Jermel Howard is a former rapper, now actor most known for his roles in Power, The First Purge, Law & Order, Luke Cage and Orange Is The New Black. Jermel is originally from Long Island, New York and got his first start in the entertainment business years ago when he was a rap artist. He was even signed to a sub-label of Terror Squad.
A career in acting was never planned but came naturally to Jermel as he and his brothers would put on plays for his mother and close family during holidays.
Jermel credits Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Don Cheadle, and Idris Elba as his main influences.
In a recent interview onThe Progress Report, Jermel Howard speaks on The First Purge film earning over 100 million in sales, passion for music, set life, preparing for a role, and relates Tyriq’s character on Power to his brothers.
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