Darren Barnet goes Hollywood

Darren BarnetOnce upon a time, Darren Barnet (13C) was a “face” of Berry, appearing on billboards and brochure covers promoting the college. Now he’s in a much different spotlight as an aspiring entertainer who recently landed a cameo on the hit NBC drama This Is Us, playing the role of young Jack. Other productions in which he has or will appear include the CBS drama Criminal Minds, the original MTV pilot Loosely Exactly Nicole and the award-winning horror short Safe and Sound. When he’s not acting or developing scripts, he also writes and composes original hip hop music under the stage name “Charlie Sound.” “I love the journey,” said Barnet, one of Berry’s inaugural Gate of Opportunity Scholars. “There are no guarantees in life, regardless of what you choose to do. I am blessed that I have the opportunity to pursue a career that I am incredibly passionate about and one that constantly keeps me guessing, reflecting and seeking out new perspectives at every corner.”