STUDENTS TAKE A BOW!
"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our students on their achievements in television, film, voiceover, stage, musical theatre, and school. Call us with your accomplishments, on screen and off.” Judy Berlin, Director/Founder
Congratulations Jailen Bates (10)
Jailen will be a TV series regular on the new Fall show WITs Academy on Nickelodeon in 2015.
Talent Agents met him at our showcase and he began attending auditions. We are proud of Jailen and wish him well!
Congratulations Mina Russel Choi (6)
(Girl in purple butterfly dress)
Having fun as a print model for Pottery Barn
(Girl in pink PJ)
CONGRATULATIONS ETHAN DiSALVIO (13)
- Pixar Film, Voiceover in MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
- Voiceover for LEAP FROG TOYS - National TV Commercial & Cable, U.S. Forestry Service
CONGRATULATIONS KIHARA THREETS (5)
• Pixar Films, Voiceover, Monster University
• Model, Pottery Barn
Bridgit Mendler, (22) stars as Teddy in the Disney Channel Series, Good Luck Charlie.
A family show from a kid's point of view.
Bridgit Mendler (22)
“Kids on Camera helped me get my first San Francisco agent and discover that acting was something I really enjoyed.” Bridgit Mendler, (18)
“Bridgit has all the attributes of a Disney star. We just fell in love with her.”
Adam Bonnett, Senior VP of Original Programming at Disney Channel
In 2015 Bridgit Mendler was cast as a principal actor on the NBC TV SERIES, UNDATEABLES
Bridgit continues to receive excellent reviews in her starring role as Teddy in this TV series, Good Luck Charlie. She got her start in the performing arts, at age 9, when she first attended Kids on Camera’s summer camp. She continued her studies in our TV Acting 1 and 2 school year series, which prepared her to participate in our talent showcase. Following the showcase, where she met local talent agents and film directors, she began attending auditions and getting cast in voiceovers and commercials. She continued her studies in our one-day workshops. Bridgit is represented by agents in Los Angeles now. A big break for her occurred when she was cast in the movie, Alice Upside Down, which is based on a series of novels by Phyllis Naylor. Her co-stars included LA actors, Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen), Lucas Gabreel, (High School Musical) and Luke Perry (TV Series, 90210). Another big break occurred when she was cast as a co-star in the Warner Bros. film, The Clique. The Disney Channel first cast Mendler on the comedy Jonas, where she appeared in two episodes playing a love interest for Nick Jonas. That was followed by a four-episode stint on Wizards of Waverly Place. • In her first starring role on Good Luck Charlie, on Disney Channels worldwide, Mendler plays Teddy Holliday alongside Disney regular Jason Dolley, who plays her brother Casey. When their parents go back to work full time after having a baby, the care and feeding of their new sister -- nicknamed Charlie -- falls to the teenage siblings. It’s a family show from a kid's point of view. Kids on Camera founder/director, Judy Berlin is not surprised at the success Bridgit is experiencing. From that first day camp, Judy was very aware of her talent. It was just a matter of time, having a passion for acting, her study of the craft, and being at the right place at the right time!
CONGRATULATIONS PHILLIP GARCIA (26)
Kids on Camera Alumni Phillip Garcia
cast on ABC TV SERIES SCANDAL
His credits include - National TV Commercials for Dennys, McDonalds, Nexcare, VW Automobile & Taco Bell
- Upcoming film, BABYMOON; shooting in Costa Rica
- His musical group Will & Phil released their first EP, MAYDAY on ITUNES,
- Role in Award Winning Play, BLU
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from AMDA
American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles
Phillip, from San Jose, CA, was a student at Kids on Camera as a teen in TV Acting 1 and 2 series and participated in your talent showcase. As a teen he was cast as a lead actor, singer and dancer at San Jose's Musical Theatre in Pippin, Leader of the Pack, and Once on This Island. More recently see his list of roles in national commercials and on the ABC SERIES, SCANDAL. He was cast in the world premier play, BLU, written by Virginia Grise and directed by Laurie Carlos. BLU ran for 12 weeks at famous Alexandria Hotel in Lost Angeles and received awards and acclaim from Yale University and critics nationwide. Past credits include: HBO series Hung, an appearance on Spike TV, a Disney Nightastic commercial. His success has much to do with his early training with you and your staff. Thank You! Mr. Albert Garcia, San Jose
PHILLIP GARCIA (26)
CONGRATULATIONS to LILA SAGE (5)
Dear Judy, Thank you for a great program! My daughter, Lila, speaks very highly of your staff. Her is confidence is building with each class and we want that to enhance her on camera skills. We want to continue with you. I'm very proud of her. Jennifer Knight, Napa
Her voiceover credits include:
National TV spots for Target & Humana Dental, and she is a voice for a Cabbage Patch Kid Doll.
