Well now, Casey Simpson from the NRDD cast revealed that Tony's character name was actually packed with a lot of meaning – he's named after an actor from the show who recently passed away.
Who loved seeing #SchoolOfRock's @tonycavalero in last night's #NRDD episode as #movie #star JT Steele?!🌟 Fun Fact 1: This was the very last episode we filmed of Season 2!🔥 Fun Fact 2: Tony's Character was named after our stand-in JT who passed away, some of you might remember him from our Instagram posts a few months ago. What was your favorite part of the episode?💥 I'll be responding to as many as I can🙈💕
Here's Casey's post with the real JT.
It's so sweet that the writers made JT part of the series' legacy in this creative way.
To see a clip from the episode, check out our video below. Then, feel free to leave us a comment letting us know what you think of the way the show honored JT.