Skylan Brooks

Skylan Brooks (born February 12, 1999) is an American actor, best known for playing Mister in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.

Skylan Brooks
BornFebruary 12, 1999 (1999-02-12) (age 22)
Torrance, California United States
Years active2008–present
Notable work
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

Early lifeEdit

Brooks was born in Torrance, California.[1][2]


In 2013, Brooks played the titular role of Mister in the drama film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete along with Ethan Dizon, Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Hudson, and the film was directed by George Tillman, Jr..[2] The film was released on October 11, 2013 by Lionsgate Entertainment. Brooks was highly praised by media and film critics.[1][2][3]

Brooks played the role of Ra-Ra in the Netflix musical series The Get Down.[4] In 2018, He also played Charles "Chubs" Meriwether in The Darkest Minds.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Van Pelt Family Boy with Steering Wheel Short film
2008 Seven Pounds Choir Kid
2008 Who's Boo? Evan Short film
2010 Our Family Wedding Buddy Boyd
2010 Ships Wrecked Cove Carlton Short film
2010 Stanley Casey Short film
2011 Duck Emmanuel Short film
2012 A Beautiful Soul Young Andre Stevens
2012 Noobz Chomomma
2012 General Education Charles
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Mister
2014 Oliver, Stoned. Thomas
2015 Southpaw Hoppy
2015 Reveille Boy Short film
2015 Montford Point Marines Honor Jamal Short film
2018 The Darkest Minds Chubs
2018 Bloom Short film
2019 Boy Genius Luke
2020 Archenemy Hamster


Year Title Role Notes
2009 iCarly Danny Peterson 1 episode
2011 Childrens Hospital Boy 1 episode
2013 Revealed Himself 1 episode
2013 Chelsea Lately Himself 1 episode
2013 Made in Hollywood Himself 1 episode
2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself 1 episode
2013 FTS Kids Radio Show Special Guest 1 episode
2016 The Get Down Ra-Ra Kipling Lead role
2018–2020 Empire Quincy Recurring role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year! Award! Category! Work Result! Ref.(s)
2014 Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Nominated [5]


  1. ^ a b HERNDON, JESSICA (October 10, 2013). "Kid stars of 'Mister & Pete' show impressive range". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c SPELLING, IAN (October 11, 2013). "Young stars Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon triumph in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete'". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ HERNDON, JESSICA (October 10, 2013). "Child Actors In 'The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete' Are Incredibly Impressive". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 9, 2015). "Baz Luhrmann's Hip-Hop Drama For Netflix Casts Four Leads". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

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