Im the Boss | Terrell Ransom Jr.
Follow Terrell at @TerrellRansomJr! Photography: Birdie Thompson | Styling: Terrell Ransom Sr.
I really love doing both. Voice acting is easier of course. I always say this but it’s true, I can go to the studio in my pajamas if I want too. I record my lines for an episode in an hour or two and I’m done. It’s a lot more work when I’m acting in front of the camera like having to memorize my lines, work with other people, film tons of scenes but I’ve worked on some really projects and met some cool people that are now my friends, so it’s hard to choose one over the other.
2. Tell us about your character on The Amazing World of Gumball.
I’m the voice of Darwin Watterson the orange fish. Darwin started off as Gumball’s magical pet goldfish until he grew legs and started talking. Now he’s the adopted brother of Gumball and Anais. Check out The Origins part 1 and 2 to find out how he grew legs. Darwin is really smart and lovable and mature for a 10 year old fish. You’ll usually find him trying to talk Gumball out of a crazy idea before joining him lol!
3. How do you balance school and acting?
It’s a little tough, but I’m lucky that I’m in an independent study program. I only go to school one or two days out of the week for a Math and English lab and then I meet with my teacher once, so my schedule is more open for auditions and acting. You have to stay on top of your grades because you can’t get work permits to act if you’re not making good grades.
4. Do you want to keep pursuing acting when you grow up?
Yes, my goal is to act as long as I can because I really enjoy it. My dream would be to book a lead superhero role in a Marvel movie series like The Avengers or a Jedi role in a Star Wars movie.
5. What motivated you to create your own Youtube channel?
I was always making fun of myself or my family or telling jokes and funny stories because I love to make people laugh. One day I borrowed my moms camera, turned it on and recording myself doing and saying whatever came to my mind. My family thought I was hilarious and next thing you know Terrell’s World was created. I’m working on some new videos that should be up soon!
6. What is one unusual fact about yourself?
It’s probably not unusual but I would have to say it’s being an only child. I have a lot of friends and every single one of them have siblings.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’ll probably be at UCLA in 5 years and I want to still be working as an actor and a music artist.
8. What do you do when you have free time?
I’m an extreme gamer (Xbox, Nintendo, PC) and I love watching gaming videos on YouTube. I produce my own music and write songs that I’m hoping to record and release soon. I read a lot. My favorite authors are J. K. Rowling and Rick Riordan. I’m a Netflixer. I watch a bunch of movies and go to Six Flags all the time.