Dad The Rock Star
Characters of "My Dad The Rock Star"
Dad The Rock Star
- Rock Zilla (a billionaire rock
- voiced by
- Crystal Zilla (his wife)
- voiced by
- Willy Zilla (his son)
- voiced by
- Serenity Zilla (his daughter)
- voiced by
Stephanie Anne Mills
- Mosh (Family Pet)
- Skunk (A Rodie)
- voiced by
- Alissa (One of Willy's Best Pals)
- voiced by Sarah
- Quincy (One of Willy's Best Pals) - voiced by Martin
- Bobby "Buszz" Sawchuck (Willy's
Nemesis) - voiced by Rob
Pilot - Welcome to Silent Springs
After years on the road, Willy and the rest of the Zilla clan arrive in their
new, adopted hometown of Silent Springs. Hoping to be accepted for who he is,
rather than for being the son of a famous rock star, Willy hides his identity
from his classmates…with comically complicated results.
The good news is Willy makes a couple of new best friends, Quincy and Alissa.
The bad news is, he also comes to the attention of the school bully, Buzz, who
forces Willy to “prove” himself by stealing a gold record from none other than
Rock Zilla. Faking the theft of the gold record by sneaking it out of the house
isn't a problem – but getting it out of Buzz's clutches when the bully fails
to keep his end of the bargain is another story.
Zilla's House of Horrors
Still adjusting to life in the weird and wonderful Zilla mansion, Willy awakens
one night to the wails of a ghost somewhere deep in the house. Willy's fears
are cranked up a few notches the next day, when Buzz regales his classmates
with a story about how the Zilla mansion is built atop an old graveyard and
is haunted by the spirit of the local psychopath. Willy enlists the help of
his new pals Alissa and Quincy to search out the ghost.
However, instead of finding an evil apparition, they discover the infamous paparazzi,
Scoop, skulking about the house taking compromising photos of the Zillas. Willy
uses a few tricks of his own to scare Scoop into handing over his film. Rock
stumbles past them, yowling with pain with a toothache. Rock's moans turn out
to be identical to the “ghost's” Inspired by Willy's bravery, Rock decides to
conquer his own demons…by working up the courage to go to the dentist.
Mr. Zilla's Opus
Willy is just beginning to develop his talents in the brass section of the school
band, when Principal Malfactor shuts down the Music Program, to divert money
to buy the Football team new equipment. When Rock finds out, he offers to fund
the Music Program himself, on one condition... that he teach the music class!
All the students are hyped about the cool new faculty member...except Willy,
whose cover is blown by his Dad's presence at school. Meanwhile, when the parents
hear that the infamous Rock Zilla is molding their children's impressionable
minds they demand his resignation. Before the parents' protest can get too heated,
Rock understands that as much as he wants to be a bigger part of Willy's life,
he has to give his Son some space. So Dad quits, slyly telling the parents, “Who
needs Music in school anyway? I didn't, and look how well I turned out!” That's
all it takes for the parents to demand that the program be immediately reinstated!
When Willy spots the angelically beautiful Angela D'Angelo, it's love at first
sight. And the feeling's mutual, as Angela asks Willy out on a “pre-date” --
an event, it transpires, that consists of an interrogation at the hands of
Angela's neurotic parents. Meanwhile, Serenity is infatuated with a certain
boy (Angela's older brother) because he's the only guy at school who takes
no interest in her whatsoever.
Willy arrives at the D'Angelos' house for a “pre-date”, where he's grilled by
Angela's stern, overprotective parents. Sensing they'd have a conniption fit
if they knew he was Rock Zilla's son, Willy hides his identity…until the D'Angelos
start ridiculing the “disgusting Rock Zilla” and his loser wife. Then Willy leaps
to his parents' defence and gets himself hustled out the front door. The d'Angelos
decide they can't even live in the same town as the Zillas, so they pack up and
move away. And the narcissistic Serenity tries to adjust to the knowledge that
there's actually one boy in the universe who wouldn't do anything to go on a
date with her.
Willy decides to experience more of normal life by running for student council.
But his rival, Buzz, tries to trip him up by accusing Willy of being incapable
of representing the “common man” because of his privileged background. Determined
to prove Buzz wrong Willy offers to hold a candidates party at his house. Meanwhile,
events at the Zilla mansion are even weirder than usual: Mosh is inexplicably
depressed, leading Crystal to hire a flakey “pet psychic” to go to bizarre
lengths to find a “cure” for his emotional malaise. Naturally, the psychic
shows up just in time for Willy's candidate's party, causing pandemonium to
Things get so out of hand that Willy is forced to rescue some of his classmates,
and he figures he's lost the election. Willy's classmates are so impressed with
his grace under pressure, that they elect him to council.
