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.
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
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
A peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. One of the most notorious trials in history took place.
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 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...
5 Movies · 1 TV show
Godfather of Harlem
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.
The life of Buddy Bolden, the first king of New Orleans, was told in a mythical way.
A young woman is pretending to be a writer for six years while pretending to be her sister-in-law.
The Wolf Hour
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...
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...
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.
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
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....
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.
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...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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
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.
Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.
A Sort of Homecoming
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
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...
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
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...
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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