Disney Channel Auditions

December 15, 2012

Disney XD casting actors and extras for third season of Kickin' It

Disney Casting Auditions Kickin' It Season 3

Production resumes on "Kickin' It" in January, 2013.
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It’s A Laugh Productions and Poor Soul Productions are casting new recurring roles for the third season of the hit Disney XD live-action multi-camera comedy "Kickin' It". Taping on the show will resume in January, 2013 in Los Angeles. In addition to the recurring roles, the Disney casting directors will be auditioning guest starring and day player roles throughout the season which will continue taping through Spring, 2013. The extras will also be cast on an ongoing basis throughout the season. "Kickin' It" was given a third season order by Disney on on November 5, 2012.

"Kickin' It" centers on the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy in San Jose, California. It is a struggling dojo considered the worst in the nationwide chain, until Sensei Rudy recruits experienced martial artist and skateboarder Jack. The tight knit crew of underdogs at the dojo - tough guy and slacker Jerry, awkward yet confident Milton and the lovable, uncoordinated Eddie - are taught by Jack about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. A confident female martial artist named Kim leaves the rival dojo "The Black Dragons" and joins Bobby Wasabi, and the ragtag crew soon realizes their newfound friendship will take them places they never quite imagined.

The Disney Casting and Auditions team has done an exceptional job on this project. Starring in "Kickin' It" is Young Artist Award winner Leo Howard as Jack, the most skilled and talented student in the dojo; the extremely athletic and talented Olivia Holt as Kim, who becomes Jack's girlfriend in season 3; Gotham Awards nominee Dylan Riley Snyder plays bullied honor student Milton; Alex Jones portrays former Mrs. King's Dance Academy student Eddie, who joins the dojo to get into shape; Mateo Arias plays a lone wolf who winds up at the dojo to complete his school physical education credit; and Teen Choice Awards nominee Jason Earles is Rudy, the owner and sensei of the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy.

Executive producer/creator/showrunner is Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jim O'Doherty, owner of one of the show's production companies Poor Soul Productions. O'Doherty has written and produced for such shows as "3rd Rock from the Sun," "The Tracy Morgan Show," "Grounded for Life," and "How to Rock" among others. Also executive producing for season 3 is CableACE Awards nominee J.J. Wall, whose producing and/or writing credits include "Grace Under Fire," "Brothers," and "Til Death". Joey Scott will serve as producer of the show.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

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Disney Casting for Principal Actors

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

James Kim
Julie Ashton
6253 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Disney Casting for Extras

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818)562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

It’s A Laugh Productions
1040 N. Las Palmas
Hollywood, CA 90038

Poor Soul Productions
150 S Rodeo Drive
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Disney XD
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Executive Producers:

Jim O'Doherty
J.J. Wall


Joey Scott
Chris Phillips


Sean Lambert
Eric Dean Seaton

Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer(s) with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Jim O'Doherty).


Olivia Holt - Kim
Jason Earles - Rudy
Leo Howard - Jack
Dylan Riley Snyder - Milton
Alex Jones - Eddie
Mateo Arias - Jerry
Brooke Dillman - Joan
Dan Ahdoot - Falafel Phil


Located in a strip mall in San Jose, California, the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy is known as the worst dojo in the under-performing nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. To improve the dojo's image, a tight knit crew of underdogs enlists new kid Jack to join and help teach them about life, karate and friendship. The kids all attend Seaford High School, where they tend to get into all sorts of adventures dealing with life, love, school and of course, growing up. All the members of the dojo follow the Wasabi code: "We swear by the light of the dragon's eye, to be loyal and honest and never say die. Wasabi!"

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