Adam Hicks, Doc Shaw
Just days away from completing production on his first season of the Disney Channel’s “Pair of Kings,” Adam Hicks admits he’s on a “countdown until it’s time to chill.”
The personable, red-haired actor admits coming into the show in its third season to replace Mitchel Musso, “I didn’t know what to expect, but everyone welcomed me with open arms, like a family. And I didn’t know how the fans were going to respond, but the fans have been digging it. It’s been great — keeping me busy.”
He’ll head to his home town, Las Vegas, to catch up with family and friends for awhile. As he points out, “I turned 18, so I’m living in California by myself now.” But he won’t be idle long. He’s working on the music side of his career, and open to more hiatus time opportunities.
“It’s a funny thing in this business. You get addicted to the next project and the next, and you want to keep working,” notes the actor, whose claims to fame include the big screen “How to Eat Fried Worms” and Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther.” Hicks enjoys his “great relationship with Disney” — which keeps him busy not only with the series, but with appearances and outside activities, like today’s “TRYathlon” in which he and castmate Doc Shaw team up with the NBA’s Kevin Love to compete in a set of endurance challenges.
They’re up against fellow Disney XD stars Leo Howard and Olivia Holt from “Kickin’ It,” and Billy Unger and Spencer Boldman from ‘Lab Rats.” Also involved are three young viewers from across the country, who were selected to be contenders. And the NFL’s Arian Foster and WNBA player Candace Parker. The fun event is part of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, a program that celebrates kids and families discovering simple and fun ways to be healthy and encourages kids to try new things.
Hicks says he learned some lessons he’ll take with him, like learning to pace himself. Yes, for him that’s new.