Corey Fogelmanis is a seventeen year old actor currently starring on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. Fogelmanis began to work on stage at the age of six and has continued since then to work both on TV and in theatre. His first onscreen appearance was in the short film The Maiden and the Princess in 2011. He studied at Broadway Artists Alliance in 2011 in New York City. In addition to his career, Fogelmanis is interested in photography, singing, and dancing. He has three dogs, Udi, Sunshine, and Lucy, and makes time to volunteer at animal shelters. He has a promising career ahead of him, and has decided to go to college after completing high school, and follow a path in acting afterwards and during his education. On top of his work for Girl Meets World, Fogelmanis has acted in Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, based on the books by R.L. Stein, which came out on September 6th on DVD, Digital HD, On Demand, and Netflix. He is the oldest of two, and has a younger sister, Baylee. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

When you started acting at age six, what drove you to choose that as your career?

Performing was something I found to be very fun, so I was just naturally drawn to it. I didn’t start thinking of it in a career aspect until I was probably twelve and started auditioning regularly. Even then, I was one hundred percent driven by my love of the art, so it was a job that didn’t feel like a job.

What compelled you to decide to go to college, even with all this momentum for your career?

I’ve always planned on going to college, so my choice of career wasn’t really going to change that. I think the experience and the education that comes out of a college degree is beneficial to a person regardless of the career they choose.

What classes do you want to take?

Lately, I’ve been really interested in Literature- so maybe Comparative Literature or something along those lines, in addition to the classes that are part of my major.

How do you hope your college experience will shape you?

I hope that I use my time in school to grow and become a fuller person.

How will you further your love of photography while in school or on set?

Part of the fun is the spontaneity of it, so I try to keep a camera with me for the beautiful unexpected moments that come along in life.

I try to keep a camera with me for the beautiful unexpected moments that come along in life.

 

What can people expect from your character at the end of the season on Girl Meets World? Are there any surprises or questions?

So much of this last season has been set around the triangle, which was put to rest a few months ago. The last few episodes of the season are focused on the dynamic of the entire group and set the focus back to the friendships that have been the main theme of the show since the beginning.

What do you want to learn more about when you continue your education?

History is very interesting to me and is something I would definitely be interested in studying in the future.

What’s on your bucket list for the next five years?

I’ve been very into Shakespeare lately and have kind of made it a goal of mine to see/read all thirty-seven of his plays.

What advice would you give to young aspiring actors?

Immerse yourself in the art and learn as much as you can.

Immerse yourself in the art and learn as much as you can.

 

What’s your dream vacation? Where would you go, with who, and what would you do?

I really want to spend some time in Europe. London seems like to be a nice to spend time with friends and see shows, among other things.

What’s your favorite part about photography?

Right now, I mostly shoot landscapes and architecture, and I really appreciate the singular aspect of it. It’s so nice to be on my own with my camera, and experiment with the world through my camera lens.

 

Photos by Tia Liu
Words by Lucy Kaminsky

 

Originally published in Volume II, Issue No. 001 – Winter 2017.

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