Willy's excited about playing a cool acid jazz number on his trumpet at his school's
talent night. But when Rock finds out, he tries to “help” by adding over-the-top
theatrics to Willy's show. Then Q and Alissa try to get in on Willy's act – with
Fearing that his father will turn his show into an overblown spectacle, but not
having the heart to say it, Willy tells his parents that the performance is the
evening before the actual date of the show. When they arrive at Willy's school
accompanied by an entourage that Rock has flown in from all over the country,
they discover a “Talent Show Cancelled” sign (provided by Willy, of course).
Unfortunately, the school janitor passes by and sets the record straight.
When Crystal opens a Psychic Wellness Centre next to Willy's school, Willy is
in for some ribbing from classmates wanting to tease him over his flakey Mom.
But Willy is surprised when his old nemesis – Buzz – leaps to his defence.
Buzz tells Willy he's turned over a new leaf, and wants to be pals. Quincy
and Alissa aren't convinced, and try to warn Willy. But Willy's generous nature
leads him to forgive Buzz and accept his friendship.
Buzz wangles a dinner invite to the Zillas, then mysteriously heads home halfway
through dinner. Willy wonders what happened until the next day, when Willy discovers
that Buzz used the friendship and dinner invite as a way of getting into Rock's
home studio to download a pre-release copy of Rock's new CD, which he has sold
to music bootleggers.
But with help from Alissa, Quincy and Skunk, Willy pulls the old switch-er-oo
on the bootleggers – sneaking into their place, and switching the CD they're
about to copy with a CD of boring New Age sounds from Crystal's Psychic Wellness
Willy is thrilled when he's put in charge of organizing the school dance – that
is, until he discovers that Miss Equus intends on running the dance the way its
always been run – with boring music and no atmosphere. But Willy thinks he has
the answer when he discovers that the hippest video station around is running
a contest offering to give a free dance party to the school that sends in a video
showing it has the most school spirit. Willy figures he's got it in the bag,
after getting great footage of his school's spirit week.
Meanwhile, Serenity, whose skin has broken out from wearing “school spirit” greasepaint,
discovers some rather unflattering images of herself in Willy's video footage.
Being too self centered to realize that she's looking at footage that has been
edited out, she erases Willy's videotape. Willy doesn't discover what's happened
till the tape is at the station, forcing him, Alissa and Q to don Ninja gear
and try to replace the erased tape with a backup copy. They get found out, but
in the end, thanks to Willy's persistence, his school is chosen as the one with
most spirit, and wins the prize.
Willy is faced with having to pass a crucial math test that will determine whether
he has to go to a “summer school” self-guided class that has just one other
student, his nemesis, Buzz. Just as Willy tries to settle down and study, events
conspire against him when Crystal insists on taking the family to psychic fair.
There, a psychic predicts that Willy will lose something important, and fail
at something important. Although freaked out by the weirdness of the psychic,
Willy dismisses her predictions…until he arrives home and discovers that Mosh
has apparently run away, allegedly after eating Mr. Kant's cat and dog.
Kant is up in arms, and has called in the Animal Control department, who have
vowed to use deadly force on poor old Mosh. Finding it hard to concentrate under
the circumstances, Willy does poorly with his homework. He grows ever more certain
that the psychic is right, and seems resigned to failing his exam – until Q and
Alissa step in, determined to help Willy find Mosh before the animal catchers
do. Through sheer determination, Willy succeeds in finding his beloved reptile
pal in the nick of time Realizing at last that his fate is in his own hands,
Willy studies hard to the math exam – and aces it, leaving Buzz to his own devices
in the remedial summer math program!
Call Of the Wild
When Willy asks to sign up for a camping trip with Quincy and Alissa, Rock and
Crystal decide it would be a great opportunity to spend quality time with their
son if they organized a trip for Willy and his pals instead. Willy is less
than thrilled, but for Serenity, who opts to stay home, her parents' weekend
trip with Willy provides just the chance she's been looking for to spend some
However, Rock's reliance on hi-tech gizmos, and Crystal's reliance on flakey
New Age gets them into trouble out in the great outdoors. It's up to the Willy,
Q and Alissa to use their smarts to save the day. This they do, and end up having
a great wilderness adventure while they're at it. Ironically, the person having
the worst survival problems is Serenity, who is learning the hard way that her
pampered lifestyle has left her ill-equipped to handle weekend alone without
anyone around to wait on her or show her how to operate the house.
