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Isaak
Presley

Actor, Musician, Equestrian

Handsome teen actor Isaak Presley plays big bro Ethan Diaz in the megahit Disney Channel series, Stuck in the Middle. (In fact, our cover girl, actress Ronni Hawk, plays his eldest sister in the series!) In this interview, you’ll learn more about Presley’s cowboy lifestyle—he has a horse!—his interest in martial arts, and his love of singing and writing. Read on!

What’s the best thing about filming, Stuck in the Middle?
The memories and the bonds through being on the show. Not just with our cast, because that bond is unbreakable, but with other Disney kids like Gus Kamp from Best Friends Whenever and Ethan Wacker from Bizaardvark just to name a couple.

We also hear you’re a champion equestrian in gymkhana. What does gymkhana involve?
Gymkhana is basically barrel racing, but with poles involved as well. It’s a sort of obstacle course that you must maneuver your horse through as fast as possible. Whoever has the quickest time, wins.

 

Is it true that you have numerous medals in martial arts?
Yes, at the ripe age of 3 I enrolled in martial arts and did it consecutively every single day for about 9 years, but when I seriously got into acting I had to make a choice and I chose to
stay with acting. But I still keep up with my training at home and miss it a lot.

We hear your family has a ranch – that’s so cool! Tell us about it!
We do have a ranch. There are currently two horses there, with more on the way, and I have a horse named Scarlet. She’s a quarter-horse bay. She’s so great and I’ve had her for about 7 to 8 years now. She’s challenged me to the fullest and put me in the hospital a couple times but I wouldn’t give her up for anything.

On the show Ethan and Harley (Jenna Ortega) are  quite close and it looks like you and Jenna are also great friends off-set. What are your favorite things to do together?
Jenna and I can be complete opposites at times but other times we just really click into something, and I think that’s why we’re so close. We’re always learning from one another. But as far as hanging out, we usually just go eat or walk around The Grove and such. But recently, Jenna and I went to Disney World together and the experience with her was just irreplaceable, she’s irreplaceable that’s for sure.

We hear you write songs in both English and Spanish. What sort of songs and stories do you like to write about?
I love to write. It’s my favorite thing in the entire world. I am never more in tune with myself than when I’m writing; I love to write about anything. I’m better at more romantic and deep things though. But I can write horror, fantasy, adventures, anything. I could write all day and it wouldn’t be enough.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?
One day when I’m older and talking to my grandchildren, I want to confidently say: “I changed things; I made an impact for good.” I want to help people; I’ve always just wanted to see everyone be happy. I never like negativity or mean people. I’ve always wanted to walk into a place and everyone I see is smiling. And I want to help do that for as many people as possible. The happiest part of my day is when I get a DM on Twitter or Instagram and someone tells me they weren’t having a great day and I helped them feel better; or made them feel better. I want to make a difference.

Follow Isaak on
Instagram at:

@IsaakPresely

Meet Up and Coming Star…
Asher Angel

Asher Angel is plays Jonah Beck in
Andi Mack, a new Disney Channel
series from the creator of Lizzie
McGuire. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona,
he started his career by appearing
in numerous theater productions
including Mary Poppins, Peter Pan,
The Secret Garden, and more.
Angel made the transition to the
small screen and has since appeared
in series such as Criminal Minds
and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn on
Nickelodeon.
When not filming, Angel, who is 14,
loves to play sports like football,
baseball, and basketball, and also
enjoys singing and playing guitar.
Keep an eye out for this young actor
and follow his career!


Follow Asher Angel on
Instagram: @asherdovangel

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