MsT CHrMnG BoY Of MaH lYf! mUuUuUuaAhHhxXxX

  • demetria thalita

    I love david lambert sooo…. much x) he’s sooo… cute, I really want to meet him xD
    does david likes orange (colour) ? because he wore 3 orange shirts for 2 episodes of Aaron Stone. hahaha…
    does he have a girlfriend??

  • Bella Brighton

    Well hes cute and adorable but the bad news is HES JUST AS YOUNG AS I AM! Im more expecting him as 18-20 :-/ but yeah hes hot!

  • shaima kyla

    ooohhhhhhhh my god he is so hot I love him uhh I wish I can be his girlfriend

  • dhea

    i love you full ,lol

  • nghc

    ohhhhh i think he`s charming and cute i♥watching him in aaron stone

  • http://www.myspace.com/eemaanueel Emmaanueel;;

    I Love You David Lambert;; :D

  • zd

    hes gorgeous! im friends with him on youtube and he is soooooooooooooooo nice(:

  • Love bug

    i love you David Lambert!!! (L)

  • http://KOPALSHAW@gmail.com KOPAL

    hey,gino how are you? I think you forget me. You are so cute . I like your lips, eyes and smile.

  • http://KOPALSHAW@gmail.com KOPAL

    Hey, gino how are you. Iuv you……….

  • jasmine

    i love david lambert and kelly blatz! they are so amazingly hot! i love to watch aaron stone! i love the eposode when david and kelly hug! it looks so sweet!

  • jasmine

    hi david lambert! you have amazing eyes! i love you!

  • Barby

    David Lambert is very good-looking:)(L):$

  • http://yahoo.com Rosalind2013

    Aw, I love him! He seems like he’s such a sweet person; and I just wish I could get to know someone like that! It’s truly inspirational to see someone who’s not really aggressive make it big; and even though I don’t have the pleasure of knowing him; I’m still proud that there are people like him out there. Wish some other stars would follow his example… He gives me hope for a better tomorrow.

    I know this comment seems really corny; but it’s the way I feel; and I happen to be good with words since I’m a wannabe novelist. (my book has a character in it that looks exacltly like David Lambert; it was so weird for me when I saw him on TV for the first time!) My character is a werewolf. Maybe if I someday get a movie made… XD

  • dorenny

    hola mi nombre es dorenny de venezuela y mi serie favorita de disney xd es aaron stone nunca me la pierdo por nada del mundo tambien quisiera que la pasaran mas a menudo porque en venezuela solo la pasan los sabados y quisiera conocerlos a todos ustedes son mis estrellas favoritas

  • http://venezuela dorenny

    hola mi monbre es dorenny de venezuela y aaron stone es mi serie favorita de disney xd nunca me la pierdo por nada del mundo ustedes son mis estrellas favoritas y quisiera conocerlos a todos algun dia

  • http://dorennyshr1996@hotmail.com dorenny

    hola mi nombre es dorenny y mi serie favorita de disney xd es aaron stone nunca me la pierdo por nada del mundo ustedes son mis estrellas favoritas y quisiera conocerlos algun dia en persona

  • sharOn

    a mii me encanta la forma en qe actua este chiico iia qe me encantan sus ojos su cara es tan lindo

  • http://jooly jooly

    david have the gorgeous eyes
    I LOVE him <3
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    he is soo perfect

  • srishtee

    i jst luv dis guy :o :O
    he’s realy really hawt!!

    wen i didnt knw him…it was on 10th december one of ma frns,palak ,she showed me his pic……
    n den………i went gaga o’er him………n den i searched fr him onl9….n went thru his pics……OH.MY.GOD……..!! rite since den,i’m one of his bigggest fanss…he so damn hot!!

    i jst cant stp myself wenever i see his pics…..i luv him like nythng!! he’s so awesome….. :) i’ve each n evry pic of david which is available on d net!!

    n i hope dat smeday i’d meet him,hug him,kiss him!! i jst cant cntrl my emotions….!! i blush vry much wenever my frns tease me by his name…!! actually i’m knwn by d name ”DAVID”!!

    n d most gud thng is dat i hve a frnd,named shreyas who luks jst lyk him!! :D

    !!! so DAVID, I REALLY REALLY LUV U,n surely i’m gonna meet u smeday.. :)

    n i want 2 b ur girlfrnd!!!plzzzz!!

  • srishtee

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3