21-year-old actor Bentley Green, a Dallas native, got the opportunity of any actor’s dream when he portrayed LeBron James for a commercial.
In a single-day shoot in Los Angeles, Green played a younger version of basketball superstar LeBron James for a Crypto.com commercial. The commercial debuted during Super Bowl LVI back in February.
Commercial director, Calmatic, specifically sought out Green for the role after seeing him act in the FX series “Snowfall”. Calmatic noticed Green had a facial resemblance to LeBron James.
Currently, Green is working on a new show for the AMC+ streaming service. He plays the role of a teenager, trying to avoid the violence and turmoil of Chicago.
The show, 61st Street, debuts April 10 on AMC+
The series is produced by Michael B. Jordan and has been in development for six years. Green has been apart of the crew since 2019.
His fame all started 15 years ago when he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a child hip-hop prodigy. This led him to viral fame and his subsequent acting in 2015.
Green has had prominent roles in several series and the lead in an independent film, Caged Birds.
Green attended DeSoto High School during his freshman year before leaving for Los Angeles, where he was homeschooled. Although he now lives in California, he still has family in the Dallas area.
Green hopes to inspire kids with similar dreams back in Dallas with his success story.
“I’m a Dallas kid to the core. Everything I do is for the city,” he said. “I want to be a pioneer in so many different avenues. Everything is attainable if you believe it.”