Khleo Thomas Talks Forest Whitaker, Disney’s ‘Holes’ and ‘So Many Girls.’ – Interview

Khleo Thomas showcased his acting talent with roles alongside The Rock in “Walking Tall” and with Shia LaBeouf and Sigourney Weaver in Disney’s “Holes.” Now, the actor is focusing his energy on a music career. Thomas’ new single, “So Many Girls,” is a mere taste of what’s to come for the actor turned musician.

Q - Thank you, Khleo, for taking the time. How are you doing?

A - No, thank you. I’m feeling great, working hard and seeing the benefits of it. Loving it!

Q - You were named one of AOL's Film Fixation’s “Black Stars Rising: 10 Young African-Americans to Watch.” How did you get involved in acting and was it something that you’ve always wanted to do?

A - Acting is a passion of mine. I told my mom at the age of five that acting is what I wanted to do. I really enjoy being able to turn into somebody else; it’s a creative thing.

Q - You’ve appeared in films such as “Walking Tall” with The Rock and Disney’s “Holes” with Shia LaBeouf and Sigourney Weaver. What did you learn from working with these big named stars?

A - I learned that being a humble kid, no matter what, was going to get me a long way. They all respected that I understood I was on the set to work. Because of that, I was looked at as a fellow actor, and not just a kid on set.

Q - Other projects you’ve been a part of were the hit series, “Sons of Anarchy” and “Hurricane Season,” where you starred opposite acting legend, Forest Whitaker. Of all the big names and projects you’ve been a part of, which one stood out the most to you and why?

A - Definitely Forest. He's an incredible actor who has perfected his craft in more ways than one. It is great to analyze legends.

“So Many Girls” Video:

Q - Like many actors, you’ve segued into a career in music. Describe your music for those who aren’t familiar with it.

A - Music has always been a passion as well. I wrote the theme song for the movie “Holes” when I was 13. My music is something that grabs you no matter what. It is the overall sound of having something you won’t expect from me.

Q - The new single is called, “So Many Girls” and the upcoming EP is called, “Call Back.” What can fans expect from the upcoming album?

A - What they love from me, the real. Pulling true stores for inspiration and making them into great storytelling songs. As well as more hits, just like “So Many Girls!”

Q - Will there be a tour as well?

A - Yes, I’m actually working on that right now.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at
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