Seven Questions: Bobb'e J. Thompson
LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions" If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.
Today's subject is Bobb'e J. Thompson.
Bobb'e J. shared both the small and big screen with some of the biggest stars in town, hosted his own TV show and was nominated for an MTV Movie Award all before he was old enough to have a driver's license. Thompson, who still isn't old enough to drive, broke through with his scene stealing performance in the hit comedy, Role Models. The actor/rapper's career, which began at age five, includes roles in "The Tracy Morgan Show," "Human Giant," Idlewild, Fred Claus and Land of the Lost.
The 14 year-old who lives outside of Los Angeles has teamed up with a group of teen filmmakers for the Reese's Puffs Extraordinary Cinema program, a contest that gave teenagers nationwide a chance to get their big break in Hollywood. Thompson stars in the film “K-RUN Radio,” which is going head-to-head with “Gloria,” starring Dominic Monaghan ("LOST," "FlashForward"). Both films can be seen on Fresh-Films.com -- the home of Fresh Films, the nation’s top filmmaking program for teens.
The films were created by two all-teen crews who were flown out during spring break and replaced the pros on set, coordinating every aspect of film production from story development to casting, to shooting and editing their films. The makers of the winning film will receive $9,000 in scholarships (to be divided equally between the winning team). Voting ends May 3rd.
LAist had the chance to talk to Bobb'e J. who filled us in on why we should vote for his video, who his favorite co-star is, where we can see him next and much more.