Our interview with talented young actor Bryson Robinson who plays a series regular role of Chris in the popular Brat series “Mani” which has over 4 million viewers per episode. Bryson has won a Young Entertainer Award and a Young Artist Award for this role.
He also plays Capowitz in the feature film “Donny’s Party.”
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Awesome, Kind Loyal
Why and how did you get started in acting?
I did my first commercial for Party City when I was 4 years old and I was hooked!
What was the first role you ever did?
My first role other than commercials and print work was shooting a series in NYC when I was 5.
Do you have or had acting classes?
Yes I love acting classes as I have met some of my best friends in them. I love comedy classes.
Tell us about your experience in castings?
I love working but not so much auditioning. I have learned to have fun with it all.
Please tell us about popular Brat series “MANI,” and your role as Chris?
Mani is such a fun show. It centers around Piper Rockelle and her Mani, Lawrence Curry and all the fun and drama with friends in elementary school. My character Chris is very mischievous and a bit of a trouble maker. I love working on Brat shows!
How was the feeling to win the Young Entertainer Award?
It was amazing and I felt very grateful to be recognized for my hard hard work in this industry.
How do you prepare for a role?
I try to read as much about the character and as much of the script that is provided to me so I have a back story about the character.
What other projects you have been part of?
I have filmed many commercials, have a feature film releasing in 2019, Donny’s Party, as well as a TV show Well-Behaved. I was a regular on a series Class Dismissed when I was 8 years old. I am currently prepping to film another film.
What have you learned from your other actors?
Every time you work with new actors you always learn something. I have learned so much from working on Mani from the title character, Lawrence Curry. His comedy and humor is very inspiring.
Who is your favorite actor/actress?
I like Kevin Bacon and Will Ferrell
Which project is still on your bucket list?
To be a regular on a Netflix or Hulu series.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
My dream would be to go to Disneyland Paris with my family! I am a huge Disney fan.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Freddy Mercury, he was a musical genius.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Living each day to the fullest and being happy and grateful for what you have.
Where do you see yourself in a few years?
Playing sports and being a regular on a series.
If you were not an actor what else you will be doing?
I would be hosting a game show or playing sports.
What do you think of Social Media in the Entertainment business?
It think recently it has become a factor in the industry. Somewhat like reality television it is getting its own category.
Best advice ever given?
Stay positive and keep moving forward.
What’s your favorite music?
I like classic rock! Recently I have become a huge Queen fan.
What’s a normal day in your life?
A normal day is school, auditions or filming, then playing basketball or soccer. An amazing day would be waking up early and spending the whole day at Disneyland.
Do you have a role model?
Yes my father. He’s a hard worker, a surgeon and he saves peoples lives! How cool is that?!
Any future plans you want to share with us?
Watch out for the feature film Donny’s Party and the series Well-Behaved coming soon.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: Be Kind Be Awesome Be You
Book: Harry Potter Books
Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Tv Show: Spongebob
Photo credit: Deidre Fahey