Multi-talented actor Jovan Armand will star in the highly anticipated DC Comic feature “Shazam,” currently in production. In his big screen debut, Jovan will play ‘Pedro Peña,’ a shy foster kid at the Vasquez group home. 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.
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.”
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 “the niche between Kidz Bop and Modern Rap,” 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 hear Jovan's next single off his new EP, when it drops May 28, 2018.
Born in East Los Angeles, Armand decided at the ripe age of 5 that he was destined to become an actor and has been pursuing his dreams ever since. He is inspired by the work of James Franco, 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, playing video games and hanging out with friends.