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August 19, 2006

Edmond youth finds ‘Fried Worms’ success

Young local actor stars in upcoming feature film

EDMOND — Blake Garrett’s love for acting goes back to the second grade at Charles Haskell Elementary School when his teacher, Stephanie Spears, told him he should try out for a local play sponsored by the Edmond Fine Arts Institute.

He got the part and that was the beginning of his exciting acting career, which has landed him a starring role in the New Line Feature “How To Eat Fried Worms,” opening nationwide Friday.

“After that I worked with Lyric, singing in ‘Annie,’” Garrett said.

Then he was on to StageStruck Studio. From there he worked with ACTS Acting Academy, which catapulted him to Los Angeles.

His friendship with one student in the academy was the stepping block for getting chosen at age 10 to tour internationally with “Barney’s Colorful World” and to star in the video of the same name.

He also has appeared in local television commercials.

After completing his 18-month tour with Barney and Friends, Garrett began intensive film acting training with coach and professional talent manager, Michelle De Long, who also found talent agency representation for him in both Los Angeles and Texas.

Since 2004, Garrett has been auditioning for films, TV series and national commercials, residing for extended periods in Los Angeles and Texas in support of his acting career.

In July 2005, he landed the role of “Plug” in “How to Eat Fried Worms” after first auditioning for the leading role of Billy in Los Angeles, and then reading for two other roles in Austin, Texas, where the film’s principal photography was shot.

His character is the right-hand man of the bad guy.

Garrett considers the six weeks of location shooting in Austin as one of the best times of his life. And truly, it was a boy’s summer paradise. The large ensemble cast began rehearsals with bike-riding choreography.

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