Classically trained, Kelvin O’Bryant, received his B.A. in Theater from the University of South Carolina. Along with a summer spent at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey under the tutelage of Bonnie J. Monte, Kelvin has studied with Sharon Chatten, Margie Haber, John Rosenfeld, and is currently studying with J.R. Cacia. This versatile actor thirsts for artistic growth and inspiration. His passion for the craft and humanity shines through in all of his work.
At an early age Kelvin was privileged to work with seasoned professionals such as Martin Sheen, O, and Jodie Foster, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. Those early experiences, subconsciously, shaped the way he approached his work. He received a special mention in the New York Times for his work as Harry Percy in an Off-Broadway production of Richard II. Television credits include: The Unit, Lincoln Heights, and The First Family starring John Witherspoon and Jackee Harry. Film credits include: The Midnight Meat Train starring Bradley Cooper, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys starring Emile Hirsch and Jodie Foster, and “Ink” Directed by Marianne Jean Baptiste.
Kelvin looks forward to collaborating with and learning from many more amazing artists with the hope of inspiring a few people along the way.
Name: Kelvin O'Bryant
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Monday Night Shakespeare
Television (Comedy) Actor What happens when a Giants girl meets an Eagles boy? Love at first sight and a whole lot of family drama.
You're the Worst
Television by Stephen Falk (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship.
Television by Kate Hackett (Comedy) Actor When college student Alice receives a bad grade on an essay, she partners with her friend Andrew to film a documentary about living her life according to classic literature.
In the Moment
Film by Courtney Campbell (Short) Actor
Television (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor A young therapist, Natalie, is in way over her head when she goes to work the evening shift at a men's group home for the mentally challenged.
The First Family
Television by Byron Allen (Comedy and Drama) Actor An African-American family in the White House.
One Call Away
Film by Warren S.L. Burke (Short and Drama) Actor
The Flip Side
Television (Comedy) Actor Social norms are turned around and seen from the Flip Side of things.
Film by Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Short) Actor
Television by Seth Freeman (Drama and Family) Actor A family moves to a crime-filled area of the heights and tries to help the community and the convicts living there.
The Midnight Meat Train
Film by Ryûhei Kitamura (Horror and Thriller) Actor The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Television by David Mamet (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Actor Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.
Film by Michael Tollin (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community. Written by Anonymous
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Film by Peter Care (Comedy and Drama) Actor In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Film by Tim Blake Nelson (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actor Tough Coach Duke Goulding leaves nothing untried to lead his almost exclusively white boarding school basketball team, the Hawks, to victory after victory, but his own son Hugo feels his polyvalent technical excellence and tireless efforts -which require using stimulants- are not getting anything like the recognition he deserves, especially when coach gives the best player award to Odin James, the only black teammate, even saying he loves Odin like his own son, who in turn only calls super-rich Michael Cassio to share in the honor. So Hugo, who is liked by everyone, decides to set up the boys who stole his glory, and he knows a cocky adolescent's weak points are his pride and his girl. This Dixie Jago schemes to bring down a black Othello and his Cassio, playing into the poisonous power of jealousy, however badly this also hurts their loved ones and the whole team... Written by KGF Vissers
Arrest & Trial
Television by Dick Wolf (Documentary, Crime and Mystery) Actor Through a combination of re-enactments and actual footage, sensational true crimes are followed from their commission, through the investigation and apprehension of the suspected criminal, and finally to his/her trial. Written by email@example.com
Special Mention in The New York Times
University of South Carolina-Columbia (Columbia, SC)