He’s no stranger to the performance arts, so when the creator of Bob Hearts Abishola Chuck Lorre, looked for a young man to portray the role of Dele, he didn’t have to look far. Travis Wolfe Junior, who’s from Philadelphia, was a good fit for Abishola’s son.
“I booked an audition for the show my first year out in Los Angeles,” Wolfe told The Philadelphia Tribune. Wolfe who has been acting since he was thirteen years old said that he’d been wanting to move to L.A. to pursue acting.
“Although I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life, I knew I loved acting and I loved doing comedy,” he said.
Wolfe immediately fell in love with his character. “It’s been a dream of mine to be on a sitcom, and for [Bob Hearts Abishola] to be on CBS and for Chuck Lorre at that, it’s like I’ve been given a gift,” he said.
Another gift for Wolfe has been working with the entire cast and crew of Bob Hearts Abishola. They’ve all become like family, especially his TV mom, Nigerian-born actress Folake Olowofoyeku. “She’s always spending time with me, making sure I’m OK, and sometimes we make up little games to play,” he said.
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Wolfe wouldn’t have it any other way. Working next to so many great people and being in their presence has been a great learning experience for the young man.
“If you really love something, even if it gets hards, follow your dreams,” he concluded.
Catch Travis Wolfe Jr. on Bob Hearts Abishola, Thursdays at 19:00.