Academy Member
Spotlight Page

Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick

Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick was born in Alabama.  At the age of nine, he fell in love with Acting.  In 2013 Grayson made his screen debut, and over the next two years, had received twenty-four IMDb credits.  In 2016, Grayson moved with his family to Los Angeles and joined the Screen Actors Guild becoming SAG-AFTRA and worked with legendary actors.

Grayson currently takes acting Classes from David Gray at Gray Studios in L.A and Margie Haber Studios. He takes private acting classes with Wendy Ann Faraone an on set Disney acting coach.
Grayson is currently pursing his Black Belt in Karate, and taking Surfing, and Parkour lessons. His hobbies is playing Minecraft with his friends, Archery and watching College Football (Alabama Crimson Tide).

Young Artist Academy™ Awards
2021 Best Performance in a TV Series: Guest Starring Teen Artist - WInner
2021 Best Performance in a Streaming Film Role: Teen Actor - Nominated
2019 Best Performance in a Streaming Series or Film: Teen Actor - Nominated
2018 Best Performance in a Short Film - Teen Actor - Winner
2018 Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film - Young Actor - Nominated

Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
2017 Bonehead Award Youth Actor in a Short - Winner

Young Entertainer Awards
2019 Best Supporting Young Actor - Independent or Film Festival Feature Film - Winner
2019 Best Guest Starring Young Actor - Television Series - Nominated
2018 Best Young Actor 13-15 - Short Film - Nominated

Academy Activity

41st Young Artist Academy™ Awards 
Nomination Announcements

39th Young Artist Academy™ Awards

See Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick's Win at 1:13:23

41st Young Artist Academy™ Awards


Your Advantage & Awareness

Academy Newsletter Interview - April 2019

Academy Winner Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick from Huntsville, Alabama turned 15 this month, and talks about some of his favorite acting projects and on set memories

I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 30 seconds!  
I currently have a collection of 41 Rubik’s cubes of different shapes and sizes and some not even cubed shaped.

One of the first productions I filmed after moving to Los Angeles in 2016 was Vikes. I met Norton Leufven on set and we’ve become really good friends for the three years since we met. Being with other young performers on set can lead to friendships because you have common interests, goals and live similar lifestyles like being home schooled.

A few years ago I worked with my friend Danny Vinson who was also my acting coach. He taught me things on that set that I use in almost every audition. And that was a special Birthday for me because I got to ride a horse while filming!

The Movie Chicken Girls was fun to shoot but after the release, it was a huge social media boost for me (or “Sheldon”) and I really appreciate the following!  John Foley: Motivationally Speaking I wrote, directed and starred in. It’s the first project that I made.  It was a tribute to one of my favorite actor/comedians Chris Farley. Daddy’s Home was the biggest film production I have worked on so far.  It was awesome being in a scene working with Mark Wahlberg!  And being on AHS; it’s just COOL!  So many great actors have been on the series and now I’m on that list!
Meeting all of the people in a production is great!  You get to meet so many people both in front of and behind the camera and some can be such characters.  And, the actors can be somebody in their role but completely different on a personal level.

Grayson’s Technique Tip: If you feel like you’re acting, stop acting. Just say the lines as if you were that character.

Grayson is working on his next John Foley script.

Represented by

The Young Artist Academy™ reminds families that California Law requires publicists, managers, acting coaches and headshot photographers who work with child performers to obtain a Child Performer Services Permit. Please be thorough and insist on this protective measure when making new Industry Connections. The Young Artist Academy™ is bonded and in full compliance with the Krekorian Talent Act, an expansion of the California Advance Fee Talent Service Law. In compliance with California Legislature Sections 1286 to 1289 and Assembly Bill 1660, the Academy's annual awards show is produced by Stage Managers, Directors, Writers and Producers carrying Child Performer Services Permits. While no process is perfect, this is one that we take seriously and are committed to constantly improving. Rigorous protocols created exclusively by and for the Young Artist Academy™ have received praise as the new "gold standard" for youth awards organizations. We remain community-minded and committed to our obligations in this area. We welcome respectful inquiries, questions, and concerns at

© Young Artist Acdemy ™ - All Rights Reserved