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Overview (3)

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nicknames JBC
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (pronounced "beau-yer") is most recognizable for his portrayal of ambitious producer Jay in the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Lifetime series UNREAL, which will return for its third season February 26. That same day, Bowyer-Chapman will launch and host an episodic conversational podcast series entitled JBC PRESENTS: CONVERSATIONS WITH "OTHERS." In partnering with the producer of the hit podcast RUPAUL: WHAT'S THE TEE, he will explore the concept of "otherness" and finding the strength and beauty in our differences and connectivity.

In 2016, the Hollywood Reporter declared Bowyer-Chapman one of Canada's top rising stars. That year, he co-starred opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the comedy DIRTY GRANDPA and filmed the indie feature TAO OF SURFING, alongside Eric Balfour and Lou Diamond Phillips. In Spring 2017, he co-starred in the Lifetime original movie LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE, alongside Kelly Rowland and Meagan Good. To much fanfare, he also appeared as a guest judge on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, a role in which he reprised this current season in the series' 'ALL STAR' edition.

Bowyer-Chapman began his career as an international model before making his feature film debut in SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, which premiered at the 2006 Outfest Film Festival. In 2012, he starred opposite Jussie Smollett in LOGO's romantic comedy-drama THE SKINNY. Additional credits include his critically-acclaimed breakthrough performance in HBO's DEAR MR. GACY, SyFy's STARGATE UNIVERSE and the Nickelodeon animated series IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES, in which he voiced the role of the iconic superhero Black Panther.

Bowyer-Chapman is passionately involved with the Human Rights Campaign, for which he serves as a guest speaker. In 2016, he created the Bramon Garcia Braun (BGB) scholarship in his name, awarded to LGTBQ actors of color with a fierce desire to explore and express what is unique about them through their acting and the leadership and generosity to use their talent to change the industry's often limited perception of humanity. Born and raised in Canada, Bowyer-Chapman currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JFPR

Trivia (15)

Has modeled in international campaigns for American Apparel and Levi's.
Adopted when he was 12 days old.
Trained gymnast who performs his own stunts.
Has modeled in numerous international cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Montreal, as well as South Africa and Europe.
Last Name is Jeffrey's mother and father's surnames hyphenated. Bowyer pronounced (Boy-Yer).
Read for 3 different characters before landing the role of Darren Becker in SGU: Stargate Universe.
Nearly turned down his role in SGU: Stargate Universe due to scheduling conflicts with Dear Mr.Gacy. Production of SGU was pushed back by 1 week and Jeffrey was ultimately able to film both projects back to back.
Represented by Innovative Artists in New York and Los Angeles for television, film and endorsement deals.
Is represented by NEXT Model Managment internationally.
First read for the roles of Magnus and Sebastian before being offered the role of Joey in "The Skinny".
New York, NY, USA: Living and working. [April 2011]
The role of Jay Carter in "UnREAL" was rewritten from the original pilot to be an openly gay character specifically for Jeffrey.
Represented by Wilhelmina Models New York.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Living and working. [September 2016]
In a long-term relationship with celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons.

Personal Quotes (5)

Everyone else is taken, it's so much easier to just be me. [on pressures of trying to keep up a certain public persona.]
My life has been a dream. If someone had to write a story about it, it would seem a little unreal.
Some people you can toss in front of a camera for the first time when they're 14 years old and they move like a dream. Throw some clothes on and shove them out on a runway and they glide like angels. It's all so natural and effortless...I was not one of those people. I worked really hard to get to where I'm at. I do it because I love it, and it's one of few things that I know I'm good at. [on modeling]
I don't want to keep putting my life on hold because I love the view from my window. [on moving from the West Coast to New York City]
Celebrities attract each other like cattle. One cow looks at another, they want to hang out.

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