Norman D Golden II

Actor
Adorable African-American tyke made his big-screen debut at age eight as Burt Reynold's co-star in the action comedy, "Cop and a Half" (1993). Noticeably talented and outgoing from the age of three, Golden entertained ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1984 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

other (4)

Sisters 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cop and A Half 1993 (Movie)

Devon Butler (Actor)

America's Dream (TV Show)

Actor

On Promised Land (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Adorable African-American tyke made his big-screen debut at age eight as Burt Reynold's co-star in the action comedy, "Cop and a Half" (1993). Noticeably talented and outgoing from the age of three, Golden entertained the customers at his grandmother's beauty salon with his mimicry and monologues. This prompted his mother to enroll the child in a Burbank-based TV commercial workshop to which they flew each week from Charlotte, North Carolina. Golden's entertainment career began in 1991 when his parents' jobs were relocated to L.A.

His work in commercials led to a 1992 guest spot on Fox's "True Colors", a short-lived interracial family sitcom. This in turn led to Golden being considered for a recurring role. However, when the casting directors of "Cop and a Half" saw Golden's audition tape, they arranged for him to take a screen test with Burt Reynolds. He passed with flying colors and found himself in the movie business.

Relationships

Norman Golden

Father
job transferred to LA in 1991

Theresa Golden

Mother
job transferred to LA in 1991

Rachel Golden

Sister
born c. 1977

Raquel Golden

Sister
born c. 1980

EDUCATION

attended a TV commercial workshop in Burbank CA

Milestones

1993

Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in Henry Winkler's comedy, "Cop and a Half"

1992

TV acting debut, "True Colors"

1992

Met with Burt Reynolds on the "Evening Shade" set for a film test

1992

Made an audition tape for a recurring role on "True Colors"

1992

Audition tape seen by casting directors Meg Lieberman and Irene Cagen

1991

Began appearing in national and regional commercials

1991

Moved to L.A. with parents

Flew to Burbank each week for TV commercial workshop classes

Raised in Charlotte, NC

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