Jimmy Gary Jr. | Actor
You were a multi-star athlete in grade school so what made you decide to leap into acting?
I was bit by the acting bug when I was five or six years old. I was cast in a community play. The bug bit me before I started football.
What role solidified your belief that acting was something that you wanted to pursue?
I did a film called Better Dayz. It was my first film.
As an actor, which do you prefer more; Television or movie roles?
I don't prefer one over the other. I just like to work on good projects.
Do you think the process of being an actor is the same with the rise of streaming and social media?
I think reality TV changed the acting process. Social media and streaming services give actors more opportunities to work but acting is a craft. Taking writers words and making them live is important. Social media platforms give the actor a place to market themselves after the work is done and a good following on social media can help you get the job.
Which role do you consider to be your most memorable role? (All My Children, Law & Order, House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, First Match)
My most memorable role is OITNB because of its success worldwide and my character was totally different than me.