GRETA GURVITS (12) EDITIORAL PHOTO MODEL: FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE
Greta was a model for the article titled “Weighty Matters” in the June 2013 issue.
The article focused on youngsters who struggle with their weight and size and self-esteem issues. Greta shares her experience here at the photo shoot.
My experience at the Family Circle Magazine photo shoot was very fun, easy, and absolutely educational as a model and as an actress. As I walked into this job, I was excited and prepared for the day. This print job was not just about posing for a picture. I needed to use my acting skills and to be a completely different person than I am in real life. I really needed to stretch my acting abilities, to play a character that showed different emotions and a person who was very melancholy. I got into the feel of the character. I really wanted to prove myself. I also wanted to be a role model for any person who was having trouble with themselves or their body. I really feel that my character could relate to the struggle that some youngsters go through. The wonderful photographer Timothy Archibald and I worked together to make this project a success. Thank you Kids on Camera for sending me to this audition and thanks to everybody for your hard work and cooperation.
Judy Berlin, Director of Kids on Camera
with Hollywood Casting Director, Joey Paul Jensen
JOEY is a guest coach at one-day workshops at Kids on Camera. She has cast over 40 films & over 500 hours on the well know popular kids networks.
She co-produced the film Soul Surfer and won the Artios Award as Best Independent Casting Director for Children's TV for the series "That's So Raven" in 2005. She will return this summer or in the fall and her focus is on film acting audition skills, comedic skills, improvisation and cold script reading with professional scenes.
Simon’s acting credits include: SONY PLAYSTATION PSP GAME, Internet Promo & TV Commercial and an Industrial Commercial for Advanced Micro Device
The Blondies, were the opening act at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley in May 2010 and they returned in 2011.
ISABELLA PEREGRINA (15)
VOICEOVER IN FEATURE FILM
Isabella has participated in Kids on Camera from age 5 to 14 in our TV 1 and 2 series and workshops. She was recently cast as a voiceover for the upcoming feature film, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. This is a remake of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. She was cast in this new film following a one-day workshop with us. Isabella was also a voiceover in the film, THE POLAR EXPRESS.
ANTHONY ROBINSON’S FILM DEBUT in HERCULES SAVES CHRISTMAS
Watch for Anthony this holiday season in lead role of Max Moogle in HERCULES SAVES CHRISTMAS. In 2008 he participated in Hollywood's Best New Talent at the Kodak Theatre in LA and was nominated for Best Comedic Actor and Best Child Model. Other castings include a role in HIDE ANDSEEK which was nominated for an award at Washington DC Film Festival in 2010. Other credits include print modeling for Nature Bridge and fit modeling for Levi Strauss & Co
ALUMNI, TROY CLARDY (35)
Troy Clardy (7) in class
with Judy Berlin in 1983
Executive Producer & Host Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh
CONGRATULATIONS FILMMAKER, EZRA STANELY
Award winner at the Burbank International Film Festival Category: TV Commercial
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN MORRIS VOICE OF ANDY in TOY STORY 1, 2 & 3
John Morris (Age 6)
John Morris (now)
ARAME HOWARD (8), TIANNA HUFF (8) & LEO JERGOVIC (7)cast as Voiceovers in TOY STORY 3.
