Zach Callison

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Zach Callison
Zach Callison by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Callison in November 2017
Born (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 21)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer, songwriter
Years active2004–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Labelsself-released
Associated acts
Websitewww.zachcallison.com

Zach Callison (born October 23, 1997) is an American actor, singer, songwriter and voice actor.

Career[edit]

Callison is known for voicing the titular character of Steven Universe. He is also noted for his roles in Disney shows including Prince James from Sofia the First,[1] Billy from I'm in the Band and additional voices from Kinect Disneyland Adventures. He is also noted for King Tut in Mr. Peabody & Sherman,[2] Young Jiro in The Wind Rises,[3] and Billy Batson in the direct-to-video movies Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)[4] and Justice League: War (2014).[5]

In January 2018, Callison released his debut single, "War!", followed by the singles "Curtain Call" and "She Don't Know". On August 3, 2018 he released his debut EP, A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak. The EP is a concept album about celebrity life and mental illness revolving around the protagonist's breakup with a mysterious woman named Juanita, as well as his thoughts of suicide and substance abuse.[6] Callison detailed his inspiration behind the album, saying "It's also a commentary on a lot of young actors and artists who have lost the battle; there's been a lot of dead 20 and 21 year olds in the industry this year, some of whom I knew or admired. I don't know how we fix the problem, but I needed to say something."[7]

Personal life[edit]

Zach Callison is fluent in Italian. He is also a singer and can play the piano. Callison is a youth representative for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Callison in January 2015
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Himself
2009–2010 Diary of a Single Mom Ian 19 episodes
2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Arthur Baywosenthal (voice)
2010 Hannah Montana Douglas Guest
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Arthur (voice)
2011 Funny or Die Presents Lonni Donovan
2011 Perfect Couples Young Dave Guest
2011 I'm in the Band King Billy Guest
2011 iCarly 10-Year-Old Boy #1
2012 Little Brother Ethan TV Movie
2012 The Legend of Korra Tarrlok (Age 11) / Skoochy (voice) 2 episodes
2013–2018 Sofia the First Prince James (voice) Main
2013–present Steven Universe Steven Universe (voice) Main
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Devin Johnson Guest
2015 Fresh Off the Boat Dan Guest
2015 Henry Danger Chet Guest
2015 Astrid Clover Hipster 2
2016 Uncle Grandpa Steven Universe (voice) Guest
2016 Elena of Avalor Prince James (voice) Guest
2016–2017 Just Add Magic Chuck Hankins/Charles Peisser 13 episodes
2016–2018 The Goldbergs Brian Corbett 5 episodes
2017 Micah the Asshole Ghost Micah TV Pilot
2017 Grey's Anatomy: B-Team Oscar Internet
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ghost Image Keiner Plaza Pedestrian
2009 Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid Uncredited
2010 Kingshighway Dominic
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Billy Batson (voice) Short
2012 Rock Jocks Dylan
2012 Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial Nao US dub
2013 The Wind Rises Young Jiro (voice) US dub
2013 All American Christmas Carol Bully Johnny
2014 Justice League: War Billy Batson (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman King Tut (voice)
2015 The Sound of Magic Peasant Boy
2015 A Terrible Fate Ben Short film
2016 Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Eric / Ninja (voice) Direct to video

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"War!" 2018 A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak
"Curtain Call"
"She Don't Know
"For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)" (with Uzo Aduba, Shelby Rabara, Tom Scharpling, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall, & Estelle) non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Callison was nominated for "Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) - Young Actor" category in the 34th Young Artist Awards which he shared with Jake Sim. He was also nominated in the "Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor" for his role in "Rock Jocks". In 2012, he was nominated in the "Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13" for his role in Disney's I'm in the Band.

Year Category Award Result
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 (I'm in the Band) Young Artist Awards Nominated
2013 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Rock Jocks) Young Artist Awards Nominated
2013 Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) - Young Actor (Sofia the First) Young Artist Awards Won
2014 Best Male Vocal Performance by a Child (Steven Universe) Behind The Voice Actor Awards Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zach Callison, the voice of Prince James, arrives at the Sofia the First Premiere at Walt Disney Studios on November 10, 2012 - YOUNG HOLLYWOOD LIFE". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  2. ^ "Mr. Peabody & Sherman Share Christmas Tidings on a New Poster - ComingSoon.net". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  3. ^ "Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci & Werner Herzog Lead the English-Language Voice Cast of THE WIND RISES - Gotham News". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  4. ^ Harvey, James (October 29, 2010). "Main Cast, Crew Details For "Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam"". worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Justice League: War Animation And First Look ~ Galactic News One - Home Of The Latest Entertainment News". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  6. ^ https://themusicismyradar.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/zach-callison-a-picture-perfect-hollywood-heartbreak-ep-preview/
  7. ^ https://rockyourlyrics.com/a-picture-perfect-hollywood-heartbreak-interview-with-zach-callison/v
  8. ^ "The EZ Show with Zach Callison & EZ WAY ANGELS & EZ TALK LIVE VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL". The EZ Show. Retrieved 2016-11-20.

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