In this episode, we have a special treat: one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus Christ and leaders in the early church, Thaddeus.
Ok, not exactly; however, we have the actor who plays him in The Chosen.
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series about the life of Christ written by Dallas Jenkins. This show has captured the imaginations of tens of millions of people. The first two seasons received great reviews. Now, at long last, the wait is over: The Chosen Season 3 is out. Episodes begin releasing on The Chosen app before Christmas.
In this emotional and consequential chapter, the honeymoon phase is over as the disciples discover the real cost of following Jesus. The theme of Season 3 is, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy-burdened, and I will give you rest.” As Jesus’s followers face mounting internal and external pressures, they learn to find courage and peace no matter what’s thrown at them.
Our guest is Giavani Cairo, an actor who was born & raised in Livonia, Michigan, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Aside from his regular series role as Thaddeus in The Chosen, his other credits include 911: Lone Star (FOX) and Doom Patrol (HBO MAX). As a youngster, Giavani was inspired to pursue acting by Matt Damon’s performance in GOOD WILL HUNTING. His love for storytelling and connecting with others has driven his career. He is a graduate of the Baron Brown Acting Studio in Santa Monica, California, and graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). When Giavani is not acting, he pursues his passion for sports (especially football) and physical fitness.
After moving to L.A. to pursue his dreams of acting, Giavani hit a point in his life where he was dissatisfied with where his career was headed and felt distant from the Lord.
At that point, he decided to invest in his relationship with God. He also decided to do work that mattered. After some time working with a non-profit serving others, he was given the opportunity to audition for The Chosen.
Through the role of Thaddeus, Giavani has learned to live more patiently and credits this experience with allowing him to grow closer to God.
If you haven’t already seen it, season 3’s trailer is included in this episode. Check it out now!