John Morris is the voice of Andy in Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. John, age 26, was a student at Kids on Camera from age 6-16. He participated in our TV 1 and 2 course series, one-day workshops, and our Talent Showcase. Following our showcase he gained representation with a local talent agent and started to attend auditions. Pixar Animation Studios cast him as the voice of Andy in Toy Story 1 when he was age 7. He was Andy in Toy Story 2 during his teens and is Andy in Toy Story 3. A few of his credits include commercials for Toyota, Pizza Hut and Levi’s, a stage role at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and many leading stage roles when he attended University High School in SF. He is a UCLA graduate and now lives in New York.
Following a voiceover workshop at Kids on Camera in March 2010 with Voiceover Casting Director & Looping Coordinator, Holly Dorff; Arame, Tianna, and Leo were cast as background voices for TOY STORY 3. They were attending the workshop and due to their talent and ability to take direction Holly cast them in the film. Looping is a voiceover term used to describe dialogue replacement and background laughter and cheering. They had a wonderful time working at a local recording studio w/ Holly.
TV NEWS ANCHOR, KTLA TV, LOS ANGELES
I was one of your students at your first location. I thought you might like to know that I was a news anchor in Manhattan at WPIX, Channel 11 and now I am in Los Angeles. I enjoyed a 15 year career in TV news which included Sacramento, CA. I have always credited your program with making me a comfortable communicator. I really believe what I learned from you helped me succeed in TV news. You also teach something unique, an appropriate level of eagerness to please the audience. Thank you for all you do! Chris Burrous Los Angeles
Krista Fettke (12) Co-Stars, Pixar Film, Play by Play
Directors from Pixar Films discovered Krista when they attended our Talent Showcase. Her local casting credits also include a Nintendo DS “My Baby” and “Oops”, Cisco TV project, and OnStar TV commercials. She he is a print model on the cover of the American Girl Doll Book.
CONGRATS KYMBERLIE MCNICHOLAS
EMMY AWARD WINNING NEWS REPORTER,
2012 STAR NEW REPORTER OF THE YEAR:
SILICON VALLEY, 2009
“Thank you for giving me my start! Your training gave me the skills and confidence to pursue my dream!”
My credits include:
News Reporter, Comcast Sports Net
News Anchor: KRON
Morning News Anchor: KFTY
ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
KATRINA BALBUENA, 22
Print Model, American Idol Billboard
Former San Diego Chargers Cheerleader
JENNIFER BOWEN (30)
National TV Commercial, T-Mobile
News Anchor, WPIX TV, NYC
& KTLA TV, Los Angeles
SHOSHANA BUSH (21)
Lead in Feature Film, Dance Flick, The Fling
3 Film Contract, Paramount Films
ANDREW DOLINKO, (22)
Johns Hopkins Univ. Graduate
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Major Bio Physics, Minor Theatre Arts
PRESTON HABU, (22)
Nike & Sprint, TV Commercials
Independent Film, Golden Girls
Spike Lee Film, SUCKER FREE CITY, Toronto Film Festival
PHILIP ITNER (38)
Foreign Correspondent, CBS News
Graduate of SF State U.
LYNDSY KAIL (21)
UC Berkeley Graduate
San Fransisco Shakespeare Festival's tour of Hamlet,
Film Role, All About Evil
TV Series, Trauma
RENEE MARTINEZ, (20) Disney Ch., Host of Behind the Ears
JOHN MORRIS (26)
Voice of Andy, Toy Story 1, 2, 3
Feature Film, Sex and the City
Film,The Upstate House, Sundance Film Festival
TV Commercial, General Motors
ADAM MCARTHUR, (24)
National TV Commercials: Sprite, Nintendo, Six Flags,
Cingular Wireless, and McDonald's
KYM MCNICHOLAS (25)
Star Reporter of the Year, Silicon Valley, 2009
News Reporter, Comcast Sports Net
Business News Anchor, KRON
KAILA O’NEILL, (21)
Attending Universite de Paris la Sorbonne
Major: Nuclear Engineering
Pursuing a degree in Physics @ Pierre and Marie Curie
SHEA PARKER (21)
TV Commercial, Pizza Hut
Roles in DRAKE & JOSH on NICKELODEON
CBS Series, STILL STANDING
TV Soap, PASSIONS
DUSTIN PEARSON, (20)
Theater Arts Major, attending Loyola Marymount Univ.