When Sally Raptor offers Willy a coveted spot in the “in crowd”, Willy gets a
taste of what it's like to be extremely popular – and it rocks! But complications
arise when Sally tries to get Willy to abandon his old friends Alissa and Quincy.
Meanwhile, Serenity is terrorizing the neighbourhood practising to get her driver's
Willy finds out that Sally was only using him to get close to his Dad to raise
her social status, and he's secretly thrilled.. Being “unpopular” is actually
much more fun than hanging out with Sally's shallow clique. Willy and his friends
give Sally a little payback – by unleashing the outrageous Rock Zilla and his
entourage on Sally's Mom and her country club cronies.
Going for Broke
When Quincy's father, a buttoned-down government accountant, unwittingly strips
the Zillas of their fortune through a bookkeeping error, they are forced to
live in Quincy's garage.
Tension between the families grows, as the fastidious Nesrallahs try to contend
with the outrageous behaviour of the Zilla family, who do everything from playing
loud heavy metal music to remodelling the garage to look like a Gothic mansion.
Willy and Quincy realize they have to get their families back on friendly terms.
This they succeed in doing, though a little grudgingly from Quincy's Dad – until
Mr. Nesrallah discovers to his horror that it was himself who made the error
that was responsible for the Zillas ending up in their garage. When Mr. Nesrallah
explains his error to Rock, he expects to get reamed out – but is instead surprised
to find that Rock is gracious and forgiving. For Quincy's Dad, it's a major lesson
in humility – especially when the tables turn and they're forced to come bunk
out at the Zilla mansion!
Meet the Zillas
When Rock notices that another heavy metal star has his own reality television
show he calls his manager and demands a show about himself and his family.
However, the cameras create anything but “reality” at the Zilla household.
Everyone except Willy is constantly ‘on', performing extravagantly for the
cameras. But though the rest of his family is thrilled by the publicity, Willy
wishes the show and the attention would all go away. It's a total invasion
of his privacy, and people follow him around like shadows, hoping to get their
15 minutes of fame.
Things get worse when the broadcaster's focus groups show that the audience likes
Willy the best, identifying with his attempts at normality amid the insanity
of the Zilla household – making the cameras follow Willy even more closely, and
making the rest of the family a little jealous of Willy's fame. Desperate to
get his life back to “normal”, Willy, Quincy and Alissa, come up with a plan;
together they create an over-the-top character ‘Lil-A-Zilla. Willy lays on the
faux urban attitude thick for the cameras. The audience is turned off, and smelling
a contrived set-up, the TV people shut down the production.
Willy is thrilled, and, no longer tailed by hangers-on, celebrates the end of
his fame with his two best friends, Alissa and Quincy.
Rebel Without a Nose Ring
When Quincy's father, a buttoned-down government accountant,
unwittingly strips the Zillas of their fortune through
a bookkeeping error, they are forced to live in Quincy's
Tension between the families grows, as the fastidious
Nesrallahs try to contend with the outrageous behaviour
of the Zilla family, who do everything from playing
loud heavy metal music to remodelling the garage to
look like a Gothic mansion. Willy and Quincy realize
they have to get their families back on friendly terms.
This they succeed in doing, though a little grudgingly
from Quincy's Dad - until Mr. Nesrallah discovers to
his horror that it was himself who made the error that
was responsible for the Zillas ending up in their garage.
When Mr. Nesrallah explains his error to Rock, he expects
to get reamed out - but is instead surprised to find
that Rock is gracious and forgiving. For Quincy's Dad,
it's a major lesson in humility - especially when the
tables turn and they're forced to come bunk out at
the Zilla mansion!
Rock is from Mars, Willy is from Venus
Willy realizes that he and Rock hardly spend any
quality time together, so father and son plan a day
of activities that will hopefully yield at least
one thing that the two both enjoy doing. After a
false start in the wrestling ring, a little remote
control airplane mayhem, and some trouble that Rock
would rather not mention at the ol' zoo; Rock and
Willy finally crash a company's father-son picnic
in desperation. But do Rock and Willy have enough
father and son mojo to fit in?
