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Also Known As: Brandon Jackson, Brandon Timothy Jackson Died:
Born: March 7, 1984 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, comedian

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A natural class clown, Brandon T. Jackson was destined for a career in comedy. The Detroit native participated avidly in local talent shows and performed during youth nights at his father's church. After graduating from West Bloomfield High School, Jackson moved to Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy. During this time, in 2001 he found work as an extra in prominent films such as "Ali," "Bowling for Columbine," and "8 Mile." His comedy career began to take off: he performed at the Laugh Factory, opened for Wayne Brady and Chris Tucker, and gave a successful series of performances at New York City's "Showtime at the Apollo." In 2005 he scored a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Roll Bounce." The following year, Jackson hosted the "Up Close and Personal Tour," which featured the likes of Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. In 2008 Jackson played a supporting role in Ben Stiller's explosive comedy "Tropic Thunder" alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. He then landed a prominent leading role in 2011's crime comedy "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," the second sequel to 2000's "Big Momma's House." In the film, Lawrence once again played FBI agent Malcolm Turner and Jackson replaced Jascha Washington in...

A natural class clown, Brandon T. Jackson was destined for a career in comedy. The Detroit native participated avidly in local talent shows and performed during youth nights at his father's church. After graduating from West Bloomfield High School, Jackson moved to Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy. During this time, in 2001 he found work as an extra in prominent films such as "Ali," "Bowling for Columbine," and "8 Mile." His comedy career began to take off: he performed at the Laugh Factory, opened for Wayne Brady and Chris Tucker, and gave a successful series of performances at New York City's "Showtime at the Apollo." In 2005 he scored a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Roll Bounce." The following year, Jackson hosted the "Up Close and Personal Tour," which featured the likes of Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. In 2008 Jackson played a supporting role in Ben Stiller's explosive comedy "Tropic Thunder" alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black. He then landed a prominent leading role in 2011's crime comedy "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," the second sequel to 2000's "Big Momma's House." In the film, Lawrence once again played FBI agent Malcolm Turner and Jackson replaced Jascha Washington in the role of Trent, Malcolm's stepson.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Eloise (2014)
3.
 Get a Job (2013)
5.
 Tooth Fairy (2010)
6.
 Lottery Ticket (2010)
8.
 Fast & Furious (2009)
9.
 Tropic Thunder (2008)
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Began doing stand-up at age 14
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Performed in such acts as the Motor City Youth Festival
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Interned at local Detroit radio station 93.1 FM
2001:
Made film debut in Marc Cayce's film "Nikita Blues"
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Moved to Los Angeles and began performing at the Laugh Factory
2005:
Played supporting role in "Roll Bounce," starring Bow Wow and Nick Cannon
2005:
Appeared on Nick Cannon's MTV show "Wild 'N Out"
2006:
Hosted one episode of the "Brandon T. Jackson Show" on The N channel
2006:
Hosted the "Up Close and Personal Tour," featuring Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Lil Wayne
2008:
Landed breakout role in "Tropic Thunder" as rapper-turned-actor Alpa Chino; Ben Stiller directed and co-starred
2010:
Cast as Grover Underwood in the feature adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"
2010:
Acted opposite Ice Cube and Bow Wow in the comedy feature "Lottery Ticket"
2012:
Announced to star on small screen reboot of "Beverly Hills Cop" (CBS)
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Education

West Bloomfield High School: West Bloomfield , Michigan -

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