Thursday, August 16, 2012

'Phineas & Ferb' activity will put guests into act at Downtown Disney

"Phineas and Ferb" mania continues at Walt Disney World. The next activity that centers around the Disney Channel animated duo will be at Downtown Disney.
"Phineas and Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality" will begin its limited run on Sept 1. It will incorporate guests in one of 20 animated sequences featuring Phineas, Ferb, Agent P (the fedora-wearing platypus) or Dr. Doofenschmirtz. Folks will "magically appear to dance or play alongside them" for 30 seconds, Disney says.
Later, participants can download a complimentary photo from the experience.
This Downtown Disney activity — located on the West Side area, next to Bongos Cuban Cafe — will continue daily from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 1.
"Phineas and Ferb" already has an established presence in the Disney World theme parks. New is the Disney Phineas & Ferb Agent P World Showcase Adventure at Epcot, and guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios can see the characters at an interactive meet-and-greet in the Streets of America area. Merchandise, including Agent P-inspired mouse ears and T-shirts, are seen throughout Disney World stores.
The "Phineas and Ferb" show debuted in 2008, featuring the title characters who are imaginative stepbrothers, their family and pet platypus Perry, who stars in subplots as Agent P. Vincent Martella, who grew up in DeLand, voices Phineas.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Orlando Sentinel

‘The Mentalist’ features DeLand’s Vincent Martella

Vincent Martella has a guest role on 'The Mentalist.' Photo courtesy of

Disney Channel star Vincent Martella of DeLand will have a guest role in this week’s episode of “The Mentalist.” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and his CBI colleagues investigate the killing of a popular English teacher.

Martella, who is 19, plays Martin Klubock in the episode that airs at 10 p.m. Thursday on CBS.

Martella was a regular on the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.” He supplies the voice of Phineas on Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb.”

Democrat and Chronicle News Rochester NewYork

Greece native Vincent Martella guest stars on 'The Mentalist'

8:50 AM, Apr. 3, 2012 |
Greece native Vincent Martella will guest star on The Mentalist.
Greece native Vincent Martella will guest star on The Mentalist. / Photo provided by Michael Martella
Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker, goes back to school to catch the person who killed a teacher in this week’s episode of The Mentalist, at 10 p.m. Thursday on WROC-TV (Channel 8).
One of the students (maybe a suspect?) is played by Vincent Martella, who voices Phineas on the Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb and who lived his early years in Greece. The 19-year-old now splits his time between Florida and Los Angeles.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Mentalist!

Watch The Mentalist this Thursday April 5th @ 10pm est on CBS. I will be guest starring!



While his alter-ego Phineas wiles away his summer days with stepbrother Ferb, Vincent Martella is hitting the books at UF.

UF student Vincent Martella is the voice of Phineas on "Phineas and Ferb"

When he's not giving triangle-headed Phineas Flynn a voice, Vincent Martella is studying business online through UF's Warrington College of Business Administration. Photo courtesy of Vin Man Enterprises

Vincent Martella (3CBA) never wants to stop learning.

That’s why he wanted to continue his education after graduating from high school even though he was a lead in the Emmy-nominated animated series, “Phineas and Ferb.”

Martella, 19, is pursuing a bachelor’s of science in business administration from UF online.

Picking a school wasn’t difficult because he grew up in central Florida. He originally thought he wanted to go to film school but realized that would be difficult to do with his schedule. Business was his second choice, and UF just happened to have an online program.

Because of his commitments to “Phineas and Ferb,” Martella spends most of his time in Los Angeles recording for the show. He watches online lectures and does online homework while on set.

“UF has been so great in dealing with me and my unique situation,” he says.

The show, which began in 2007 on the Disney Channel, follows stepbrothers Phineas (Martella) and Ferb (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) in their attempts to make every day of summer vacation fun. Phineas comes up with crazy ideas, like a beach in their backyard, and Ferb builds them. They have a pet platypus, Perry, that’s actually a secret agent and an older sister, Candace, who is always trying to get them in trouble.

Martella was 13 and on the cast of the live-action show “Everybody Hates Chris” when he was called to read for Phineas, a boy with a patch of red hair on top of his triangle-shaped head. The creators had him read the pilot episode with a few directions (be imaginative, fun) and asked him to supply the voice. Martella created a soft, happy-sounding voice that everyone involved loved.

UF student Vincent Martella provides the voice of Phineas Flynn on Disney's "Phineas and Ferb"Six years later, the show has become an international phenomenon, launching a stage show, a TV movie and a feature film that is slotted to release in July 2013.

But being a voice actor comes with its challenges. “You have to convey as much emotion as you would with body movements and facial expressions with just your voice,” he says. “So if you come in and watch me, I’m moving a lot. I probably look pretty crazy.”

Martella’s other credits include Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” the film “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” and the straight-to-video “Bait Shop.”

One of his favorite projects was “Role Models” with Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd, comedians he really admires. The cast was hilarious, he says, and it introduced him to the world of improv.

“I got to fight with a sword for a month and wear ridiculous medieval clothing,” he says. “You can’t beat that.”

He wants to keep acting as long he possibly can, and as he continues his degree he is looking to delve into the other sides of the industry. His future plans include becoming more involved with the writing and production sides, possibly opening his own production company. He’s also working up the courage to pursue stand-up comedy.

“I just want to keep growing and keep working on a bunch of different projects,” he says. “I learn so much from each project that I’ve done.”

Jillian Kremer (4JM)

Not familiar with “Phineas and Ferb”? Check out the first episode, “Rollercoaster”, to meet the characters:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012