The Sound of Zilla
With a Swiss exchange student en route to billet with the Zilla's for International
Student Week, Willy does his best to make sure she'll feel at home. After all,
not many people have lived with a seven-foot tall, fire-snorting, billionaire
rock star of a dad! What Willy doesn't expect is that he's soon to feel like
the stranger in a strange land! After a day of Maria's home-style cooking and
practical lederhosen, Rock, Crystal and Skunk decide it's structure they've
been lacking in their lives -- and before long the Zilla household has become
one of rules, schedules, and curfews?! Just when the week is almost over, Willy
discovers Rock has invited Maria's parents and their goat to move in -- leaving
Willy and Serenity wondering if the Zilla family will ever be the same again.
Meanwhile, as Maria leads the Zilla's in 'Sound of Music' sing-a-longs, Quincy
and Alissa decide they're each much better suited for the other's foreign exchange
student. However, after attempting to stage a trade, the two friends realize
they're the one's who have been swapped.
Home for the Holly-Daze
When Willy and his Mom decide to get involved with the local Christmas Pageant,
Rock is more than happy to embrace the holiday spirit in Silent Springs. Unfortunately,
the pageant isn't everything it's cracked up to be. A famous Broadway director,
Marty Blum, is hired to spice things up - but ends up turning the small town
pageant into a full blown monstrosity, which leads to his eventual firing.
Willy successfully takes over the directing reigns, but things take a turn
when Marty gets his revenge by purchasing the theatre and canceling the pageant
just hours before the curtain is due to rise. Thanks to a last minute Christmas
miracle; in the form of Rock Zilla, a million Christmas lights, and enough
electrical power to run a small country; the pageant gets a second chance -
and is a rousing success. The Zilla's first Christmas at home is a memorable
one to be sure!
What's the Scoop?
After being humiliated by Buzz one too many times,
Willy comes up with the fiendish plan of hiring Scoop,
the relentless paparazzi who's always spying on Rock,
to rake up some dirt on his schoolhouse nemesis.
But the only way that Scoop agrees to go through
with the plan, is if Willy hands over a very embarrassing
video of Rock! Soon Willy becomes Scoop's faithful
apprentice, but when Scoop makes up a false story,
just to embarrass Buzz, Willy wants nothing to do
with the paparazzi lifestyle.
It's Rock's birthday -- and no one needs to know he's another year older but
him. Then again, that would mean missing out on Willy's birthday present --
Rock's favorite old pair of leather chaps, restored, refurbished and ready
to go! Awoooo! Nothing makes you feel younger than leather chaps! Until they're
sitting in two halves around your backside. Feeling overweight and over the
hill, soon Rock's drinking prune juice and playing bingo from his recliner.
Feeling responsible for his dad's slump, Willy decides a little Rock(y) style
training should do the trick. Meanwhile, with Rock and Skunk busy playing shuffleboard,
Serenity finds herself behind the wheel of a car, driving herself to the emergency
room of the nail salon after a manicure mishap. Parking her car in the first
available spot (the lawn of the police station) with a glove compartment full
of unpaid parking tickets, Serenity lands herself in the slammer instead of
the salon -- and ends up serving community service at a senior's home, with
Rock Zilla as her newest patient!
During a family trip to the beach, a quick thinking
Willy saves his nemesis, Buzz, from drowning. Buzz
insists on repaying the favor by hanging around Willy
24/7, waiting for his chance to rescue Willy from
any life-threatening situations that may arise. However,
having Buzz around is quickly messing up Willy's
home and social life, so he takes matters into his
own hands. It's not until he finally ditches Buzz,
that he, along with Quincy and Alissa, finds himself
in a position where he desperately needs a helping
hand. Meanwhile, Serenity decides to get back at
a lifeguard who she thinks only dates other lifeguards,
by taking a course to become one herself..just so
she can dump him when he finally takes an interest.
Rock Zilla, King of the Desert
Rather than cancel the band field trip to a Jazz festival when the school bus
falls apart, Willy convinces Rock and Skunk to chaperone the trip on the Zilla
tour bus. When the tour bus breaks down in the middle of the desert, the band
class separates into two warring factions -- one led by Rock, the other by
Coach Fettle. When a mysterious stranger arrives to help rescue our heroes,
things quickly turn sour, and Willy and his bandmates learn that teamwork may
be their only chance. Back at the Zilla mansion, Serenity and Crystal use Rock's
absence as an excuse to discard an offensive lucky concert shirt - a feat that
turns out to be much harder than expected
Big Willy on Campus
Rock is due to receive an honorary doctorate from his old alma mater, Cerebellum
U. Willy, Serenity, Quincy and Alissa come along for the ride to the ultra-exclusive
island school, that looks like a college student's dream come true. But the
image is soon tarnished by the school Dean, who seems to have it in for Rock.
