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Who Is Jack Martin From La Brea? Meet the Actor

Find out how the TikTok sensation made his way to NBC!

Jack Martin

Actor Jack Martin, 24, took NBC by storm when he debuted his role as the scrappy teenage boy Josh Harris on the epic sci-fi series La Brea. Premiering in September of 2021, the intense show follows a group of people who fall into a mysterious sinkhole and travel thousands of years into the past. There, the shaken Josh must fight desperately for survival as he is transported to a vastly unfamiliar land. In Season 1, we’ve seen him deal with being separated from his family, battling prehistoric creatures, and narrowly escaping capture.

Who Is Jack Martin from La Brea

However, the actor who plays Josh’s character comes from origins that are much less frightening. Creating a highly successful TikTok account that has garnered over 23 million viewsJack Martin showed the world his fast-thinking acting chops with different comedic characters in his videos. The platform clearly allowed him to be an expert in front of the camera. Honing his skills even further, he also studied screen acting at New York University’s Tisch Stonestreet Studios Film & TV conservatory. He then decided to audition for La Brea, and the rest is history.

There’s no doubt that Martin’s gripping performance leaves us wanting more of Josh. When we left off of Season 1, Josh’s story and his whereabouts remained a mystery after he and Riley were accidentally sucked into the Topanga portal.

Survival Is the Only Way Home

Watch La Brea on NBC Tuesdays at 9/8c and next day on Peacock.  Season 2 premieres September 27th. 

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