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“Who’s Who of 2016” Year-In-Review: Actor/Comedian Justin Hires

“Who’s Who of 2016” Year-In-Review: Actor/Comedian Justin Hires

The holiday season is upon us and that means 2016 is quickly coming to an end. In honor of 2016, Kaboom! Magazine.com is getting together some of our favorite entertainment personalities for our annual “Who’s Who: Year-in-Review” celebration. We will be talking with some of our favorite celebs asking about their favorite moments of 2016 and how they are preparing for an explosive 2017. Today, we wrap up 2016 with Actor/Comedian Justin Hires. This year, Justin became a breakout star on the small screen, starring as iconic James Carter in the “Rush Hour” series reboot. Hires currently stars as the best friend to another iconic character, playing Wilt Bozer on CBS hit series “MacGyver.” Today, Justin tells us some of his favorite people and moments of 2016 and also lets us know what we can expect from her going into 2017.

Justin Hires Info:
Age: Grown
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Current Location: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Actor/Comedian
Instagram: @justinhires
Twitter: @justinhires
Personal Website: www.justinhires.com
If you could define 2016 in one hashtag, meme, or emoji it would be…..:#GodIsGood

If you had to describe 2016 by using one celebrity it would be…..?
Kevin Hart

Sexiest Person of 2016?

What motivated you the most in 2016?
Seeing other young minorities in Hollywood being successful.

What is the most valuable lesson you learned in 2016?
Keep focused on my vision.

What would you consider to be your biggest achievement of 2016?
Starring on two network television shows for CBS in one year- Rush Hour and MacGyver.

What did you actually get better at in 2016?
Definitely became a better actor and comedian.

What is something that you wish you did in 2016?
Starred in a movie that I wrote.


Favorite guilty pleasure of 2016?
Opening people’s Snaps on their timeline late night.

What annoyed you the most in 2016?
Un-armed Black men continuing being murdered by the police.

Funniest thing you saw in 2016?
Probably the movie “Sausage Party”.

Best concert or sporting event you attended in 2016?
Didn’t attend any. Too busy filming and performing stand-up throughout the year.

Most shocking moment of 2016?
The presidential election.

If you could leave one thing behind in 2016, it would be…..?
The results of the presidential election.

If you could leave one person behind in 2016, it would be…..?
Donald Trump

Best purchase you made in 2016?
My new royal blue hoodie.

Best meal you had in 2016?
Anything my dad cooks when I visit my family in St. Petersburg, FL.

Best book you read in 2016?
“Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences” by Richard Pryor.

Favorite movie to “Netflix and Chill” to in 2016?
“Insecure” on HBO. But I watch that by myself like a loser (laughs).

Favorite TV Show of 2016?
‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson’. Then of course, “Rush Hour” and “MacGyver.”

Favorite Album of 2016?
Drake “Views”


Favorite Music Video of 2016
The Weeknd “False Alarm” Maybe the best music video I’ve ever seen in my life, next to a Michael Jackson video.

Favorite Clothing Brand of 2016?
I’m not sure. But my favorite place to shop at is Urban Outfitters.

Favorite Website of 2016?
ComedyHype.com It’s a comedy site made by young African Americans who love urban comedy.

Favorite Technology of 2016?
Wireless headphones. Although, I don’t own any, but the idea sounds great.

Favorite Social Media of 2016?
I think it’s a tie between Snapchat and Instagram. S/O to Instagram for trying to steal Snapchat’s entire format in 2016. (laughs)

What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Taking my career to the next level.

Why should we lookout for you in 2017?
I’m the underdog in Hollywood, who’s gearing up for his victory.

Make one prediction for 2017?
I’ll be a better human-being than I was in 2016.

Why will 2017 be the best year of your life?
You’ll have to wait and find out 😉

Any Words of Wisdom heading into 2017?
Don’t let fear hold you back from accomplishing your dreams.

Instagram: @justinhires
Twitter: @justinhires
Personal Website: www.justinhires.com