Actor Darryl Van Leer
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Award-winning actor Darryl Van Leer has been captivating audiences for nearly two decades with his one-man dramatizations that he writes, directs, and produces. Recently Darryl Van Leer co-stared in the feature film Deadline starring Eric Roberts which opened nationwide in theaters in 2012. Inspired by a true story, Deadline is adapted from Mark Ethridge’s novel Grievances.
Van Leer’s most recent stage play entitled Rubycat Lawson’s Roadhouse Lounge was ten years in the making. A trained musician, Van Leer started his musical career at age 11. Through live music, acting, and singing, Van Leer showcases his full range of talentas he illuminates the need for music in today’s society. Ray Charles, Elton John, Little Richard and more are highlighted in this feel good production. Roadhouse is now being performed at theaters and performing art centers throughout the U.S.
In his original composition Power on Earth, Van Leer portrays some of the greatest legends and leaders of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The dramatization showcases Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X and more. Termed “emotionally riveting, masterful, and rousing” by Daily Variety, Power on Earth is a tour-de-force performance in which Van Leer creates living history.
As a full time actor, Van Leer has shared the screen with such actors as James Earl Jones, Samuel Jackson, Gregory Harrison, Rue McClanahan, and Beau Bridges. Most recently Van Leer starred in TLC’s reality series The Messengers. Van Leer was one of the four finalists in the series that was devoted to finding America’s next great inspirational speaker. He starred in the role of a tough-love father in the Nickelodeon movie, First Time, the story of Jackie Robinson. He also played the father in Aaron Spelling’s weekly series Safe Harbor, co-starring with Gregory Harrison. Other television series in which Van Leer has co-starred in include One Tree Hill and Sheena. Additionally, Van Leer has been featured in two HBO original movies, The Second Civil War and Up Against the Wall, as well as Fox’s Steel Chariots and NBC’s original movie, Witness to the Execution.
Darryl Van Leer, born in Madisonville, KY is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications. He has preformed at over 300 Universities in America and has been honored with awards from NACA (National Assoc. for Campus Activities) and Campus Activities Today and received a nomination for “Best Performance” from Hollywood’s NAACP Image Awards. Van Leer has also been recognized for his accomplishments as a Notable Kentuckian.
BLT (Bryant L. Turner) is a creatively gifted Comedian. He uses clean comedy to tickle the funny bone of people of all ages. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, the youngest of his siblings. BLT at an early age began to use all types of humorous antics just to get a laugh. As he grew older he realized his comedic ability was a God given gift which he has taken around the world with positive results.
Make no mistake his life has been filled with many struggles and tragedies but through it all instead of losing hope and determination he turned it into laughter, thereby creating his platform “Thank God For Laughter”.
He has shared the stage with many outstanding performers and has also dabbled in the field of Acting.
2005 Barber Shop Jokes
2006 Barber Shop Jokes
2006 Movie “Why Do Men Cheat”
2005 Movie “Beauty Shop”
2006 Christian Comedy Network
2006 Gospel Station 102.3
2006 Movie “Lock Away”
2007 Movie “Holla If Ya Hear Me”
2007 Provident Church
2007 Homewood Hotel
Theatrical “Lust of A Man”
TOURS AND TALENT SHOWS
Comedy After Dark Tour (USAandEurope)
Comedy Central’s Laugh Riot
X-Man Production Comedy Explosion
The Living Legend of Comedy
Miller Comedy Search
And a host of others...
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MOVIES AND TELEVISION
BET Comic View
Barber Shop Movie (extra)
Jenny Jones Show
When Thugs Cry
Islands Fur Commercials
Hair Biz Movie
Celebrity Weekend in theIslands
Legacy Theatre Showcase
The Loser Movie
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