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2408, 2016

Watch Matt Bennett’s Audition for Dan Schneider’s “Victorious”

Our Schneider’s Bakery alums are so talented that a lot of their characters have become completely iconic. That’s why it’s so fun to get a glimpse of these talented individuals off-set—getting a glimpse at their behind-the-scenes personas just makes their acting skills that much more impressive.

Dan Schneider’s “Victorious” brought television some wonderful characters, from Victoria Justice’s Tori Vega to Ariana Grande’s Cat Valentine. One of our favorite characters to come out of Victorious was Matt Bennett’s awkward but sweet Robbie Shapiro.

Dan Schneider’s YouTube channel has an exclusive clip of Matt Bennett’s audition for the part of “Victorious’” Robbie. Take a look!

So what else has Matt been up to? For fans of the hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” you might not make the connection right away, but he played Helen’s disdainful stepson. Following “Victorious” and an appearance on “Sam & Cat,” Matt landed a role in the touching indie film “Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.” He has also appeared on “Shameless,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Fresh off the Boat.”

BONUS: Check out these adorable iCarly audition tapes of Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress!


Victorious” is an American teen sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, that aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The series, about a performing arts school for teens, starred actress Victoria Justice as an aspiring teenage singer. “Victorious” was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

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1608, 2016

4 Super Quirky Details of Dan Schneider’s “iCarly” Sets

iCarly” may take place in Seattle, but like tons of other shows, it was actually shot in Hollywood. Want to know something awesome? “iCarly” was shot in the same studio as  other classic Nick shows like “All That,” “Kenan & Kel,” and “The Amanda Show”!

That kind of legacy calls for some expert craftsmanship on the part of the set designers—and the talent behind recent shows like “iCarly” is the team of Art Director Harry Matheu. Whether or not you notice it at first glance, there are some incredible details in the sets they’ve created for “iCarly” from 2010 to 2013.

Here’s a look at some of those details that we appreciate most.

A pillow in Carly’s bedroom says “Pump up the fruit”

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Carly’s bedroom is a masterpiece. Those beaded curtains, neon signs, and semi-lofted bed beneath a nifty chandelier would be any teen’s dream room. We’re especially fans of the “Pump up the fruit” pillow, and the bird on a wire/shoes on a wire outline on the wall.
Spencer’s very cautious bedroom

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Spencer’s room on “iCarly” is the awesome, if somewhat untidy, male counterpart to Carly’s purple paradise. The elevated bed layout is similar, and there’s a lot of quirky elements to love, like the use of school lockers and other random paraphernalia. The best may be the red plank with “CAUTION” written repeatedly on it and the “stand clear of doors at all times” sign above the entrance. What do you think?

All those shoes in the Daka conference room

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In iPromotion, Carly is invited to promote a shoe called Techfoot from the company Daka. The crew accepts this gig only to find out that the shoes have some serious defects. It’s easy to overlook the sweet set while getting caught in the plot, but now you can take another look: fancy sneakers float atop every swivel chair, and that awesome centerpiece looks like a mini succulent-filled zen garden. Namaste.

The sad teddy bear in this abandoned house

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In the episode iRescue, Sam’s fresh-out-of-Juvie friend Dana invites her and Carly to a “smash party” at an abandoned house. Carly brings cupcakes and gets in over her head as destruction ensues. For a set that’s meant to be destroyed, it’s a work of art, and the bear (which characters Spencer and T-Bo fight with) is a nice touch.

Remember any other awesome details on the sets of “iCarly”? Tweet us @danwarp!


iCarly” is an American teen sitcom, starring Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, which aired on Nickelodeon for seven seasons, from 2007 to 2012. “iCarly,” created by Dan Schneider, follows a teen girl named Carly who has her own webcast. The series was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

1008, 2016

What’s the Cast of “Victorious” Up to Now??

Since “Victorious” wrapped in 2013, the former students of Hollywood Arts have been keeping busy! Between acting, music and hosting gigs, these young stars grew into young adult stars. We’re so proud to see such an incredible group of kids doing awesome things. Here’s what the cast of “Victorious has been up to recently:

Victoria Justice 

BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Victoria Justice attends the "Julia" special screening and Q&A on October 23, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)

After Victoria Justice hung up her Tori boots, she has dabbled in both her music and acting passions. Most recently, Victoria starred as Lindy in the dark murder-mystery MTV series “Eye Candy”. At the same time she’s also dropped a few new tracks like “Gold” and “Girl Up.” We can’t wait to see her as Janet in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” revival.

Be sure to catch her and Avan Jogia (“Victorious’” Beck Oliver) back together in the new upcoming comedy “The Outskirts.”

