Caleb Repchuk might have more in common with Donald Trump than
just portraying the wildly successful entrepreneur in an
upcoming biographical film.
With his quiet confidence, seven-year-old Caleb knew he got
the role just after he auditioned for the part of six-year-old
"I postulated that I was going to get it, and I did," said
the easy-going elementary school student.
As well as attending Kilbride Public School, Caleb also
takes courses at the Church of Scientology in Toronto.
Author Tracy Lynn Repchuk said these courses help her son
in every day life and aid in resolving conflict amongst a
highly creative family. Caleb's father, David, is an artist
and president of the Fine Arts Society of Milton. His two
sisters are interested in becoming actresses and were the ones
who encouraged Caleb to go into acting.
"His sisters, Kennedy and Celeste, wanted to be actresses
so I took them to a talent agency," said Tracy. "Caleb was
along for the ride but the agency said he had the right look
and wanted him too."
Caleb is now represented by Burlington-based AMP Talent.
Instead of conflict running rampant in the household, Tracy
said the family's newfound belief in the Church of Scientology
helps to alleviate tension.
"The first thing you learn in Scientology is the Reactive
Mind," she explained. "There are very few blow-ups in our
house because as soon as you head in that direction, you know
you have stepped out of your analytical mind. We know to pull
it in and talk at a proper level. So there are no egos
clashing because we try to stay away from egos."
In addition to this film, Caleb has also appeared in two
"His sisters are good with it considering they started the
whole thing," Tracy continued. "The success of one family
member leads to the success of us all."
As well, Caleb has had training with the likes of Mille Tom
(Degrassi, Men with Brooms), Brian Levy (Powerhouse Casting),
Anne Tait (Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea and Goosebumps) and
Jann Stefoff (The Santa Clause, Three Men and a Baby).
To get into Trump's character, Caleb read over the entire
script to get the feel of the movie and to capture elements of
"Caleb looked at pictures to get a feel of (Trump's)
evolution as a human being, and he studied his bio to see
where he came from and where he is now," said Tracy.
Filming for the movie, called Ambition, began March 22 in
Toronto and will continue for 22 days.
The biography should air later this year on ABC.
"I've never met Donald Trump," said Caleb, "but I like him
because he is one of the richest men in the world and he looks