Meet Evan Brinkman, one of Hollywood’s newest young stars who just co-starred in this summer’s hit comedy, Trainwreck!
From his first performance at the age of 6, to his recent big screen debut, all Evan has accomplished at such a young age is truly something special. The now 12-year-old started acting at the age of 6, and before that, he modeled for companies such as Disney, General Motors, and Nemour’s Children’s Hospital. Photographers would be impressed with his outgoing and entertaining personality, and comment on how easy he was to work with; It is no wonder he has ended up with such a promising acting career.
In the film, Evan plays alongside comedian/writer Amy Schumer as her 9-year-old precocious nephew, Allister. Allister is a smart young boy who has a lot of hobbies and is very ambitious. His character irritates Amy in the film because he is way smarter and purer than her, and it drives her crazy to see that in a kid.
Examiner spoke to several cast and crew members and found out that Evan had an incredible relationship with everyone on set with both Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow praising the young star at the recent NYC premiere of the flick. And true to his nature, Evan feels extremely privileged to have worked with such recognizable talent, saying, “When we weren’t filming, Judd would joke around with me. He is very approachable, and I always felt at ease around him. Judd once found a $10 bill lying on the ground. He gave it to me and said, “When you win an Oscar, you can’t say I never did anything for you.” Amy also has a great sense of humor, is witty, and very personable as well. I loved working alongside her.”
According to the film’s famed director, Judd Apatow, he commented to Examiner: “Evan Brinkman as Allister was fantastic because we wanted him to be just slightly weird, but then also very sweet. He’s a great kid, and so easy to work with. By the end, he was just as strong as any of the adults and is going to have a big career.”
So, while all this would boost anyone’s ego just a tad, Evan seems to still live a “normal” life away from the Hollywood scene and rubbing shoulders with big stars and athletes even such as LeBron James (who was seen laughing non-stop when Evan’s scenes came on-screen at the film’s premiere). He is a typical 7th grader from Orange Park, Florida enjoying his youth. Outside of acting, he likes to golf with his dad, play video games and go to the beach. When asked who he looked up to, Evan revealed, “I look up to my father, who is one of my biggest inspirations.”
Acting comes so easy to the young star, which is why he sees himself continuing to act for the rest of his life. Evan’s hope for the future is to someday land a lead role on a television series, and we here at Examiner can’t wait to see more of him.
It is undeniable that Evan Brinkaman’s career will only get bigger and bigger from this point on and as Amy Schumer told him recently, “Evan, you’re a star now! Just remember, don’t get a big head because you’re going to have to take care of me one day!”
For more on Evan you can follow him on Twitter at @BrinkmanEvan or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/EvanBrinkmanActor