Q&A with Greg Davis Jr. Who Plays Sebastian Young in ‘Espionage Tonight’

I spy with my eye…an ‘Espionage Tonight’ Q&A exclusive with actor Greg Davis Jr.

Christina Jeter

‘Espionage Tonight’ is a comedically action-packed reality show designed to bring the audience into the high stakes world of global espionage while blurring the lines between fact, fiction, propaganda, and entertainment. Directed by Rob Gordon Bralver and an all-star cast that includes Joe Hursley, Greg Davis Jr., Ganna Bogdan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Alexie Gilmore, Joseph Gatt, Chasty Ballesteros, Lynn Whitfield, Sean Astin.

‘Espionage Tonight’ is a comedy film, based on a reality show, so what is the story behind you joining the cast?

There was no audition for me. I got reached out to by one of the film producers. He was like “Listen, I have a project that I am helping produce and I think you’d be good for one of the roles. I want you to meet with one of the directors, and talk about it to see if it’d be something you like to be a part of it. Then, if that meeting goes well, we will send you the script.” The next day I flew back to L.A. and met Rob.

Why should people tune in to watch you on ‘Espionage Tonight’?

Because it’s different and it’s a new take on comedy. It has a lot of information on what is going on in the country today. What has been going, what’s still going on, in terms of our country sharing intel, secret documents with other countries, making deals and side deals and how the government pulls the wool over our eyes. And in a lot of ways, what we see going on in America and in this country with politics is like a written script show.

When you see images of Donald Trump throwing paper towel rolls into the audience, like a jump shot. That’s a joke. And had somebody told you that you wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it with your own eyes. So, I feel like we are in a reality show and this movie we’ve done it before all this stuff happened, but in a way, it is kind of depicting what we are seeing right now.

It’s a comedy, it’s an action, it’s a drama, but it’s also one of those satirical pieces that kind of makes you see what’s going on beneath the surface.

If you could spy on one person, who would it be and why?

Whoever I am interested or talking to the time, kinda seeing what they’re up to, making sure they are for real. Before I go all in.

Who kept you laughing on the set of ‘Espionage Tonight’?

O. GOD. Joe, Joe, Joe. 100% Joe is a nut, man. That guy kept me laughing on set every single day. He really went in and dived into that character, he was Swamp Fox on and off camera. Another person that kept me laughing was Lynn Whitfield, whenever I had scenes with her she had all these great one-liners that kept me laughing within the scenes.

You are the president and CEO of ‘Outside the Box Entertainment’ what is the story behind you starting this company?

I have a new company now, “Klarity Enterprises.” But at the time when I created ‘Outside the Box Entertainment’, it stated what the name said. I wanted to start a production company that did materials and projects that were outside the norm. Much partially like ‘Espionage Tonight’ things that kinda touch and open up your eyes and different material. But they do not have any kind of connection.

My company was there, the movie had its own production company. There is no association, but when I created that, I wanted to create a company that in the future that was responsible for putting out projects that were different and thought-provoking. And not just the regular norm you would see in theatres or TV.

On your FB it states you are single, what do you want or look for in a partner?

Communication, loyalty, and honesty. Be consistent, no one has to be perfect. Everyone wants to know they can trust their partner.

Fill in the blank/ Complete this sentence: If I wasn’t an actor I’d be a….

Football Player, 100%, no questions asked.

Do you recall what made you want to become an entertainer?

My mom tricked me into becoming a Power Ranger when I was 8 years old. (laughs)

So, basically, all I use to do when I was a kid was watch TV, to get me from being in front of the television so much my parents enrolled me into curricular activities, and I chose to do martial arts/karate because the only thing I was interested in watching as a kid was Bruce Lee movies, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Turtles, and I Love Lucy. Every single day like clockwork.

One day when my mom came home, she asked me, “Do you want to be an actor? Do you want to go to acting school? I want to sign you up for acting classes?” I didn’t know what that was and I was like, what’s that? Then to explain it to me, she points at the TV set, while the Power Rangers was on and said, “What they do.”

On my first day of class I was expecting to see the other Power Rangers, and when the acting coach asked me, why do I want to be an actor I told her, I want to be a Power Ranger. My mom laughed and the coach explained to me what an actor was, then she gave me a piece of paper to read for an M&M commercial and the rest is history.

The irony is I am now an actor because I didn’t know what I was interested in as a kid was a foreshadow for me to work in entertainment.

If you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a child, what would you say?

Trust yourself, your decision., Keep going. Don’t worry about it. It’s going to all pan out. And don’t worry about your height, as long as you can make her laugh your fine. Trust me.

When not filming Greg Davis Jr. Enjoys working out by running on the track, lifting weights, and boxing. You can keep up to date with his current and future projects by following him on his social media channels.