Who’s the hardest character to do?
None of them are really that hard, I think all the ones everyone’s seen I can just do. Some of them just take a little time, for instance I didn’t know I could do a Slater impersonation but then it just kind of came to me. That’s the fun part. He was the big one I wanted to do so I’m stoked. As far as being hard, I don’t know, they all kind of come pretty easy! I need to work on accents, like the Kiwi’s. Certain accents I’ve got dialed, but other ones I need some work on for sure.
What about your favourite character to do? Surely Rosie Hodge has to be up there!?
Yeah! Rosie’s awesome. You know what’s funny about her? I did a video like three years ago, back when I was doing sh*t every couple of months or so. I never was trying to do it consistently, like I’m trying to do now, but yeah, she commented on my post because I did an impression of her interviewing Alejo Muniz or someone. But when she did it I was blown away. I didn’t tag her name or anything, I just did it for my friends. Now I get to run into her now and then and she’s always super cool.
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? A little run down of who you are and what you are about?
I’ve been doing surf lessons for a long time as far as work, and a few voiceovers here and there. It’s never really been too consistent though. I’m 28, I’m still living at home right now, but it’s all good! I just surf my local beach break a lot close to Malibu, I’m goofy foot but working on my switch stance too! I don’t know, I know that’s a bit vague! I’m just cruising right now!
Are you still surf instructing?
Yeah a little, but I’ve been lagging! I was working at this one surf camp over summer and I’ve been there for a few years. I recently bailed though because I need to focus on this new sh*t, my own sh*t, you know?
You said you’ve done a few voice overs in the past and Hollywood is just down the road, any notable works we may know of?
Haha! I don’t know if you guys would know them, but I’ve had some random voice overs doing like, African voices and black voices which is a bit ridiculous cause I’m not at all black. But yeah they were a couple of years ago! Most of them are just in my normal voice, they aren’t funny at all. Commercials and stuff. I’ve done a few thousand though. I do all my auditions from home in my little home studio thing. I’ve got a notion right now that things might just start happening for me, I just need to put my head down. I’ve got a heap of ideas for new jokes, I just haven’t gotten around to filming them!
So we’ve got a heap of stuff to look forward to!?
Haha for sure. (Tyler actually did the impressions for us, but for now we’re keeping them on the downlow until he releases them). But yeah, I’ve just been a bit pissed at myself, and there’s been no waves so I’ve been in a weird mind set. I’ve gotta be on a good one and I got all motivated the other night like ‘ALRIGHT’ but then I lost it.
What about some fresh characters?
Maybe! I don’t know yet. Maybe a spook of the Occ Cast or something. Occy interviewing like John Snow from Game of Thrones or something you know?
We’re now in 2018 and it sounds like you are super focused to take the ride see where all of this ends up. Is there anything planned for your new career in the immediate future?
Oh you know we’ll just have to wait and see, like I said I was just in Hawaii and I might cruise back at the end of this month. That would be pretty sick. I’ll be doing some more work with Volcom. I’d love to do a cartoon or something too!
We’ll have to get you down here to visit Aus!
Dude… that would be insane! I’ve been to Indo but never Australia, but I have some good mates in West Oz and I really want to make my way out there and visit everyone. I get along with you guys a heap! And the girls too haha!
That sounds about right! Thanks so much for your time!
Thanks to all you guys who are stoked on my stuff! I love hearing that! It’s always a big compliment to me. I hope to catch you all soon!