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Here’s How 5-Year-Old Brice Gonzalez Became Viral TikTok Sensation

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla

Five-year old Brice Gonzalez has become a viral sensation and is getting the attention of celebrities like director/producer Ava DuVernay (Selma) and comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey.

Based in Pearland, Texas, southeast of Houston, Brice and his family have become a hit on their social media accounts, especially TikTok where they have amassed 7.3 million followers. They also have 413,000 followers on Instagram.

Randy Gonzalez started posting TikTok videos in March 2019 under the name Enkyboy. It wasn’t until around July 2019, however, when Gonzalez’s online presence skyrocketed with one of the first videos that included his son Brice. Gonzalez said he went from 40,000 to 800,000 in less than a day when he introduced Brice in the videos.

Some of their most popular videos recently have been their lip-syncing of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan’s character from a scene in Rush Hour 2 and a scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where Brice plays the role of Will Smith. There’s also a video of Randy and Brice lip syncing to Justin Timberlake’s song “Mirrors” as Randy pretends to spank Brice.

Comedian Steve Harvey also just had both father and son on his Facebook Watch show Steve on Watch. Harvey especially enjoyed their video where they recreated a scene from the 2012 comedy Think Like a Man. He called the Gonzalez’s videos a “great father-son love story.”

“I like doing [the videos] because they’re fun and people like me [and] smile,” Brice told Harvey during their interview. “I like being funny. I love TikTok.”

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Brice is already thinking about his future. During the interview with Harvey, he said he wants to be a “superhero, movie star and YouTuber.” He says his favorite superheroes are Spider-man, The Hulk and Black Panther.

Father and son are also keeping up with current political events. In the video they posted this weekend that caught the attention of Duvernay, they recreated the “Elizabeth from Knoxville” viral video of a pro-Trump rioter who explains what happened when she tried to storm the U.S. Capitol and was maced by police.

Looks like a guest spot on Duvernay’s upcoming sci-fi series DMZ could be in Brice’s future. Or maybe his very own show. Kid’s got an impressive on-camera presence.