Peyton Meyer is a teen heartthrob best known for his character of Lucas Friar on the Disney Channel original series Girl Meets World. He has become a staple in the legendary House of Mouse, first appearing in the series Dog with a Blog as Wes Manning in 2013 and 2014. Before becoming famous as a teen Disney star, he was your typical American kid, playing baseball on a traveling team in his home city of Las Vegas and hanging out with his two older brothers Dillon and Cole.
At age 10 Peyton realized his true dream in life was to be an actor and his mom, Liz helped him to realize that dream by driving him across the desert to auditions in Los Angeles. He got lucky early on landing parts in a Movie Trailer Commercial for Disney and a short film called Shortage. He was also lucky enough to land a role playing a poet in a short film by star James Franco.
Peyton was one of those actors who made the process look easy. The doors opened quickly and he was in very short time an actor with multiple series and a huge base of loving fans.
Most of Peyton’s fans are obsessed with the continuing love triangle between his character, Lucas, and his Girl Meets World co-stars, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), and Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). As the series jumps into its third season, the show’s producer promises big changes and big honesty as the cast moves from middle school into high school. Creator and show-runner Michael Jacobs promises a sensitive and touching flow to this season’s episodes and just maybe a resolution in the central character’s love story. The show will give an honest portrayal of the difficulties of high school, but all within the framework that Disney audiences have come to expect.
Peyton is excited about the new season of Girl Meets World and is busy in his down time. Last year he filmed the movie Gibby in which he played the role of Tommy. Peyton has also found time to work with the educational program, Broadway Break Thru, a New York-based week-long intensive workshop for children and teens that travels around the country teaching master classes for young aspiring actors. His advice to these young students is simple and to the point, telling them to never give up on their dream, to love school, and to never let the rejection of the audition process get you down.
Peyton Meyer is definitely in love with what he does and his enthusiasm for acting is as evident on the screen as it is in his smile and charming demeanor. He’s come along way since he first had his dream of being actor… way back when he was ten. It just goes to prove that you are never too young to have dreams and aspirations, and as long as you are willing to work hard for what you truly want… dreams can come true.
Fans of Peyton Meyer can look forward to a great time when he comes to iPlay America’s Event Center on Saturday, April 30, for a Meet & Greet. Don’t miss your chance to meet Lucas Friar in person!