As Cobra Kai followers are conscious, Tanner Buchanan portrays Johnny Lawrence’s son Robby Keene on the acclaimed sequence. Regardless of solely being 22-years-old, the actor has been within the leisure trade for over a decade.
Buchanan Was in a Loss of life Metallic Band
Not solely is he a proficient actor, however he’s additionally a gifted musician. Whereas talking to At Massive Journal, Buchanan mentioned that he was as soon as a member of a progressive loss of life metallic band, known as Acidosis.
In the course of the interview, he defined that his band’s title didn’t have vital that means.
“My pal within the band says ‘I’ve an excellent title, Acidosis!’ So the band was Acidosis,” mentioned the actor.
He went on to say that Acidosis coated songs written by “Gojira, a French-prog metallic band.” He famous that the band interacted with him on social media.
“They ended up following me on Instagram and I had a freak-out second. I had been listening to them since I used to be 12. We knew all their songs. Performed all their songs. And so they adopted me on Instagram. I had this out-of-body expertise like, “Gojira, they know who I’m. They know who I’m!” That is my childhood proper right here,” mentioned the Ohio-native.
Buchanan Was Additionally a Dancer Throughout His Childhood
Together with being an actor and musician, Buchanan was a aggressive dancer as a baby.
In a January Instagram Dwell interview with Backstage, the 22-year-old revealed that his ardour for dance ended up igniting his love for appearing. He defined that he started “dancing when [he] was 5 years outdated.
“Faucet is my primary factor however, you understand, as you develop up you do every thing. Truly I’m skilled in actually every thing however ballet,” mentioned the actor.
He went on to say that he participated in dance competitions all through his childhood. When he was about 10 years outdated, he traveled to New York for a contest.
“There occurred to be brokers and managers there, and I had massive glasses and massive buck enamel and this bowl haircut, they usually mentioned what they wish to use within the trade as a really character look, which is a really good means of placing you look not that nice … That they had talked about appearing and it was nothing I had even considered and I used to be like, ‘oh that sounds superior,’” mentioned Buchanan
After talking to the brokers and expertise managers, he and his mom moved to California to begin his appearing profession.
Whereas talking to his Cobra Kai co-star Ralph Macchio for an Interview Journal article, the Ohio-native revealed that being a dancer helped him study martial arts for the present.
“I assume with a dance background, I’ve an excellent sense of steadiness, in order that got here straightforward. I did some gymnastics rising up as nicely. I feel the laborious half is simply attempting to memorize the choreography. Studying that choreography is means more durable than I anticipated, since you actually need to be in tune, not solely with what you’re doing, however nearly precisely with what the opposite particular person is doing,” mentioned the actor.
To see extra of Buchanan make sure to watch Cobra Kai, out there on Netflix.
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