Voiceover Alta Bates Medical Center & Gottchalks Dept. Store
Print model, AT&T.
Role, TV series, Trauma.
CLAIRE PLUMB (22)
Graduate, Peabody Conservatory of Music
Johns Hopkins Univ., BA in Music, Classical Vocal Major.
TV Series, Army Wives
JUSTIN WHALIN (32) Emmy Award, CBS Movie, Other Mothers
Lead, HBO Movie, Suzie Q
Jimmy Olsen, Lois & Clark's, The New Adventures of Superman TV Series
REBECCA WHITE, (30) Lead Role, T.I.C Trenchcoat in Common, at
Encore Theatre Co., San Francisco, Jan. 09
Host, Herpertek, & First Cut, KRON TV.
Stage, NYC, The Exonerated, Bleeker St. Theatre
MORE SUCCESS STORIES
CASSIDY ABERSON (12)
LL Bean Cover Model,
Target National Print Model
JASMINE ACEVES (11)
Music Video, Jenro
Wayne Dyer Video: Tales of Everday Magic
SF State U, Graduate Film Playground Politics
KATYA BAKER LAVINE, (17)
Model, Pottery Barn
TV Commercial, Nintendo
Film Role, Dreams on a String
JAMES BARTON, (14)
TV Series Role, Parenthood
Background Role, Anjaana Anjaani (Bollywood film)
Role, TV Show, Worlds Most Astonishing News,
KEANU BEAUSIER (14)
SEGA Commercial On-Line
Stage Role, JOE TURNER’S COME & GONE, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
TV Commercial: Chabot Space & Science Center.
HAILEY CAPOVILLA, (10)
National AT&T Print Model
ELLIOTT CARR, (9)
Voiceover, Incredible Hulk Toy!
Film Role, Allie's Sleep Over Club andit will begin shooting in May.
National Cable TV Commercial, Firefly
TV Commercials, Mervyns, Listerine, Walmart
SAMANTHA COLBERT (7)
Print Model, Mervyns, Pottery Barn
DAAN CREYGHTON (11)
Great America TV Commercial & Internet
Print Modeling for Peek
AUJENEE DOUGLAS (8)
Film, Santa’s Dog, Sponsored by Animal Planet
MTV Music Video, 18 Days
Independent Film, Every Other Week
MADDIE EISLER, (11)
Film Roles: Milk starring Sean Penn Four Christmases starring Reese Witherspoon Harrison Montgomery starring Martin Landau
Commercials: Peter Piper Pizza; Extreme Pizza;
Voiceover: Clorox; Monterey Bay Aquarium; Pottery Barn
LONDON FREEMAN, (11)
Film Roles, The Scene and All About Evil
TV Role, What About Brian, ABC Prime-Time
TV Commercial, McDonald’s
Lead Role, TBS Film, Valley of the Heart’s Delight
JERRILEE GEIST (14)
Japanese TV Series, The World's Astonishing News
Print model, Cisco Systems
TV Commercial, Axe Body Spray
TORI GARCILLANO, (7)
Dancing Credits: Performing w/ the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, HP Pavilion, San Jose, 2010
Dancer, Holiday Spectacular Parade at Disneyland
Dance model, Cover of San Jose Mercury News & Palo Alto Daily News
ALEXANDRIA HAMILTON, (12) TV Commercial, Intel
McDonalds Print Model, Champions of Play
Discovery Channel, WIVES STORIES
Kaiser Permanente Industrial Video & Commercial
MERCER HENDERSON (11)
Intel Model, website and billboards,
Public Service Announcement (PSA), Social Media, Economics of Walmart
PYPER HAYDEN, (12)
Extra, Brad Pitt film, “Moneyball”.
