J'can actor Johnoy Williams featured in 'King of The Dancehall'

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August 30, 2017
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Jamaican actor Johnoy Williams is overwhelmed after having the opportunity to work with international actor Nick Cannon for his movie King of the Dancehall.

The movie, which was premiered on YouTube Red recently, speaks of a young Brooklyn man who visits Jamaica and gets caught up on the local dancehall scene.

In the movie, Williams plays a member of Calibuds Goons Squad, a part he landed through an audition here in Jamaica.

"Working on an international platform was a tremendous experience. While playing my part and working with other actors and entertainers, I managed to learn from them as well as extend my current reach in entertainment, both locally and internationally," he said.

The young actor received his first break in media after participating in a 2009 AIDS awareness commercial.

He then went to further his career at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he gained more exposure.

While attending Edna Manley, he was given an opportunity by journalist and playwright Barbara Gloudon to be a part of the national Pantomime, playing a part in Anansi and the Goat Head Soup.

In 2013, Williams was cast in his first role on the 'Ity and Fancy Cat Show'.

Williams has been in other productions such as Bashy Bus Crew that was led by Claudette Pious in 2011, Real Friends and Steven Marley's Rock Stone music video.

Williams said he is looking forward to upcoming shows in the coming months.

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