Jerald was introduced to the entertainment industry at a young age, modeling and doing theater. He joined the United States Air Force and served his country for seven years. He received his degree while in the USAF. He left the military to work as a data communications engineer and consultant. This led to a business trip to Los Angeles. While in LA he accepted an invitation from a producer to work on a studio set, and was given the insight on what it took to be an actor in Hollywood. Jerald was coached by Connie Copper (Friday Night Lights), Price Hall (under Jeff Corey) Bobby & Larry Chance, Allen Feinstein, Larry B. Scott and many other great instructors.
Jerald has had various roles in films, TV commercials, industrials and plays, with notable work with Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer, Edward Albee of the University of Houston. Jerald has theater credits from Jones Theater and Stages Repertory Theater among others. In 2003 Garner portrayed "Elder Jones," in Suddenly Unexpected and became the first African American actor in a lead role for LDS Films in history.
He is an accomplished martial artist and holds a black belt in ASK American Karate and is a expert in various weapons and combat forms. He uses his physical agility to enhance his roles in film. He has a love for dramatic roles and continues to gain popularity while working in Hollywood. He is works with current two-time Sci-Fi award winning writer, Kevin Kraft on the new Sci-Fi, Top World. Jerald works with, Patrick Kilpatrick (Eraser, Minority Report, Star Trek) where he is VP of Development for Uncommon Dialogue Films. Jerald is also owns Unseen Forces Productions, a film company and TV productions company with a number of screenplays in development.
Name: Jerald Garner
Known for: Valentine's Day
BirthDay: 04, Dec ,1976