Karson Kern - Demo Reel 2019
Karson performing an original song "BEST OF ME"
Karson Kern is an extremely versatile and talented actor, with a very naturalistic style. He is also a highly trained improvisational actor, who studied under the legendary Gary Austin.
Karson is a recurring role on HBO'S THE STAIRCASE, and plays "Young Vince" in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 9 for Universal directed by Justin Lin. He also is the utterly charming and adorable lead of the African-American feel-good holiday romantic dramedy feature GRAYSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS. Karson plays Bonnie and Clyde's jailhouse buddy who they break out of prison in the NETFLIX feature film THE HIGHWAYMEN directed by John Lee Hancock; He is the romantic lead role in the indy dramatic feature MOUNTAIN REST opposite Natalia Dyer (STRANGER THINGS), also out on Amazon Prime; and he has plays a supporting role in the critically acclaimed indy feature PAINTED HORSES, which won best feature and was nominated at several festivals on the indy film circuit.
Karson plays among a star-studded cast in NETFLIX's THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock, and directed by Antonio Campos. Other television work includes Hulu's newly released THE ACT, ABC'S MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and the CBS/Netflix dark comedy INSATIABLE, directed by Andrew Flemming.
In addition to acting, Karson is a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist. His SOUNDCLOUD link with his original acoustic music is below.