The promising actor who portrays Fezco on "Euphoria" used to work at a chicken-and-waffles restaurant before being discovered by a talent agency and asked to audition for the show.
Angus Cloud is the actor behind Fezco on "Euphoria." Fezco is an amateur drug dealer and high school dropout who is friends with Zendaya's character Rue and tries to protect her from her drug struggles.
Although Cloud does a stellar job portraying the drug dealer with a big heart, he had not thought about becoming an actor until a talent agent approached him on the street in Manhattan and asked him if he wanted to be an actor.
Angus Cloud as Fez in a 2019 trailer for "Euphoria" [Left] Cloud attends BODEGA x DIESEL: The Unofficial Official Basel Gift Shop Party at La Otra, 2019, Miami, Florida. | Photo: YouTube/Movie Coverage & Getty Images
In various interviews following "Euphoria's" success, Cloud admitted that he was not sure of the woman's intentions and even believed it was a scam:
"She asked me if I would be down to do an audition, but she didn’t exactly say what it was for. I thought it was some type of scam."
Despite his apprehensions, he contacted the talent scout after their meeting and auditioned for the part. He made it through a couple of rounds of auditions and later found himself on a plane to Los Angeles to shoot the pilot episode.
Originally from Oakland, California, Cloud lives between his hometown and his apartment in Los Angeles, where he shoots "Euphoria" and works on other projects.
Before landing his first role, Cloud had no plans to become an actor. He was on the East Coast to visit friends and worked in a chicken-and-waffles restaurant near Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Besides working tables, Cloud worked on another passion of his, directing and editing music videos for rap songs he made with his friends for the video streaming platform YouTube.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor explained he downloaded editing software on his computer and started filming videos and "documentary stuff." However, his dreams have now changed.
Cloud is working on his acting career and even started attending acting classes, including one course taught by his favorite actor, "Transformers" star Shia LeBeouf.
Fans have also noticed the Cloud resembles the later rapper, Mac Miller. However, during an interview with Refinery29, Cloud declined to comment on his similarities to the rapper.