Brandon Claybon Talks Acting, How To Get Away with Murder and Diversity in the Entertainment Industr

After appearing in ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder, we spoke with Actor Brandon Claybon. Learn more about the model and actor below.

How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

Well, I first started out as a model. I started at Elite Model Management in Atlanta and I basically just branched off from there. From working as a model in Chicago, Dallas, New York, LA but I have always been a student of acting ever since I was 4 or 5. I knew I wanted to be an actor, so I need to move to Los Angeles and that is what I did.

Where are you from?

I am originally from Memphis Tennessee. Well, I say Memphis but I am actually from a small town outside of Memphis called Oakland, Tennessee but Memphis is only 15 minutes away.

How was the transition from a small city in Tennessee to the Los Angeles?

As you can expect, it was a big transition because I basically grew up in the country, on a farm seeing cows, pigs, horses, and goats. I come from dirt roads, blues music, and corn whiskey. These are the things that I know, like barbecues in the neighborhood. So coming to a big city it was different. But I loved it. This is something that I have always wanted, so I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. There was nothing that was a surprise.


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