Melvin Jackson Jr.

Melvin was born in Washington, DC on April 4th 1981. At a young age, he moved overseas to Islamabad, Pakistan for four and a half years and performed in many talent shows as a rap artist. Melvin also lived in Ankara, Turkey for four years where he performed in the school band. While in high school Melvin started writing poetry and songs, which later he put together in a poetry book. In Melvin's first year in college, he began to manage music artists. Shortly thereafter, he started modeling in the local area and was discovered by a model management company. He was later asked to audition for an acting job, which he secured, and then fell in love with acting. Melvin started out on the HBO show "The Wire' as an extra and then after auditioning 15 times he finally secured a co-star role on the show. Melvin graduated from Bowie State University in 2005 with a bachelors of Arts degree. He then went to Hollywood to achieve a successful acting career. Melvin landed a recurring role on the Chris Rock award winning TV show "Everybody Hates Chris". Melvin Jackson Jr., is also President and CEO of Urban Vision Entertainment. Melvin has written two screenplays "When the Shoe's on the Other Foot" and "The Game Done Changed" and is currently developing and producing a highly anticipated TV drama "Internal Affairs".

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