On the next all new episode of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," Daphne (Katie LeClerc) ventures into new territory, with unexpected results, in an all new episode of "Switched at Birth," airing Monday, February, 4 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Also Kathryn (Leah Thompson) volunteers to direct the play at Bay's (Vanessa Morano) new school while Toby (Lucas Grabeel) approaches his grandfather (guest star William Lucking) for a college recommendation.
Classic TV Examiner talked to Grabeel, who plays Toby, during a recent visit to the set. The Missouri native talked about what's ahead for his character this season and how the switch has affected him.
Check out our interview below:
Phyllis: In the first episode we see Toby receive studio time as a gift from Angelo (Gilles Marini). Will we see Toby in the studio working on his music?
Lucas: You don't actually get to see the studio time unfortunately, but with Nicki (Cassi Thomson) the girl from the end of season 1, she, Emmett (Sean Berdy) and I get together and we keep the band going. We do talk about the track and she actually gets to sing a little bit with Leah (Thompson, Kathryn) which is cool. He keeps going, we kind of take another little turn and focus a little bit more on the romantic side of their relationship.
Phyllis: Speaking of music, what kind of music to you like?
Lucas: I really love everything. I really love jazz and rock and roll of course. I like dance music, like electric music and stuff. I'm not not into dub-step and techno but electronic music kind of mixes in all different genres of music. I actually just produced a dance track and I'm releasing it as a single in a couple of months. I also shot a music video and am going to release that as well.
Phyllis: What's [the single] called?
Lucas: It's called "1,3,5 and 8" like the beats to music...
Phyllis: Toby knows everyone's secrets. He's the one that everyone talks to and goes to for advice. How do you think that works for him?
Lucas: Toby's the objective point of view, because he wasn't one of the switched. He kind of has the opportunity to be on the outskirts and kind of look in on the family. I think that gives him an outside perspective to be...to come off as really wise. He'll still make stupid choices sometimes though.
Phyllis: How does Toby react to his parents going into politics with the State Senate run?
Lucas: He actually, it's hard on him. He doesn't agree with a lot of what his parents believe. They're very conservative and Republican and he's a rock and roll person, probably pretty liberal. I relate to that. My Dad was super conservative and I was way left growing up and I guess I still am. Anyway, we wouldn't get into arguments just more of like have an understanding that we don't believe the same things.
Phyllis: Where did you grow up?
Phyllis: How long have you been in L.A?
Lucas: 2013 will be my 10th year, I moved out in 2003
Phyllis: And you're still here. That's cool!
Lucas: Yeah! Loving It.
Catch Lucas as Toby Kennish on "Switched At Birth," airing Mondays on ABC Family.