You may recognize Cameron Ocasio for his roles in Sinister and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The talented up-and-coming actor now stars as Dice on Nickelodeon’s new hit show, Sam & Cat, starring Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy.
Celebrity Teen Scoop chatted with Cameron about his character, Dice, and what it’s like working with Ariana and Jennette. The talented actor also shared great advice for young people thinking of getting into the acting industry!
CTS: You currently play the role of Dice on Sam & Cat. Can you tell us about your character?
Cameron: “Dice is a likable, gossiping, wheeling and dealing next-door neighbor.”
CTS: How did you get casted for the role?
Cameron: “After several callbacks, Nickelodeon decided to cast me for the role of Dice. It is truly a dream come true.”
CTS: What is it like to work with Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy? Are you all pretty close?
Cameron: “I am very lucky to be working with such professionals; they have made me feel very comfortable on set and we always laugh with each other. We are all pretty close and we hang out when we can.”
CTS: How did you get your start in acting? Could you tell us about your first audition?
Cameron: “I started with IMTA in 2008 and received first runner-up for ‘Child Actor of The Year’ in my age category. My very first audition was in California for ‘Palm Centro.'”
CTS: Which actors and actresses would you like to work with the most?
Cameron: “There are so many good ones out there, but at this time I would have to say Jim Carrey, because he is so funny. I would also love to work with Johnny Depp, because he is an amazing actor.”
CTS: What do you like to do when you are not working on set or preparing for a role?
Cameron: “I love doing magic tricks, spending time with my family, and playing video games.”
CTS: What other upcoming projects do you have?
Cameron: “At the moment, my time is committed to the Sam & Cat show, but you never know what’s in store for the future.”
CTS: What else do you plan to do this summer?
Cameron: “I am not completely sure, but I know I am going back home to spend time with the rest of my family and maybe have a planned vacation.”
CTS: What advice do you have for young people who are trying to break into the acting industry?
Cameron: “My advice is to keep working at it and stay positive, because it’s not easy. Don’t let anyone discourage you, and treat every audition as if you know the part is yours. My manager always tells me to take chances on every audition, because you have nothing to lose.”