Most people know Eshun Melvin as Noah from BET’s original hit series The Real Husbands of Hollywood, and as the voice of Young Boyd on MTV’s Teen Wolf. The talented star has been seen in co-star roles on FOX’s New Girl and countless national television commercials including spots for Mattel, Monopoly, Verizon, and Bank of America. “I love being on set because I get to meet lots of new and interesting people!” he explained. Aside from acting, modeling, and his voice actor roles, he is also a thriving entrepreneur with invested interest in the stock market and a comic book business. Taking a break from his duties and hobbies – both on and off screen – the teen heartthrob took some time to chat with Celebs Fans.
1. At the tender age of 14 you have already done so much. Describe what the whole breaking into Hollywood process was like, and what has been your favorite project? Why?
I got real lucky. I got connected with the right people who opened the right doors and that has lead to the right opportunities. My favorite project – well, I don’t really have a favorite per say – everything has just been a learning experience and a lot of fun. On every set I have gotten to work with a community of amazing actors who are also living out their dreams. I get a chance to work with different people and just learn new things from them. My journey has been crazy. I’m just thankful that it has played out well in my favor.
2. What was it like playing the voice of Young Boyd on MTV’s Teen Wolf?
Sometimes in the business casting thinks if you do comedy, then you may not be able to play a hard or a serious role. Sometimes that is true, but I think I bring variety, and I want to be taken serious for dramatic roles. I think being able to do voice has given me more leverage for proving that I can do the work and not be labeled as a pretty boy. I’ve done a lot of voice work and like doing that a lot because you get to go into the studio and record your script and leave – it’s in and out – which frees up my time to work on other projects.
3. What was it like working with Kevin Hart on The Real Husbands of Hollywood?
I was truly lucky to work with such a great talent and dedicated actor so early in my career. I was extremely impressed with his work ethic and the time he put into the show. He is also a nice person and never made me feel like I was an outcast. When it comes to the hustle, Kevin Hart is on another planet.
4. Do you consider being involved with comics work or play?
Both. Before I became a comic creator, I was a fan first. I have been down with comics since before I could talk. According to my parents, I have always been interested in comics. They’ve told me some hilarious stories about me and my superhero toys – things that I don’t remember – but nevertheless, believe them when they say so. I’m thankful to be in a space where my comics have breathed new life and ignited that burning inside of me. I’ve been able to connect with so many other comic creators and the experience has been life-changing.
5. With all of the many things that you are involved with, what are some things you like to do for fun? And how would your friends describe you?
I’m pretty sure my friends would say that I was cool and exciting to be around. I am a closet comedian and enjoy making people laugh. I like to cook, write, draw, do research on the computer and produce YouTube videos. For fun, I like trading stocks. Well, I should say it started out as being fun – now, it is my #1 investment hub, buying and selling stocks. I recently started a stock trader club – as a support and resource group – so that others can learn about trading stocks. The outreach effort will also help me with the longevity goals I have for exposing the craft to other teens on a broader level. I would have to say my favorite thing to do is spread awareness about bullying and teaching others that it is just not cool.
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