From Oil & Gas to Hollywood: The Rise of DeMarcus Bumpers

Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?

DeMarcus Bumpers is an Actor from Houston, TX. He currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca actively pursing acting full-time. Bumpers is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University. Before transitioning into Acting full-time professionally Mr. Bumpers worked in the oil and gas industry back in Texas clearing a six figure salary and was preparing to attend law school as he had plans to start private practice and continue in oil and gas industry as Legal Counsel.

DeMarcus Bumpers is Family to some very high profile prominent figures such as Grammy Award Winning International Songstress Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Cousin), Film Director Justin Simien “Dear White People”, Late Rapper Grammy Award Winning Rapper Nipsey Hussle (Cousin), NFL New York Giants Football Player Darius Slayton (Cousin), Film Director Justin Simien of Film Dear White People, and Family to Death Row Records Founders and Current Chief Operating Officer Michael “Harry-O” Harris and Lydia Harris. Mr. Bumpers have The Harris’s to thank for shaping his acting career as they were responsible for some very high profile careers such as Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Vanessa L. Williams, and more.

DeMarcus Bumpers family bloodline of prominent figures in the family does not stop there it stretch all the way through other professional fields Law Enforcement, Politics, Wall Street, Medicine, Law, Entrepreneurship, and more. Bumpers is a rising superstar setting the movie screens on fire right now as he has successful back to back film releases on the streaming platforms. Such as Beware of Paul Pry, Celebrity Fever, and Secret Killer.

Beware Of Paul Pry reached #1 Movie on Tubi TV, and was picked up by Amazon Prime, Plex, Apple TV, and more Platforms. Mr. Bumpers teamed up with award winning film Director Keith Lakean Powell. In a string of films DeMarcus Bumpers puts on the Film Producer hat as well.

He has a movie headed to select theaters in March of 2024 The Devil Comes Dressed For Church Too. Bumpers is scheduled to appear in (12) more feature films. Keep your eyes opened for this brilliant talent as he is quickly cementing his footsteps into Hollywood pavement and taking industry by storm already capturing the attention of some very high profile figures in Hollywood. With DeMarcus Bumpers talent and family connections the skies is the limit for this brilliant young talented man. 

What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?

Mr. Bumpers has walked to into the industry juggling multiple hates acting, producing, voice acting, and more. In the past year Mr. Bumpers has been Cast in nearly two dozen film roles. Consistency is very important and remaining humble on the journey to stardom in Hollywood.

Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do. 

Early this year Mr. Bumpers was on set filming a movie and was overwhelmed with emotion and began to cry improving a scene unscripted and the director was impressed and decided to keep the scene in the film. Mr. Bumpers had a long hard journey and to be standing in the spot doing what he loves warms his arm knowing that he is able to be that face, name and voice for the voiceless people that will never get the chance to tell their stories on screen. Mr. Bumpers is a natural born story tell and grew up as a child articulating stories well.

What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?

The biggest challenge faced as an Actor is going to countless auditions and hearing that two letter word repeatedly “No” and developing thick skin to pick up the pieces and keep going despite failing. Something that is meant for you will happen in Gods time.

If everything were so simple then everyone would be doing it. The journey as an Actor as you are striving to reach the top the process is designed to separate the strong from the weak. Keep going on the journey do not quit, stay focused, consistent, and stay positive as there is no room for negative thoughts.

Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business?  Why these specific individuals?

Mr. Bumpers would love to meet Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, and Oprah Winfrey. They have the power to take one’s career to new heights that can your life for the better and really shape the trajectory of your career.

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