Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Vincent will be performing this Friday Night August 29th from 7pm to 10pm @ the Americana in Glendale California. Vincent plays the piano and sings with the band Playback. Vincent will be performing songs by The Beatles, Bill Joel and Elton John. He will also sing some songs from his Album Time Flies By which you can hear on his website and I Tunes
Vincent is starring for the forth season on Everybody Hates Chris and is the voice of Phineas on Disney's Emmy nominated show Phineas and Ferb!
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Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008 Detroit News
Teen is born to perform!
Actor Vincent Martella, 15, tries to be a normal teen
Mekeisha Madden Toby / Detroit News Television Writer
LOS ANGELES -- Vincent Martella is one of the hardest working young actors in Hollywood.
He has two jobs. He plays Greg, the sidekick, on The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" and is the voice of Phineas on Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb," and he's only 15.
In other words, the next time you complain about juggling a part-time job, school and chores, think about this guy. But Martella, who will be 16 on Oct. 15, says he makes it work.
"With 'Phineas and Ferb,' I do one episode every other week, so it works out perfectly," Martella told The Detroit News with a shrug after working all day on a recent season-four episode of "Everybody Hates Chris." The latter show, which returns in October, shoots toward the end of the week.
"I work three to four days a week on 'Chris,' so it ends up being pretty easy. It's not bad," Martella says.
To relax, the native of Rochester, N.Y., says he plays music and sports.
"I play the guitar and piano," Martella says. "It really relaxes me, and some of my songs are on iTunes. I play gigs around town (Los Angeles) sometimes ... but just for fun. I enjoy it a lot. And I play basketball."
Martella started dancing at the age of 3, and his first live performance was in "The Nutcracker. He began playing the piano at age 5 and was soon performing in school plays and appearing in local commercials in the Orlando, Fla., area, where his family moved. He started acting and vocal training at age 6, and a year later, he was one of the most sought-after kids in the Central Florida market, appearing in print ads and national commercials.
By the age of 10, Martella was ready for primetime. During his first trip to Hollywood, he landed a guest spot on Fox's short-lived sitcom "Cracking Up" and a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified," where he developed his own character named Scoop.
The following summer, Martella nabbed his first film role working alongside Rob Schneider in "Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo." Martella also guest-starred on the now-defunct Fox comedy "Stacked," starring Pamela Anderson, and lent his voice to the feature film "Bad News Bears." Look for Martella later this year in the comedic film "Role Models," starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott.
But family keeps Martella humble and focused. Although he lives in Los Angeles, he still calls Florida home and lives there with his mother, father and three siblings part of the year. "I haven't gone Hollywood," Martella swears. "I still hang out with friends. I'm still a kid."
You can reach Mekeisha Madden Toby at (313) 222-2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Everybody Hates Chris has a child prodigy in the cast—and it’s probably not the youngster you’d guess first. Granted, all the kids on this hit comedy are talented actors, but Vincent Martella has been on the fast-track since he began playing piano at age five. In addition to his role as teen Chris Rock’s best-friend “Greg,” Vincent just wrapped his first full season voicing “Phineas” on Disney’s edgy animated series, Phineas and Ferb, complete with a promotional tour to London. And, who knew?—the kid can sing. Two years ago, at age 13, he released an album of his own original songs, Time Flies By. Since then, he’s performed with his band on weekends at The Grove in L.A. (click below), and several of his Beatles and Billy Joel covers can be viewed online. Vincent recently teamed with Bill Engvall and Billy Ray Cyrus in Bait Shop, debuted Aug 9th on the USA Network, followed in Nov. by his big-screen comedy, Role Models. Despite a busy multifaceted career, Vince has made time to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics, where he serves as a National Youth Ambassador. The fourth season of Everybody Hates Chris will lead off a brand new comedy night—Friday—this fall on WBNX. Chances are, you’ll now see Chris’s witty sidekick in a whole new light.