Cameron_Shot_02-110V1Please explain what just happened.

It’s not every day that 14 cats get stuck in a tree and I’m the only person around to rescue them.


What is your earliest memory?

Cutting my foot on a piece of glass while my mom was trying to get me to put shoes on. I was 3 .… moms usually know best.


If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?

Professional UFC fighter. 


Describe a typical work day.

Wake up, go to set, wait in my trailer, go through hair and make-up, go to set again, wait more, film a scene, change clothes, film another scene, wait, film another, wait again … repeat.



Is there a time you wish you’d lied?



What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Buy stock in Apple.


If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

“Thank Me Later” – Drake.


What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?

Twitter. That’s about it. I try not to spend a lot of time on the Internet.


From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

Leonardo DiCaprio.




Name three books that have impacted your life.

The Bible, Goodnight Moon, and Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Capture.


If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

Hugging my brother after he came back from war.


How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

I wish I knew.


What makes you feel most guilty?

Chocolate and peanut butter.


How do you incorporate the work of other artists into your own?

I respect other artists, but originality is key in my opinion.


Please explain the motivation/inspiration behind your role as Andy Stone.

My motivation behind my role of Andy comes from my family. I’m actually the youngest of 2 brothers so I know what it’s like.




What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

Chase your dreams and follow your heart. Don’t go after money — go after your passion.


List your favorite in the following categories: Comedian, Musician, Author, Actor.

Comedian — Kevin Hart

Musician — J. Cole

Author — Charles Bukowski

Actor — Leonardo DiCaprio


If you had complete creative license and an unlimited budget, what would your next project be?

I would love to start a charity that provides food and shelter for those in need.


What do you want to know?

Where I’ll be 5 years from now.


What would you like your last words to be?

I don’t want to plan them. I want them to happen in the moment.


Please explain what will happen.

You will watch Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous every Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.


CAMERON PALATAS can next be seen starring in the new MTV series Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, premiering May 2, 2013.  The series follows Zach Stone, a recent high school grad who opts out of college to pursue the new American dream: becoming famous with no talent whatsoever.  Palatas plays Andy Stone, brother to Zach — all American athlete, star student, and ladies man, essentially the complete opposite of his brother.  Some of Palatas’ other TV credits include a recurring role on Disney’s hit series A.N.T. Farm, ABC’s October Road, and Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Palatas also recently filmed a lead role in his first feature movie: Pass the Light.   

* Photos by Joe DeAngelis.

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