For readers who aren’t on TikTok or Instagram, tell us about yourself!
My name is Ian Brownhill. I’m 31 years old and I’m an actor and content creator. I’m from Westerly although I live in East Greenwich now.
Before your “New Englandah” skits went viral, what got you into creating on social media?
After getting back into acting in my mid-20s and building my resume, I knew I needed a social media brand to go with it and that’s when TikTok came along. I noticed its resemblance to platforms like Vine, which created hundreds of the actors and social media influencers we know today. Since acting is a hard industry to break into, having a creative outlet to explore my art was crucial and TikTok allowed for that. Then through some self beliefs, hard work, and a little bit of luck, I finally cracked into the social media world. Now after four years of creating, two of them being more locally known, I’ve found myself in an incredibly fortunate position to represent my home state and New England as a whole. I try my best in what I do. I know it’s not for everyone, but I love what I do. Making people laugh is my personal purpose in life!
A big part of your character is the year-round Dunkin’ iced coffee. What’s your go-to order?
Medium iced black with something added. I do a splash of something different depending on the day, weather, and my mood. But always with a donut!
What has been the coolest opportunity that stemmed from your online popularity?
I often find myself in situations I couldn’t have ever imagined, for which I’m so incredibly grateful. Being an obsessed Patriots fan – who once spent every dime I had to my name to go to a playoff game – to be invited to watch from the sideline and fist pump with Robert Kraft was a dream come true!
Now that you have your name out there, what does the future look like for Ian Brownhill?
Knowing that as a content creator your 15 seconds can come and go quickly, I’m trying to enjoy the ride I’m on now and seeing just how far it can take me. There will certainly be avenues to explore should this run come to an end. Until then I’ll do my very best to continue on creating and hopefully everyone can enjoy. I’d also like to give a special thanks to everyone who has chosen to watch and support me and my content. I value everyone’s likes, comments, shares, and messages. So thank you so much for the support, I hope to continue entertaining you for a long time to come!
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