Jahking and I!
Jahking Guillory, born and raised in Long Beach California, is an actor and rapper, an undeniable young talent on the rise. He is only 14, but he’s already a veteran in the entertainment business.
At the age of nine he started landing advertising jobs in national commercials music videos and national print campaigns.
He is already a versatile actor and has graduated to larger roles on TV and in film. The roles he has played include a cool kid with the swagger to prove it, a computer geek, and surprisingly, a teenage drug dealer.
There is also music inside him and he is a talented rapper. He and his friends make beats to every song he records and he writes lyrics about his life.
Jahking is also good at football, playing running back in Snoop Dog’s junior football team. They’ve won five championship. He can run too. He won the 800 and 1500 meter dashes in the junior Olympics.
Today, he talks about his starring role in the new movie, Kicks, a coming-of-age adventure set in the Bay Area. He plays Brandon.
Kam Williams: Hi Jahking, thanks for the interview.
Jahking Guillory: Thank you.
KW: What interested you in Kicks?
JG: The story. It’s real. People are getting killed for materialistic things everyday and it has to stop.
KW: How would you describe your character?
JG: Brandon is shy and not confident. This changes for him drastically in the film.
KW: Who loved you unconditionally during your formative years?
JG: My mother.
KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
JG: I like to help my mom cook Jambalaya.
KW: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
JG: Play Ding Dong Ditch. It was crazy!
KW: Craig Robinson asks: What was your last dream?
JG: I was sitting on the beach with my great-grandma.
KW: The Kerry Washington question: If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
JG: A cheetah.
KW: Larry Greenberg asks: Do you have a favorite movie monster?
JG: Mike from Monsters, Inc.
KW: Finally, what’s in your wallet?
JG: My ID and some condoms. [LOL]
KW: Thanks again for the time, Jahking, and best of luck with Kicks.
JG: Thanks, Kam.