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Tsukamori3299 karma

The inevitable question: Did you bang Suzie Crabgrass?

MrWerkharder4204 karma

Naw. No banging of the susie. I was a virgin until way after filming Ned's.

stralerman2030 karma

Are you gonna make a college edition?

MrWerkharder2935 karma

People ask that all the time. I don't see that happening. Would be cool though.

white_pine1956 karma

Loved the declassified show. I started 6th grade as the first seasoned aired so you could say the guide helped me in some ways. Where's the best place to get a burger in Atl?

MrWerkharder2193 karma

I haven't lived in Atlanta in a long time. And I'm a vegetarian now. But I hear the Varsity is pretty greasy and good, if you're into that sort of thing. haha.

spartian9951890 karma

Hey there! Do you and any of the other actors/actresses from Neds Declassified still hang out in anyway? If so what do you like to do? Does the show ever come up in conversation?

MrWerkharder3207 karma

Yeah! So a lot of us are still in contact and/or hangout. Kyle who played Bully Loomer is a good friend of mine, but he stopped acting and is in grad school in New Zealand for marine biology and underwater film making. Carlie who played Missy. Rob who played Coconut Head. Daniel who played Cookie. Lindsey who played Moze. We all still see each other around Los Angeles and a good walk down memory lane is always a possibility. We grew up on that set.

Dr-Jay1871 karma

Devon, would you say the series finale to Ned's is the most underrated finale of all time? (Note: This may or may not be my sneaky way of telling you it's the most underrated series finale of all time).

MrWerkharder2750 karma

haha. definitely. of all time. Should have won an Emmy. I'm pissed.

AustinTejas1485 karma

Will we ever see a return of our favorite vigilante in black, The Revenger?

MrWerkharder1763 karma

He lives in my heart, always....

edwards_j1474 karma

Do you still call Coconut Head by his name on the show? I hope you do

MrWerkharder2673 karma

He still has the wig. It's amazing. He prefers "Da Coco", "Mr Coco", or "Coco Loco".

Versimilitudinous1255 karma

Do you still have the hots for Suzy Crabgrass?

MrWerkharder2415 karma

Naw. But I do love The Walking Dead.

Harasoluka1064 karma

What piece of advice from your survival guide helped you survive school the most?

MrWerkharder2912 karma

I was weird about pooping in public toilets, so saying you have a stomach ache to use the private nurses restroom was a clutch tip.

thenewmeredith981 karma

Hey Ned Devon, I was/still am a HUGE fan of NDSSG. So my question is about the show. Pretty simple: what was your favorite episode? Also, I'd like to know what made you want to pursue a career in music?

Thanks for the AMA Bigby!

MrWerkharder1373 karma

The final episode. The FIELD TRIP still stands out as one of my favorites. It was such a beautiful time finishing the series that we had been making for 3 years. Ned and Moze getting together. Being the wild boy. It was a great end to something that we all loved. As for music, I love writing songs. It helps me make sense of my feelings and express things I can't always say with words, and after awhile I realized it was something that I wanted to share with the world.

ShovelBubble902 karma

Did the weasel ever get caught?

MrWerkharder1944 karma

The weasel will never be caught. Ever. And it was a ferret actually, but shhhh.

daltonator2793853 karma

Hey, So first I wanted to say that you are by far the most influential person in my life. Just like Ben Howard is yours, you are mine. You've inspired me since 2006 when I first heard your song "Like the First Time" . SInce then I've been a fan and I wanted to have the chance to thank you. You've inspired me to pick up the guitar, to try acting, to try out being vegetarian. You took me out of a dark place when my dad passed away. So thank you for all of these years for being a friend (in a strange way). I wanted to ask you about your song "Collide" . Any chance you could perform that on a video or audio file. As well do you ever revisit your old music like 141, Standing Tall, etc? also what was the inspiration behind "These days" (I think that's my favourite song right now) . Here and Now is amazing too! Can't wait for your full Album!

MrWerkharder910 karma

I could do Collide on soundcloud and youtube sometime soon. Thank you for your years of support, my goal in life is to inspire. Thank you for being open to try things out. The only thing constant in life is change, dark times will pass, and we can always come back to the light. We can choose to be a force of good in this world.

SuicidalNoob777 karma

Who's your favorite dbz character?

MrWerkharder1467 karma

I used to obsess over that show! And then get pissed when the episodes would end and make me wait a week to find out if Goku ever used the Spirit Bomb. I was a fan of Super Saiyan Gohan. And Piccolo was my dude.

Grumby_Birb726 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA! What is the actual most valuable tip you could give for surviving your school-age years?

MrWerkharder2049 karma

Be weird and make friends with the people who like you for it.

coyotestark21704 karma

I have always wanted to see the original pilot with the different actor playing cookie. Do you or does anyone have a copy of it?

MrWerkharder791 karma

No I don't know where that is.

Tsukamori586 karma

Will you do a sex scene in your upcoming movie Sundown?

MrWerkharder1100 karma


adrianmeza1020538 karma

Have you ever met Drake & Josh ?

MrWerkharder920 karma

Of course. Love those dudes. Drake has still been making great music.

crimsonrose11457 karma

Was it fun working on the show?

