RJ Cyler grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. After attending his first open audition in his hometown, he was invited to attend an acting camp in Los Angeles. His folks cashed in everything they had to relocate to L.A. to allow Cyler to pursue his love of performing.
In 2013, after finishing high school in California, he landed a bit part in the indie feature Second Chances (playing, coincidentally, a character named “R.J.”). Cyler swept audiences off their feet during his starring film debut as high-school filmmaker “Earl”, in the bittersweet teen dramedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, for which he received many great accolades. Cyler followed up his performance with a recurring role on the HBO series Vice Principals.
He stole the show recently in Saban’s Power Rangers film as “Billy Cranston,” the Blue Ranger, and you can see him in the Netflix original film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt.