In August 2009 Landry Bender from Phoenix, AZ attended the talent competition, now known as Premiere Event held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and won the hearts of many talent agents in attendance. One year later, Landry appeared in 4 commercials and co starred as “Blithe Pedulla” in the 20th Century Fox film, “The Sitter” alongside comedy genius Jonah Hill. In 2012 Landry found more success starring in a Disney XD pilot titled “Crash and Bernstein”. Landry is now celebrating her second season as “Cleo” on the hit Disney sitcom. “Just standing there on stage with Landry in Orlando, you could tell she was born to do this,” proclaims Premiere Event CEO Michael David Palance.
The first season of Disney XD’s popular comedy series “Crash & Bernstein” ended with a special one-hour episode, and the series returned for a second season last October. The first season finale found Wyatt Bernstein saving his puppet Crash from a Build-a-Bestie doll recall. The comedic and dynamic duo found themselves on the run when a Bestie recall agent is sent to capture and destroy Crash.
The second season debuted on October 7 and viewers had a chance to see more adventures with Crash and Wyatt as they created a new hangout and take on everyday challenges. On September 9 – the same day as the season one finale – fans had a chance to start voting for “Pick Crash’s Nose” at DisneyXD.com/Crash. The voting ran through September 15, and the winning nose debuted during the season two premiere episode “The Nose Job” where Wyatt, Crash, and Pesto try to find a place to hang out when the girls take over the house. In the episode, the friends find a cool and vacant lot they must challenge some geeky high school students to claim the hangout.
As part of the season two premiere celebration, DisneyXD.com launched the “Crash & Bernstein: Cluck n’ Chuck” game where fans – playing as Crash and Wyatt – take on the neighborhood in a battle featuring rubber chickens. Fans can play the game on mobile devices and computers.
“Crash & Bernstein” stars Cole Jensen as “Wyatt”, Emmy Award-nominated puppet master and filmmaker Tim Lagasse as “Crash”, Landry Bender as “Cleo”, Oana Gregory as “Amanda” and Aaron R. Landon as “Pesto”. Recurring are Mary Birdsong as “Mel”, Mckenna Grace as “Jasmine” and Danny Woodburn as “Mr. Poulos”.
The season one finale aired on September 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET, and the season two premiere aired at 7:30 p.m. ET on October 7 on Disney XD.
Past celebrities that have attended Premiere Event include Eric Allan Kramer from Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie,” Ariana Grande “Sam and Cat”, Leon Thomas III from Nick’s “Victorious,” Stefanie Scott from Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” along with Premiere Event talent celebrities like Hayden Byerly who is on ABC Family’s “The Fosters” and Zayne Emory who has appeared on several Disney shows like “Shake It Up,” “A.N.T. Farm,” and “Kickin’ It”.