Q&A With Jordan Francis, Part 2

Published on September 7, 2010

Q: What’s your heritage?

A: I was born in Canada, but my mom is Trinidadian and my dad is from St. Vincent, so basically from the islands.

Q: How long have you been an actor?

A: I’ve been acting since I was about 6 years old. Initially it started when I was three, I saw my sister, she was in Showboat when she was seven. And I was like “Mom, I want to do that, I want to be on stage.” I was kind of jealous of her. I had to beg my parents to put me in. And then eventually once they saw that I was maturing, I wasn’t acting like a brat anymore, they let me act.

My first commercial was a Tide commercial. I was riding on a bike and I was, like, so dirty and messy. It was fun. But my first major role was playing ‘Young Simba’ in The Lion King at the Princess of Wales Theatre. I was singing and dancing and I was in that for nine months. And it was the most amazing nine months of my life and that’s when I really knew that this was the thing I want to do for the rest of my life.

Q: Do you remember getting the call for Connor Undercover?

A: I was just waiting for the call, because they told me I was so close to having the part and I was like, “Mom, have they called? Have they called yet?” And then when I got the call, I was really excited, but at the same time I was, like, “It’s about time! I been waiting like how long?!” So, yeah, it was great. I’m glad I got this part.

See Jordan Francis as ‘Dave (Whynot) Whynacht’ in Connor Undercover every Friday at 9:30 PM EST/PST, starting September 17th, on Family Channel Canada.

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