Kelvin Taylor (actor)
Kelvin Lewis Taylor (born January 18, 1985, Hampton, Virginia, United States) also known as Kelz, is an American actor, dancer, model and voice actor.
Kelvin Taylor (Actor) by Alex Wallace
Kelvin Lewis Taylor
January 18, 1985
Hampton, Virginia, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Known for||Born to Dance, Come Dine with Me New Zealand, Spartacus (TV series),Power Rangers Megaforce|
|Home town||Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Television||James Patterson's Murder Is Forever, The Shannara Chronicles, Ash vs Evil Dead|
Taylor started his career as a model back in 2005 for the Shmack Clothing x Billionaire Boys Club / BAPE clothing line collaboration. After Modeling for a couple years, Taylor went on to act on a couple of music videos, working with people like JGeek and the Geeks, N.E.R.D, Pharrell Williams and more. Eventually Taylor progressed his acting career into television, film and presenting. His greatest successful role was on a documentary called "The Golden Hour". The documentary received an International Emmy nomination for the Best Documentary Award at the 41st International Emmy Awards. Taylor appear on the first season of Come Dine with Me New Zealand in the second week, where he came last place. Taylor went on to make appearances in Ash vs Evil Dead, The Shannara Chronicles and James Patterson's Murder Is Forever. He was cast as Malcolm X in American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story however production cancelled several characters opting to use archived footage instead. He also a student of Meisner Technique instructor Michael Saccenté, Acting coach of Karl Urban and Antony Starr.
|2013||Hadir and The Deep||Sayed|
|2014||Born with Happiness||Danny|
|2015||Born to Dance||African American Dance Crew Leader|
|2016||Electro City 3||Dynamite||Short Film|
|2017||Into The Unknown||Brad||(Post-production)|
|2018||World War Four||Dave Bradley||(Post-production)|
|2018||The Breaker Upperers||Party Goer (as "Kelvin Taylor)|
|2018||Surge of Power: Surge of Dawn||Benny||(post-production)|
|2019||Last Star||Jaks (Ranger 3)||(filming)|
|2013||Power Rangers Super Megaforce||Cyclist||1 Episode "Power of Six"|
|2014||Oddball's||Jayden||TV mini series|
|2015||Come Dine with Me New Zealand||Himself||5 Episodes (fifth Place)|
|2016||Ash vs Evil Dead||Orderly||2 Episodes|
|2017||American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story||Malcolm X||TV Documentary Series, 1 episode|
|2017||The Shannara Chronicles||Crimson Guard||1 Episode|
|2018||James Patterson's Murder is Forever||Detective (Fisher)||1 Episode|
|2018||Nigel Latta's Mind Over Money 2||Himself||1 Episode|
|2018||Vida (TV series)||Kissing Couple (Afro-Latino Male)||1 Episode|
|2018||Criminal Confessions (TV series)||Brian Golsby||1 Episode|
|2018||America's Court with Judge Ross||Scott Goggins||1 Episode|
|2018||Funny You Should Ask (2017 game show)||as “Kelvin Taylor”||1 Episode|
|2019||FishCenter Live||Himself||2 Episodes|
|2019||Action Figure Miles||Maurice||1 Episode|
|2020||No Limit Chronicles||Big Ed||1 Episode|
|2012||The Golden Hour||George Kerr||Nominated Best Documentary Award at 2013 International Emmy Award|
|2007||Da Beeper Record||Fam-Lay feat Pharrell Williams||Night Club Entourage|
|2008||Everyone Nose||N.E.R.D||Party Goer|
|2010||Maori Boy||JGeek and the Geeks||Breakdancer|
|2012||Black, White and Blue||Ladyhawke||Camp MUA|
|2015||Don't Hang Around Here||Sir T||MMA Fighter|
|2016||Kind of Love||MAALA||Sensual Male|
|2016||Ones Cycle||Yokozuna feat Bailey Wiley||Himself|
|2016||When I Leave||Maaka & White Wall||Motorcyclist Boyfriend|
|2017||YES||Yokozuna feat Heavy & LarzRanda||African American Boyfriend|
|2017||The Sweetest Meditation||Lord Echo feat Mara TK||Himself|
|2018||Voltron||Yokozuna||Drakkus (Level 17 Warlock)|
|2018||I'm So 90's (Neo Jack Swing Mix)||Lewis City||Twin|
|2018||Gabruu Nu||Diljit Dosanjh||Dancer Entourage|
|2018||Lifted||Parker Bossley||Graffiti Artist|
|2018||ReDerik||Locksmith (rapper)||Locksmiths Crew|
|2018||From The Outside||Real Friends (band)||Photographer|
|2018||Boomin In Your Jeep||Crystal Fighters||Burning Man Dancer|
|2018||Shanter Claus||William Shatner||Freestyle Dancer|
|2018||We Will Meet Once Again||Andrea Bocelli||South African Young Man|
|2018||Prom Queen||Lil Kloroxxx Bart Baker||Goldie Wilson|
|2018||BURN IT||The Fever 333||Alt Teen|
|2018||BlackAss||Rakeem Miles||ROM the Android|
|2019||World War X||Carnifex (band)||Nightmare|
|2019||Take It Easy feat.Smokepurpp||Octavian (rapper)||Crew|
|2019||Que lo Que||Social Club Misfits||BBoy|
|2019||Goodbyes feat. Young Thug||Post Malone||Donnie's Bestfriend|
|2019||Icy||Itzy||Single Male Patron|
Kelvin was born Kelvin Lewis Taylor in Hampton, Virginia with his fraternal twin sister, Princess. His mother, Rhonda (Taylor) Clark, is a playwright. His biological father Kelvin Lewis Pittman was a narcotics dealer turned user. Due to his father's substance abuse, he was raised in a single-parent home in the section 8 housing projects of Stuart Gardens, the same neighborhood of NBA Hall of Fame athlete Allen Iverson. His family was one of millions of African American families displaced and test subjects of US city zoning laws which origins stems from racial segregated of ethnic groups according to wealth. Taylor's family was subjected to the supposed War on drugs and also the War on Poverty. At age 11, his family relocated and eventually settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Kelvin made his stage debut at age 5 in kindergarten as the lead role in The Gingerbread Man. His decision to become involved was inspired by his need to escape the harsh realities of his neighborhood, childhood trauma and the inspiration of his twin sister being cast as Cinderella for Cinderella at the same children's showcase.
As a young adult, Taylor had to have plastic surgery do to an altercation. Taylor has said that he has learned from the situation saying "...it taught me to reassess and define what a friendship is...". As of 2008, Kelvin Taylor currently resides between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
- "Fck up Nights Akl. A celebration of business failure stories". Meet Up. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Going Far and Finding Yourself: Actor Kelvin Taylor's Story". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "'5 Broken Cameras' wins Emmy". Y Net News. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Spy: Has romance bloomed on Come Dine with Me?". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Obituary: The Final Course – Our Ultimate Come Dine With Me NZ Contestant Power Rankings". The Spin Off. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Kelvin Taylor Profile". IMDB. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Holiday Specials in Super Megaforce?". The Power Scoop Blog. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Ladyhawke – Black White & Blue". LadyhawkeVEVO. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Yoko-Zuna – Yes (feat. Heavy & Randa) [Official Music Video]". Yoko-Zuna NZ. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Meet Kelvin Taylor". Voyage LA. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
- ""Ash vs. Evil Dead" actor from Hampton Roads keeps showbiz dreams alive in New Zealand". Pilot Online. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Interview with Kelvin Taylor: Actor". Biz.Me. Retrieved December 12, 2018.