10 Questions with ... Shane Harper
June 30, 2014
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- 2006 Re-animated
- 2007 High School Musical 2
- 2010 My Name Is Khan
- 2010 Flipped
- 2011 Game Time: Tackling The Past
- 2014 God's Not Dead
- 2014 Dance Off
1. Brief history / synopsis
I was born in La Jolla, CA and I have lived in Southern California my whole life. I was homeschooled and started working in the entertainment business at 13 years old.
2. What does a normal day at home look like for you? Is it possible for you to have a "normal" day without your notoriety getting in the way?
Yeah my life is pretty casual most days. Spending time with my family, girlfriend and friends is pretty much what makes up my life outside of work-lots of cooking, reading and taking my dogs for walks.
3. What's the song that you just can't get out of your head right now?
"Magic" by Coldplay seems to be on repeat in my mind as of late.
4. How much do you travel, what are the challenges?
I travel a good deal. It all depends on what I'm working on but I have gotten used to being away from home. It's very difficult. You just have to be determined to keep up with your loved ones while you're away.
5. What was it like to be part of "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney channel?
I auditioned for the show when I was 15. It was incredible. It's definitely the most special job I've ever gotten to be apart of. Some of the greatest people worked on GLC. True class acts-from cast to crew.
6. What's the last book you read?
I'm always reading something by C.S. Lewis. I'm a huge fan. His work has always impacted my life a great deal. I re-read the Narnia series as an adult and it was even better than I remembered.
7. How was the overall experience being on set every day with "God's Not Dead"?
GND was really a lot of work. There was a ton to do in a very short amount of time, but it was rewarding as well. It was certainly a joy to be a part of. Every role (to me) represents a season in life. And seasons change you. I think with this being an obviously Christian centric film, it just really caused me to think even more critically about my own faith in certain kinds of ways I maybe hadn't thought of before.
8. What's next on the agenda? Any new films or projects your considering?
I have a new scripted drama/comedy premiering on MTV called "Happyland". I'm really excited for it and I can't wait to see where it goes. Other than that I also have a new film called Dance-Off that should be out later this year.
9. What artist or pastor has had the greatest impact on you?
I think artists and pastors serve two totally unique purposes. Obviously the reasons for me being inspired by a pastor would not be the same reasons I would be inspired by an artist. In no particular order some of my favorite actors include: Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Robert Downey Jr. etc. As far as pastors go I am deeply grateful and inspired by the senior pastor of my home church Tim Chaddick. My other top 2 favorites would be Timothy Keller and Matt Chandler.
10. Person you'd most like to have a discussion with, living or dead.....Deities are excused from this question.
1. Favorite Bible Verse....life verse?
So difficult to pick. I love John 1:4-6. It's always on my mind. The declaration about Jesus being the light of men that will not be overcome by darkness is an incredible truth.
2. Funniest or most embarrassing moment on the set?
There were a lot of funny moments on set. We were always joking around and having a good time. If my memory serves me correctly, Kevin Sorbo and I had a pretty good laugh about that elevator scene. If you've seen the movie you know what I'm talking about. It's such an awkward situation our characters were in... I don't know, I guess you had to be there :)
Editors Note: Shane is currently working on a full length musical project to be released soon, and has a song that he wrote on the "God's Not Dead" soundtrack entitled "Holds You Up".