Keenon Harris was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and is a graduate of Hampton University where he studied theatre. Keenon is excited to be a part of the Watts Village Theatre Company; this is his first production with the team. Throughout the years, he has performed in many plays including The Face of Emmett Till and The Colored Museum. He’s made several television appearances, one including The 700 Club playing CJ Blair and Anthony Johnson. Be on the lookout for Keenon in his first feature film “About” starring Monique slated for a release later on this year.
Interview with Keenon
1. How did you get involved in theater? When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
I realized I wanted to act when I was 12 years old. That's when the bug hit me. And from there I realized that theater was a good place to start. So that's when I began auditioning for various plays and taking theater classes.
2. What kind of theater inspires you?
All faces and styles of theater inspire me. I can't name one that I like best; all forms of theater inspire me.
3. Who/What has been your biggest inspiration to you as an actor?
My biggest inspiration is when the audience is touched and affected by the performances and/or just the story of the production. When it changes something within the people. That's what we all refer to as POWER!
4. What's your role in Hollywood In the Hood? Why did you want to work on this show?
I play a character named "Rock", he's the leader of the Paisley Pariahs Gang. He's tough and is about the money. What drew me to the project was exploring the portrayal of Blacks in film and how filmmakers perpetuate the images.
5. In one word, what is the one thing you are most excited about for the show?
6. What can we do to learn more about you?
If you would like to know more about me check me out on Facebook and IMDB.
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