Diary of a Wimpy Kid actor Zachary Gordon was a presenter at Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash on Sunday (October 20). The show will air on October 26th on the Hub channel. Martha Stewart and Coco Jones are judges, and other presenters are Bailee Madison and Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould.
Celebrity Teen Scoop got to chat with Zachary about presenting at the Halloween Bash, how he “would consider buying a Mustang” if he won the $25,000 prize money, and his upcoming projects. He also shared that he plans to dress up as “a gangster or Miley Cyrus” for Halloween!
CTS: You are presenting at Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash on October 26th. Tell us more about it!
Zachary: “Nearly 170 million people celebrate Halloween each year. Hub Television created this epic new cultural TV event to bring the haunting to viewers at home. It’s a variety show featuring pop culture and musical acts, and there will also be a costume competition with entries from all across the US. Celebrities like myself will hand out the awards to winners in different categories.”
CTS: Who are you most excited to meet at the event and why?
Zachary: “I am really excited to meet Keenan Thompson, because I am a big fan of his and SNL.”
CTS: One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” If you won $25,000 – what would you do with the money?
Zachary: “I’m just getting ready to learn how to drive, so I’d consider buying a Mustang.”
CTS: Do you have any special Halloween plans this year? Will you be dressing up?
Zachary: “I’ll probably hang out with my friends on Halloween night and go to a party. I’m thinking of being a gangster or Miley Cyrus.”
CTS: You are well known for your role in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature film series. Please share some highlights of being in the series!
Zachary: “Some of my fondest memories are of the times I played “Call of Duty” after a day on set with my onscreen dad, Steve Zahn. Also, I really enjoyed going swimming and hanging out with the cast at dinner. Those are some of my favorite memories.”
CTS: How did you get your start in acting?
Zachary: “I began acting about 7 years ago. People used to stop my mother and I and say I should be on TV, because I was a very precocious young child. The rest is history.”
CTS: Which actors and actresses would you like to work with someday?
Zachary: “One of my favorite actors is the very talented Joseph Gordon Levitt. I would be honored to have the opportunity to share the screen with him someday, hopefully soon.”
CTS: Besides acting, what other things are you into?
Zachary: “Basketball is my favorite sport, both as a participant and spectator. Nowadays, I mostly enjoy hanging out and doing things with my friends.”
CTS: What are your other upcoming projects?
Zachary: “I recently filmed a Hallmark movie called Pete’s Christmas, in which I play the character Pete. It is set to air on November 8th, so be on the lookout! I also voice the character Henry in Boxcar Children, which will be released soon. In addition, I am presently hosting the weekly Skylanders Boomcast Youtube web series, in which I give fans the latest news and tips on the new Activison game ‘Swapforce.’ I also plan to get involved in live theater in the near future.”