Brandon Mckay is a Los Angelos native who has been in the spotlight since the age of six, when he was in his first school musical, “How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grownup.” He played one of the main characters and dedicated months to practicing which is where he first fell in love with acting. He started to gain interest in the entertainment industry after being invited by his neighbors, Tia, Tamera, and Tahj Mowry, to the set of Sister, Sister where he was able to experience what it felt like to be on a real television set. Soon after, a talent agent approached McKay at a barbershop and suggested that he consider modeling and acting.
Several months later, he auditioned for the talent agency, Cunning Escott Dipiene, and Associates, and was signed on the spot. For two years, Brandon began booking roles for McDonald’s commercials, print modeling for Walt Disney, and a variety of magazines. He said that his favorite experience was when he got the opportunity to model live on The Mike & Maty Show for a clothing line called Etienne by Sheryl Lee Ralph. At the age of 8, he had already been in the industry for two years and was struggling to balance it with school and his social life which inevitably led to his decision to quit the agency. Later in life, Brandon and his family moved to Charlotte, NC where he continued exploring his love for the arts throughout high school where he focused on theater and political science. He was in over five plays with one even winning ‘best play’ in the North Carolina Theatre Conference awards. He was very involved in high school as he was a part of the Theatre Club, Student Council, AVID. NAACP, and an executive editor for the yearbook. Along with all of this, he received ‘Best Smile’ and ‘Best Personality’ as senior superlatives and was the 2007 Independence High’s Senior Homecoming King. After graduating from high school, the 31-year-old attended Boston University where he majored in paralegal studies. He went on to work as a medical claims adjuster for workman’s compensation claims but he started to miss acting and began submitting himself to acting roles. He has acted in a variety of productions including A Long Way Off, Max, a commercial for Prudential, Banshee, and Shots Fired. At the age of 28, wanting to do more with acting, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Mckay experienced some tough times as he was robbed and didn’t have a place to sleep some nights but he still didn’t let anything deter him from his goals and purpose. After three years of hard work, Brandon was able to land a great job, a new car, and his own place. Some of his long-term goals include writing, producing, and directing his own movie or tv show. He looks to return to school to become an attorney, and running for a political office.Watch Brandon on Season 5 of Twentyone TV.