Nick Jonas is returning to the small screen full time.
The singer-actor and The Glades alum Kiele Sanchez have nabbed co-starring roles in DirecTV’s family MMA drama Navy St., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Endemol Studios, Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, Calif., named Navy Street run by Alvey Henderson (Captain America’s Frank Grillo), a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.
Jonas will play Nate Henderson, Alvey’s youngest son who is his father’s pride and joy. Nate is a shy kid who receives a UFC contract. The character lives with his brother Jay, whose struggle with addiction has an impact on Nate. Parenthood’s Jonathan Tucker co-stars as Alvey’s oldest son, Jay.
Sanchez will play Lisa Prince, Alvey’s long-time girlfriend. The role marks the actress’ first TV gig following her four-season run on the A&E drama. Repped by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein, her credits also include Samantha Who, Lost and Related.
For Jonas, the role marks his latest small-screen gig following guest spots on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O, NBC’s Smash as well as Last Man Standing and The Lying Game. It’s his first regular role since Disney Channel’s Jonas. His credits include Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the Camp Rock movies as well as docuseries Married to Jonas.
The Jonas Brothers recently announced that the band would be breaking up following a “deep, creative rift” among the group after their concert tour was canceled last year.
Navy St. was created by Detroit 1-8-7’s Byron Balasco. DirecTV picked up the drama with a 10-episode straight-to-series commitment last year. The series will be DirecTV’s third original drama, joining Rogue and Full Circle. Navy St. will begin production May 5 in Los Angeles and bow on DirecTV’s Audience Network in the fall.
Jonas, who also starred on Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is repped by CAA, The Jonas Group and Schreck Rose.
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Nick Jonas Calls Being an Uncle “Amazing,” Shares First Photo of Him Holding Baby Niece Alena Rose
Sounds as though Nick Jonas is just as excited as brother Joe about being an uncle.
“It’s amazing,” he told E! News Wednesday, sitting alongside Demi Lovato for a chat about her upcoming Neon Lights Tour, for which Nick is serving as creative and musical director.
“I’m actually flying right after this to meet my niece for the first time,” the 21-year-old singer continued. “He [brother Kevin Jonas] in love with this baby, it’s ridiculous. He sends me pictures every 10 minutes. I think it’s just like the joy of his life right now, so I’m excited to go [see] him.”
Kevin and wife Danielle welcomed daughter Alena Rose, their first child together, on Sunday—and, happily, they’ve been quite forthcoming with baby pictures.
Joe Jonas had already shared a photo of a snuggly moment with his niece, and Nick added to the album today.
“My beautiful niece Alena Rose,” he captioned the pic, which features the wide-eyed infant, clad in a fabulous little onesie printed with hearts, looking intently at her uncle’s face (well, we can’t blame her for staring) while he’s holding her on the couch.
But before he had a chance to meet her, Nick also joked with Demi and E! News’ Kristina Guerrero about what topics to avoid while talking to new moms, like Danielle.
“Never bring up sleep,” advised Kristina, whose own little one is 6 months old.
“I won’t complain about breastfeeding with a mom, either,” Demi added, holding her own for effect.
Nick reassured them, “I was not planning on bringing up boobs.”
But he did plan ahead, revealing that he had gifts for mother and baby—he just needed to run home after his interview to pick them up before he went to the airport!
“I got her and my sister-in-law some good stuff,” Nick said confidently.
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Almost a decade since they first hit the scene, the Jonas Brothers are all grown up, havin’ babies, and takin’ shirtless selfies. A lot has changed over the years, but the one thing that remains the same is the boys’ passion for giving back.
We recently sat down with Joe, Kevin and my future baby daddy, Nick, to talk about their first times (volunteering. duh.), Oklahoma, and how they’re making Change for the Children.
Nick was only 7 or 8 years old when he volunteered for “The First Time,” proving that you’re never too young to make a difference! “I was doing some Broadway shows here in New York, and got involved with Equity Fights AIDS, which is an amazing organization that helps people fighting AIDS,” he says. “It was just amazing to be a part of that at such a young age…and it definitely shaped who I am today, and I’m thankful for that.”
The devastating tornado that recently hit Oklahoma caused over $2 billion in damage — much of which has yet to be repaired. “That experience was pretty emotionally grabbing, when you go there and you see how much damage was done,” says Joe of volunteering in Oklahoma City. “There’s still so much cleanup to do.” But the eldest JoBro remains confident in our ability to work together as a nation to rebuild. “It’s pretty devastating to see that something like that could actually happen,” he says. “But luckily, we’re a strong country, and people are helping out.”
Nick, Joe, and Kevin’s decade-old Change for the Children Foundation focuses on their three favorite causes — diabetes, the Special Olympics, and volunteerism, respectively. “We’ve been able to a lot of great things,” says Nick. ” We just do what we can to try to make a difference, and try to get our fans involved as well.”
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In other live Jonas news, Jonas Brothers are kicking off the “Live Music Day Festival,” taking place during the O Music Awards live awards event beginning Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET. Jonas Brothers will perform a set of new songs and older favorites live for fans around the world. Be at www.omusicawards.com for the event, and be sure to VOTE Joe Jonas and Team Jonas for O Music Awards through Wednesday! MORE INFORMATION ON TEAM JONAS!
Nick Jonas and some of the cast performed at the “Careful What You Wish For” Wrap Party. They turned down the lights and made it more intimate. It was also said by the cast that he performed the song he wrote awhile back, “My Love” (remember the one from the Microsoft Opening) but playing as “Doug to Lena”.
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Kevin Jonas keeps it casual as he tours the boardwalk re-construction on Saturday afternoon (May 25) in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Earlier that week, the 25-year-old Jonas Brothers singer appeared on the Today Show alongside the Shell Kids to help decorate and sell seashells to raise money to re-build the boardwalk in Belmar.
“We were here during [Hurricane Sandy] and we lost power for two weeks,” Kevin shared during his visit. “We were affected just like a lot of people, but nothing like it was down here.”
Joe Jonas takes a knee with a team of Convoy of Hope volunteers on Saturday afternoon (May 25) in Moore, Okla.
“With the team. Great people.” the 23-year-old Jonas Brothers singer captioned the photo on Instagram.
“It’s a short flight. It’s kind of surreal to know that this could be so close to where we all live.” Joe told CNN.
Earlier this week, Kevin Jonas joined The Shell Kids to help raise money to re-build the boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy last year.
Be sure to watch Kevin‘s interview with the Today Show below! Also to see the Vine that Joe Jonas posted while on site in Moore, Oklahoma.
Reporters run wild with a salacious story about Joe Jonas! Find out what his family thinks of the reports in this clip from “Married to Jonas.”