Check out @EllaAnderson4u from@HenryDanger and @MaddieMoo_Hoo from @GameShakers with the lovely@VictoriaJustice from #Victorious & ‪#‎Zoey101‬! on Dan Schneider’s Instagram!

Liz Gilles 

sex-drugs-rock-roll-elizabeth-gillies-headshotAfter horrifying us all with her fantastic performance of Jade West, Liz Gilles has been doing the dual singer/actress role just like many of her former co-stars. You might have seen Liz as Heather in the latest “Vacation” movie or on TV as Gigi in the FX series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” where she gets to completely rock out.

With an arsenal of talents that also includes being a Broadway actress (where she debuted at 15!), look out for Liz. She could pop up anywhere!

Avan Jogia

avanjogiaAvan Jogia has kept himself very busy since we last saw him as too-cool Beck Oliver. In 2013, he played Danny on the first season of the ABC Family series “Twisted.” The following year, Avan stepped into one of history’s most famous names: King Tut. Avan did a fantastic performance in Spike’s miniseries “Tut”, receiving critical acclaim as the naive, influential king that would go down in history. Today, he has a slew of new projects in the mix like “The Outskirts,” where he and Victoria Justice will reunite, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where he’ll play Puck.

Avan is also a passionate supporter of young people through his Straight But Not Narrow foundation that strives to positively influence straight youth and young adults about the perception of, and behavior toward, their LGBT peers.

Daniella Monet 

494355722_1280x715After her Hollywood Arts days ended, Daniella Monet stuck around with the Nickelodeon family, much to everyone’s delight! Monet is host of Nick’s Hawaii-based game show “Paradise Run”, and is the the host of Nick’s “AwesomenessTV.” Daniella’s also appeared on episodes of “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy” where she played Sam. When not working hard on set, she is working passionately for the rights and fair treatment of animals.

Leon Thomas III

leon_thomas_iii_by_rachelle173-d52362dLeon Thomas‘ post-”Victorious” career has been awesome! While he’s done a couple of acting roles since leaving Hollywood Arts, Leon’s busy with his music career. As part of the group The Rascals, Leon won a Grammy for their work on Toni Braxton and Babyface’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” album. Some other names he’s worked with include Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Rihanna and his Victorious co-star Ariana Grande.

Check out this throwback pic of Leon and Victoria on Dan Schneider’s Instagram:

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Matt Bennett 

8613102852_1a95d391d7_bAfter playing Robbie, Matt Bennett has dabbled in music and acting as well. He released an EP, “Warm Fuzzies,” in 2012 and has a new concept album about to drop this summer— we can’t wait to hear it! You might have also recently seen him on “The Big Bang Theory” as Howard’s younger brother Josh and on “Fresh Off the Boat.”

In 2015, Matt linked back up with Ariana Grande to play the boyfriend in her video for One Last Time.  And, of course, he recently starred as himself in the hysterical “Game Shakers” episode “Tiny Pickles” (alongside fellow Schneider’s Bakery alum Yvette Nicole Brown!!)

Ariana Grande 

497027960_1280x720After “Victorious,Ariana Grande took her Cat role to “Sam & Cat”. Since then, her music and acting careers have blown up! Her debut album “Yours Truly” was released in 2013 and skyrocketed to #1! She has toured with Justin Bieber, worked on tracks with superstars and even sang at the White House! She dropped her second album “My Everything” in 2014 and it also debuted at the top of the charts, and most recently wowed fans with her show-stopping 2016 album “Dangerous Woman”.

Ari’s comedic genius continues to shine through during her visits to late night talk shows, and of course, she made us all cry laughing when she served as host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in 2016.

Ari also runs a fashion line and has her own perfume. What can’t this lady do?!


Victorious” is an American teen sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, that aired on Nickelodeon for four seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The series, about a performing arts school for teens, starred actress Victoria Justice as an aspiring teenage singer. “Victorious” was produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.

Happy #5YearsOfVictorious to the entire CAST, STAFF, & CREW of @Victorious! Keep makin' it shine 🙂

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Watch Matt Bennett’s Audition for Dan Schneider’s “Victorious”

Our Schneider’s Bakery alums are so talented that a lot of their characters have become completely iconic. That’s why it’s so fun to get a glimpse of these talented individuals off-set—getting a glimpse at their [...]

  • photo of icarly set dan schneider

4 Super Quirky Details of Dan Schneider’s “iCarly” Sets

“iCarly” may take place in Seattle, but like tons of other shows, it was actually shot in Hollywood. Want to know something awesome? “iCarly” was shot in the same studio as  other classic Nick shows [...]

What’s the Cast of “Victorious” Up to Now??

Since “Victorious” wrapped in 2013, the former students of Hollywood Arts have been keeping busy! Between acting, music and hosting gigs, these young stars grew into young adult stars. We’re so proud to see such [...]