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Life & Work with Thurman Brown III

Today we’d like to introduce you to Thurman Brown III.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I wanted to pursue a career in acting after watching the Disney television series, The Famous Jett Jackson as a child. The representation of a young black male in the lead role that looked like me gave me the inspiration I needed to chase my dream. Since then, I have worked with several major networks such as Netflix, MTV, FOX, KFC, Disney and many more. I have to give all credit to God for where I am today!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No and to quote one of my favorite lines from the movie Rocky, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
In high school I received an academic scholarship from the Miami Dolphins football team based upon my athleticism on the field and academics off the field, earned the Brian Piccolo Award for my performance on the field and academics, also I was amateur wrestler 2010-2012 (Wrestled in the Regional Division 2012). While still in high school I won Mr. Homecoming as well as Mr. Senior of my high school class.

Furthermore, I graduated from Florida International University with an honors degree in Criminal Justice within three years in 2015. Afterward I began pursuing a career in acting and modeling while working as Interim substitute teacher due to the flexible schedule. I’m most proud of my win on FOX’s Ultimate Tag starring NFL’s JJ Watt, TJ Watt, and Derek Watt because I became the first-ever African American Male winner and my family was flown out to witness my performance.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I was always considered to be a positive socialite. For example, my personality traits consist of being honest, amicable, and motivating. These characteristics I possess assisted me in winning Mr. Homecoming as well as Mr. Senior of my high school class. Sociability via being voted most sociable by senior high school class and being the Housing President of FAMU’s Sampson and Young dormitory hall. Notwithstanding, I earned the role as parliamentary secretary within the National Honor Society later that senior year. Now I’m just more energetic because I work with kids for at least eight hours five days a week.

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Michelle VanTine
Ranyia Cleveland
Jojo Tesini

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