It's up to Willy and his friends to figure out the Dean's secret, before it's
too late. Meanwhile, Rock takes a wrong turn, and finds himself in an underground
cavern, where a secret society based on the legend of Rock Zilla is holding
an initiation ceremony. Unrecognized, and thinking it's the doctorate ceremony,
Rock is quick to join in the festivities.
When Willy, Quincy and Alissa are assigned a group
project in Science class, Willy's worst subject,
Willy knows his mom's the one to help. Her organic
lunches alone could be classified a topic of scientific
study! Unfortunately, by the time the kids make it
home from school, Crystal's on a surprise road trip
to Vegas with a friend, and Rock's planning the party
of the century. When Skunk falls ill, Willy manages
to convince his dad to step up to the dirty plates,
helping his father make sense of the mysterious piles
of clothes on his floor, and the whereabouts of all
the missing food in the fridge! Now if only Willy
could stop his dad from accidentally sabotaging every
one of his scienceprojects as he attempts to take
care of the house. When the new Mr. Mom tries to
help out a little too much, landing the kids in hot
lava with their science project at school, Rock learns
that sometimes less is more. Meanwhile, a homesick
Crystal learns that while Vegas is fun, there's no
place like home -- and everyone at home learns there's
no mom like Crystal.
Kant Buy Me Love
Living next to the Zilla family isn't easy! Just
ask poor Mr. Kant, the next-door neighbour who's
been through all of Rock's crazy ups and downs. Now
Willy is trying to make amends by keeping Rock away
from Mr. K. while a garden magazine comes to snap
pics of Kant's rosebushes! Of course, Rock slips
by Willy's radar and ruins the shoot, and now Mr.
Kant has truly had it. He tries to sell his house,
but who'd want to live next to the Zillas anyway!?
That's when Mr. Kant finds a centuries old loophole
in the town charter that might make Silent Springs
Chip of the Old Rock
When Grandpa and Grandma Zilla show up for a surprise
visit, Rock is less than thrilled about spending
the next couple of days with his father. The complete
opposite of Rock, Grandpa Zilla is all formality
and class, he feels Rock should be the same. With
the help of Willy, Rock sets out to make his father
proud with hilariously disastrous results. Serenity,
meanwhile, risking what she thinks will be "social
suicide", agrees to take Grandma Zilla out to the
mall for a new shawl. Much to her surprise, Gran
proceeds to take Serenity on a wild adventure that
includes pink hair, tattoos, motorcycle races, and
a bonfire with bikers. Realizing her assumption of
what little old ladies are like may not hold true
for all of them, Serenity finally must enlist the
help of Crystal to subdue her wild granny, and bring
them both home. After a terrible evening out on the
town embarrassing himself and his father, Rock abandons
all hope of ever making his Dad proud. But when Grampa
Zilla stumbles into a musical moment in Rock's life,
he realizes there is a tie uniting these opposing
personalities. Grandpa Zilla understands that Rock
is his own person and that he has a lot to offer,
just the way he is.
When Serenity informs Willy that his plan to hook up with Alissa at the carnival
is a date, Willy's a wreck. Panicked about going out with a girl who's not
only smart and pretty, but also one of his best friends -- a desperate Willy
turns to Serenity for help. Loaded with insane advice from his sister, Willy
is pleasantly surprised when his date actually starts off rather well! That
is until Quincy shows up. Secretly horrified at the prospect of losing his
two best friends and being left alone for all of eternity, Quincy lies, and
blurts to Willy in a moment of weakness that he's not on a date at all. Alissa
thinks the two of them are just pals! Willy changes into buddy, buddy mode
-- only to have an upset Alissa take off with Buzz! Meanwhile, Rock is having
girl problems of his own, as he attempts to romance Crystal for their twentieth
wedding anniversary with bowling and corn dogs. While chasing after Alissa
and Crystal -- father and son cross paths in the Tunnel of Love, learning how
to paddle a swan boat -- and a thing or two about women!