Rivenmaster’s Place has featured so many wonderful young actors but I have not had the privilege to personally meet all of them. One young actor/dancer I was privileged to meet is Jay Jay Warren. I first wrote about Jay Jay back in January of 2012. He was still living in Texas at that time but has since moved to California to pursue his acting and dancing career. I then visited LA the following year were I was privileged to sit down with him for an interview at the Hard Rock Café on City Walk at Universal Studio.
Like all young men his age he has really grown since I first met him and now stands eye to eye with me at 5’10”. His young unbroken voice in now very deep and while he just turned 14 years of age Jay Jay auditions mostly for 15-16 year roles. Jay Jay begins his 9th grade year for home-school this year through Sunland Christian School.
Since Jay Jay last feature article, he was signed by manager Gregg Edwards and Paradigm, who currently represents him for acting. In addition Abrams Artists Agency handles his commercial representation. He feels so blessed to have this amazing team around him along with his acting coaches and mentors.
“They are the BEST”and work so hard for me! say’s Jay Jay.
One of the most enjoyable parts of running this website is the opportunity to introduce talented sibling groups. Today we are honored to bring to you three truly talented siblings, each with their own unique set of talents.
Their mother Maria shared with me that “The Capp Kids” have been surrounded by music and performance their entire lives.” Their mother is an acting coach and their father writes television and radio commercials for advertising. Their grandmother was a staple in the long island community and regional theatre for over 30 years. Additionally, their aunts and cousins also still currently act and perform in the theatre community back east. For the last 5 years all three of the Capp kids have taken their craft to a professional level auditioning and working in both New York and Los Angeles.
The youngest of the siblings, Steven Thomas’ is now a 6th grade middle school student.
Steven was literally born into acting and the world of performing arts. He was a mere 8 months old sitting, listening and watching while his two sisters, Raffaela and Natasha were on stage performing as Royal Princesses in The King & I and his mom Maria who owns an acting studio (Maria Capp Acting Studio), was choreographer of this huge musical production. Steven tagged along to all rehearsals and acting classes of not only the King & I but also to a number of other shows that his sisters and mom were involved with. Steven was able to attend acting classes that his mom taught until his first theatrical debut in the musical “Footloose”, followed by his first television show, “Haunting Evidence” at the age of only 5.
Early on Steven expressed interest in improvisation, comedy and theatre and went on to perform on stage and on camera in local commercials and theatrical productions while living on Long Island NY. When he lived in NYC, his efforts were focused mainly on film. Steven was fortunate to land lead and supporting roles in many NYU and Columbia Graduate films. He auditioned for one director of the MFA program of each school and was then referred to many of the other graduate classmates. This gave him the confidence and ease of working with adults, in front of the camera, and technical crews. Consistently Steven received praise and validation for his wit and mature demeanor while on set. Excited with the opportunities and adventure that lie ahead and nervous about everything being new, Steven’s feelings about the family move to Los Angeles was with trepidation as he was leaving behind the only home he knew on Sayville, LI and in Manhattan and all his friends and family!