Noah Crawford plays the tech-savvy Nelson (also the keyboardist for Gravity 5) on How To Rock! We caught up with Noah recently where he chatted exclusively with us about upcoming episodes of How to Rock (including April 14's birthday episode), what his own birthday parties are like, and even dished on the Snack-a-nator 3000 (yes, we said Snack-a-nator 3000)!
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J-14: The next episode, entitled "How To Rock a Birthday Party," airs on April 14 at 8:30 p.m. EST on Nickelodeon. What can we expect to see?
Noah Crawford: It's a big episode for me! It is Kacey Simon's birthday and she is super excited -- but then she finds out that it's Nelson's birthday on the same day. They decide to celebrate their parties together, but Kacey goes crazy with the plans and doesn't let Nelson do any of the stuff he wants to do. They end up disagreeing a lot and there's some drama. There's a lot of good Nelson-esque things that you'll see in the episode, so you have to check it out!
J-14: Can you spill on what any of those Nelson-esque things might be?
Noah: Let's just say there's a little bit of magic involved!
J-14: We're excited to see it! So, what was the best birthday party that you've ever had or gone to?
Noah: Last year, me and the whole cast and some other friends went skating, which was a lot of fun. I'm really into roller skating! The best roller skater is probably either me or Chris O'Neal -- he's got some skills!
J-14: We love how creative your character Nelson is when it comes to inventing some crazy things! Anything totally over-the-top in upcoming episodes?
Noah: Yes! There's an episode coming up where Nelson, Kevin, and Zander have been running miles for school to stay in shape so they're exhausted. They don't want to ever leave the couch, but then they get hungry, so that poses the question of how they can get snacks without ever leaving the couch. Nelson invents the Snack-a-nator 3000! This machine is crazy -- it shoots snacks at us as we sit on the couch! Then things start to go a little haywire.
J-14: What else can we look forward to on this season of How to Rock?
Noah: You can look forward to, as always, a lot of cool performances! There's going to be a little more of the Nelson and Grace relationship. As that's explored more, there will be even more awkward moments for Nelson. That'll be pretty funny!
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