“I am so honored to be part of the rad legacy that is School of Rock,” Cavalero said. “Jack Black is one of my biggest comedy influences and I am ready to shred!”
Cavalero will be stepping into the role of Dewey Finn, the downtrodden rocker who finds new hope by posing as a substitute teacher at a musical prep school, as played by Black in the 2003 film. The TV series, from Paramount Television, has a 13-episode order, and will be written by showrunners Jim and Steve Armogida, with the original film’s director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin also executive-producing.
You may have seen Cavalero on YouTube or Vine. More likely, though, you’ve spotted him in an AT&T commercial this year, or in guest-starring roles on Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart of Dixie and Adam Devine’s House Party. He’s also in the webseries Aim High 2 (for Crackle) The Single Life (for Glamour) and Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts (for WB/Maker). Onstage, he’s a founding member of the longform improvisational group Robert Downey Jr. Jr.