MrWerkharder1337 karma

It was ridiculous fun. I mean you've seen the show. We had a blast. Every day at lunch we'd play halo or football or tag around the set. We had dodgeball tournaments. Had fresh chocolate chip cookies everyday after lunch. It was magical.

Frajer419 karma

Are you still friends with Moze and Cookie, sorry Lindsey and Daniel?

MrWerkharder708 karma

Yeah we all have love for each other. We don't hangout a lot. But we have a bond that can't be denied.

jnor1394 karma

What song do you think someone new to your music should start with?

MrWerkharder463 karma

That's a good question! I would say Pray from my first EP, I AM, and also Here and Now from my new EP of the same name. Both are available on Spotify and iTunes.

Tsukamori325 karma

I know this is random, but how did you end up making this video with Shane Dawson. Did you guys end up making the video you talked about?

MrWerkharder371 karma

We never did. We really wanted to and both of us ended up being too busy. I'd be open to making it work.

MrWerkharder302 karma

I have to run and play a gig at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood!! But please keep writing in, I will return and answer questions any time I'm scrolling reddit aimlessly!

Tsukamori299 karma

How did you originally land the role for Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide?

MrWerkharder548 karma

Came to Los Angeles from Atlanta Georgia when I was twelve to audition for the producers.

julianarube293 karma

Hi Devon! I follow you on Instagram and notice you have posted about attending Burning Man. Can you share your experiences on the playa?

MrWerkharder430 karma

SO much to say. I wrote a long post about it on my blog here...

HyperAsianKid276 karma

What does Coconut Head smell like?

MrWerkharder651 karma

Chicken strangely enough.

blundersabound240 karma

I just thought I'd let you know that if you were raised in Australia your nickname would be lunchmeat due to it being a type of ham here....


Also I really loved Ned's Declassified growing up, so thanks for being apart of my childhood.

MrWerkharder213 karma

wow. this is hilarious. thanks for letting me know.

sun_koala77225 karma

Hi Devon! Big, big fan. Ned's still makes me laugh, even to this day. And I must say, I really admire you for doing your own thing with your music.

My question is: What is the best piece of advice you can share with all the other young adults out there? Navigating some aspects of early adulthood (like "finding happiness" or the definition of "success") can be quite difficult.


MrWerkharder640 karma

Learn to love yourself. Learn to be okay with being on your own. Read books not just to entertain yourself, but to learn about yourself. Spend time in nature. And learn what YOU like, what makes YOUR heart move, what YOU truly desire, don't worry about the crowd, don't do things because other people do them, you have a unique life to express and once you accept that figure out how you want to express it and do it!

Sporka182 karma

What is in the NSFW portion of the survival guide?

MrWerkharder794 karma

Wear condoms. Don't have sex with crazy. Don't feel rushed to lose your virginity.

devforever1156 karma

Hi Dev! I don't know if you remember of me: I'm Pietro Montesarchio alias devforever1 from Naples, Italy. I've just listened to "Here and now" and it's simply fantastic! In particular, what was the inspiration you had to write "Dive"? I also love your old songs and your last EP "I Am": it came out in a difficult period for grandfather passed away and with the help of songs as "Where has my mind gone?", I managed to pass through that moment in my life. I would like to thank you for your music and for the love you put in doing all the things that you like. As I said many times, my dream would be to meet and play music with you, maybe when I'll come to LA (one day....) or, if you want to visit Naples and all the beautiful things that we have in this splendid region of Italy, you'll always be very welcomed!

MrWerkharder226 karma

Of course I remember you Pietro! I hope to make it to Naples one day, I'll try and take you up on that offer. Dive was something that just happened on the guitar, I was in Mexico, hanging out with one of my best friends, we had camped in the jungle the night before, slept under the stars with a fire and the sound of the waves nearby, and the next night I was just strumming on the guitar and Dive happened. It contains an emotional story of what was happening in my life at the time, and what I hoped was to come. I had to dive into my experience. I had to dive into my heart. I had to dive in and have faith that everything was going to work out.

Anony321284 karma

What was the first song you ever wrote?

MrWerkharder160 karma

I actually can't remember.

Phillyfan1071 karma

Devon, I graduated from Penn State a few years ago, but I read an article that said you were involved in THON this past year. It is such a truly incredible experience. My question is: How did you get to be involved in THON? Also, Can you share some thoughts on your THON experience?

MrWerkharder92 karma

My parents met at Penn State and I have been visiting there for football games since I was a baby. A few years ago, my Dad and some alumni out in Los Angeles started a mini THON, a six hour Dance Marathon that I have hosted the past four years!

I have gone to THON the last two years and last year I even got to sing for the BJC! It is like no other event I've been to. It might be more high energy than a Beyonce concert. So full of heart and community and team playing. It is a beautiful thing to experience.

Tsukamori63 karma

Was it hard to transition from being the Disney kid to an adult?

MrWerkharder276 karma

I mean time kept moving and then one day I was an adult. But if I'm not being cheeky, it was a lot of work yes. Working my butt off in acting class to be ready for a long term career after being a child actor. I had to be ready to make it in the adult film world....that sounded wrong

Anony321258 karma

Hey Devon love your new EP... Great music as always. If you had to choose between making music and acting, which one would you choose?