Vocalist, Children’s CD w/ the Band The Raytones.
Lead Stage Role, Snow White in "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast", San Carlos
Devyn Hocevar Smith (13)
TV Commercial, Dominican Hospital
Williams Sonoma Internet Promo
MASON HSIEH (18)
Film Roles, The Kite Runner, Bee Season, Peace on Earth
Independent Films, Superdude, Terminal Man, A Forgotten Innocence
Stage, High School Musical, Blue Moon Productions
Print Model, A T & T, Old Navy, Leapfrog Toys
OLIVIA HYTHA, (14) Discovery Channel: I Faked My Own Death. National TV Commercials, Nissan, SEGA Power Monkey Ball, Chiquita Banana,
TV Series: Parenthood, Cresco Express Industrial Film, American Express/Costco Print Model, Walmart, AT&T, Mervyn's, Verbaudet Clothing, Amy Byer Clothing Stage: Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz & lead actor in Annie, Diablo Theater Co. Alameda Civic Light Opera, Scrooge, Town Hall Theater, Gypsy, Altarena Playhouse, Nuncrackers, Willows Theater, Bat Boy: The Musical, Altarena Playhouse, Annie Get Your Gun, Willows Theater, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Willows Theater, Miracle on 34th Street, Town Hall Theater, Sound of Music, Stage 1, The Music Man, Diablo Light Opera Co., Oliver! Pinole Players
RACHEL (17) & ERIKA (11) JACOBSEN
TV Commercial, Bank of America
DAKOTA JADE (8)
Film Role, Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour
LEO JERGOVIC (6)
Voiceover, Toy Story 3
Actor, Educational Video: Department of Health: Immunization
LARA JOHNSTON, (19)
MTV, Rock the Cradle
DEONTE JONES-MIMS (18)
National VO Commercial, Churches Chicken
DRAKE LEM, (12)
NBC Series, Journeyman, Extra
Print Model, Pottery Barn, Nissan, Target
Extra, Film, Pursuit of Happiness, w/ Will Smith.
ELIZABETH LEVINSON, (13)
Vocalist, OAKE National Honors Choir,
Chicago Symphony Hall
Stage, The Red Priest of Venice, Lamplighters Theatre
BRANDON LEVY (11)
Print Model, Wii Interactive Video Game
Kodak National TV Commercial
LOGAN LINK (14)
Sundance Film Festival, 2009, Independent Film Pencil Face,
Print Model, Macys, California Girl in Discovery Girls Magazine, Mervyn's
TV Role, The World's Astonishing News, Japanese TV Show
Independent Film Child of Apocalypse
EUGENE KO, (18)
Attending UCLA Theater Major
Print Model: Vanguard Mutual Funds, "Day at the Beach"
TOMS Shoes Internet-Commercial
KEVIN MALTZ (15)
Co-host, Ch. 2, KTVU’s, Total Access for Kids
Sponsored by San Francisco 49’s. 100 youngsters auditioned for this role.
Chelsea Makela (19)
Film Role, Dance Flick, w/ the Wayans Bros,
Paramount Pictures Released in 2/09!
ISSEI MILLS (11)
Corning Glass Video Industrial & TV Commercial
EMILY MORRIS (17)
TV Commercial & Print Ad: UBISOFT
Stage Role, The Sound of Music
RILEY O’FLYNN (14)
National TV Commercial, Captain Crunch Cereal
Industrial Film, Cisco Systems
CONGRATULATIONS CHLOE PARMELEE, (9) Chloe’s credits include: Disney Channel’s, A Poem Is, Galbani Cheese TV Commercial, stage role in Willy Wonka, Town Hall Theatre and a voiceover for Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. In 2013 she met an agent from Los Angeles in one of our workshops and went on to attend auditions in LA and SF.
