Up All Night – Youthful Nickelodeon star Amarr Wooten talks to DAMAN Online about his experience of acting since he was a baby, and his dreams of becoming a comedian and accomplished actor
Some things are just meant to happen. Or in Amarr Wooten’s case, some life stories. From working in his hometown’s local network from the age of 3, young Amarr is destined to perform before the camera. Now, Amarr is entertaining thousands of viewers as the juvenile funny knight Warwick in Nickelodeon’s young-adult comedy, “Knight Squad.”
He’s basically a seasoned TV performer. From playing recurring roles in “American Housewife” and “Liv and Maddie,” to guest roles in numerous shows like “Instant Mom,” “Bunk’d,” “Life in Pieces,” and “Criminal Minds.” A true comedy fan and performer, his heroes are OG comedians Martin Lawrence and Dave Chapelle! Interesting to see his growth in the future. But for now, Amarr shares about his career so far.
DAMAN: Hi Amarr! First of all, congrats on all your success so far!
Amarr Wooten: Hi guys! Wow, thank you so much!
DAMAN: Tell us more about your character and your show “Knight Squad”.
Amarr Wooten: So, for those who are not familiar with the series, I play this character named Warwick on the show. He’s one-fourth of the Phoenix Squad and a 3rd generation knight. What I like is that he is confident. A jokester who doesn’t quite have the skills to back up his confidence, but backs it up in different ways.
DAMAN: What do you love most about playing Warwick? Do you feel like you can relate to his character?
Amarr Wooten: Oh yes. Warwick is in many ways relatable – which is why I love playing him. He’s very funny, probably one of the funniest in the show. But behind all the pranks and jokes, he also wants to be the best knight he possibly can to live up to his family name. I feel that some fans as well as teenagers in general can relate to that, and so can I.
DAMAN: You’re very young, but you’ve been in front of the camera since you’re six years old! What would you say you learned most so far from all the projects you have worked on?
Amarr Wooten: I think I’m lucky enough that my job faces me with different problems – both in real life (during production) and on screen (in character). So from that, not only have I learned how to be a better actor, I’ve also learned how to be a better person from different roles. But if there’s one main thing that I’ve learned from all of the projects, is to always be prepared for anything.
DAMAN: Is there a bucket list of projects you foresee yourself doing in the future?
Amarr Wooten: I would love to cross action movies off of my bucket list. I mean, like real action part where I do stunts and appear really bad-ass on screen! That, and also probably emotionally challenging drama roles.
DAMAN: Which actor inspires you and your list of who you’d love to work with?
Amarr Wooten: Let’s see… I grew up watching Will Smith and The Rock in the movies. Would love to do drama with Smith and action as The Rock’s sidekick one day! As for comedy, I worship the works of Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence and Dave Chapelle, just to name a few. Just to open their show anytime in my future would be a blessing enough.
DAMAN: Are there any other avenues you have interest in pursuing outside of entertainment?
Amarr Wooten: Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing this for as long as I can walk – so probably for me, entertainment and the arts is all I want to do for the rest of my life. It’s just become another part of who I am and, for now, I can’t imagine doing anything else than this.
DAMAN: When you are not filming, what are your favorite activities in your leisure time?
Amarr Wooten: I’m still a normal teenager. I usually hang out with my friends or play video games. Oh, or play sports! I love sports, especially team sports and I’d dive into any court just to get into the action. Basketball, football, soccer – you name it!
DAMAN: Do you travel? Have you ever been to Indonesia?
Amarr Wooten: Well, so far I’ve been to Canada, but not farther than that. (laughs) So to answer your first question, not really. Right now my life is all about school and TV work, so any travel plans might have to wait. But I’m planning on going to Japan with friends in 2020 – so yay for that! Also, I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I want to go for sure.
DAMAN: Is there anything else you’d love for your fans to know?
Amarr Wooten: Like you said, I’m still young. I got my whole life and career ahead of me. So stay tuned for more projects!
Photography Mitchell Nguyen McCormack
Styling Tatiana Isshac
Grooming Robert Bryan
Production at duo productions
Special thanks to Angela Mach at platform pr
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