Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1994-07-23 (27 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

24 Movies · 3 TV shows

Also Known As: Kelvin Harrison · 小凯文·哈里森

Biography

Kelvin Harrison Jr. (born July 23, 1994) is an American actor. He began his career with small roles in the 2013 films Ender's Game and 12 Years a Slave. His breakthrough performance came as Travis in the 2017 horror film It Comes at Night, and in 2019 he gained wider recognition for his work in Luce and Waves. Harrison Jr. received nominations for the Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards for the former and the Rising Star Award at the British Academy Film Awards for the latter.

Early Life

Harrison was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to musicians Shirlita and Kelvin Harrison. He grew up in the Garden District and later moved to The Westbank. He studied studio engineering and marketing, before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting, where he began taking acting classes. Harrison Jr. is also a skilled musician, mainly playing jazz and gospel on the piano, trumpet, as well as singing. He honed his harmonious skills while studying and recording with the famed Marsalis family.Harrison attended a private high school, where he was one of the few black kids in his class where he struggled to fit in. He originally went to Loyola University New Orleans to major in studio engineering as his father felt he would excel in music. Harrison ultimately transferred to the University of New Orleans for film, with the goal of writing and directing his own films.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Elvis

Elvis

2022
The film shows the early years of Elvis.

2021.

2 Movies
Cyrano

Cyrano

2021
A musical based on the life of Cyrano de Bergerac is in the works.
Gully

Gully

2021
Three disaffected teenagers, all victims of extreme childhoods, run supreme hedonistic riot as they try to work out a way in life in a slightly dystopian vision of LA.

2020.

4 Movies
Unity Call

Unity Call

2020
Someone who I was seeing told me that the risk of falling in love was more important than the reward. I think most people think we fall in love when we actually grow into love, according to Kelvin Har...
The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

7.5
2020
A peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. One of the most notorious trials in history took place.
The Photograph

The Photograph

6
2020
When renowned photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, ...
The High Note

The High Note

5.7
2020
The story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights, is set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene. Grace's personal assistant is stuck running and stil...

2019.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem

6
2019
The neighborhood that was ruled by Bumpy Johnson was no longer the same after he left prison. The Italian mob took over the streets of Harlem.
Bolden

Bolden

4.75
2019
The life of Buddy Bolden, the first king of New Orleans, was told in a mythical way.
J.T. LeRoy

J.T. LeRoy

7
2019
A young woman is pretending to be a writer for six years while pretending to be her sister-in-law.
The Wolf Hour

The Wolf Hour

2019
June E was once known as a counterculture figure. During the '77 Summer of Sam', Leigh lived in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weakn...
Luce

Luce

6
2019
A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while sparki...
Waves

Waves

6
2019
A father tries to make sure his two children succeed in high school after his son has a career-ending sports injury. Their family bonds are strained by an unexpected tragedy.

2018.

4 Movies
Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation

6
2018
A group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. When an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small ...
Monsters and Men

Monsters and Men

2018
After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete....
Monster

Monster

6.19
2018
The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student, whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Jinn

Jinn

2018
Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate...

2017.

2 Movies
Mudbound

Mudbound

4.5
2017
Two families are fighting a battle at the same time.
It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

5.27
2017
A man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be tested when a desperate young family arrives.

2016.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
StartUp

StartUp

6
2016
A desperate person needs to hide money. A gang lord wants to go legit. A Cuban-American hacker has an idea that will change the future of money. Forced to work together, they create their own version ...
The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

2.67
2016
Nat Turner, a former slave in America, led a movement to free African-Americans in Virginia in the 19th century that resulted in a violent backlash from whites.
TV
Roots

Roots

2016
Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.

2015.

2 Movies
A Sort of Homecoming

A Sort of Homecoming

2015
The story of Amy, a New York news producer, is told in A Sort of Homecoming. She returned to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach. Her senior year of high school was rough.
Dancer and the Dame

Dancer and the Dame

2015
Detective Dancer gave up on life and his job because of a personal conflict. He ends up with a police dog who is dealing with post-traumatic stress. The dog helps the dancer make a turn around. The da...

2013.

2 Movies
Ender's Game

Ender's Game

6.7
2013
The story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future was based on a classic novel.
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

6.22
2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not on...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Chevalier de Saint-Georges

The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner was born in the French Caribbean. He was a violinist and composer as well as a champion fencer in French society. An ill-fated lo...
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