Multi-talented actor Jovan Armand made his big screen debut, as ‘Pedro Peña,’ a shy foster kid at the Vasquez group home in DC Comics “SHAZAM!”. Prior to filming “Shazam,” Jovan played Brick’s best friend ‘Troy,’ on ABC’s hit show “The Middle.” With additional television credits including “Hawaii Five-O,” “Parenthood,” “Shameless,” “Children’s Hospital,” Nickelodeon’s “Bella and the Bulldogs” and more, Armand has demonstrated his talent and ability to connect with audiences. Jovan's most recent credits in television include ABC's "Fresh off the Boat" (2020), and Hulu's Original Series "Snowfall" (2019).
The young actor of Salvadorian and Mexican descent has also been able to expand his resume with roles in many short films. Jovan starred as lead character ‘Gabe,’ in the 2017 film “Drowning,” which went on to win an Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. He also starred as ‘Chub/Diego’ in the 2014 film “Chub.” After traveling the short film circuit, “Chub” won at the Gasparilla International Film Festival, International Film Awards Berlin and Sarasota Film Festival, in addition to being nominated at the Miami Film Festival and for an Imagen Award. Jovan’s stand out performances don’t stop there as he also starred as ‘Francisco’ in the film “Miracle Maker.”
Over ten years working as an actor has taught Jovan that diversity in your talents is always a good thing. After portraying a young rapper in his friends' music video and learning to rap the song, Jovan thought he would add music to his resume. Calling his style “A new Urban Rap niche” Armand strives to make music his generation would listen to without the negativity heard in mainstream rap. He has entertained crowds at the Viper Room, Avalon at Hollywood, LA and Orange County Fairs and at several private events. You can see Jovan’s Muisc on YouTube, stream it on your favorite music platforms and check his Music Page for upcoming events!
Born in East Los Angeles, Armand is inspired by the work of Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Seth Rogen for their ability to dive into their characters. When he is not acting or working on his music, Jovan enjoys writing lyrics, playing video games and hanging out with friends.