ISABELLA PANASCI (11)
Print Model, Mervyn's, Old Navy, Gap
Hewlett Packard TV Comm’l featuring Kung Fu Panda
LOGAN PETRIN, (9)
TV Commercial Alameda County Fair
Movie Theatre Promo: Cancer Research
JUNIOUS POOLE (9)
Print Model, Mervyns
ANDY RAY (12)
Dodge TV Commercial
NIA RICHARDSON, (10)
Role, Discovery Channel Series, "I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT”
ANTHONY ROBINSON (13)
Film Role, Hercules Saves Christmas
Levi’s Print Model & Fit Modeling
Film Role, Hide and Seek, Academy of Art U.
This film was nominated for an Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC.
TV Series Extra: Trauma.
SAM RUBIN (17)
Role, The World's Astonishing News (Japanese TV Series)
Lead Roles in Dido & Aeneus, San Francisco Opera Conservatory
Role in MacBeth, California Shakespeare Conservatory
Vocalist, "Live at The Apollo!" Contra Costa College
Body Double for the lead (Lenden Lemelle), Feature Film, "The Kiss,"
Film Roles, Lipstick, & The Bee, Mill Valley Film Festival
SAMANTHA SADOFF (11)
CARE Award Winner/Universal Studios
Feature Film "Tropic Thunder"
TV Commercials, Toyota & McDonald’s
Print Model: Macy's, Mervyns, Old Navy
Voiceover, S.F. Children's Zoo
SARA SCANNEL (13)
Print Model, Mervyns and AT & T
Stage Role, Alice in Alice and Wonderland
Stage Role, Antigone, ACT
JOSEPH SCHIRLE (10)
National TV Commercial, Kellogs Cereal
Role, TV Series, Trauma
PAGE SCHORER, (15)
Editorial Modeling for ModCloth & Many Belles Down
National Vintage inspired brands
SADIE SCOTT, (8)
Lead Stage Role, Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol, ACT.
CHARLIE SHIREMAN, (8)
Voiceoverm LEAPFROG, The Scout
Little Tikes Toys: Voice of Alpha Pig
Radio commercials, Raleys and Monterey Bay Aquarium
Stage roles, TheatreWorks, Palo Alto: The Secret Garden.
and A Christmas Carol: San Jose Repertory
KAI SMITH (15)
Film, Pixar’s Wall-E,
New Feature Film The Prankster,
National TV Commercials: JC Penney, Target, Macys, Pizza Hut, Fisher Price,
Video Game: Dora the Explorer
Print Model: Gap, Levis, Ocean Pacific
TV Commercials: Nickelodeon, Excedrin, Walmart & Trix Yogurt
Sega Game: Shinning Force, PlayStation, Xbox, Rainy Woods,
Independent Films, Ed Meets His Maker, Fear of Flight,
SOREN SPADA (9)
Corning Glass Video Industrial & Commercial
Independent Film, Berkeley Digital Film School
ELENA TILLMAN (9)
Print Model, VISA International, AIG Insurance, Varian Medical Systems
ALEXI TORRES (18)
Film Role, The Prankster
Role, The World's Astonishing News (Japanese TV Series)
CARL WENDLING (7)
Print Model, Hewlett Packard, Applied Arts Magazine
independent Film Averice, IMBD Internet Movie
TV Commercials, Pepsi & Chevrolet, Monterey Hospital
Hawaiian Tropic Print Model Winner
ANGELINA WHALER, (12)
Nickelodeon Animated Series, BLAZE and BAD SEEDS
Commercials for Burger King & Nintendo
Nickelodeon Pilot "Blaze" aka Turbocharge
Voiceover: Film "Red Lights"
Stage role, Theatreworks, "The Secret Garden"
Nomination SFBATCC (SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award: "best musical principal - female"
1st place, Award: NATS (SFBA) Singing Festival 2012 (national association of teachers of singing)
PHILIP WONG (16)
Voiceover, Film, THE INCREDIBLES
PBS Documentary Film, Peace on Earth
TARO YAMAMOTO (10)
Voiceovers: Play School Toys & Monterey Bay Aquarium Print Model, Venus Bridal
KERINA YAO, (14)
Print Model, P&G Brandsaver Health & Beauty
JADA ZIMMERMAN, (5)
Disney Video Promo, Toddler Einstein