Brandon Espinoza (born November 12, 2001) is an American actor, known for his roles in television shows such as Shameless and The Fosters. He is best known for his recurring role as Nathan in the Hulu series Love, Victor.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Brandon was exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age. His mother is a casting director, and his father is a film editor. Brandon began acting at the age of 8 in small roles on television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and NCIS. After his first few small roles, he was cast in a recurring role on the hit show Shameless, where he played the character of Will. After that, Brandon went on to star in the television movie Christmas Cookies in 2016, as well as the series The Fosters, where he played the recurring role of Jude Adams Foster.
In 2019, Brandon was cast in the lead role of Nathan in the Hulu series Love, Victor. The show is based on the 2018 movie Love, Simon and follows the story of a young gay teen as he navigates life and love. Brandon's performance has been praised for its authenticity and relatability.
Outside of acting, Brandon is a talented singer and songwriter. He loves to write and record his own music in his free time. Brandon is also an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball in his spare time.
Brandon is a strong advocate for mental health awareness. He has been vocal about his own struggles with anxiety and depression, and he hopes to use his platform to help destigmatize mental illness and bring awareness to the importance of self-care.
At just 19 years old, Brandon has already achieved a great deal in his career. He is a passionate actor, musician, and advocate, and he is sure to continue to make an impact in the entertainment industry.