Brett Gray is going to be starting his R&B/soul music career. Just a couple of days ago the 24-year-old actor and the singer had announced an upcoming album next week and many fans are excited to see what he has to offer. The lovable actor Brett Gray is known for his quirky character in the Netflix Original show “On My Block” where he plays as the character Jamal. Gray has also made small appearances on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D.”
What was the Show about?
The comedy-drama series “On My Block” is about a quartet of bright, street-savvy friends who are navigating their way through high school, including all the of the triumph, pain, and newness they experience along the way. Lifelong friendships are tested as Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar confront the challenges of adolescence and life in their predominantly Hispanic and black neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. The series consists of 3 seasons who stars Diego Tinoco as Cesar Díaz, Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie, Jason Genao as Ruby Martinez, Julio Macías as “Spooky”, and Jessica Marie Garcia as Jasmin. The show won the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and we’re one of the nominees for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Autobiography about Brett Gray:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is where the talented Brett Gray was born and raised. He acted in his first school play at age 6, which sooner or later turned to perform in his very first professional show at the Academy of Music when he was 7. Gray attended The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts as a Theater major, graduating in 2015. After doing a chemistry read for the producers, Gray was offered the role of Jamal on On My Block.
The character that he plays as Jamal is his first lead acting role. He was drawn to the role because he saw himself in Jamal and found it very easy to play as him. He stated in an interview with The Fader that he also hoped to expand his experience with physical comedy, a genre he previously had no experience with.
Gray had a minor role in the 2019 Netflix limited series “When They See Us.” Gray released his debut single, “Old Thing Back” in June 2018. His EP “Easy Daze” was released on his birthday on August 7, 2018. He compared the style to Usher’s album Confessions.