Brandon T. Jackson
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Brandon T. Jackson
BIO

While most kids growing up in Detroit, Michigan found school to be dull and unbearable, Brandon T. Jackson somehow managed to laugh his way through it. Comedy was the perfect outlet to get through all of life’s drama. Jackson held the title of “class clown” and grew his passion for comedy and acting by doing talent shows and performing at youth nights at his father’s church. By age 14, Jackson’s career as a stand-up comic evolved from local school shows to community projects such as the Motor City Youth Festival.

Brandon T. Jackson took an internship at local Detroit radio station 93.1 FM and soon found himself as a guest host at 105.9 FM. As his following grew so did his hunger to become the funniest young comedian. He began to get calls to open up and work with comedians such as Chris Tucker and Wayne Brady. Jackson delivered side splitting performances at New York City’s Showtime at the Apollo and BET’s Comic View. It was only a matter of time before his life would completely change.

After an appearance in Marc Cayce’s film, Nikita Blues (2001) Jackson’s drive took him to Hollywood. He was cast as an extra in major movie such as Ali (2001), Bowling For Columbine (2002), and 8 Mile (2002). The 19-year-old actor/comedian was cast in his first major movie role in Roll Bounce as Bow Wow’s X best friend, Junior. The film, due out in September 2005, is directed by Malcolm Lee (The Rucker, Undercover Brother, The Best Man) and written by Norman Vance Jr. Roll Bounce, is a 1970s roller-skate coming-of age comedy filmed in Chicago, IL, which will also feature Chi McBride, Nick Cannon, Khleo Thomas, Mike Epps, and Meagan Good.

The Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and numerous notable casting directors have now taken notice. Signed by CAA, the Disney Channel agreed to develop his half-hour sitcom entitled, The Class Clown.

Jackson’s comedic inspiration comes from top comedians such as Sinbad, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock. Much of his material touches upon politics, the ups and downs of being young, dating, God, and just about any issue.

Jackson, who is one of seven siblings, credits his sense of humor to his dad, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson. As if he didn’t have enough pressure, his mother also serves as the Pastor of their church. Growing up Jackson saw both sides of life. He had one foot in the suburbs and the other in the inner city. Communicating to and motivating youth is a mission etched in his heart. When he is not doing movies and performing in comedy clubs and television, Jackson is reaching back to his own contemporaries. “I’ve gone through the same typical stuff most kids go through. I want to help kids see beyond the same mess that continues to oppress us. I want them to take their lives to the next level in every aspect. Young people need direction and I want to use my talents to do just that.”

A 2005 national tour is currently in the works for his comedy show featuring other talented young comedians and musicians. Jackson aspires to be the funniest man in America, without cursing, and hopes to reshape the world of comedy into one that inspires, teaches, and uplifts people.

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Brandon T. Jackson
RESUME

Career Highlights:

Filmography
· Roll Bounce [2005]- Junior
· House of Grimm [2005]- Adam
· Street Heat [2005]- as Himself
· Hip Hop Time Capsule [2003]- as Himself
· 8 Mile [2002] (uncredited) Chin Tiki- Club Goer
· Bowling For Columbine [2002] (uncredited) as Himself
· Ali [2001] (uncredited)- Club Goer
· Nikita Blues [2001]- Tyrone

Comedy Clubs
· Improv [CA & NY]
· Mix Nuts [CA]
· Comedy Store [CA]
· Laugh Factory [CA]
· HA HA Café [CA]
· Club Bad [MI]
· Comedy Castle [MI]
· Zames [IL]
· Riddles [MI]
· Joey’s Comedy Club [MI}

Commercials
· Doritos [2005]

Television & Radio
· BET’s Comic View
· BET’s 106 & Park
· Showtime At The Apollo
· Radio 105.9 FM Guest Host

Awards
· BET Comcast Kid Comedy Competition

Tours
· Teens of Comedy with comedian Lil JJ