What is your name and where are you from?
DeMarcus Bumpers; I’m originally from Houston, TX. Now residing in Los Angeles, Ca.
Why do you love what you do?
God provided me with the gift of being a storyteller and bringing emotions to different characters that I portray. I’m able to lead for the people that may never get the opportunity to tell their stories. The voiceless, nameless, etc have someone to look up to now and share these stories on television. Also, I care about being a positive role model to the younger generation out there showing them that anything is possible your dreams are valid. The level of respect that I receive for being an actor is phenomenal and people know that it is a very challenging business to be apart of. I am not afraid of a challenge and I understand that Acting is your book of business you will get out of it what you put into it.
What makes your different?
My entire life I had to fight for everything that I have obtained. In the event that I face setbacks I always comeback stronger than ever fighting for everything that I want in life. I work tirelessly until one’s no turns into a YES. Honestly, 99 doors can slam in my face but I will continue grinding and pushing through until I obtain what my heart so desires. I am bullet proof I do not let bed circumstances nor stumbling blocks seal my fate and stop myself from reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.
I graduated from Prairie View A&M University and I went on to work in The Oil Field before making the transition into acting FullTime professionally. I can handle a wide range of personalities and diversity. I am able to adapt in any kind of environment. I work hard to gain the necessary knowledge and skills needed to elevate myself to the next successful step in life. I’m not afraid to roll my sleeves up and give my hands dirty. I embrace the journey as I am traveling down the road to reach my ultimate goals.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself booked on television sitcoms, Major motion pictures, an award winning Actor in Hollywood, and further along as Producer and Director of Television and Film Roles. I see myself as a Philanthropist giving back to my community and pushing them to do better in life and to always believe that the impossible is always possible. I see myself thriving in The Winery Wine Vineyard Business. I see myself focused on my career in Hollywood taking on more and more major roles. Endless opportunities coming my way because I stay prayed up to a higher power.
What do you want to accomplish in life?
I want to be The First African American Male Houstonian Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award Winner for Acting. I am determined to reach these milestones as it has not been done yet in Houston, TX. I want to begin working on My Doctoral Degree and thrive as an Entrepreneur as both of my parents did over the past few decades. My Family gave me the courage to pack my bags and move to Hollywood in order to make my dreams come true. I want to give back to my community in many ways so they will never forget. I want that next talented Actor from Houston, TX to follow in my footsteps and be even greater than myself. I want people to know that I actually cared.