Brandon T. Jackson is a multifaceted young actor carving his own path
in Hollywood. Earning critical praise at every step, he started out in
stand-up and has evolved into a burgeoning young film star.
This summer he just wrapped filming on the 2nd installment of the box
office hit “Fox studio’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians.” In 2010, He
received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best
friend and protector of Percy Jackson.
This past spring Brandon completed “Get a Job” for CBS films starring
opposite Miles Teller, Anne Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-passe and others
from the young Hollywood hotlist. In February 2013, he begins filming the
the pilot “Beverly Hills Cop” starring as Aaron Foley with Eddie Murphy and
Shawn Ryan Producing for CBS.
In 2011 FOX released the third incarnation of the highly profitable
“Big Momma’s House” franchise. Jackson starred opposite Martin Lawrence as
the two went undercover to solve a murder.
In 2010, Jackson starred in “Lottery Ticket” for Warner Bros. The
action-comedy surrounds a group of friends living in the projects. After
winning the lottery, they must find a way to survive a holiday weekend
before they can cash in the winning ticket.
Jackson is perhaps best known as Alpha Chino from the high-concept
runaway hit “Tropic Thunder.” The ensemble cast also included Ben Stiller,
Robert Downey Jr. and Black Jack. The role earned Jackson a Best Supporting
Actor nomination from the Black Reel Awards and Daily Variety named him one
of “10 Comics to Watch”.
Jackson won Black Reel’s 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for
his part in “Roll Bounce” for FOX Searchlight and in 2011 Hollywood Reporter
named him to their prestigious “35 under 35: Next Gen” list.
Jackson’s talent for entertaining was apparent early on. By the age of
14, he was performing at his father’s church and was soon invited to perform
at the famed “Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Comic View.”
From there, Jackson and BET launched the “Teens of Comedy Tour,”
showcasing the nation’s funniest teen comedians. He also hosted the “Up
Close and Personal Tour,” featuring Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne.
Jackson would later host his own sketch comedy special, “The Brandon T.
Jackson Show,” on The N Channel and was a series regular on Nick Cannon’s
MTV sketch comedy show “Wild ‘N Out.”
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. He now lives in
• Jackson, is one of seven siblings born and raised in Detroit, Michigan
• After Brandon's hilarious performances at New York City's Showtime at the Apollo and BET's Comic View
he was cast in his first major movie role as Bow Wow's (X) best friend, Junior in “Roll Bounce.”
• In 2006 Jackson launched and hosted the Teens of Comedy Tour presented by BET featuring Lil JJ’
and the nations funniest teenage comedians.
• Jackson had a major role in Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” which also starred Robert Downey Jr. and
• Jackson hosted concert tours for young music idols such as Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Lil’ Wayne
• In 2007 , Brandon T. Jackson created and hosted his own sketch comedy special for the N Channel
“The Brandon T Jackson Show”
• Jackson has appeared as series regular on MTV’s “Wild N Out” with Nick Cannon.
• In 2010 was featured in “Percy Jackson Lighting Thief” with Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman and
• In 2010 Jackson co-starred with Bow Wow in “Lottery Ticket” for Warner Brothers Studios.
• In 2011 Jackson co-starred with Martin Lawrence in “Big Momma’s House 3” for Fox Studios.
• In 2012 Jackson co-stars feature Thunderstruck opposite NBA star Kevin Durante
• In 2013 Jackson will co-star in films Get a Job and sequel PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS
• PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS  Grover
• GET A JOB  Luke
• THUNDERSTRUCK  Alan
• BIG MOMMA?S HOUSE 3  Trent/Charmaine
• LOTTERY TICKET  Benny
• PERCY JACKSON LIGHTING THIEF  Grover
• FAST AND FURIOUS IV 
• TROPIC THUNDER  Alpha Chino
• BIG STAN  - D'Shaun
• THIS CHRISTMAS  Elroy MC
• CUTTIN’ DA MUSTARD  – Rollo
• ROLL BOUNCE  -Junior
TELEVISION & RADIO
• Beverly Hills Cop-  – CBS Pilot
• Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
• The George Lopez Show
• Jimmey Kimmel
• The Brandon T. Jackson Show - N Channel Special
• Wild N’ Out  - MTV
• Sweet 16  –
• Crash My School – MTV Pilot
• BET'S 106 & PARK
• BET’S COMIC VIEW
• SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
• Various Comedy Clubs & Colleges
• Heineken Red Star Tour 2009
• Coca Cola Lupe Fiasco Tour 2008
• Chris Brown & Lil Wayne Tour 2007
• Chris Brown & Ne-Yo Up Close & Personal Tour Fall 2006
• Teens of Comedy 2006
• Pepsi Smash 2005