Jason Earles, a Disney star, makes a cameo appearance in season three of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” The “Hannah Montana” star, however, has been working with the cast as a mentor from the first season. The irony that the cast’s “camp counselor” is now portraying a camp director was brought up by Julia Lester. Star of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” Julia Lester, revealed to Insider that Jason Earles, a season three guest star, has served as a mentor to the ensemble from the show’s debut.
Earles makes an appearance as camp director Dewey Wood in the season premiere of the “High School Musical” spinoff series, which was published on Wednesday. Earles is best remembered for his role as Miley Cyrus’ brother Jackson Stewart in the 2000s “Hannah Montana” series.
Lester, who portrays the main character Ashlyn, told Insider that the actor has been serving as a mentor to the other members of the main ensemble and that he was sarcastically given the nickname “camp counselor.”
Technically speaking, he is our dialogue coach, but Lester described him as more of an acting coach and mentor. “We’ve been jokingly referring to him as a camp counselor since season one. And he is currently acting almost exactly like a camp counselor. He runs the camp, after all.”