99% of the Work is Being a Better Human
From bringing diverse, powerful characters to life on the screen, to writing scripts for one of the most successful television series on Netflix, Brandon Kyle Goodman has emerged in the entertainment industry as a powerful force with a voice to be reckoned with.
This summer, Goodman can be seen starring in Netflix’s upcoming feature film, “Feel the Beat,” opposite Sofia Carson. The drama follows an out-of-work actress, April (Carson), who returns to her small hometown after failing to find success on Broadway and is soon recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition. Goodman shines as the outspokenly brave, queer Deco, April’s neighbor and support system while she adjusts returning to her country life. “Feel the Beat” is slated to premiere on Netflix on June 19, 2020.
Additional acting credits for Goodman include recently starring as Andy, an eager father-to-be, in Amazon’s successful rom-com anthology series, “Modern Love,” as well as a recurring role in the Amazon pilot, “People Just Do Nothing.” Goodman has also appeared as one of the leads in Fullscreen’s digital series, “Alive in Denver,” and can be seen in the independent features, “The Blackout,” “The Relationtrip,” Hulu’s “Plus One,” and Blue Fox’s “Papi Chulo,” alongside Matt Bomer and Wendi McLendon-Covey. When not acting in front of the camera, Goodman has also found success in the writers’ room. This year, Goodman joined the writing team for seasons four and five of Netflix’s smash-hit, animated comedy series, “Big Mouth.” “Big Mouth” is currently set to return for its fourth season on Netflix in 2020, following an unprecedented, three-season renewal announcement from the network.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Goodman discovered a love of acting throughout high school, before attending the Tisch School of Arts at New York University (NYU). Upon graduation from NYU, Goodman joined a musical sketch comedy group called “Political Subversities,” which featured weekly sketch and song performances by many NYU alumni about what was happening in the zeitgeist of pop-culture and politics and was even created into a web series. It wasn’t long before Goodman moved to LA full-time to pursue a career as both an actor and writer in Hollywood.
As a proud, queer, Black person, Goodman has recently emerged as a staunch advocate for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, having gained over 20,000 followers and counting in the span of just a few days following a recent viral video message to Goodman’s white peers regarding his experience as a Black person in America. After the video message received over a million views and a handful of high-profile celebrity reposts, Goodman continues to actively speak out against the injustices that have been plaguing the Black community for decades, encouraging his followers to donate to the Innocence Projects, LA LGBT Center, Color of Change, and Black Lives Matter.
“99% of the work does not happen in class and does not happen in auditions. 99% of the work is being a better human.”
“A no to a project is actually far more powerful than that yes.”
“A pause is really just allowing serenity to come into everything.”
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