Check our exclusive interview with talented American actor and singer Gavin Magnus who has been in many series such as Dreamworks TV and Minor Renovations. Both lead roles. He has now just signed his first album deal before the age of 12 and they are calling him the next Justin Bieber. Gavin is getting ready to go on a show called “Brat,” playing himself since he has 302k followers on IG. He has fans world wide. He also has traveled to 17 shows in the “Boys of Summer” tour in 2018. Gavin works alongside Piper Rockelle in his own docu-series on Youtube and has just dropped his new single “Crushin,” which the music video co-starring Piper Rockelle had 2.1 million views! He is a regular host on several series including Dreamworks TV, and Nickelodeon’s Ninja Turtles: The Comeback.
Hi Gavin, please tell us a little about you?
I am an actor, rapper, singer and creator on YouTube.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Creativity, rapping, and acting.
Name one your strengths?
What is your musical background?
I have been in theatre since age 6. I learned piano, guitar, and started taking singing lessons all before the age of 7.
Do you play any instrument?
Yes, guitar and piano.
Do you ever get nervous?
Not really, I am pretty confident.
Now tell us about your new music video “Crushin?”
It’s about having your first crush. My producer Drew Lane and I literally just randomly came up with the name and started writing. We think it’s really relatable to kids my age.
Crushin ft. Piper Rockelle
Where it was filmed?
In Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Pier.
What is the feeling to have more than 2 million views already?
Omgosh! You have no idea! I literally slept with my phone; it was going viral the first day. It felt great! Hard work paid off.
What inspires you to do new music?
Lots of things. New events in my life changes and of course Drew my producer.
What’s the best and hardest part of being a musician?
Knowing that you have to stay relevant and keep going. It’s easy to get lazy, but when you get a hit that’s when you go harder!
And now in the acting side, tell us about your work in series such as Dreamworks TV and Minor Renovations?
Well Minor Renovations got picked up last year. I played a kid designer. It was so much fun. It’s actually playing in France now. With DreamWorks TV I did 12 episodes of When Sports Collide with my friend Delilah and we had so much fun on set! The series is now ended but I’m looking forward to my next venture.
Best advice ever given?
To never give up on my dreams. My mom is my rock when it got tough she always told me I could do it.
What’s your favorite show on T.V. right now?
Probably Coop and Cami.
What do you do when you have some free time?
Well, I’m a creator, so when I’m not on set I am filming my own videos on YouTube with my good friend Piper Rockelle. When we aren’t filming we are at the mall shopping or just goofing off being kids.
What is on your bucket list?
I want to sell out Madison Square Gardens by the time I’m 14.
How would your best friend describe you?
Sensitive, caring, and confident.
What quote do you live by?
I’m not perfect. I’m original.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Santa Monica Pier rides and hanging with my girlfriend.
Something people don’t know about you?
I am a black diamond snow boarder and an extreme sports kid.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Living my dream and doing what I love; making a living out of it. Also giving back; I love to make fans happy and surprise them with meet and greets.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Very sporty. Gucci. I love street wear but also ripped jeans and t-shirts. I’m pretty fashion forward.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Hmmm, probably watermelon.
And your favorite cheat food?
What music do you like?
Right now, Drake.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Justin Bieber, he inspired me to do what I’m doing today.
How important is social media for you as you are a big influencer in this category?
Very. It’s important to stay relevant and post daily/weekly and really come up with great content. That’s the fun part.
Where we can follow you?
Do you support any charity?
Yes, CHOC hospital. We are getting ready to do an event. Stay tuned.
Travel destination: I want to go to Dubai.
Headshot: Deidhra Fahey
Car: Tiffany Rockelle