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Cloverdale actor’s (guest) star lands on YTV

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Cloverdale's Spencer Drever, centre, is appearing alongside Jakob Davies and Devina Briggs Tuesday on an episode of YTV's Mr. Young. Drever plays a younger version of the series' star in a flashback.
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Cloverdale’s Spencer Drever is ready for his close-up.

The 9-year-old actor co-stars in an episode of the comedy Mr. Young airing tonight (Tuesday, March 5) on YTV.

It’s a big step for Spencer, a Grade 4 student at Adams Road Elementary.

He got his start in Grade 1 at the suggestion of one of his teachers, who recommended he try acting.

His first big role was as Harry Gilbertson in Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules.

“He kind of lucked out because they needed someone in a talent show who could roller skate,” recalls his dad, Lee Drever.

And the roles have grown from there. Along with TV and film appearances, he's landed spots in various commercials, from pitches for Staples and Applebee's to Simmons and Target.

Spencer’s personality (“He’s a bit of a ham,” explains Lee), relative maturity and ability to memorize lines make him a favourite with local casting directors.

This is a big month for Spencer, who’s appearing in several other shows in March, including an episode of the crime thriller Red Widow on March 24, and a role in the two-part miniseries Eve of Destruction airing March 23 and 24 on Showcase Canada (starring Steven Webber and Treat Williams).

He’s also appearing in Stalkers, a made-for-TV movie airing on Lifetime Canada in April. Stalkers stars Drea De Matteo, Mena Suvari and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. Spencer plays Henry, the son of Diane (De Matteo) a hot-head cop with a troubled past.

Mr. Young is a Canadian comedy about a child prodigy named Adam Young who is back in Grade 9 – this time as a teacher who’s the same age as his students: 14.

Tonight’s episode, “Mr. Freshman”, involves a flashback to Adam’s first day of college when he was nine. Spencer plays the younger version of the character played by the series’ star Brendan Meyer.

The show airs on YTVHD at 4:30 p.m., and on YTV at 7:30 p.m. The episode repeats on Wednesday, March 6.

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