GCA Hootworthy

Student Has Hootworthy Acting Career

June 21, 2021 Georgia Cyber Academy Season 1 Episode 1
GCA Hootworthy
Student Has Hootworthy Acting Career
Show Notes

We recently interviewed Peyton J., a rising 8th grader who has attended Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) for 5 years.  He came on our GCA Hootworthy Podcast to discuss his acting career which started when he was only 5 years old!  Peyton began with theatre and did a few commercials, but once he experienced film and television, he put his time and efforts there and has found success.  He has mainly performed dramatic roles and you can find him in the following films:

  • Nobody’s Fool (2018) as Junior
  • First Christmas (2020) as Drew,
  • Respect (2021) as Young Cecil Franklin

The above list is just a sample of the roles he has performed.  So far, he says his biggest role is the current project he is working on in New Orleans and the details of it must remain confidential at this time, he can share that its release date is most likely next year and will air on Epix. 

Peyton expects to be filming in New Orleans for 6 weeks, but being in a temporary remote location has not stopped him from being able to keep up with school at GCA—even exceling as an honor roll student.  He has a dedicated school trailer on set where he can complete coursework, attend live classes, and communicate with teachers in between filming.  He appreciates and enjoys how GCA has enabled him to pursue his acting career and academics simultaneously because he can do it from anywhere.  He mentions how accommodating his teachers are, and how he feels he is not missing out on content.  He is so thankful for how helpful his teachers are, and he credits his mom for helping him stay on task with keeping up with school and his busy acting schedule at the same time

Peyton wants to continue acting and also plans to pursue writing, hopes to produce music, and eventually become a director.  He likes painting and particularly likes digital art.  Peyton loves how nice all the teachers and staff are at GCA and he would like to shout out his teacher Ms. Adams. He suggests any aspiring young actors should follow their heart and consider GCA as a great school choice because of how helpful and accommodating it has been for him.

Do you want to learn even more about Peyton or keep up with his acting career? Check out his website and social media below:



IG @iampeytonj

FB Peyton Jackson