On-Camera Chat: Nathan Arenas

Recognize 12-year old Nathan Arenas for his job as an awesome prankster in Disney Channel's hit comedy "Bunk'd" or from his infamous Instagram magic tricks? If you do, you know he is a rad kid with amazing magic skills and great taste in music.

Here's Nathan's Talk about all things music, school, and his experiences acting alongside his friends.


How do you know the YA sisters?

We all met at a Disney event which I’m glad we did because if we hadn’t met well...I wouldn’t be doing this, right!?!? 


What do ya do?

I’m an Actor! I’ve been acting for almost 3 years now and I got the amazing opportunity to spend my first 2 years on a wonderful Disney Channel show called ‘Bunk’D’.


Where are you from?

I am from the downtown area of Los Angeles, CA.


What’s your favorite memory from Bunk’d?

My favorite memory from Bunk’D was our first table read because I remember being nervous and having the cast there to help me get through the nerves.


Do you have a favorite magic trick?

Yes!! I do have a favorite magic effect!!! It’s called REVISE 5 by a good friend MagicTrickMike. Check out his Instagram @magictrickmike

Best place to see a magic show?

The absolute best place to see a magic show is Las Vegas, there is so much energy and hard work there! 


Do you have a favorite magician? 

I have more than two favorite magicians, haha. My most favorite is David Blaine.


Is there a role model who that inspires you? What about their career inspires you?

My real life role models would definitely be my mom because she has taught me SOOO much and she is a single mom and she has done so much for me and my sister! My other real life role model is David Blaine and I know he's a magician but I have read so many books on him and he is amazing because apart from his tricks, he is not afraid of death he has risked his life so many times but, why, you may ask...it is for entertainment so that people feel either afraid or excited and it's also about showing how people can beat life itself and I do magic too but still the fact he can overcome that fear is just absolutely incredible!!


What do you do in your down time?

I usually spend my time either practicing magic or learning something on an instrument.


Do you play any instruments? If not, is there one you would like to learn?

Yes I do play instruments. I’m teaching myself guitar and currently taking drum lessons!


What’s your top 5 songs to jam out to?

Oof! What are my five favorite songs to jam out to?... that’s a hard question:

‘Love me Do’ by The Beatles

‘Take me Out’ by Franz Ferdinand

‘Pretender’ by The Foo Fighters

‘Buddy Holly’ by Weezer

‘All along the Watchtower’ by Jimi Hendrix.

Favorite ride at Disneyland?

My favorite ride at Disneyland is definitely California Screaming because I love loops and drops but then again I really love the new Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout ride! 


Favorite school subject?

My favorite school subject is Science, I really like reading about how our body works and how we can keep it functional.


Pop or country?



Dogs or cats?

I have a little West Highland Terrier and he is literally my best friend and I’ve always been a dog person so if it came to dogs or cats I would say dogs!


How would your sister describe you? Three adjectives.

If my little sister could describe me using three adjectives she would most likely say...little, handsome, and fluffy.  


Favorite quote or song lyrics.

My favorite quote is “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business” -Michael J. Fox    


What is one cause/issue you strongly believe in?

I strongly support all no bullying campaigns because I got bullied a lot in school and sometimes I would go home with bruises on my body and I know what it feels like to be traumatized with something like that. It’s terrible how sometimes some parents don’t teach their kids right and wrong!!


Be Sure to Check out Nathan's Instagram: @TheNathanArenas


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