Brett Gray is best known for his role as Jamal Turner on the hit Netflix series On my Block. In addition to acting, he is also a singer.
He was born on August 7, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 6, he had his first experience thanks to a play organized by his school. The following year, he appeared in a show in which he performed, Academy of Music. An entertainment show that is broadcast on American channels.
He graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts with a degree in performing arts at the age of 18. Following this, he launched his career as a professional actor.
Alongside his acting career, he also makes music, with a debut EP released in 2018 Easy Daze.
His cinematographic career
The career of Brett Gray begins with a series of short films from 2105. He holds more or less important roles, but it remains relatively anonymous. In fact, it is only thanks to Netflix and its series On My Block that he will really break through. It takes place in 2018. In this Netflix original series, he gets a lead role that gives him visibility and allows him to develop his talent. Netflix actually cast him again in a minor role in another miniseries "When They See Us."
Apart from his contracts with Netflix, the filmography of Brett Gray is relatively quiet. We find him making an appearance here and there in series like Law and Order. Episodic appearances...
Of this role which changed his life, Brett Gray will tell during an interview that the role attracted him, because he recognized himself in Jamal, the character he plays in On My Block... As well as this role allowed him to explore another genre.
His role as Jamal in On My Block
On My Block is a comedy-drama that takes the form of a series in 3 seasons. 28 episodes were shot in total. It follows the lives of 4 teenagers in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Their lives are turned upside down when one of them becomes a gang member. His friends will do what they can to get him out.
Brett Gray plays the role of Jamal Turner. He is the geek of the group.
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