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Brandon T. Jackson

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Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city. Brandon 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, Brandon's career as a stand-up comic evolved from local school shows and community projects, such as the "Motor City Youth Festival", to an appearance in Marc Cayce's film, Nikita Blues.Brandon took an internship at local Detroit radio station 93.1 FM and soon found himself as a guest host at 105.9 FM. Brandon's drive took him to Hollywood where, in 2001, he was cast as an extra in major movies such as Ali, Bowling for Columbine and 8 Mile. He began to get calls to open up and work with comedians, such as Chris Tucker and Wayne Brady. After Brandon's performances at New York City's "Showtime at the Apollo" and BET's Comicview, the 19-year-old actor/comedian was cast in his first major movie role as Shad Moss's (X) best friend, "Junior", in Roll Bounce. He won Black Reel's 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for his performance.Jackson starred opposite NBA basketball superstar Kevin Durant in Thunderstruck and'Martin Lawrence (I)' in the third incarnation of the highly profitable Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son franchise released by Fox in 2011. He played Lawrence's son and the two went undercover to solve a murder. Jackson is perhaps best known as Alpha Chino from the high- concept runaway hit Tropic Thunder.Jackson received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best friend and protector of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Brandon co-stars in both Hulu's original series Deadbeat(2014) and Showtimes's _Californication (2008) (V)_.He lives in Los Angeles.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Brandon T. Jackson -- Passenger Backs Him Up ... He Wasn't Drunk!

Brandon T. Jackson
Passenger Backs Him Up ... He Wasn't Drunk!

"Tropic Thunder" star Brandon T. Jackson was kicked off his US Airways flight for no reason -- at least according to the passenger sitting next to him on the plane, who tells TMZ, Jackson was NOT… READ MORE >

Brandon T. Jackson -- I Wasn't A Drunken A-Hole On Plane

Brandon T. Jackson
I Wasn't A Drunken A-Hole On Plane

Brandon T. Jackson says 13 people on his US Airways flight will back up his story that a flight attendant hurled the "N" word at him and made another racial comment.Brandon's rep tells TMZ ... the… READ MORE >

- 262 days ago
Brandon T. Jackson -- Inflight Pain In the Ass ... Says Airline

Brandon T. Jackson
Inflight Pain In the Ass ... Says Airline

"Tropic Thunder" star Brandon T. Jackson was an obnoxious, drunken a-hole during a flight Monday ... and that's why he was booted from his plane, so says US Airways. A rep for the airline tells… READ MORE >

- 263 days ago
'Tropic Thunder' Star Brandon T. Jackson -- Flight Attendant Called Me the N-Word [Update]

'Tropic Thunder' Star
FLIGHT ATTENDANT CALLED ME THE N-WORD [Update]

10:14 AM PT -- A rep for the Phoenix Police Dept. tells TMZ ... cops received a call from the airline around 7:30 PM reporting a disruptive and belligerent passenger who had been cut off from… READ MORE >

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