Brandon T. Jackson

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Brandon T. Jackson
Brandon T. Jackson 2012.jpg
Jackson at the Eye on Black: Salute to Directors, February 24, 2012
BornBrandon Timothy Jackson
(1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 30)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, rapper
Years active1997–present
 
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Brandon T. Jackson
Brandon T. Jackson 2012.jpg
Jackson at the Eye on Black: Salute to Directors, February 24, 2012
BornBrandon Timothy Jackson
(1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 30)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, rapper
Years active1997–present

Brandon Timothy Jackson (born March 7, 1984)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, rapper, actor, and writer. He is best known for his roles in the films Roll Bounce, Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Lottery Ticket, and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.

Background[edit]

Jackson, one of nine children, was born Brandon Timothy Jackson in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Beverly Yvonne, is a pastor. His father, Bishop Wayne Timothy Jackson, is the senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International, and author of the book Miracles Do Happen: The Power And Place Of Miracles As A Sign To The World.[1][2][3] His maternal grandfather, Royal Titus Bozeman, was a Pentecostal child preacher named a "Boy Wonder" by Indiana newspapers.[4][5] Jackson now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Career[edit]

Jackson attended West Bloomfield High School.[6] After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy and started at the Laugh Factory,[7] as well as opened for Wayne Brady and Chris Tucker. His role as "Junior" in the film Roll Bounce won him the 2006 Black Reel Award for Breakthrough Performance. He hosted one episode of the Brandon T. Jackson Show on The N channel. In 2006, Jackson hosted the "Up Close and Personal Tour," featuring Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana and Dem Franchize Boyz. He starred on the show Wild 'N Out with Nick Cannon, and in the films Tropic Thunder, as Alpa Chino, Percy Jackson, as Grover Underwood and Lottery Ticket as Benny.[8] He also played 17-year-old Trent Pierce in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (the sequel to Big Momma's House 2). He also had a cameo in 'The Glee Project' season 2 video 'Here I Go Again' and can be seen when Maxfield gives him a flyer. In 2013, he played Axel Foley's son in an unaired pilot for a Beverly Hills Cop TV series on CBS.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Jackson on January 15, 2009
YearFilmRole
1999NormBuster1 episode
2001The Zeta ProjectBlair1 episode
2001Nikita BluesTyrone
2001AliClub GoerUncredited
20028 MileChin Tiki Club goerUncredited
2005Roll BounceJunior
2007Super Sweet 16: The MovieBrian
2007This ChristmasEl Rey MC
2007Big StanDeshawn
2008Approaching MidnightArtie
2008Tropic ThunderAlpa Chino
2008Days of WrathLil 1
2008The Day the Earth Stood StillTarget Tech
2008Cuttin' da MustardRolo
2009Fast & FuriousAlex (BMW Driver)
2009Rogue's GalleryTower
2010Tooth FairyDuke
2010Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefGrover Underwood
2010Lottery TicketBenny
2010Operation: EndgameTower
2011Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonTrent Pierce/Charmaine Daisy PierceReplacing Jascha Washington
Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress (as Charmaine)
2011Raising HopeJustin
2012ThunderstruckAlan
2013Get A JobLuke
2013Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersGrover Underwood

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, Kam (2008-08-12). "Brandon T. Jackson "Tropic Thunder" Interview with Kam Williams". News Blaze. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  2. ^ Williams, Kam (2008). "Brandon on Breakout Role in Tropic Thunder". AALBC.com. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  3. ^ http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/r/i/Howard-E-Griffin-Greensboro/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1313.html
  4. ^ Cooper, Desiree (2006-11-26). "Queen of the Castle: Living Large in Detroit". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Elder Royal T. Bozeman Bio". Great Faith on Demand. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ Moran, K. Michelle (2008-07-30). "Positive fMorecast". C & G Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  7. ^ Roll Bounce: An Interview with Brandon T. Jackson blackfilm.com, September 2005 (accessed 25 September 2007)
  8. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-03-02). "'Percy Jackson' finds lead actors". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  9. ^ Anderton, Ethan. "Brandon T. Jackson to Star in 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Show as Axel Foley's Son". Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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