Meet the Talented Actor Who Played Roger Davis in Fox's Rent Live

Jan 29 2019 - 9:00am

RENT: Brennin Hunt in RENT airing Sunday, Jan. 27 (8:00-11:00 PM ET LIVE/PT TAPE-DELAYED) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Brennin Hunt stole the spotlight in more ways than one with his portrayal of Roger Davis [1] in Fox's Rent Live [2]. While the actor didn't actually perform live for the majority of the show [3] due to an earlier foot injury, he still managed to blow audiences away with a few of his performances from the previously recorded footage during the show's dress rehearsal [4].

"Breaking my foot last night was not fun, but it's been great being back on set with everybody," Hunt said in a video on his Instagram ahead of the show. "I love these people so much. They've showered me with love and kindness, which is the essence of this musical, and I am just truly honored and blessed to be a part of this Rent family, and I hope you guys enjoy tonight."

Light the candle with Roger and Mimi. #RENT [5] pic.twitter.com/08490pEObe [6]

— RENT on FOX (@RENTonFOX) January 28, 2019 [7]

While some of the cast included seasoned Broadway stars, Hunt is fairly new to the stage. The singer previously appeared on The X Factor's first season in 2011, and he made a guest appearance on Nashville in 2015. Despite his unfortunate injury ahead of Fox's Rent Live, we have a feeling we'll be seeing more of Hunt very soon!


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