Adam Pavlakovich voiced Cal Jordan for a
short time during the Novacom Saga. Fans loved Cal Jordan and
wanted him to stay on the show following the story arc, but he
disappeared from Odyssey.
What have you learned the most as
you played Cal Jordan?
Actually, I the thing I learned most
while playing Cal is acting. In my opinion, I improve with each episodes,
the first couple are horrible, but the last one I did I'm proud of. I never
have heard any of the episodes I'm in though, because I don't like the sound
of my voice played back to me, but I think that I improved.
What is it like having your mom
My mom started playing Connie ever
since I was born. Before that she did cartoons, many of which I watched on
TV as a kid, so I'm used to it by now. Hearing her voice in commercials and
such are interesting, but I never mix the two people. One is my mom, the
other is a character played by my mom.
Do you ever walk around the house
saying "Hey Connie!"?
Do you wish you could change
anything about your acting skills?
Yes, I wish I had them. No, I wish
that I could flow more freely and make emotions on the fly, I also wish I
could clear my voice before they start recording lol.
How did you get into working with
My mom, I had always wanted to be on
the show but it wasn't until a year ago when I emphasized my want to be on
it, so she talked to the writers and they needed a part for a boy my aged, I
forget the episode but I know you guys don't, it's where a family moves in
and there's this boy and Rodney makes fun of him but he doesn't care.
Anyway, they faxed me the script of an old show, then called me up
immediately without giving me time to look over it and asked to me read it
(a cold read). I read it with as much care as I could, they liked it, and I
got the part. After that they said that they made a character for me called
Cal, and I think you know the rest.
What do you like or dislike about
playing emotional scenes?
I like the challenge but I don't like
having myself dwell on it too much, then it takes the rawness away from it
and it sounds scripted, only in the last episode where I break my leg or
something do I think I pull this off.
What is your favorite part of
working with the AIO team?
I've known most of them ever since I
was born but it's great fun. You have some interesting conversations and
they are all really nice.
Which character do you resemble the
Cal, mostly because he was written in
Who is your favorite character?
Rodney Rathbone, with Richard Maxwell
a close second.
If you were to give one piece of
advice on how to act, how would you tell someone interested in being an
Don't think about what are you doing
too much, read the script and let the emotion flow from there.
What was the first thought that
came to your mind when you found out that Cal Jordan wouldn't be on any
future shows and how did you respond?
I always had it in the back of my head
that I would need to end sooner or later. The funny thing is it has a little
do to with my mom, since she's a teenager that never ages, a lot of the kids
on the show have to get taken off after they start to change so as not to
bring about a paradox, unfortunately I played Cal right as my voice was
changing and you can tell if you listen to each one, but again, this was
only a small part if a reason at all. I was only there for the saga, that
What's it like to be on a famous
Great, you meet some really great fans
that know more about you than you know yourself. If you go somewhere public
with an Odyssey t-shirt someone is bound to notice and come up to talk to
you. It's a lot of fun, especially since most fans have seen me as a baby
making a fool of myself.
Submitted Questions as Well...
What is your favorite thing about a
recording session? (Submitted by Trina)
Being in the studio, a lot of the time
your just sitting around, but I love it when I'm actually working.
Do you like being on AIO?
(Submitted by Rilla)
Yes, very much, I've wanted to do it
since I could talk
Are you as goofy and dumb in real
life as you are on the show? (no offense) (Submitted by David)
I'm not as stupid, but I am curious,
but I would never be curious enough to actually risk me and/or someone else.
Are you anything like Cal in real
life? (Submitted by Agent 503X)
Yeah, a little, I always wanna try
something new and am always up for a little adventure, but I'm not as
extreme as him, and I always follow the rules.
Does AIO take up most of your time?
(Submitted by Carolita)
No, when I had a show, I only went
once, or twice a month, so sometimes I had to miss school but otherwise, it
didn't get in the way of anything.
Is it fun working with the other
kids who act on Adventures in Odyssey? What has it been like working with
Scarlett Pomers and
Travis Tedford? (Submitted by Evie Anne)
It's a lot of fun, Travis is really
cool, I would play pool with him (when we were in a studio that had a pool
table) and another things that's pretty interesting is he played Spanky in
The Little Rascals and my nickname is Spanky.
Did you ever not like how Cal acted
or had to say something for his part in the story? (Submitted by Demi)
No, because it's Cal, not me, I
wouldn't say that it wasn't right or it was against my morals to hack into a
college but I'm not playing me, I'm playing Cal.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to talk to us!