My Name Is... Collin Blackford

Disney actor and junior at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

Joseph Rios
jrios@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 3/10/20

About me I started acting when I was five. My parents got me into theater, and I spent four years doing that — but I realized there aren’t a ton of opportunities out here for that. So, I got into …

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My Name Is... Collin Blackford

Disney actor and junior at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

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About me

I started acting when I was five. My parents got me into theater, and I spent four years doing that — but I realized there aren’t a ton of opportunities out here for that. So, I got into film when I was nine. I’ve been doing that for about seven years now.

I started off doing student films and independent stuff around Colorado. One of the biggest films I’ve done is a Warren Tech film called “The Wolves.” In 2017, I filmed a web series called “The Reunion.” It is kind of like a choose your own adventure book, but it is a TV show. I audition all the time for different roles.

I have an agent down in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That area is kind of the new up and coming film market. In 2018, we drove six hours down to Albuquerque for a two-minute audition. That audition landed me a role in the Disney movie “Stargirl.”

Disney + star

“Stargirl” will be on Disney + March 13. The film is a love story between the main character and this new girl who comes to his school.

My character’s name is Benny. He is part of the main character’s friend group. His thing is that he loves to eat. In almost every scene I either have two trays of lunch, a hot dog in my hand or a burrito.

I’ve watched Disney movies my whole life, and to get a role with a big company like them — it is really cool.

Passion for the spotlight

I’ve always had a passion for acting. It is almost like being someone that you’re not. Every single day in life you’re always worried what people think of you. When you’re acting, you can be out of your shell. You’re around other people who have the same passions as you, and you can be someone else. For me, I think that is awesome.

I’ll graduate from D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School next year. I play on the school’s junior varsity basketball team, and I just started playing on the boys’ volleyball team. It is important for me to be well rounded and to still be a kid. The film industry will always be here.

I’ve been looking into California schools. My plan is to get a business degree in college, in case this acting thing falls through. My passion is to be in Los Angeles and work there. The experience with Disney showed me that it might be a possibility.

If you have a suggestion for someone to be featured in My Name Is... contact Joseph Rios at jrios@coloradocommunitymedia.com

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