Actor/Director and Writer Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick: Overcoming Trauma, Finding Success in Hollywood

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Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick is a talented young actor who has been making waves in the entertainment industry. Born on April 1, 2004, in Huntsville, Alabama, embraced his unique birthday, often joking about being a constant joke due to being born on April Fools’ Day. Despite this lighthearted outlook, Grayson has demonstrated immense talent and versatility, making significant strides in the entertainment industry. Grayson showed a passion for acting from an early age. His dedication and hard work have led him to become a prominent figure in the world of film and television.

Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick, a rising star in the entertainment industry, has landed a recurring role in the second season of the Warner Brothers television series “Chad.” The show, created by and starring Nasim Pedrad, follows the life of a 14-year-old Persian boy named Chad as he navigates the challenges of high school and his identity while trying to fit in with his peers.

In “Chad” Season 2, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick brings his acting talents to the popular coming-of-age comedy. His recurring role adds depth and diversity to the show’s ensemble cast, further showcasing Grayson’s versatility as an actor. Grayson’s performance in “Chad” has been well-received by both audiences and critics alike, earning him praise for his ability to bring authenticity and humor to his character.

Grayson’s involvement in “Chad” is just one of the many notable roles he has taken on throughout his career.

In Summer of 2007 Grayson’s journey to acting began following a traumatic home invasion. To help him cope, his parents enrolled him in Child Play Therapy at the age of three. In the spring of 2013, Grayson was just nine years old when his passion for acting was ignited after meeting Grayson Russell from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” on the set of “Space Warriors.” Volunteering as an extra, Grayson fell in love with the film acting environment. That same year, he began taking acting classes at a local acting school, “Hollywood Huntsville”, and made his screen debut in the feature film “Campin’ Buddies.” This film allowed him to work alongside legendary actors such as Tom Lester, Ray Stevens, Don Most, and Victoria Jackson.

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Determined to hone his craft, Grayson has pursued training with several renowned acting coaches and institutions. He has taken classes at the Ivana Chubbuck School in Los Angeles, Margie Haber in Los Angeles, and studied Voice Over with Randy Thomas. Additionally, Grayson has worked with private acting coaches Matisha Baldwin and Wendy Faraone.

Some of Grayson’s notable roles include appearances in Warner Brothers’ “CHAD,” FX’s “Dave,” Netflix’s “Black Pumpkin,” “American Horror Story,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”,” ABC’s “To Tell The Truth,” “Documentary Now!”, “Outcast”” Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” and Brat Production’s “Chicken Girls: The Movie.” With over 58 IMDb credits, Grayson has proven his versatility and dedication to his craft.

Apart from acting, Grayson is passionate about writing and directing. In 2017, Grayson wrote/directed and started in a SAG Short Film called “John Foley: Motivationally Speaking” to honor one of his favorite actors, the late Chris Farley, by creating a skit inspired by Farley’s iconic “Saturday Night Live” character, Matt Foley. In Grayson’s version, he portrays John Foley, the son of Matt Foley, who carries on his father’s legacy as a motivational speaker.

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The original “Matt Foley” character, famously known for the catchphrase “living in a van down by the river,” was a hilarious and memorable portrayal by Chris Farley. Grayson’s homage to Farley with “John Foley: Motivationally Speaking” showcases his passion for comedy and his admiration for the legendary comedian.

Grayson’s performance in the short film not only entertained viewers but also earned him the Best Actor award in a short film at the Young Artist Awards. As Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick continues to build his career in the entertainment industry, his dedication to his craft and his love for iconic actors like Chris Farley will undoubtedly inspire future projects and performances.

Kilpatrick has been dedicated to his acting career since moving to Los Angeles in 2016. He immediately joined SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) upon arrival, demonstrating his commitment to the entertainment industry.

In addition to his acting pursuits, Grayson also values education. In 2020, he passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE), which is a significant milestone for young actors in California. This achievement further underscores Grayson’s dedication to both his craft and personal growth.

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Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick has been fortunate to secure representation with two of the top agencies in the United States. He is honored to be working with Luber Roklin Entertainment in Los Angeles, an elite agency known for representing some of the industry’s most prominent talents. Additionally, Grayson is represented by People Store Talent Agency in Atlanta, Georgia, another highly respected agency in the Southeast region.

Having representation on both coasts allows Grayson to have the best of both worlds. He can access opportunities in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, while also staying connected to his roots in the Southeast. This unique position enables Grayson to maintain a diverse and dynamic acting career, pursuing roles and projects across a wide range of locations and genres.

In addition to his stellar representation from Luber Roklin Entertainment in Los Angeles and People Store Talent Agency in Atlanta, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick has also partnered with GTK PR Agency, LLC in Los Angeles for his public relations needs. This collaboration ensures that Grayson’s accomplishments and endeavors in the entertainment industry are effectively communicated to the public and media outlets.

Working with GTK PR Agency, LLC as his publicist, Grayson can focus on honing his craft and pursuing new acting opportunities, while his publicist handles the promotion and management of his public image. This partnership is crucial in helping Grayson maintain a strong presence in the industry and expand his fan base.

As Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick continues to develop his acting career and work with top talent agencies and publicists, his future in the entertainment world looks incredibly promising. With a strong support system behind him, Grayson is well-positioned to make a lasting impact in the industry.

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