Soon after he moved to Los Angeles, he immediately began acting classes and pursuing a professional acting career. His years of performing magic for family and friends paid off when he became accepted as a professional member of the Hollywood Magic Castle's Junior Magician Society.
Hartley enjoys directing and producing films and hopes to attend USC, majoring in directing and special effects. He has started his own company Prodigy Productions, a production company owned and operated by teens. He currently divides his time between California and Ohio.