To Top

Meet Jerimiyah Dunbar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jerimiyah Dunbar.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
It’s actually funny that I’m an entertainer but I didn’t even start talking until I was four years old. Not that I couldn’t, I just didn’t. My life has been a roller coaster of ups and downs but every moment fell perfectly to get me to this moment. I was born in Washington, lived there until I was nine and then I moved to Florida with my mother and three siblings with no family or friends there.

We struggled the whole time but my mother put me in the circus and that helped me not focus on the bad. I didn’t want to be in the circus at first but then performing in front of thousands of people a night made me fall in love with performing. From there I started doing musicals, I started writing music and I dove straight into it and right when I thought things were going better my mother told me we were leaving to Vermont. Due to unfortunate events, when we got to Vermont we ended up being homeless for a couple of months. Lived in a car with six people, two cats, a dog and a bunny. We found a house right before I started my freshman year of high school. This was the first year I started doing sports and excelled. I started focusing on sports and then somehow another musical fell into my lap and I played seaweed in “hairspray” and I remembered how much I love it. Two years later, my mother tells us we’re moving back to Washington. We move back and it’s then when I see how my family is living that I knew I needed to do something.

So I started taking acting classes and then I got an agent out in Washington and started doing commercials. But I wanted more. After I graduated high school, I turned down the opportunity to play basketball at a college to work three jobs and save up to move to LA and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve been in LA for almost three years and I’ve been in multiple movies, 1 of which I am the lead in. I’ve co-started in tv shows, I have more than 20 songs recorded and out on all platforms. I perform comedy all over town and I’m not stopping anytime soon. I’ve been through countless representations trying to find the one that fits. But I’m always working no matter what. I love what I do, the only thing I’m waiting for now is people to recognize.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Homelessness, fallouts with best friends, hard decisions and a lot of guessing.

What else should our readers know?
I am an actor, rapper and stand up comedian. In all, I am an entertainer.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I’ve had a lot of people not believe in my dream but believe in me. My mother always told me to do what I felt was right.

Contact Info:

Suggest a story: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in