January 25th, 2007 08:31 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Daniel Logan, Star Wars
Daniel Logan, a New Zealand native, started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his break when local children`s rugby teams were being scouted for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting roll. "I played a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by [Auckland rugby star] Michael Jones," Logan recalls. Daniel was proclaimed a natural by the director of the commercial. "I`ve always been a show-off," he admits.
Daniel was noticed by other casting agents and that break led to more commercials and TV appearances, including a recurring roll in episodes of the New Zealand medical series "Shortland Street", guest appearance in the international hit Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Daniel also starred in the short film, "Falling Sparrows" and provided the lead & supporting voices in 2 animated series` "Tamota" and "Takapu."
Daniel`s most recent project was starring in "The Legend of Johnny Lingo." At the top of this young actors growing resume sits "STAR WARS: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," with the coveted role of Boba Fett, winning the part, out of thousand who tried out, after just one audition! As Darth Vader himself would say, "Impressive, most impressive." "It`s quite strange to me... because you wouldn`t think a film company in a big country like America would want to come to a small place like New Zealand to audition for people," Daniel said, "...but I am glad they did!"
JOIN DANIEL AT THE FX CONVENTION IN ORLANDO, FL.
R2-D2: THE MAN IN THE CAN.
The talented and charming Kenny Baker who was the actor inside the famous R2-D2 robot from Star Wars, will be joining what has become a spectacular line-up of celebrity guests at the 2007 Florida Extravaganza. In its 18th year, the FX Show is an Orlando staple. FX opens its doors on January 26-28th at its new location, the Orange County Convention Center.
Other Star Wars celebrities joining Kenny Baker at the show include the very cool fan-favorite Ray Park who played Darth Maul in Episode I, and Daniel Logan who played young Boba Fett in Episode II. The celebrity guest list blasts on with stars from NBC`s new hit series Heroes, including the lovely Hayden Panettiere who plays the cheerleader Claire Bennet and Zachary Quinto who plays the anti-hero Sylar. But it doesn`t stop here!
The Florida Extravaganza (FX) is a multi-genre pop-culture convention, and the largest event of its kind in the world. Not only does it bring you amazing celebrity guests, FX also hosts the largest indoor toy show in the southeast, a comic book convention with famous guest artists, sci-fi and horror memorabilia, a doll and bear show, anime, gaming and so much more! The entire family will be entertained for a weekend and it costs less than one ticket to Disney!
Spectacular celebrity guest line-up at FX: Meet stars from hit TV shows including Heroes, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka, and Firefly. Shake hands with actors from movies including Superman Returns, Star Wars, Aliens, Sin City, and the cast from the upcoming summer blockbuster Fanboys. A full list of the dozens of celebrity guests is available at http://www.fxshow.com/guests.htm. To request an interview with a guest or an image of a celebrity please contact us by phone or email.
Admission is $20.00 per person and includes one child`s ticket free per paying adult. Additional child tickets are available for $6.00. Please see http://www.fxshow.com/index.htm for ticket sales, directions and all other general information.
Press is invited to preview FX from 10am-12pm on Friday January 26th before the doors open to the public. Press passes are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 240-354-0683.
Show promoter contact info: Michael Herz | 407-342-2849 | email@example.com
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