JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

A Jacksonville man is climbing the ranks of the acting world.

Nelson J. Davis, 27, is an actor and Jacksonville native.

Davis has been featured in shows like Wicked Attraction and movies like Frat Brothers and Love Will Make a Way.

He started making his own films to get noticed by the movie industry.

Davis says people around Jacksonville are starting to notice his hard work paying off now that he's being featured in multiple roles.

"I've definitely been getting a lot of hometown love so to speak. A lot of people think that it's cool that someone from Jacksonville-you know not many people from Jacksonville are on TV doing movies as much as I have," said Davis.

Upcoming film projects for Davis include Desperate Measures and a movie premiere titled 24 Hours.