Jamaican actor Jarayne Pinnock is coming to the STARZ hit show ‘Power’

A 26-year-old Jamaican-born actor is set to be featured in the new season of “Power,” the series that is now in trouble after cable provider Optimum has severed ties with STARZ.

Jarayne Pinnock

Jarayne Pinnock will appear in the upcoming season 5 of the series that was executive produced by rapper 50 Cents and features an all-black cast. The series follows James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), nicknamed “Ghost,” owner of “Truth,” a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks and struggles to balance these two lives, but the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business.  

Not a speaking role

Pinnock, 26, from Spanish Town, St. Catherine, will take the role of a distant cousin of the children of “Ghost.” However, the role is not a speaking role. But he recently described his part in “Power”

as “surreal” and believes it represents the start of his acting success. He also has upcoming auditions for several other acting jobs, including the Netflix series created by Marvel, “Luke Cage.”

Pinnock began his journey to Hollywood as he pursued a degree in journalism at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), and became interested in appearing on “College Lifestyle,” a reality television program.

Won acting gold medal

After being on the show, he realized that he wanted to act in film. He represented Jamaica at the World Championships of Performing Arts, (WCOPA) competition while at UWI and won a gold medal and a scholarship to the New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (NYCDA). After graduation, Pinnock got an agent and began auditioning for parts.

Meanwhile, fans of the STARZ network and TV series Power will still be able to access content through its streaming service and other New York cable providers.


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