Buddy Handleson: “If It Is Truly Your Dream, Devote Yourself To It”

Buddy Handleson had a fantastic run playing Henry Dillon on Disney’s Shake It Up. The young actor is back, starring as Wendell alongside MADtv actress Nicole Sullivan in the hit new show ‘Wendell & Vinnie.’

Celebrity Teen Scoop recently had the chance to catch up with Buddy and ask about his character, how he got his start in acting, and what he likes to do in his free time. Buddy even told a hilarious story about one of his auditions!

CTS: You’re starring as ‘Wendell’ on the show Wendell & Vinnie. What is the show all about? 

Buddy: Wendell & Vinnie is about Vinnie taking care of Wendell after his parents pass away.

CTS: Give us a glimpse into Wendell’s character?

Buddy: Wendell is very smart and mature which makes for an interesting dynamic between him and Vinnie.

CTS: Are you at all like Wendell?

Buddy: Kind of. I like to read and learn, but probably not as much as he would.

CTS: What’s it like working with Jerry Trainor and Nicole Sullivan?  

Buddy: Jerry Trainor is hilarious. He’s helped me learn how to be louder. And Nicole Sullivan is amazing. She always gives me different ways to say lines.

CTS: How long have you been acting and how did you get your start?

Buddy: I started about 5 years ago. My first part was on Hannah Montana.

CTS: Can you tell us a funny story about one of your auditions?

Buddy: I remember being so confident about an audition and completely forgetting a line. I looked at the guy reading with me like hello.. It’s your line. Turns out it wasn’t. It was my line.

CTS: What do you do for fun when you’re not working? 

Buddy: I like to play video games or read. Also naps. Lots of sleeping.

CTS: Do you have any role models or actors you hope to work with?

Buddy: Michael J. Fox or Jim Parsons.

CTS: What advice do you have for young people trying to break into the business?

Buddy: If it is truly your dream, devote yourself to it. Never give up. Always push forward.

CTS: What other projects do you have coming up that we can look out for?

Buddy: I think a lot of hilarious Wendell & Vinnie episodes!

Tune into ‘Wendell & Vinnie’ on Saturdays at 8pm on Nickelodeon.

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  1. clenna

    What a great philosophy from such a young man. I tell my kids to never give up and to keep reaching for their dreams.


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