Let us introduce you to the super talented Jailen Bates!
The young actor stars as Ben on Nickelodeon’s new show WITS Academy, which follows Every Witch Way‘s Andi (Daniela Nieves) as she becomes Guardian to two of the Magical Realm’s toughest W.I.T.s at a school for young witches and wizards in training.
“I can’t believe I get to work with Daniela Nieves!” Jailen told JJJ. “She is so great on the show, awesome voice and so nice!”
He added, “The show is so fun to do! I think people are liking the drama and funny stuff. It is a really cool show!”
Here are 10 other fun facts Jailen told us about himself!
1. I started to read fluently when I wanted to do community theater at 5. I love reading scripts!
2. I landed my very first audition in L.A.
3. I am a Valentine kid, born on February 14!
4. I was born in Indiana, but have lived in both the Bay Area and L.A. areas.
5. I have celebrated several of my birthdays on cruise ships. It’s my favorite way to travel.
6. My favorite food is pasta with butter – no sauce!
7. I love to make short films with my big brother.
8. I was on student council for third grade.
9. I like to drive my brother crazy by singing.
10. I loves theater and performing in front of a live audience.