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Brandon T. Jackson

Jackson in January 2009
Born Brandon Timothy Jackson
March 7, 1984 (1984-03-07) (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan, US
Occupation actor, comedian
Years active 2001–present

Brandon Timothy Jackson (born March 7, 1984) is an American actor and stand up comedian.


Life and career

Jackson, one of seven children, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Beverly Y., a pastor, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, the senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International.[1][2] Jackson attended West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Michigan.[3] After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand up and started at the Laugh Factory,[4] 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, and Percy Jackson, as Grover Underwood.[5]


Year Movie Role Other notes
2001 Nikita Blues Tyrone
Ali Club Goer Uncredited
2002 Bowling for Columbine Himself Uncredited
8 Mile Chin Tiki Club Goer Uncredited
2005 Roll Bounce Junior
2006 Cuttin' da Mustard Rolo
2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie Brian
This Christmas El Rey MC
Big Stan D'Shaun
2008 Approaching Midnight Artie
Tropic Thunder Alpa Chino
Days of Wrath Lil 1
The Day the Earth Stood Still Target Tech
2009 Fast & Furious Alex (BMW Driver)
Rogue's Gallery Tower
2010 Tooth Fairy Duke
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Grover Underwood
Lottery Ticket Benny filming
2012 Big Momma's House 3 Trent pre-production


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  3. ^ Moran, K. Michelle (2008-07-30). "Positive forecast". C & G Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  4. ^ Roll Bounce: An Interview with Brandon T. Jackson, September 2005 (accessed 25 September 2007)
  5. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-03-02). "'Percy Jackson' finds lead actors". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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