You may recognize the face of Dante Brown from Fox’s hit television series, Lethal Weapon. However, you may not know how he got his start.
When Brown was five-years-old, he caught the attention of Jay Leno during an open mic audition and from there Brown found himself caught up in a whirlwind of opportunities that have lead him straight to the top. Recently, the talented 18-year-old sat down to talk to BCKOnline about career and more.
Check out our exclusive Q&A with the rising star and don’t forget to follow his journey on Instagram.
What are five things that you can’t live without?
1) My iPad and Apple Pencil. Whenever I have an idea, whether it be music, a movie idea, a cartoon or art, I use it to jot them down and use Adobe on my iPad for my drawings. It also comes in handy when I’m idle on set to watch movies, TV shows, biographical videos or to play games when I’m not doing school work, of course.
2) My Akai MPK mini beat machine
3) My hard drive with all of my music-making sounds
4) My Mac Pro
5) My iPhone. This is a typical teen answer, but true. lol
Who is your favorite person you have worked with so far to date and why?
Well, I’ve been blessed to work with quite a few vets, so far, and hope to work with many, many more. In fact, I just added the amazing Octavia Spencer to my list after working on the BlumHouse(Get Out Producers) movie, MA, directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), last month – it comes out next year. At this moment, it’s between Mrs. Viola Davis and Mr. Damon Wayans.
Viola taught me a lot just by watching her in action. I was much younger working with her, playing her son in the movie, Won’t Back Down, but acting wise she taught me several things. She’s just a master to watch and to watch her be able to go in/out of character like that was mind blowing. It definitely made me take note and I learned the importance of really staying in the moment and bringing it on screen. Damon teaches me a lot about the business end of showbiz. He’s very intellectual when he is not cracking us up in between takes, but he really challenges me to think, and the advice he gives is invaluable. I enjoy watching him vacillate between the dramatic side of his character and the comedic side. He also gives 100% on every take so I’d say it’s between these two for me, at the moment.