Henry Danger's Jace Norman Spills What It's Really Like Auditioning for 'iCarly' Creator Dan Schneider
We’ve seen a ton of audition footage for our favorite Nickelodeon and Disney Channel actors…but when you go out for a Dan Schneider project, it’s a bit different.
“I was auditioning for all the Nickelodeon stuff and then there this Dan Schneider project, and I didn’t know who he was at the time,” he says.
“I looked him up and was like, ‘Oh wow, he made all my favorite shows growing up.’ He created all of the Nickelodeon shows basically, like Zoey 101, Drake and Josh, and iCarly.”
What happens is that Dan has every actor audition with one particular sketch that he wrote.
Jace shares, “I don’t know if he just sees if you have comedic timing or what, but it’s this weird sketch where you play a character called Alex, who’s auditioning for a part. The character plays different characters.”
Obviously, he booked the part — but he didn’t know exactly what part it was.
“I knew I was one of the leads, but I didn’t know I was playing Henry, it was called like, Marve Mars, and I played David,” Jace remembers.
“I think people did that so we couldn’t tell what was going on. I was like, ‘Oh, I’m Henry of Henry Danger’ when I got the script.”