Interview with Jacob Hopkins

Glitter sat down with Jacob Hopkins to talk about what it’s been like growing up in the acting business, what it was like to work on the set of True Blood, what he loves about The Goldbergs, what it’s like to voice Gumball Watterson on the Cartoon Network animated hit series, The Amazing World of Gumball, and what he’d bring with him if he was stranded on a deserted island. Read on to find out more about this talented actor.


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 The Amazing World of Gumball airs every Thursday at 6:30 pm on Cartoon Network.
Photographer: Minh Bui
Grooming: Melody Konstanti
Stylist: Ali Levine
Outfit credit: Children’s Place

GLITTER: What is it like growing up in the acting business?

JACOB: Well, first of all, I love acting and have had the most amazing experiences. I’ve gotten to work with awesome people. My family life is super important to me and we keep things pretty simple.  I have other interests too, and some great friends that I hang out with!

GLITTER: Who has been your favorite actor or actress to work with so far and why?

JACOB: Wow, that’s a tough one.  I’ve worked with Elizabeth Banks, Alex Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer, and so many other amazing people.  I would have to say, Sean Giambrone from The Goldbergs. Sean is such a great person as well as a great actor.

GLITTER: What was it like working with the cast and crew of True Blood?

JACOB: Working on True Blood was such amazing experience!  I mean I was one of the Vampire Authority members in my suit and fangs!  Working with Alex, Stephen, Chris Meloni, Peter Mensah, Carolyn Hennesy, and Christopher Heyerdahl was very cool!  I was the only kid on set and both the cast and crew treated me with such respect. Not to mention there are many jokesters on set; it was a fun!

GLITTER: What do you love to do more voice-over acting or on-screen acting?

JACOB: That’s a hard choice!  I love them both! Can I say that?

GLITTER: What’s it like being the voice of Gumball Watterson on the Cartoon Network animated hit series, The Amazing World of Gumball

JACOB: You just asked me my favorite question.  I love being the voice of Gumball!  I have had the best time of my life voicing this character…Gumball is a very complex cat, you know!  Every day I go in to record is the day I laugh the most!

GLITTER: Who are some of your influences?

JACOB: I would have to say my mom and dad are my biggest influences.  They support me in so many ways and help me make all of this work.  I have a lot of responsibilities, both in acting and outside of it, and I couldn’t do it all without them.  They have taught me confidence, courage, self-respect, compassion, integrity, to be myself, and so much more.  I love them both very much.

GLITTER: If you could change anything that’s happened to you so far would you?

JACOB: I wouldn’t change a thing.

GLITTER: How can people follow you on social media? Do you interact with your fans often?

JACOB: I do interact with fans; they’re great!  People can follow me on Twitter @HopkinsJacob5 and on my Instagram hopkinsjake.

GLITTER: What’s it like playing Chad Kremp on the ABC hit show, The Goldbergs

JACOB: Playing Chad Kremp has been an absolute blast!  I love The Goldbergs, so when I got cast, I couldn’t have been happier.  Chad is a good kid, but he’s always up for an adventure with his buddy Adam.  I can’t wait to see what happens in Season 2!

GLITTER: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what five things would you bring with you and why?

JACOB: My Pokémon cards because I don’t leave home without them, a fishing pole so I could catch fish, my brother because we have a lot of fun together, my swim suit because I love to swim, and my Nintendo 3DS so I wouldn’t get bored.

GLITTER: If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead who would it be and why? 

JACOB: I would like to have dinner with George Lucas so I could ask him every Star Wars question I ever had.

GLITTER: What are you looking forward to the most this summer?

JACOB: I’m so excited for my aunt and uncle and cousins to visit!  They’re from Michigan and Indiana.

GLITTER: Do you have any hidden talents?

JACOB: I can play the drums.

GLITTER: Do you have any secret crushes? 

JACOB: Yes, but that’s a secret!