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Kelvin Harrison Jr. is currently making musical magic as talented violinist Joseph Bologna, Chevalier de Saint-Georges in the movie “Knight”. The 28-year-old actor has been steadily building his resume for some time now, appearing in hits like ‘Elvis’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, but ‘Chevalier’ – which hit theaters on April 21 — is set to be his biggest star turn yet.

Bologna was a French violinist and composer who worked to take over the management of the Paris Opera at the start of the French Revolution. Harrison Jr. himself is a talented musician and plays violin, jazz and gospel piano and trumpet, in addition to being a singer. For his role in “Chevalier,” however, he had to take his violin skills to a new level. A violinist named Ronald Long was originally brought in to be Harrison Jr.’s double – but Long ended up teaching Harrison Jr. to play in just two months, by Classic FM.

Clearly a virtuoso in more ways than one, Harrison Jr. has a lot going for him in the future. He’s set to voice Scar in the Lion King prequel ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ and is also set to star alongside Murray Bartlett and Sadie Sink in the post-apocalyptic rock opera “Odessa.”

Ahead, check out the most notable movies and TV shows he’s appeared in so far.

Kelvin Harrison Jr. Movies and TV Shows

“Knight” (2023)

KNIGHT, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Joseph Bologna, Knight of St. George, 2022. Searchlight Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

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Harrison Jr. stars in “Chevalier” as musician Joseph Bologne, the son of a French slave and plantation owner. As Bologna rose as a musician in France, he even grew closer to Marie Antoinette, although their relationship eventually fell apart.

“Elvis” (2022)

ELVIS, from left: Austin Butler, as Elvis Presley, Kelvin Harrison Jr., as BB King, 2022. ph: Kane Skennar / Warner Bros.  /Courtesy Everett Collection

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Harrison Jr. stars as blues legend BB King in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic. “Now I only do captions, so unless you have a caption, don’t call me, period,” he joked. Shadow and act in 2022 after taking on the role.

“Cyrano” (2021)

In the musical film “Cyrano”, Harrison Jr. plays Christian, a soldier in love with a woman named Roxanne but unable to express his feelings. Things get complicated when Cyrano – who is also in love with Roxanne – starts writing love letters that Christian claims are his.

“Godfather of Harlem” (2020)

GODFATHER OF HARLEM, left to right: Lucy Fry as Stella Gigante, Kelvin Harrison, Jr. as Teddy Greene, How I Got Over, (Season 1, ep. 108, aired November 17, 2019).  photo: David Lee / Epix / Courtesy Everett Collection

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In the “Godfather of Harlem” series, Harrison Jr. plays Teddy Greene, an aspiring musician who falls in love with the daughter of a mob boss.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (2020)

Harrison Jr. plays legendary Black Panther Party Vice Chairman Fred Hampton in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. The film tells the true story of a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters who were put on trial in 1968.

“Waves” (2019)

WAVES, Kelvin Harrison Jr., 2019. A24/courtesy Everett Collection

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Harrison Jr. stars as Tyler, a high school wrestler keeping an injury a secret from his team and his father, in “Waves.” His life becomes even more complicated when he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant and he begins to struggle with addiction.

“Luca” (2019)

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Harrison Jr. plays another star high school athlete in this movie, this time dealing with some rocky relationships. Things get more complicated as he becomes more rebellious.

“Of Monsters and Men” (2018)

In “Monsters and Men,” a film loosely inspired by the murder of Eric Garner, Harrison Jr. plays Zyrick, a boy who is trapped following the death of a young black man at the hands of the police.

“It Comes at Night” (2017)

IT COMES AT NIGHT, lr: Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr., 2017. A24/courtesy Everett Collection

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“It Comes at Night” follows a family hiding in the woods as a highly contagious disease sweeps the globe. Harrison Jr. plays the family’s teenage son, Travis.

“Knight” is in theaters now.