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Kelvin Harrison Jr. | Biography

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  • Full Name Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Occupation Actor, Singer, Musician
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 23, 1994
  • Age 27 Years, 4 Months
Cast Of Crime Drama 'Godfather of Harlem'

Kelvin Harrison Jr. | Biography

Started on-screen career in 2013

In 2019, Harrison Jr. had his breakthrough year, starring in the critically acclaimed indie films, including 'Luce' and 'Waves.' He played the role of Tyler in the romantic drama 'Waves,' directed by Trey Edward Shults, a longtime collaborator of Harrison's. Similarly, he played the lead role of Luce Edgar in the mystery drama, 'Luce.'


Kelvin Harrison Jr. is an American actor best known for It Comes at Night (2017), Monsters and Men (2018), and Luce (2019).

Who is Kelvin Harrison Jr.?

Kelvin Harrison Jr. is a film and television actor, singer, and musician from the United States. He got his start in 2013 with minor appearances in Ender's Game and 12 Years a Slave

The following year, Harrison Jr. portrayed the character of Touie Dacey in the 2016-2017 series Startup. However, the actor rose to greater prominence with the role of Travis in the 2017 horror film; It Comes at Night and 2019 movies Luce and Waves. 

He has also appeared on TV series like Into the Badlands (2015), Underground (2016), Chicago P.D. (2016), Roots (2016), NCIS: New Orleans (2017), and more. In 2019, Harrison Jr. was seen in ten episodes of the TV show Godfather of Harlem.

Harrison Jr. is also a musician who primarily performs jazz and gospel music on the piano, trumpet, and sings. While studying and recording with the illustrious Marsalis family, he refined his harmony talents.

Early Bio & Parents

Kelvin Harrison Jr. was born to musicians Shirlita and Kelvin Harrison Sr. on 23 July 1994, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the Garden District before moving to the Westbank. 

His father is a saxophonist and pianist whereas, his mother is a jazz vocalist, which made him dislike music at the time and led him to pursue acting instead.

Harrison Jr. went to a private high school and struggled to fit in as one of the few black students in his class. He initially went to Loyola University New Orleans to major in studio engineering because his father thought he would thrive in music. However, Harrison eventually moved to the University of New Orleans to study film, planning to write and direct movies.

Movies

Some of Harrison Jr.'s most notable movies include 12 Years a Slave (2013), A Sort of Homecoming (2015), Dancer and the Dame (2015), The Birth of a Nation (2016), Mudbound (2017), It Comes at Night (2017), JT LeRoy (2018), Assassination Nation (2018), The Wolf Hour (2019), Gully (2019), Golden (2019), Waves (2019), The High Note (2020), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and Cyrano (2021). 

'Luce' and 'Waves'

In 2019, Harrison Jr. had his breakthrough year, starring in the critically acclaimed indie films, including Luce and Waves. He played the role of Tyler in the romantic drama Waves, directed by Trey Edward Shults, a longtime collaborator of Harrison's. Similarly, he played the lead role of Luce Edgar in the mystery drama, Luce.

Does Kelvin Harrison Jr. Sing?

Harrison Jr. is also a singer and has sung in the 2020 movie The High Note. He has sung multiple songs for the movie, including 'Track 8', 'Like I Do,' 'You Send Me,' 'Chemistry,' and 'Let's Stay Together.'

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