You many not know him… yet, but Texarkana’s Telvin Griffin will be on the big screen this December in his latest film, Babylon directed by Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land), which will be in limited released December 25th, 2022 and widely released January 6th, 2023.
Telvin was born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas. Growing up education has always been the number one priority that his parents instilled in him. He’s always had a microphone in his hand whether it be talking to imaginary audiences at home pretending to be late night hosts or pretending to be preacher, which was truly the beginning of this becoming a natural for him. Griffin grew up in church playing the piano and saxophone during his time in the middle school and junior high bands. While attending high school, Telvin learned how to speak in front of a camera, being selected as the school’s news anchor for morning announcements.
From Arkansas High, Telvin went on to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to study broadcast journalism where he was also on the football team as a walk-on wide receiver for three seasons. After graduating college Telvin started working with his first agent in Dallas, Texas, so he could be closer to more acting opportunities, which proved to be a great decision. In just the short span of his career so far, Telvin has booked many national commercials and television projects including national Dodge Ram and Wing Stop campaigns, the hit CW series Dynasty, Fox’s Deputy, and the Emmy-Award-Winning ABC comedy Blackish. And now the movie Babylon.
Griffin’s goal and purpose in life is to inspire others no matter what their calling in life might be. One strongly held belief is if you just stick to your dreams and goals, with hard work and consistency and waiting on God, all will come to fruition.
Congratulations to Telvin Griffin and to all who helped lead him to this place with national reach! And THANKS for giving us all another Texarkana superlative to celebrate!