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Cast Bios - Nickelodeon School of Rock Press Kit

Cast Bios



Tomika on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Breanna Yde stars as Tomika, the fun-loving bass player and powerful vocalist who is a bit of a tomboy.

A native of Southern California, Yde grew up with a knack for the performing arts. The young actress began her career by appearing in numerous national commercials for McDonald’s and Kraft Cheese. Yde starred as “Frankie” in the Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways, and guest starred on Nick at Nite’s Instant Mom and CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. Some of her film credits include The Dark Prophecy, Nickelodeon’s Santa Hunters and the Nickelodeon Ho Ho Holiday Special.

Yde enjoys hip-hop dancing, singing, and playing the piano and guitar. She also plays tennis, basketball and golf.


Freddy on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Ricardo Hurtado stars as Freddy, the kid who brings a fresh and rebellious perspective to his school. As the band’s drummer, he recognizes the opportunity in building the band with Dewey.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., and raised in Florida, Hurtado booked his series regular role on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock on his first acting audition.

Outside of acting, Hurtado enjoys singing and playing a variety of musical instruments. He also speaks fluent Spanish.


Summer on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Jade Pettyjohn stars as Summer, the overachiever with perfect attendance and a blind ambition for academics. Not satisfied with playing tambourine, she ultimately becomes the band’s manager.

Originally from Los Angeles, Calif., Pettyjohn began acting on a professional level after booking a national commercial, followed by a major role on CBS’s The Mentalists. While shooting the series, she landed a recurring role on Showtime’s United States of Tara. Pettyjohn has also worked on CBS’s Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, TNT’s The Last Ship and NBC’s The Cape, Revolution and Grimm. Some of her film credits include An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Dakota’s Summer and Prodigal.

Outside of acting, Pettyjohn maintains straight As in school and donates time to perform on stage for various fundraisers. She enjoys playing guitar, writing songs and listening to music.


Zack on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Lance Lim stars as Zack, a reserved child of overbearing parents who comes out of his shell as the band’s electric guitarist.

A Los Angeles native, this mostly self-trained actor made his television debut as a series regular on NBC’s Growing Up Fisher before landing guest roles on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat and FX’s Anger Management. Lim’s film credits include a supporting role in the feature film, Innocent Blood, for which he was awarded the Special Jury Mention for Acting by the 2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas. A talented singer, Lim competed and was a fan favorite on the Korean national television singing competition show, Star Audition. He also won first place for singing at the 2009 Orange County Korean Festival. Lim can be seen in the upcoming Roland Emmerich-directed feature film, Independence Day: Resurgence, and the animated feature film, Duck Duck Goose.

Lim enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar and tennis. He also speaks fluent Korean and has strong improv and impersonation skills.


Lawrence on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Aidan Miner stars as Lawrence, the quirky, technologically-inclined, unabashedly confident keyboardist for the band.

A Southern California native, Miner started professionally acting when he was seven years old, following in the footsteps of his two older siblings. His first acting job was a commercial for Fox Digital Copy. Miner has guest starred on AMC’s Mad Men, ABC’s The Middle, Cartoon Network’s Children’s Hospital and recurred on ABC Family’s Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Miner is an avid reader and a Boy Scout. When he is not on set, he enjoys dancing with his group Bobbie’s Boyz Crew, playing sports, Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts.


Dewey Finn on Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Tony Cavalero stars as Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at William B. Travis Prep School. He teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock ‘n’ roll.

Cavalero is a main company member at the legendary Los Angeles improv company, The Groundlings, and has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. Some of his film credits include The DUFF, Ghost Team One, Nickelodeon’s Splitting Adam and the Nickelodeon Ho Ho Holiday Special. His television credits include Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl and Hart of Dixie. Cavalero has also previously written for the CBS Diversity Showcase.

Cavalero is an Eagle Scout, Black Belt in martial arts and a proud graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He’s super grateful for his wife, Annie, and their three rescue pups, Lucy, Tippi, and Maggie.


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