Steven Universe Series Regulars
Zach Callison (Steven)
Zach Callison began his acting career at the age of seven in St. Louis, Mo. After appearing in a number of plays and working two summers on the historic St. Louis MUNY theater, he decided to try his hand at TV and film. At the age of nine, Zach moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream and began booking roles including 55 episodes of the game show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, class of 2009/2010.
Some of his other TV/Film appearances include Hannah-Montana, I’m in the Band, Perfect Couples, Rock Jocks and All American Christmas Carol. Zach also held a regular role as Ian on three seasons of Diary of a Single Mom (web series), directed by Robert Townsend. He received a “Breakthrough Performance” nomination for this role from the 2009 Indie Soap Awards.
Zach has worked a number of voice over roles including, Captain Marvel, Scooby-Doo, Mystery Inc., Song of Mystery, Legend of Korra and Sym-Bionic Titan. He has voiced the character of Matthew Parker on the long time radio program Adventures in Odyssey for five years. Currently, he voices the character of Prince James for Disney’s Sofia the First for which he received a 2012 Young Artist Award for best male TV voice over. He also voiced the King Tut character for the upcoming DreamWorks project Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Some of Zach’s other activities include singing and playing piano playing with his ‘Chiweenie’ rescue dog, Colby and advocating for protection of our oceans a youth ambassador for Sea Shepherd. He loves to travel and has spent the last four summers traveling abroad. He has become fairly fluent in Italian as a result of spending two summers in Lugano, Switzerland studying the language.
Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Estelle has ignited a climactic rise from local West London MC to formidable powerhouse in the world of music, fashion and philanthropy. Recently named one of the “25 Most Style Savvy Women Alive” by Elle Magazine, Estelle has ruled airwaves and dance floors across the globe with her smash hit “American Boy” and collaborated with top-notch songwriters, producers, and hip hop heavyweights, including; Kanye West, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Wyclef, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Will.I.Am, Ludacris, Robin Thicke, Cee-Lo and Gym Class Heroes.
Estelle burst onto the charts in 2004 with the singles “1980” and “Free,” winning the MOBO Award for “Best Newcomer” and being crowned “Best Female Artist” at the UK Hip Hop Awards for three consecutive years. Estelle skyrocketed to the top of the charts yet again in 2008, winning the Grammy Award for Best Collaboration with rapper Kanye West on the chart-topper “American Boy,” which was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Additionally, Estelle has been recognized with the 2008 Urban Music Award for “Best Collaboration,” the MOBO Award for “Best Song,” the World Music Award for “Best New R&B Act” and most recently honored with a glorious nomination in 2012 by the Grammy’s: Best R&B Performance for “Thank You.”
Estelle extended her global reach into when her exclusive song “Star” provided a colorful backdrop for Kraft Food’s Crystal Light commercial. Her soulful and empowering single, “Pretty Please (Love Me)” featuring funk crooner Cee-Lo, landed on soundtracks to box office smash-hits Sex & The City: The Movie and Bride Wars. From “Magnificent,” included on the soundtrack to the 2008 drama 21, to the tantalizing pulse of “Freak,” featured in 2010’s Step Up 3D.
Segueing from her second studio album, Shine (2008), the English chanteuse gave fans alook into her soul with her highly anticipated album, All of Me (2012).
Estelle’s unabashed zeal for creative expression is matched only by her unwavering dedication to serving others. While tirelessly recording and touring, Estelle continues to dedicate herself to a myriad of philanthropic organizations, satisfying her passion for the human spirit. Her chartable work includes support to women and disadvantaged youth worldwide, assistance to children battling serious medical conditions, disaster relief, and a relentless fight against the AIDS virus.
In seeking to continue to fulfill her passion for charitable organizations and provide assistance to those most in need, Estelle launched her All of Me Foundation. With the establishment of All of Me Foundation, Estelle seeks to educate, enlighten, and expand the horizons of marginalized youth from the places she calls home: Senegal, England, and the United States. By providing exposure to diverse worldviews through exchange trips, cross-cultural mentorship programs, and coveted travel endowments, the All of Me Foundation will enrich the visions of young adults and significantly increase the rise of influential professionals on a global scale.
Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl)
Deedee Lynn Hall is an actress and singer who was a member of the pop group The Party. Her television and film credits include As the World Turns, Third Watch Dellaventura, Rear Window, Sister Act 2 and Face. She also lent her voice to The All New Mickey Mouse Club and performed as Jasmine on the Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular soundtrack.
Michaela Dietz (Amethyst)
Michaela Dietz was born in South Korea, adopted and raised in Cooperstown, New York. She voiced the character Riff on the children’s TV series, Barney & Friends (2006 – 2010). In addition, Michaela has made vocal contributions to video games, commercials and both live-action and animated pilots. Michaela received her BA in International Studies with a focus in Economics from Middlebury College.