An exclusive interview with Houston Family Magazine’s
Our Houston Family Kid Ambassadors had the wonderful opportunity to interview Houston native Dallas Dupree Young, who stars as Stuart in Nickelodeon’s all-new buddy comedy series, Cousins For Life. The live-action series follows 12-year-old cousins and best friends, Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer) as they learn to navigate life under one roof with their families in Portland, despite being from very different backgrounds. The series airs weekly, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Born in Houston, TX, Dallas found his passion for acting when he was just nine years old, booking various roles before being cast in Cousins For Life. Prior to the series, Dallas has booked recurring guest star roles in Shameless (Showtime), The Good Place (NBC), The Mayor (ABC) and The Fosters (Freeform). He is also the son of Atlanta Braves first base coach and former LA Dodger Eric Young, as well as brother to former Anaheim Angels outfielder, Eric Young, Jr.
Here’s what our HFM Kid Ambassadors found out…
Brooke (age 13)
What has been your favorite experience while filming “Cousins For Life?”
My favorite experience on “Cousins For Life” was swimming in a warm purple pool of slime.
You were born in Houston, do you ever come back and visit?
I do come in visit. I usually come for the holidays to spend time with my family and friends. In fact, I was there last Christmas.
Logan (age 6)
How did you know you wanted to be an actor?
Acting actually just fell into my lap. I got a phone call saying that I was invited to an L.A. casting call, and from that point on I knew it was my passion.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go and why?
If I could go anywhere I would like to go to Italy because I want to ride in a water taxi and eat delicious fat meatballs!
McKenna (age 12)
What was the hardest part of starting your acting career?
The hardest part of starting my acting career was having to find the balance between school and working on my craft.
Do you have any advice for kids who would like to pursue a career in acting?
Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t be great at something, just work hard, stay focus, and dream big.
Grace (age 11)
Do you like comedy or dramatic best?
I prefer comedy over drama because it gives me a chance to be silly.
Who is your favorite actor/actress?
My favorite actor is Denzel Washington.
Corey’L (age 14)
What are your top 3 memorable moments as an actor?
My top 3 moments as an actor are when I cried on cue for “The Fosters,” when I had a fake fight sequence on “Cousins For Life” with Ivy, and when I did a super bowl commercial with Rob Gronkowski, Justin Bieber and Terrell Owens.
Are there other things you desire to do outside of acting? If so, what else are you interested in doing in the future?
Yes, I desire going to Stanford and becoming a baseball, football, or basketball player.
Janel (age 9)
Do you have any pets?
I do have a pet, his name is Diego and he is a brindle boxer.
Alexa (age 9)
Do you have any cousins in real life that you are close with? If so, have you guys ever caused any fun trouble together?
I do have close cousins, their names are Kaleb and Kaliq Jessie. We don’t get into fun trouble, but if we ever do you’ll be the first to know!
Sadie (age 13)
If you could play in a movie with any star who would it be?
If I could play in a movie with any star it would be LeBron James, Will Smith, or Denzel Washington.
Darius (age 8)
How much down time do you get to just be a normal kid?
I get a lot of downtime and I usually spend it playing my video games or hangout with my friends.
Do you play any sports?
Yes, I play baseball, football, and basketball.
Conrad (age 13)
Do you feel like you are influenced (sports wise) from your Dad and brother to be involved
Yes, I do feel influenced to be involved in sports by my dad and brother because I have been going to the ballpark with them since I was little and I practiced their every move.
How do you balance
acting with your “normal kid life?”
I balance acting with my normal life by traveling, chilling with my family and still hanging out with my friends, playing videos, going bowling, and shooting hoops.
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