Jermain Grimmond – A young Jim Carrey in the making
Twenty-three-year-old Jermain Gladston Grimmond was born to Natalie Grimmond and Gladstone Reis at the Georgetown Public Hospital and grew up in Campbellville, Georgetown. He is fortunate to have three siblings –- Jason and Jamal Grimmond and John Wong.
He attended the Rama Krishna Primary School where he wrote the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) and was awarded a place at South Ruimveldt Secondary School.
This young man, who has had an adventurous upbringing, is no stranger to the stage as he is versed in acting and would have been part of several theatrical productions.
Although, he did not have much to do while growing up, he was taught how to fish and more so, he was taught how to play cricket. These precious moments, he underlined, cannot be regained.
While growing up, Grimmond looks up to Jim Carrey as his idol. “His ideas and beliefs on life have surely guided me to see things on a higher level,” he told Guyana Times Entertainment.
He then started his acting career in 2012 when Henry Rodney created a group titled “Surmounting Thespians” that catered for young aspiring actors.
He capitalised on the opportunity and excelled. Since his passion and interest have shifted to theatrical production, he was part of “Uncensored” – a standup comedy production created by Maria Benschop. He was also part of “Nothing to Laugh About”, and also acted in a short film titled “Choices”.
The experience gained was always incredible, since being in the spotlight and among great people was relaxing. He was also privileged to be around the late Habeeb Khan which he described as a one-in-a-million experience.
The young talented actor believes that performing in the whole is a gift, but he still has the opportunity to discover great things when he gets a chance to explore. As he continues to live life in abundance, he sees himself in the next five years as being someone’s mentor but he also wants to fulfil his dreams of becoming a medical personnel.
His advice to young people who want to pursue a career in acting is “Go for it. Create as much memories as you can do. There will come a time when you’ll have a chance to reminisce on it all.”
On a lighter note, his favourite food is channa and pot roast while his favourite colour is black, and his favourite movie is “Interstellar”.
“Greatness is a lot of small things done well” is his favourite quote.