Vincent Martella has been on your television screen for years. You might recognize him from "Everybody Hates Chris," or you might know him for his voice as he gives life to Phineas in Disney's "Phineas and Ferb." This newly 21-year-old is now on the hit show "The Walking Dead," and recently appeared in its season premiere last week which was already a dramatic turn for this new character (we won't share spoilers!).
So, we sat down with Vincent in Los Angeles, to discuss a little bit about everything.
Most people know you as the voice for Phineas on Disney Channel’s "Phineas and Ferb." Just because I’m curious – how do you audition for a voice role? What’s the story behind becoming ‘Phineas’? The creators and casting of "Phineas and Ferb" saw my work on another show I was on, which was "Everybody Hates Chris." They had me read for the voice of Phineas and ended up loving the voice I created for the character.
You’ve done plenty of live-action acting too, having had roles on "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide." Do you have a preference between doing live-action acting and voiceover acting? I don't have a preference between voice acting and live action acting. Both are really fun and great creative outlets in their own way.
You're in this fourth season of AMC’s "The Walking Dead." Can you divulge anything about your character? (We already know what happened to your character in the first episode!) I can tell you that I play a character named Patrick, who is a new character to the prison at the start of Season 4. Patrick ends up having quite an impact on the other survivors in the prison.
I’ve heard you done quite a bit of singing in the past. Is any more music in your future? Playing music has always been a hobby of mine. I hope to keep playing it in the years to come definitely.
You seem really into sports, judging by the comments on your Twitter feed. Did you grow up playing any sports? Who are your favorite teams to root for? I love watching sports I always have. I played a few sports growing up, like basketball. My favorite teams to root for are the Miami Heat and the New York Giants. I watch most of their games each week during the season.
Speaking of Twitter, what do you think of this busy platform? I love Twitter because it connects you so well with fans. It gives they and I a way to communicate that would have never been possible ten years ago. I enjoy getting feedback from people who enjoy my work.
What’s next for you? You’ve done film, television, voiceover, music. What other aspirations do you have?
I just want to keep working in the entertainment industry in whatever creative ways I can. I love acting in good projects, whether live action, animation, television, or film. I hope to have a very long career doing what I love.
Interview by Amanda Evans