Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television writer and producer David M. Israel is the Executive Producer and show-runner for the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock.
Prior to his current role on How To Rock, Israel spent four seasons as a writer/producer on the NBC hit series 3rd Rock From the Sun. He also co-created the Tracy Morgan Show for NBC and wrote for and executive produced Grounded For Life for Fox. He is a partner in The Operating Room, a Los Angeles-based production company that imports and develops live-action and animated comedies from Israel.
Before moving to Los Angeles from New York, Israel was a writer, producer and editor for Major League Baseball, working on such projects as This Week in Baseball, the 1986 New York Mets Highlight Film, and several World Series Highlight Films.
Sixteen year-old Cymphonique Miller stars as Kacey Simon on the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How To Rock. Prior to being cast in the lead role in How To Rock, Miller appeared as a guest star on several Nick series, including Big Time Rush, True Jackson VP, Just Jordan and The Troop. In addition to her series roles, Miller has also appeared in many national television commercials and public service announcements. Her big screen credits include the feature films Scarecrow Joe and Opposite Day.
In addition to her acting roles, Miller is an accomplished singer and has performed at numerous national school tours and theme parks across the country. She also performs the theme song and provides the voices of “Nova” and “Krystal” on the Nickelodeon animated series Winx.
Daughter of businessman, music mogul and philanthropist Percy Miller and sister of Romeo Miller, Cymphonique has built a diverse R&B, pop and hip hop fan base online, accruing over 20 million web views.
While she is not busy working and upholding her honor student status, the Los Angeles native is committed to her passion for helping others and giving back to her community. She has created a book series to empower young girls called Fabulous Girls and founded a Fabulous Girls charity to help bring support and awareness to kids with cancer. She is also the founder and president of Fabulous Girls clothing and spokesperson for BYOU (Be Your Own You). She is also currently partnering with Urban Born Foundation to build a performing arts school in downtown Los Angeles.
In addition to her career as a singer, writer and actress, Miller also enjoys competitive kickboxing, swimming, drawing, and playing the piano.
Max Schneider stars as Zander Robbins, the new kid in school and guitarist for Gravity 5 in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock. Zander is cool, handsome and perhaps sometimes a little vain, but he is also confident, loyal and the voice of reason among his band of friends.
Schneider began his professional career with a role in the Broadway musical, 13. In 2010, he was one of 20 chosen from 6,000 applicants to attend the prestigious Young Arts Program in Miami, Fla. where he specialized in musical theater. Later that year, Schneider landed a Dolce & Gabbana international advertising campaign alongside music and fashion icon Madonna. The shoot was photographed by world-renowned photographer, Steven Klein.
Schneider has also starred in several off-Broadway productions including: Gypsy of the Year, Recoil, Macbeth Fleance, West Side Story, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, HAIR and The King and I. Later this year, Schneider will star opposite Keke Palmer in the original Nickelodeon television movie Rags, a modern day music-infused, Cinderella story.
Trained in ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance, Schneider is also an avid singer and songwriter. He plays the piano and ukulele and has just released a pop album titled First Encounters.
Lulu Antariksa stars as Stevie Baskara, Gravity 5’s smart, beautiful, no-nonsense bass player in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock. The guys love her because she is cool, but fear her because she can and will crush them.
With several television roles under her belt including in the hit NBC series ER, USA Network’s Monk and Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101, the California native is also a trained dancer, singer and plays guitar, piano and bass.
Antariksa found her passion for acting on the stage at Valencia High School in Placentia, California where she starred as Cady Heron in Mean Girls (The Musical), Anita in West Side Story, and Alice in Mad World, a musical based on Alice in Wonderland. It was there that Antariksa honed her acting skills, which ultimately led her to television auditions and her current role on How to Rock.
Samantha Boscarino stars as Molly, the new Queen of the Perfs. Molly is every bit as confident, popular and beautiful as Kacey, but she’s also an evil mastermind plotting to bury Kacey once and for all.
Born an entertainer, California native Samantha Boscarino became a student of dance at the age of five. During one of her performances, she was discovered by a Los Angeles agent who sparked a chain of life-changing events.
Immediately, Boscarino began to work regularly in print, dance and commercials, booking such jobs as Mattel Barbie, Target, Macy’s Passport and Build-A-Bear. In addition to dance training, Boscarino added acting, along with instrument and vocal training to her schedule.
Boscarino landed her first theatrical role at the age of 12 playing Gloria Jimenez in the 2009 feature film The Perfect Game. Soon after, Boscarino was offered the role of Alicia Rivera in the Tyra Banks produced film The Clique. Her vocals can be heard on the movie’s soundtrack song “Find My Place.”
Other credits include: Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP; Disney’s Good Luck Charlie, Jonas and Wizards of Waverly Place; NBC’s Parenthood and ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money to name a few. Boscarino can also be heard singing lead on the song “A Little Bit,” featured in Nickelodeon’s TV movie Mr. Troop Mom.
Halston Sage stars as Grace King, queen bee Molly’s gorgeous but naďve sidekick, in the mean girl group The Perfs, in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock. Although she tries to follow Molly’s evil lead, Grace just doesn’t have it in her to be mean.
Los Angeles native Sage began modeling at the age of 14, and quickly realized she had a passion for acting. Through hard work, patience, dedication and persistence, Sage to landed guest roles in two of Nickelodeon’s hit series, Victorious and Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures. Sage will also star in the upcoming teen comedy-drama theatrical film The First Time opposite Britt Robertson scheduled for a 2012 release.
Sage is also an award-winning equestrian and loves to write.
Noah Crawford stars as Nelson, the tech-savvy, sci-fi loving keyboard player and DJ for Gravity 5 in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock. Nelson is confident when talking about the ladies, but completely tongue-tied when he is face to face with them.
An Oklahoma City native, Noah Crawford began studying acting at the age of eight in his local hometown theater. A year later, his family made the move west to Los Angeles where Crawford began auditioning. At the age of ten, Noah booked a recurring role as Young Earl in the hit NBC television series, My Name is Earl. Other credits include guest roles on Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP and Disney XD’s Pair of Kings.
In addition to working on various films, Crawford also voiced James Rogers, the lead character, in Marvel Animation’s Next Avengers.
Christopher Richard O’Neal stars as Kevin, the drummer for Gravity 5 in the new Nickelodeon live-action comedy series How to Rock. Besides being constantly hungry and constantly sweating, he is awkward with the ladies but athletic enough to make every sports team…just not good enough to actually play.
New Jersey native O’Neal is an actor, drummer and poet, and currently in his senior year of high school. At a young age he realized he wanted to act and through diligent work and a positive attitude, he knows that he will reach his goals. O’Neal believes every opportunity to perform is the chance to learn and grow as a person and entertainer.