MrWerkharder71 karma

I couldn't choose! They are both necessary to my life.

SeekTheReason41 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA! What are your future plans for your acting career? I

MrWerkharder81 karma

It's interesting. As an actor, I can only plan for so much. However I do plan to act for the rest of my life. I plan on always being open to learning more and getting better at it. I plan to be a part of powerful movies. And begin writing and directing films as well.

Ropo1437 karma

Devon, huge fan, Did the show actually film in a school? And what was inside the teachers lounge? Gordy also seems like the coolest janitor ever, was he a cool actor? Thanks

MrWerkharder86 karma

We filmed on a set that looked like a school. There were no ceilings above those hallways, except the warehouse ceilings wayyy up where we filmed. I don't even think there was a real teachers lounge. haha. And Darran Norris who played Gordy was the greatest and funniest dude on set. He might have been a bigger kid than any of us on the show.

arosewest35 karma

Hi Devon! What's it like working with Nickelodeon? Some Disney stars have said it's very difficult to get out of their contracts/it's really strict, so just curious how it was for Nick. Loved your show!!! Hope life is good!

MrWerkharder87 karma

It was a joy while I was on the show. Our show ended in three seasons so there was none of that wanting to get out of the contract stuff. I thought they could have promoted our show more compared to the other shows that got more attention. I also would have liked to have been used more by them, for the award shows and stuff like that. But all in all it was a great experience.

Belle29325 karma

If you were stranded on an island with all of your coworkers from Ned's Declassified, who would you eat first when starvation begins setting in?

MrWerkharder73 karma

Coconut head. He would be the easiest to catch. And fun.

Jaypatel11123 karma

What are you doing career vise, filming movie or more music, for the rest of the year?

MrWerkharder36 karma

I am filming a movie called Fallen Angel right now. Later this year I hope one of my films that is being edited, called Sundown, will announce its release. I plan on writing a lot of new music, and start formulating plans for my next EP or full length album. Youtube videos. Blogs. And book my next acting gig. Something badass.

klergodoy15 karma

Can you tell us a little bit about that movie you are/were shooting with Ryan Newman?

MrWerkharder45 karma

Yes it is called Fallen Angel and I sing some of my songs in it, and a woman stalks me, and things get crazy at Catholic School.

Anony321213 karma

Hey Devon!!!! You are such an inspiration. I love reading your blogs and listening to your music. They both help me spiritually. You are the reason to why I learned playing guitar. I've learned to play If Eyes Could Speak and Stand Up. Just wondering, what inspires you to write your blogs and write such beautiful music?

MrWerkharder24 karma

Life! This journey we are all on! My heart! I write blogs about the world I see and I write songs about the deeper world that I feel. What an adventure we are living. I write with the intention of giving a perspective that allows you to grow, allows you to forgive, allows you to be empowered on your path.

daltonator27936 karma

Also, could you up load "it All Comes Around" and 'Five Seconds in the Red"? Been waiting a while for those nice little diddies

MrWerkharder10 karma

Oh man! Those we're good songs! I haven't played those in forever I would have to re-learn them. I'll see what I can do.

klergodoy5 karma

How was the process of putting out something straight from your heart out to the world through music?

MrWerkharder10 karma

Here and Now are songs of empowerment and inspiration. It was all from the heart. And I am happy to be able to share it to the world. And I hope that those who listen feel something in their hearts.

Tsukamori2 karma

What’s your religion? Are you an atheist?

MrWerkharder12 karma

I don't subscribe to any particular religion. I am definitely not an atheist. I still don't have a specific name I like to use for God, The Universe, The Eternal Awesomeness, but I definitely have a relationship with the part of me that is connected to everything. I find a lot of peace in learning about the spiritual nature of life.

Tsukamori2 karma

What’s your sexuality? Are you single right now? I’m asking for.. a friend.

MrWerkharder9 karma

I am in a loving, committed, and beautiful relationship with my girlfriend.

LizStillAwerkaholic1 karma

Which was the last song you listened to? Mines, were your whole new EP, and now to the new Muse's Drones album. One of my favorite bands, also Coldplay. <3

MrWerkharder4 karma

I've been listening to so many podcasts recently. Love me some Coldplay. Really love the new Alabama Shakes record. And Hiatus Kaiyote. And Tame Impala. And Jose Gonzalez.

daltonator27931 karma

Favourite song you've written no one has heard? Also could you write a list of all of the songs you've written?

MrWerkharder2 karma

These are the songs I currently play. However there are still older songs that aren't on here.

Fallen Angel WORRY Crowns Geographer I am home Quiet night in the soul Another day Two Oceans Lessons from a fool Fire Shadow and Light Cannonball Stuck on the Ground She wants me dead Coming home Here and Now Collide My life Still burn Temple Angel of the Light Stronger Now What I Feel Dragons in the dark Take a Piece of Me Christine Believe Took a walk WOKE UP Lighthouse Pray Clarity Save me Where has my mind gone STand Up These Days light years california sun