Check out our interview with Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” star Issac Ryan Brown.
Issac plays the taletelling, mischievous but kindhearted Booker Baxter-Carter, who is both blessed and cursed with supernatural powers, just like his mom, played by series star and Executive Producer Raven-Simone.
In real life, 16 year-old Issac Ryan Brown is building a dynamic and diverse future as an artist far beyond his popularity as a young TV star – a journey which began at age six when he wowed the judges including Howie Mandel (who called him a “superstar”) auditioning for “America’s Got Talent” with a robust song and dance of “I Want You Back,” embodying Issac’s musical hero Michael Jackson and soon developing into numerous music and acting roles.
Issac just released his first EP What I’m On!
Follow Issac @issacryanbrown
Hi Issac, please tell us a little about you?
My name is Issac Ryan Brown, I am 17 years old and I play Booker on Disney’s Ravens Home and I am also an artist who sings and dances.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
1. Funny 2. Kind 3. Loyal
How did you get started into acting?
My mom got me started with auditioning young and I booked my first commercial at four which was a milk commercial.
How has this changed your life?
Well, ever since that commercial, I have been auditioning and working since.
What is the best and worst part of being an actor?
The best part about acting is being able to create another life or character of someone else, its extremely fun and the worst part about acting is when it’s over.
How do you prepare for a role?
I read the script and source materials and then try to find ways I can relate to the character and then I adapt.
Tell us about your work in Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home?”
Raven’s Home is a spin off of Disney’s That’s so Raven. On Raven’s Home, I play Raven Symone’s Twin son booker and has also inherited the power of the visions. We Just got picked up for our Sixth Season.
What other projects you have been part of?
I have worked on some voice over shows such as Puppy Dog pal, bubble guppies, Miles from TomorrowLand, Owl house, Stinky and Dirty, Family Guy, and a few more. Far as Live action, I have worked on Kim possible, Blackish, The Rookie, Kings, How to get away with Murder, The neighborhood, and much more.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I love playing all types of roles. My dream role is to play Azari, which is Black Panther and Storm’s Son.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
The most rewarding part of my work is the actual performance and the final product.
What’s your advice for the newer actors?
Don’t let no’s determine the course of your career because all it takes is one yes
Now tell us about your first EP “What I’m On?”
This is my first Ep ever. It’s seven awesome songs. Every song has its own uniqueness to it and it was very fun to make.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Smooth, creative, empowering
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
Some of my influences are Chris Brown, Usher, AND MJ. I make music because its fun to me and its a way I can express my creativity.
Do you play any instrument?
I used to play the snare drum and the piano.
Do you ever get nervous?
No, I’m not really a nervous person.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
The most important thing I learned is to love what you do and not what it brings you.
How would your best friend describe you?
Funny, Loyal and a person who doesn’t answer the phone Fun
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
I would call it on my way because I feel like I have been on my way all my life.
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
That all the early mornings and long nights and hard work is paying off.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
What’s next for Issac Ryan Brown in the last months of 2022?
The next few months of 2022 will be filled with the releases of my upcoming
singles and preparing a season six of Raven’s Home.
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite healthy food is pineapples.
And your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food is oreos.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness to me is enjoying whatever I’m doing. My craft, acting and singing makes me happy and my family of course.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson, he is literally the best, the goat.
Best advice ever given?
To persevere and remain humble.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, The I can foundation, the salvation army, and the dream center.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
Working on new projects and on tours with some of the greats.
Favorite song? Why?
One of my favorites is off the wall because no matter when it plays, I am eager to sing and dance.
What do you think of Social Media?
I’m not really into social media but I do think it is a valuable tool in the world we live in today.
Where we can follow you?
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS:
Fav Book: Infamous Chronicles of Nick
Fav Quote: Everyday the sun don’t shine but that’s why I love tomorrow
Fav Movie: Black Panther
Fav Tv Series: Martin
Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza
Fav Travel Destination: Cabo
Fav Sports Team: The Brooklyn Nets