Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to discover America’s youngest writer, director AND actor? Buckle up because The Hot Zone had a chance to sit down and talk with this 10-year-old sweetheart who will take you on the most inspirational journey, ever!
George Dalton was born and raised in Tennessee, but he shortly packed his bags and left his small town to search for his dreams in Los Angeles at the young age of eight.
Not only did Dalton’s parents see potential in his acting skills, but they also recognized his passion for writing and directing plays.
Shortly after seeing a few plays, Dalton truly knew that this is his calling. At the age of eight, the young star wrote and directed the play “I, Confess” that premiered at the Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks in 2013. “From this, I learned that I could do much more than the average eight year old. These experiences taught me that if you’re younger and you plan to do things, then go ahead and do them! Don’t let anyone stop you.”
It did not take long before seeing Dalton on TV. The rising star soon made appearances on the hit CBS sitcom, 2 Broke Girls, and he also landed another role on Microchip Jones.
However, Dalton’s career took off when he was chosen to play Arty on the highly anticipated Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which stars major faces like Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Michael Ian Black to name a few.
When we asked Dalton about how he landed Arty, the 10-year-old star told us that he simply auditioned and was soon chosen to play his character. It looks to us like Dalton is the perfect person to play Arty’s humorous and playful character!
Dalton also told us that Arty’s character was appealing to him because of the role he played—the controller of the camp radio and its only DJ! But Dalton did not just try to play Arty without a little background… The star added that he took a lot of things from the original movie and tried to make it his very own. Talk about dedication!
Dalton confidentially told us that Arty’s humorous demeanor is very similar to his own! But when we asked about the difference in their characters, Dalton laughed and said that Arty is very much carefree, while Dalton is much more aware of his surroundings.
In addition, Dalton noted the differences amongst Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 2 Broke Girls and Microchip Jones. He told us that the setting of each of these is very much different than the other. For example, Microchip Jones is a web series, 2 Broke Girls was filmed on a sound stage, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp was set in its location. Despite all of these differences, however, Dalton admitted that he learned something new from every production.
Like many of us, Dalton admitted that his parents are his biggest supporters, but that his mom is his biggest inspiration. It doesn’t get any better than this, people!
And if Dalton were to be one celebrity, he proudly confessed that it would be him. “To be honest, it would be me. I couldn’t ask for another person to be because I love what I’m doing, and I know that I will succeed through this.”
Despite living an extraordinary life for a 10-year-old, Dalton told us it is very much worth it.
“It’s definitely pressuring because a lot of things are happening all the time, but I try to do my best at everything.”
And as the rising star prepares to attend the screening of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp this Saturday, we can’t wait for its premiere on Netflix this Friday, July 31st!
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