For something that was initially a hobby, young actor and musician Zachary S. Williams has serious goals for his career in entertainment. In addition to his aspiration to become a director, the Nickelodeon star also hopes to launch an organization that will connect children to the arts.
“Art, in general, is an important field that I think most people need to experience, and the younger, the better,” the 18-year-old told, So Booking Cool. “I think the younger you are, the more excited you would be to try new things.”
Williams, who has been active in show business for a decade, started in theater (he would love to act on Broadway someday), appeared in commercials, modeled in print ads, and even co-hosted the show Rays Rookies. Later, he would land a role in the debut season of the hit series, Greenleaf, where he worked alongside Oprah Winfrey—probably the “most amazing experience” Williams says he could have.
He would then star on the popular series I Am Frankie, which tells the story of a teen girl living the double life of an android acting as a human in a risky attempt to preserve her safety. While the show is meant to be entertaining, specifically for children, Williams believes the series also upholds the message that there are issues that can come with being different.
What is his advice for young people looking to break into the industry?
“Everything happens for a reason,” the Orlando, Florida native said. “And what’s meant for you will not pass you by.”
Listen to the full interview to learn more about Williams, including the career he thought he wanted to have, as well as how he studies his craft, what one can expecting from acting classes, his favorite book on acting, philanthropy, and more! For more information, visit Williams on social media.