Pearce credits spending his early childhood having fantastical adventures on hundreds of thousands of Colorado National Forest acres that backed up to his childhood home with affording him a wondrous imagination. "Some days fallen logs were ships where I outran pirates and watched whales breaching, and other days the same logs were submarines, jets or trains."
Pearce made his stage debut at age four in his hometown of Durango, Colorado playing Randy
in the cult classic A CHRISTMAS STORY. At age three his parents took him to see Frog & Toad.
Afterward Pearce wanted to know why he was in the audience and not on stage; so began his love of theatre.
While in Colorado he performed in many productions including memorable portrayals as Centipede in
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and Miss Hannigan, in drag, in ANNIE.
He was the only kid making them laugh in a local coffee shop with a borrowed Jim Carrey stand-up routine.
At age nine Pearce was cast in three roles in an adult production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, including Tiny Tim and Want, receiving acclaim for an intense portrayal of The Ghost of Christmas Past.
It was feedback for this role that convinced Pearce he was ready to try television and movies.
His quest to audition in L.A. began then & continued two years until his parents agreed to a one month Hollywood trial.
Pearce booked an independent feature film within two weeks of his arrival in Hollywood,
and has since performed in six additional independent films and The Hollywood Fringe.
In 2015 Pearce was cast in the coveted role as the 4th bionic teen, Daniel, in Disney XD’s number one rated, awarding winning show LAB RATS. Pearce enjoyed his role as Jere Burn’s son in TBS’s ANGIE TRIBCA, will be seen soon in an upcoming Nickelodeon series as a recurring guest star, and in the fall of 2016 in Disney XD’s MECH-X4 as Spyder.
He is the only under-18 actor accepted into Larry Moss’s workshops
and the only under-18 actor privately coached by Sharon Chatten.
When recently asked about what drew him to acting, Pearce shared,
“I remember the first time I saw people sitting on the edge of their seats when I was in middle school
performing in a theatre drama at The Durango Arts Center, and it blew me away.
I wondered, ‘What are they thinking? Did the show make them think about something new?
Did the show transport some of them, helping them forget about a worry in their lives?’
Then a few weeks later I did a stand-up routine and people who were only a minute ago sitting still
were now smiling and laughing like they had nothing at all to worry about in this world.
So amazing that theatre, TV and movies can impact people like that.”
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