Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (pronounced “beau-yer”) is most recognizable for his portrayal of ambitious producer “Jay” in the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Lifetime series “UnREAL.” Recently he co-stared in the Lifetime Original Movie “Love By the 10th Date,” alongside Kelly Rowland and Meagan Good.
In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter declared Bowyer-Chapman one of Canada’s top rising stars. He co-starred opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the comedy “Dirty Grandpa.” He has also wrapped production on the indie feature “Tao of Surfing,” alongside Eric Balfour and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Bowyer-Chapman began his career as an international model before making his feature film debut in “Shock to the System,” which premiered at the 2006 Outfest Film Festival. In 2012, he starred opposite Jussie Smollett in LOGO’s romantic comedy-drama “The Skinny.” Additional credits include his critically-acclaimed breakthrough performance in HBO’s “Dear Mr. Gacy,” SyFy’s “Stargate Universe” and the Nickelodeon animated series “Iron Man: Armored Adventure,” in which he voiced the role of the iconic superhero “Black Panther.”
Bowyer-Chapman is passionately involved with the Human Rights Campaign, for which he serves as a guest speaker. In 2016, he created the Bramon Garcia Braun (BGB) scholarship in his name, awarded to LGTBQ actors of color with a fierce desire to explore and express what is unique about them through their acting and the leadership and generosity to use their talent to change the industry’s often limited perception of humanity. Born and raised in Canada, Bowyer-Chapman currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.