LOGAN SHROYER [THIS IS US]
Logan plays teen Kevin from the hit TV Show “This is Us.”
His hormonal and emotional character is pivotal to the development of Kevin as a whole.
This Redondo beach surfer native found his way to acting from school. His dream is to work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Benicio DelToro someday. Here’s a short interview with him together with wonderful photographs from photographer Raul Romo.
Tell us a little about your story. Who is Logan Shroyer?
I’m pretty much just a normal surfer guy from Redondo Beach that happens to really love acting honestly. I grew up in Norman Oklahoma and my family moved back to LA (where I was born) when I was 11. I was on the surf team in high school, tried really hard in school, and found acting which brought me to where I am now.
How did acting start for you?
I didn’t grow up wanting to be an actor or a movie star or anything like that. My parents suggested I try it out and I just really liked this acting class I started going to. After a couple years I realized wait I’m pretty good at this maybe I can give this a real shot.
Your character in season 2 grows stronger through his relationship with his father. What was it like working closely with Milo Ventimiglia?
Milo is one of the greatest guys you will ever meet. The first time I met him he told me I was apart of the family and that I could reach out at any time. Him and I talk about acting a lot and really discuss the scenes we do sometimes. It’s been absolutely incredible working with him.
What is the most memorable or craziest thing that you experienced on set?
Well when I first booked the show we had to a full night shoot of a football game my character was playing. I had just gotten on the show and I have to wear brown contacts to watch Justin’s eye color, so they didn’t have my prescription yet. I don’t really play football and hadn’t even been in pads before, so I don’t know how but I ran about half those plays without being able to actually see. Eventually I put in my normal contacts under the colored ones to make it work, but that was really funny trying to throw passes and not seeing clearly.
“This Is Us” has quickly become one of the top rated shows on TV, do you feel that quick-recognition affect your personal life?
It definitely does a little bit, but not necessarily in a bad way. It’s cool to connect with people sometimes; those who watch the show and are really invested.
Any exciting projects coming up for you that we can look forward to?
Actually I’ve been working on a project called The Relic. It’s a film my friends and I produced/created and we’re releasing it in parts on instagram. Go to @therelic if you wanna check it out.
Any advice that you can give to aspiring actors?
Honestly if you love acting just keep doing it. Make sure you’re putting yourself out there, but if this is what you love then do not stop.
If you’re going to have a book, what title would it be?
I think I could better tell you what book I’d want to be and that’s The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I love that book, Tolkien’s much smarter than most people think.
If you had the chance to support any charity/organization/person, what/who would it be and why?
You know I recently helped out the LA mission to pass out food on Skid Row and it was amazing. Being able to serve others and give back like that is so important and good for your soul, I will definitely be back and encourage everyone to do something like that.
Catch the heartthrob, Logan Shroyer as young Kevin from This Is Us!