Whether he is filming another movie or doing creative collaborations for theater productions, promising actor Kevin DeWitt stays on track and focuses on becoming successful in the entertainment industry. While music was his first love from a very young age, he eventually gravitated toward acting, something that he has been very good at from the beginning. His consistent excellent performance in every project is a clear indication that he is making his way to the top steadily.
The native of New England was part of the Coming 2 America cast, playing alongside veteran actors Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. He was also privileged to work with other exceptional talents on set that include Kenya Barris, who wrote the film, and director Craig Brewer. For Kevin DeWitt, being part of the sequel to the classic original film was one of the greatest honors of his career. Aside from Coming 2 America, Kevin appeared in other films as the lead character. These films include The Dirty Stall and Our Brothers Lives Matter. He also appeared in several TV series such as The Quad, Dead Silent, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction, and Over My Dead Body.
Kevin DeWitt’s motivation to pursue acting as a serious career spring from a deep realization that there is a need to change the perception of many people about African-Americans. Seeing a society that made so little room for the Black voice to be heard amid the masses, Kevin pursued powerful platforms to bring honor to the Black community in general: through television and film.
“From seeing stories being told about your culture and the history of African-Americans without truly understanding our point of view or from stories being told which consistently exclude African-Americans or when we are included, it is only when we are downtrodden. Watching stories being told like this sparked the flame for me to go out and change the perception and the narrative for African-Americans in film and television,” Kevin DeWitt explains.
With the future in mind, Kevin has nothing but high hopes that African-Americans will reach a point in history where there will be mutual respect regardless of their educational background, status, or line of profession. They will be viewed by many as fellow human beings who have the capacity to be great, to be catalysts for change, and to lead in various industries at the same time. In this pivotal time for the Black community in America, Kevin DeWitt looks forward to being a force for change, to be right in the middle of the movement that will inspire a better way of life for all African-Americans.
“[I am] pushing the culture forward to tell the stories in ways we never have seen or thought to before, collaborating with like-minded individuals on projects outside of film and television to help empower African-Americans and change how we are perceived and received by the world. Working to find and empower more individuals who are trying to uplift those around them through the use of film and television to inspire change on an international scale and not just domestically,” Kevin DeWitt adds.
As Kevin continues to pursue other opportunities to do collaborations that will support his personal goal to excel in the entertainment industry, he is confident he is getting closer and closer to fulfilling his dreams. He hopes that through his life, other people will get inspired and see that they, too, can pursue great things in life and be good at it.