baron j. littleton

Baron J. Littleton

*You probably saw him on the George Lopez late night show as a look-alike Kanye West spouting off in various scenarios like Kanye himself did during that infamous moment onstage with singer Taylor Swift.

You may have even seen him on TV Guide Network’s Celebrity Look-A-Like Contest as P. Diddy. In either case the resemblances are uncanny, and impressionist/actor Baron J. Littleton comes across very convincingly with the right moves, gestures, and confidence to pull it off!

Let me introduce you to him; he has a very interesting story. Born in Detroit Michigan to parents who were 14 and 15 years of age and who never married, Baron (as he prefers to be called) was helped raised by his grandparents.

Early on he knew he had special abilities, but did not identify what they were until he was introduced to sports. He made the football team at Detroit’s Murray Wright high school, and eventually, against all odds and naysayers, went on to college and made the team at Michigan State University where he graduated with a BA in Telecommunications, with a minor in Business.

“The sad thing was that my friends were better football players than me,” he said. “But because they didn’t have the grades they were not able to go to college…they did not take their grades seriously.”

While still in Detroit he was a caddy for the Detroit Golf Club at Palmer Park for such luminaries as former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, and he was also a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers baseball team.

During spring breaks from college he would visit California, and upon graduation in the year 2000, Baron moved there and through his own research, diligence, and follow up on leads, he began doing a lot of stand-in work for film studios “right off the bat”. He worked on a Master P production called “Foolish” with Eddie Griffin where he says, “They thought of me for the role of a struggling comedian.” From this he was able to get his Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) card. When a guy unexpectedly dropped out of a set, his girlfriend at the time who was an associate producer notified him and he got the part in the movie “Marriage Prep” playing the role of a cocky businessman with a trophy wife. How he got on the George Lopez show Baron says, “Some friends told me I should audition for the Kanye look-alike, so I went, and two hours later we were shooting.” He’s also been seen in Nikon camera commercials with actor Ashton Kutcher.

About Detroit Baron says:  “I’m the oldest of four…I have three sisters [who live in Detroit]. I visit Detroit once a year. I believe that anything that’s down has a way to bring itself back up…there’s still opportunity…with vision Detroit can bring itself back up.”

Baron credits his focus and determination to the Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (N.J.R.O.T.C.) and sports. Bursting with energy and ideas, he’s currently in negotiations with a film he produced called “Safe Home”. His self-published Your Little Black Book Series titled “African Patents and Inventions” can be found at www.yourlittleblackbook.net. He says it’s selling at an average of 500 copies per month through the America IAM traveling four-year tour on African American Achievement (www.americaiam.org). It is sponsored by Walmart and Microsoft, and represented by talk show host Tavis Smiley. Baron has a non-profit called The Baron J. Foundation where one of their programs teaches children how to be Book Dealers instead of Drug Dealers while paying students the minimum wage five hours per week to study after school. He also controls a “His & Her” fragrance package called “U”, and is working on a new comedy called “The Condo”.

At the moment, Baron is really excited about an upcoming Antoine Fuqua film where he gets to play P. Diddy in a Tupac Shakur story. He’s in talks to play the true-story role of top attorney Willie Gary who never lost a case, in a biopic called “The Giant Killer”.

Baron seems to have all the bases loaded waiting for that homerun. He says, “I’ve been told I’m like an earthquake about to happen…my dream is to make a living while making a positive difference in society.”

Larry Buford is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. Author of “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand” (Steuben Pub. www.amazon.com) Visit the author at www.editorialbylarry.com (213) 220-8101