Brandon Flynn

Brandon Flynn
BornBrandon Paul Flynn
(1993-10-11) October 11, 1993
Miami, Florida, U.S.
EducationRutgers University, New Brunswick (BFA)
OccupationActor
Years active2016–present
Known for13 Reasons Why

Brandon Paul Flynn (born October 11, 1993) is an American actor, known for his role as Justin Foley in the series 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020), as well as appearing as himself in the short film Home Movies, and Mike the Intern in BrainDead (2016). He also appeared in the series Ratched (2020) and the horror movie Hellraiser (2022).

Early life

Flynn was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where he attended high school at New World School of the Arts. He graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2016, with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Flynn's first role was at the age of ten, playing Mr. Smee in a musical version of Peter Pan.

Career

In 2016, Flynn was cast as Mike the Intern in BrainDead, and in 2017, he played Luke in the off-Broadway production of John Kander and Greg Pierce's musical Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre. Unlike the rest of the characters in the show, his character does not sing.

Prior to these roles, Flynn had acted in various commercials and films, playing a reporter for CWW's "FL Kidcare Health," the principal on Sirens and Sid on Lost and Gone Forever. Flynn has also acted in 11 plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and The Crucible.

In February 2018, he joined the third season of True Detective as Ryan Peters in a recurring capacity. From 2017 to 2020, Flynn portrayed Justin Foley in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In 2020, Flynn made his feature film acting debut in the dark indie comedy Looks That Kill, starring as a high school student whose physical appearance causes the death of anyone who looks at him. In the same year, he had a recurring role as Henry Osgood in the 2020 television series Ratched.

Personal life

Flynn is gay. He is Jewish.

Filmography

Key
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Films

Brandon Flynn film performances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Looks That Kill Max Richards
2022 Hellraiser Matt McKendry
2023 The Senior Micah

Television

Brandon Flynn television performances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 BrainDead Mike the Intern 1 episode
2019 True Detective Ryan Peters Recurring role
2017–2020 13 Reasons Why Justin Foley Main role
2020 Ratched Henry Osgood Recurring role
2024 Manhunt Edwin Stanton Jr. Miniseries

Voice work

Brandon Flynn voice work performances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Girls Like Girls Trenton

Music videos

Brandon Flynn music video performances
Year Title Role Performer(s) Ref.
2018 "Lockjaw" Cook Thugless (feat. Shyrley)

References

  1. ^ Orenstein, Hannah (April 17, 2017). "12 Things You Didn't Know About "13 Reasons Why" Actor Brandon Flynn". Seventeen. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Orenstein, Hannah (April 17, 2017). "12 Things You Didn't Know About "13 Reasons Why" Actor Brandon Flynn". Seventeen.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017. He went to high school at New World School of the Arts.
  3. ^ a b "Rutgers Theater Company presents What's It Gonna Be? Ensemble Creation 1.0". newjerseystage.com. March 21, 2013. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Artists: Brandon Flynn". Vineyard Theater. December 19, 2016. Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Keaney, Quinn (April 19, 2017). "We'll Bet You Can't Guess 13 Reasons Why Star Brandon Flynn's Secret Talent". Popsugar Celebrity. Archived from the original on January 31, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Kid Victory Archived August 12, 2017, at the Wayback Machine at Vineyard Theatre
  7. ^ Abrams, Hannah (January 20, 2019). "Did You Recognize This 13 Reasons Why Star in True Detective?". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "True Detective: Brandon Flynn & Michael Graziadei Set To Recur In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. February 2018. Archived from the original on June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 28, 2019). "Brandon Flynn on Hollywood Double Standards and Never Actually Coming Out". Variety. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  10. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (March 22, 2018). "Brandon Flynn, Julia Goldani Telles & Ki Hong Lee To Topline Dark Comedy Looks That Kill For American High". Deadline. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Sorren, Martha (September 18, 2020). "13 Reasons Why Fans Will Absolutely Hate Brandon Flynn's Ratched Character". Bustle. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  12. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 20, 2019). "Brandon Flynn on Hollywood Double Standards and Never Actually Coming Out". Variety. Archived from the original on November 12, 2022. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  13. ^ Flynn, Brandon (December 10, 2020). "My family is Jewish and therefore I am Jewish. How I practice is how I practice... I hope you have a beautiful Hanukkah, from my Jewish family to yours". Retrieved October 7, 2021 – via Instagram.
  14. ^ Flynn, Brandon (December 24, 2016). "🕎". Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved April 10, 2019 – via Instagram.
  15. ^ Flynn, Brandon (December 10, 2020). "Holidays Happy first night of Hanukkah , happy holidays. For each night of Hanukkah I will share a charity as well. It's not meant to flood you with anxieties about feeling as if you have to give to every single one, or make you feel like you have to give at all... but to bring awareness and perspective to the holidays, they are not always a simple time or an abundant time for all. Especially this year, with businesses and families and health being impacted by a pandemic, there is a lot of hopelessness and fear surrounding this time, as we inch towards a new year, some of us very far from our families and loved ones, so, I will be sharing, to perchance inspire; giving back, being of service, and finding ways to make this holiday season special". Archived from the original on May 14, 2023. Retrieved June 3, 2021 – via Instagram.
  16. ^ Lang, Brent (October 7, 2021). "'Hellraiser' Reboot Unveils Full Cast, Including Jamie Clayton as Pinhead". Variety. Archived from the original on October 7, 2021. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  17. ^ Boyum, Jamey (November 8, 2021). "Longview trainer teaches actor to safely play football for upcoming film". KLTV. Retrieved November 7, 2022.
  18. ^ Dicker, Ron (March 24, 2022). "Michael Chiklis Disses F-Word Advice That Tom Brady Gave Him For Football Movie". HuffPost. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  19. ^ Daw, Stephen (April 4, 2023). "Hayley Kiyoko Enlists an All-Queer Cast for Her 'Girls Like Girls' Audiobook". Billboard.

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