Brandon T. Jackson is a multifaceted young actor carving his own path in Hollywood. Earning critical praise, he started out in stand-up comedy and has evolved into a burgeoning young film and television star. He won Black Reel’s 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for his part in Fox Searchlight’s “Roll Bounce.” Daily Variety named him one of “10 Comics to Watch” and in 2011 Hollywood Reporter named him to their prestigious “35 under 35: Next Gen” list.
Brandon recently co-starred in the Lifetime TV movie “Love by the 10th Date,” which premiered in January 2017. Brandon can also be seen co-starring in the psychological thriller “Eloise,” released in February 2017. Additionally, Brandon recently starred and executive produced the series “Living With Funny,” a docu-series which aired on Oxygen Network this past spring.
Jackson received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best friend and protector of “Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief” released in 2010 with Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan. He continued his role as Grover Underwood in the second installment of Fox studio’s box office hit “Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters” released in 2013.
Jackson starred opposite NBA basketball superstar Kevin Durant in “Thunderstruck”; and Martin Lawrence in the third incarnation of the highly profitable “Big Momma’s House” franchise released by Fox in 2011, in which he played Lawrence’s son and the two went undercover to solve a murder; additionally Jackson co-starred in Warner Bros.’ “Lottery Ticket.”
Jackson is perhaps best known as Alpha Chino from the runaway hit “Tropic Thunder.” The ensemble cast included Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. The role earned Jackson a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the Black Reel Awards. In the world of television, he also starred in Hulu’s original series “Deadbeat” and the NBC TV series “Mr. Robinson.”
Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He is currently touring the country as a headlining comedian, where his humor straddles the fence between his youth of growing up in suburbia and the inner city. He now lives in Los Angeles.