Growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Griffin began performing in local theater at the age of seven, and by age 13 was working consistently in commercial projects. Throughout middle and high school, Griffin continued to perform on stage in musicals, dramas and improv, and developed a love for filmmaking, filming and editing music videos for local bands and rappers, and writing, directing, editing and starring in short films. His drama, Sitting on the Fence (2011), was an official selection at the Macon Film Festival in 2011, and in 2013, his short film, Self Portrait, was the first short film ever awarded “Superior” at the Georgia Thespian Conference and was invited to compete at the national level.
As a high school sophomore, Griffin earned top honors as the Georgia State Champion-and went on to become a top 15 national finalist-in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition.
While continuing to successfully balance his professional acting career with being a full time public school student, Griffin starred in several independent films, and made his television debut in 2012, guest starring in the hit NBC series Revolution (2012). He also held a guest star role in a CBS pilot, The Surgeon General (2013), starring Jason Isaacs, which never made it on CBS’ season roster. In 2013, Griffin graduated cum laude from Chattahoochee High School and moved to LA to fully commit to his acting and filmmaking.
Griffin will hit the big screen this year, starring in three feature films including a lead role in the independent horror film, Case#13 (2014), a supporting role in the crime drama Term Life (2016) with Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld, and work in Cell (2016), the Stephen King thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack.
Griffin splits his time between LA and Atlanta, where he lives with his mom and dad, younger brother, Charlie, and brilliantly talented dog, Zoe.