Interview: Amarr Wooten on Playing Warwick in ‘Knight Squad’

Photo: Leslie Alejandro

Amarr Wooten has appeared on many past Disney and Nickelodeon shows. Now fans can see him as Warwick on Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad. Warwick is part of the Phoenix squad and many secrets this season that are revealed changed the shape of not only the squad, but the entire kingdom. To find out what exactly happens fans will need to tune into Knight Squad weekly. Glitter sat down with Amarr to discuss his role, what pushes and motivates him on a daily basis, how he balances school with acting, and his favorite WWE superstar. Read on to find out more on this amazing actor.

GLITTER: What would you say was your big break?

AMARR: In my opinion, I haven’t come close to receiving my “big break”. I’m just enjoying the grind and where I am right now.

GLITTER: What can you tell us about your role as Warwick on Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad? What is he like? Are you like him in any way?

AMARR: Warwick is 1/4 of the Phoenix Squad and is a third-generation knight being that his father is a knight and his grandfather was a knight, so he has a lot of weight on his shoulders. I feel like that’s what makes him relatable and helps connect him with me and the viewers as well.

GLITTER: What can you tell us about the new season without giving anything away?

AMARR:There’s many more adventures and trials in this upcoming season of Knight Squad. Many secrets are revealed that change the shape of not only the Phoenix Squad, but the entire kingdom.

GLITTER: What other shows have you appeared on?

AMARR:I’ve appeared on other Nickelodeon and Disney shows, but I’ve also guest starred on shows such as Criminal Minds, Life in Pieces, American Housewife, and more!

GLITTER: Who is your dream collaboration with?

AMARR:My dream collaboration in terms of acting is working with the Rock and/or Kevin Hart!

GLITTER: What do you love doing on your free time?

AMARR: Whenever I’m free, I either go to the mall with friends or make music!

GLITTER: How do you balance school with acting?

AMARR: Luckily, I graduated one year early so I don’t have to stress about doing school on set.When I was in school, my parents helped me stay balanced, plus school is a must on a set so production makes sure that you are able to get enough school in, while you’re working.

Photo: Leslie Alejandro

GLITTER: What is one thing your fans might not know about you?

AMARR: Many people think my middle name is ‘Merritt’ but my middle name is actually Anthony!

GLITTER: Best advice you were ever given?

AMARR: The best advice I was ever given was be yourself and stay true to yourself. This business will change who you are as a person if you let it, whether it’s in a positive way or a negative way. I try to honor that advice every day.

GLITTER: What pushes and motivates you on a daily basis?

AMARR: My dreams motivate me and my support system KEEPS me motivated. Ironically as an entertainer, I’m personally not entertaining for anyone. I entertain because I’ve been doing it my entire life and I love doing it.

GLITTER: Favorite sport?

AMARR: My favorite sport is basketball, but I also love football, soccer, and baseball!

GLITTER: Favorite WWE superstar?

AMARR: It’s a tie between John Cena, The Rock, and‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels.

GLITTER: First dance class you ever took?

AMARR: My very first dance class I took was when I was four-years-old and it was for tap dancing!

GLITTER: Favorite food or restaurant?

AMARR: My favorite restaurant is TGI Fridays! Every time I go there I get the same thing, the Jack Daniel’s chicken!

GLITTER: Glitter has a Celebrity #SelfLoveCampaign, what’s self-love mean to you?

AMARR: Self-love is of course loving yourself, which is very important to me. You can’t truly love yourself without feeling loved, whether that’s through family, friends, or even God! Self-love allows you to be able to lift yourself up in hard times, and not have to rely on other people to build your spirits! Me personally, I rely on myself for love!

GLITTER: Do you have any new projects coming up that you can tell us about?

AMARR: All I can say for now is that I have a few projects coming out soon so stay tuned!

GLITTER: How can fans follow you?

AMARR: You can follow my Instagram, which is @amarr, and my Twitter is @amarrwooten.