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Published:May 15th, 2009 19:29 EST
Big Spence"More to the man than meets the eye"

Big Spence"More to the man than meets the eye"

By Mimi Amaral

"More to the man than meets the eye"

Big Spence is not only an aspiring actor; he is producing an independent film, singing Christian Rap, and is raising 2 year old daughter, 9 year old step daughter & his 17 year-old younger brother.

Big Spence, written by: Mimi A.

Currently he is on set in Flint Michigan shooting a movie called Minor League: A football Story. The movie revolves around semi-pro football, and shows how the athletes play for the love of the game rather than for the TV deals and million dollar contracts. Big Spence`s character is Paul Johnson, and he plays the defensive captain and linebacker for the Detroit Diesel, "I love the football scenes because I play a linebacker and I get to hit people real hard. It brings back my football playing days for sure." However, the movie also has an edge to it because Big Spence`s character comes from the streets, "I play a drug dealer from the streets that always loved football, but didn`t have the grades to do anything with my talent. I have gold teeth, wear big diamond earrings, and I don`t take any lip from anyone, except my teammate `Smalls`."

Prior to this film Big Spence worked on Everyday Black Man, written and directed by the talented Carmen Madden and staring: Omari Hardwick, Henry Brown and Tessa Thompson; The Prankster, written and directed by Tony Vidal, and staring: Robert Adamson, Devon Werkheiser & Kurt Fuller; Big Spence has been blessed to work with Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Rob Schinder, Joe Pesci, Orlando Jones, Charlie Murphy, Robert Miano, and many more. However, he still aspires to work with a few major names in the industry, "I would love to work with Tom Hanks, Christina Millian, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry and Kimberly Elise just to name a few."

Big Spence, raised by his grandmother, was brought up in the church. Through his up-bringing he acquired his love for Christian Rap, but also received noble qualities from his grandmother and his faith in God, "My grandmother taught me that I should always represent God no matter where I am or what I am doing. Now I`m not saying I`m perfect because I`m not, however, I try to be the best me I can be." Because of these honorable qualities Big Spence is raising his younger brother, "I am now raising my 17 year old brother. I am really big on education and even though he`s a great basketball player, grades come first."

Big Spence leaves us with these humble words, "I am no better than anyone else, and I am aware that I am truly blessed. It is my job to be `The Light` wherever I go; my job is to represent GOD. Because of the blessings that I receive, who am I not to be a blessing to someone else. After reading this, please be a blessing to someone." To follow Big Spence`s career go to: