Johnell Young | BHL’s Conversations

Host Nakia Monet sits down to talk with Wu-Tang, An American Saga’s  Johnell Young!

Johnell Young was born in Staten Island, New York, and is an actor on the rise. Starting at the age of nine, he had the pleasure of performing at church and in school plays. Even gaining ground in an uncredited principal role in the 2017 film All Eyez On Me. In 2018, he received is breakout role in the BET series, Tales. Not much later he went on to play Wu-Tang legend, Gary “GZA/The Genius” Grice. 2019 has been a big year for Young, as these two highly anticipated projects have recently released. This year he will also be featured in NBA 2K20, and will play a character by name of Bertie Barnett in the game.Young revealed in a 2017 interview with The Hype Magazine that he has a background in basketball and that he had prepared to tryout with the New York Knicks. He was looking to land a spot with their G-League team at the time. So much more is expected from this up-and-coming actor. He is definitely one to watch.