Kelvin Harrison Jr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kelvin Harrison Jr. (born July 23, 1994) is an American actor. He began his career with small roles in the 2013 films Ender's Game and 12 Years a Slave. His breakthrough performance came as Travis in the 2017 horror film It Comes at Night, and in 2019 he gained wider recognition for his work in Luce and Waves. Harrison Jr. received nominations for the Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards for the former and the Rising Star Award at the British Academy Film Awards for the latter.

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Ender's Game (2013)

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Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Lupita Nyong'o  •  Dickie Gravois

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Lupita Nyong'o  •  Dickie Gravois

Bolden (2019)

A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Pritzker
CAST:  Gary Carr  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ian McShane  •  Yaya DaCosta

A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Pritzker
CAST:  Gary Carr  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ian McShane  •  Yaya DaCosta

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Alex Sharp

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Alex Sharp

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nate Parker
CAST:  Nate Parker  •  Armie Hammer  •  Aja Naomi King  •  Jackie Earle Haley

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nate Parker
CAST:  Nate Parker  •  Armie Hammer  •  Aja Naomi King  •  Jackie Earle Haley

A Sort of Homecoming (2015)

A Sort of Homecoming tells the story of Amy, a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach. Their strained reunion brings back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Burton
CAST:  Michelle Clunie  •  Laura Marano  •  Parker Mack  •  Ritchie Montgomery

A Sort of Homecoming tells the story of Amy, a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach. Their strained reunion brings back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Burton
CAST:  Michelle Clunie  •  Laura Marano  •  Parker Mack  •  Ritchie Montgomery

Dancer and the Dame (2015)

Down-and-out Detective Dancer, who struggling with a personal conflict, gives up on life and his job. But that all ends when he is paired up with a police dog who is also dealing with post-traumatic stress. The dog helps Dancer make a life-changing turn around. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Sabloff
CAST:  Billy Gardell  •  Eva LaRue  •  David A.R. White  •  James Denton

Down-and-out Detective Dancer, who struggling with a personal conflict, gives up on life and his job. But that all ends when he is paired up with a police dog who is also dealing with post-traumatic stress. The dog helps Dancer make a life-changing turn around. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Sabloff
CAST:  Billy Gardell  •  Eva LaRue  •  David A.R. White  •  James Denton

Jinn (2018)

Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a Muslim classmate, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nijla Mu'min
CAST:  Zoe Renee  •  Simone Missick  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Hisham Tawfiq

Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a Muslim classmate, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nijla Mu'min
CAST:  Zoe Renee  •  Simone Missick  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Hisham Tawfiq

Assassination Nation (2018)

High school senior Lily and her friends, Bex, Em and Sarah live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Levinson
CAST:  Odessa Young  •  Hari Nef  •  Abra  •  Suki Waterhouse

High school senior Lily and her friends, Bex, Em and Sarah live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Levinson
CAST:  Odessa Young  •  Hari Nef  •  Abra  •  Suki Waterhouse

Monster (2018)

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

Monsters and Men (2018)

After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reinaldo Marcus Green
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Anthony Ramos  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Chanté Adams

After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reinaldo Marcus Green
CAST:  John David Washington  •  Anthony Ramos  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Chanté Adams

Mudbound (2017)

In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dee Rees
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jason Mitchell  •  Mary J. Blige

In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dee Rees
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jason Mitchell  •  Mary J. Blige

It Comes at Night (2017)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Christopher Abbott  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Christopher Abbott  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

J.T. LeRoy (2019)

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Kelly
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Laura Dern  •  Diane Kruger  •  Jim Sturgess

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Kelly
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Laura Dern  •  Diane Kruger  •  Jim Sturgess

Luce (2019)

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julius Onah
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Naomi Watts  •  Tim Roth  •  Octavia Spencer

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julius Onah
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Naomi Watts  •  Tim Roth  •  Octavia Spencer

The Wolf Hour (2019)

Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe begins to unravel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alistair Banks Griffin
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Emory Cohen  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe begins to unravel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alistair Banks Griffin
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Emory Cohen  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The High Note (2020)

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nisha Ganatra
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Tracee Ellis Ross  •  Zoe Chao  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nisha Ganatra
CAST:  Dakota Johnson  •  Tracee Ellis Ross  •  Zoe Chao  •  Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The Photograph (2020)

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stella Meghie
CAST:  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Issa Rae  •  Chelsea Peretti  •  Courtney B. Vance

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stella Meghie
CAST:  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Issa Rae  •  Chelsea Peretti  •  Courtney B. Vance

Waves (2019)

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Taylor Russell  •  Renée Elise Goldsberry

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Taylor Russell  •  Renée Elise Goldsberry

Gully (2021)

A slightly dystopian vision of LA, we follow three disaffected teenagers, Jessie, Calvin and Nicky, all victims of extreme childhoods, running supreme hedonistic riot as they try to work out a way in life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nabil Elderkin
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Terrence Howard  •  John Corbett  •  Charlie Plummer

A slightly dystopian vision of LA, we follow three disaffected teenagers, Jessie, Calvin and Nicky, all victims of extreme childhoods, running supreme hedonistic riot as they try to work out a way in life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nabil Elderkin
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Terrence Howard  •  John Corbett  •  Charlie Plummer
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