Bryson Robinson is an award-winning actor who entered the industry at the age of two. By 2020, he has starred in dozens of roles including ABC’s hit show ‘Fresh Off the Boat’, Netflix’s ‘Fast and Furious Spyracers’ and, most popularly, the Brat TV’s web series ‘Mani’ -- a comedic drama which follows two best friends as they make their way through school. The Daily Fern caught up with Robinson to talk about his life in Hollywood and growing up.
The Daily Fern: On Brat TV’s ‘Mani’ you play a troublemaker named Chris who walks to the beat of his own drum. What do you say to all the Chris fans out there and those who might identify with the Character?
Bryson Robinson: I identify with the character Chris so much. The best advice I have is to be yourself and be confident in what you like to do. Everyone will love your confidence and it will make them feel better. Be awesome Be you!
The Daily Fern: What’s it like working regularly on a bunch of different sets? How do you get in character every day?
Bryson Robinson: One of my favorite things about being an actor is working on different sets and with new people. It gives me the chance to make new friends and sometimes when I’m lucky I get to work with kids that have been my friends for years. To get into character I always try to get as much information about the character as possible. I try to draw on my life experiences to really be authentic while being the character.
The Daily Fern: Outside of set, you’re still only 14-years-old! What’s it like navigating your teen years in the Hollywood eye?
Bryson Robinson: Well I try to be a good role model for kids my age. It’s pretty easy I think... when I’m not working I’m usually at Disneyland or Universal. It’s super fun when I run into people that recognize me. I’m always down to take a pic. I love it.
The Daily Fern: What’s the best part about your job?
Bryson Robinson: The best part of my job is after doing a scene and knowing I nailed it!! It’s like a rush of adrenaline.
The Daily Fern: Any advice for aspiring youth actors? Especially other boys your age?
Bryson Robinson: If acting and performing is what you are passionate about never give up. It’s going to be a long road with many nos. All it takes is one yes.
The Daily Fern: If you weren't pursuing acting what do you think you’d be doing?
Bryson Robinson: I would probably be going to traditional school and playing more team sports.
The Daily Fern: Thank you so much for taking the time to share a little bit about yourself. You’re truly a trailblazer! Is there anything else you’re working on?
It was fun!! Thank you for interviewing me. You can see me in Leslie Odom Jr. newest Music Video Go Crazy, Netflix’s The Last Show on Earth and I have a feature film releasing soon.
If you would like to learn more about Bryson, connect with him on social media!
This article was written by Salina Arredondo