A Fusion of Culture. The Complete Entertainer. Christopher Byfield.
Christopher Byfield in his early twenties is an outstanding sensation that has graced the entertainment scene in New York and the Caribbean. A fusion of cultures, Chris was born in the Bronx, New York, but equally represents his Jamaican roots through his work and style. The complete entertainer dazzles his audience with his leading-role demeanor as an actor, and when that's not enough, he breaks-out his professional and inimitable dance moves. And let's not forget his talent for music as a drummer. Finally, as if all of this weren't enough, Chris is also trains in the art of boxing.
Chris made his entertainment debut as a dancer in 2006 at the ripe 'old' age of sixteen. However, it was after being featured in the Brick and Lace "Love is Wicked" music video, directed by Timothy Naylor and Nadia Sampson, that he moved into the professional realm. This fast-moving entertainer then turned his attention to the acting scene when he took the leading male role in Timeka Marshall's music video, "All Night". However, it wasn't until 2009 that he landed his first major acting role in "The Blackburns", a spin-off of "Royal Palm Estate".
In more recent times, Chris has been all over the Caribbean entertainment scene, appearing in Digicel's 2011 West Indies Cricket commercial in which he plays the role of a foreign cricketer competing against the West Indies. Prior to that, Chris assumed a leading role in the Bigga 2009 soft drink commercial being aired across Jamaica and the region. Moreover, he is the undisputed face of Bigga soft drink, adorning the brand's posters throughout Jamaica and around the world. He appeared in Brick & Lace's "Bad to the Bone" music video, and captured the leading male role in Denyque's "Summer Love" music video. The list continues and includes his work with renowned directors, Chris Browne, Rick Elgood ,Richard Lannaman, Ras Kassa and Jay Will.
Expanding his entertainment repertoire even further, Chris entered the local Jamaican comedy scene by appearing as character "Ultra Fly Boxing Guy" in Episode IV of "Kong Fu Dread". This is also where Chris makes his off-camera debut as assistant director, producer and co-writer for this budding franchise.
Looking forward, Chris is contemplating a return to New York where he plans on developing his talents on a more profound level. This versatile, entertainment powerhouse also has his eyes set on doing more off-camera projects including directing and producing. Even though Chris is blessed with his many audience-pleasing talents, he's fundamentally about business, and hopes to launch his own enterprise some day. Until then, this Fusion of Culture will keep his audience charmed, intrigued and thirsting for more!
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