Friday, August 20, 2010
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American male living in the 21st Century promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American male living in the 21st Century promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American Male living in the 21st Century. At the very tender age of 9, he begins his acting career in Utica, New York. That is important, but what is more extraordinary is the fact that he has been tied to two civic causes when today’s youth are more worried and obsessed with materialism.
Kevin Byrd has been an advocate for Prostate Cancer Awareness since the age of 24. His unique way of raising awareness is to perform before his audiences, and raise awareness to a great cause at the same time through public forums, active promotion at his one man show “Release” and raising funds through his store which sales merchandise to support the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation, literature distribution at intermission, and talking about what can be done to save lives through early detection and screening.
In addition, Kevin teaches at a high school to students with autism, under his direction and leadership his autistic students were able to pass state regent exams.
His commitment to excellence is evident in both is acting career and civic responsibilities. His work in the area of Prostate Cancer Awareness through his BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation has garnered 8o Proclamations from the Local, National, and International world stage. It is not surprising that his one man show “Release” garnered substantial attention, Mr. Byrd is a consummate professional and puts his heart into whatever he does 100 %.
To honor Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd’s work and advocacy we are asking everyone to log on to his web site @ http://www.kevbyrd.com/store.html and support the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation by making a purchase.
Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd has appeared in The Epoch Times September 20 -26, 2007 Edition pg. A3 article titled Brooklyn Byrd Flies High – Up-and-coming actor raises awareness about prostate cancer. The Epoch Times is published in 30 countries across five continents, and our content is published in 17 languages. The publication offers print and web editions in Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian, as well as web versions in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese and Swedish, and has a circulation of 1.5 million readers.
According to The Epoch Times New York Staff, Denise Benson, “Amidst the fame, Byrd has still flown high, not only working to raise awareness about prostate cancer which has a significantly higher rate of occurrence among African American males, but also volunteering to help people with autism.”
Kevin Byrd recently starred in his own off-Broadway one-man show that he also co-wrote with Jason Hendricks and co-produced with Marc Meir, entitled, “Release,” in which he played six different men at six different phases in their lives. Release is about identity issues faced by many young men. The play depicts the lives of six personalities, and the lives of six men ranging in age from 18-60, all from different walks of life, in a one-man show. Release addresses the struggles men encounter from different angles, revealing a deep sense of exploration. For instance, there’s Tony – a teenage boy who suffers from identity issues due to not knowing his father. Tommy, another featured character, is an extremely successful college graduate who deals with the challenges of pleasing his mother. These and the other stories portrayed in "Release" contribute to enlightenment of the thought process of young men and as a result, garners understanding and appreciation for them.
Byrd also starred as Lt. John R. Fox in the award nominated TV special, "Honor Deferred,” produced by Al Roker and Samuel L. Jackson, which premiered on the History Channel. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the award winning film, "The "Last Dayz," Featured in Vibe.com, King Magazine, and the Daily News, and he starred as Cameron Johnson/Cover Model in the bestselling Novel, "Things in Between" by Nathaniel Portis.
Kevin Byrd has won the Cinema Golden Eagle Award and the Freddie Award for “Nicole’s Choice, the Proclamation Award for “The Last Dayz,” and was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for “Honor Deferred.”
As we approach Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Kevin Byrd will be increasing his advocacy through selected screening of his One Man Show “Release” in the NYC metropolitan area.
For more information on Kevin Byrd or to be placed on the mailing list for upcoming performances, log on to www.kevbyrd.com