Alan Powell Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, Quantico, Anthem Lights

Alan Powell Biography

Alan Powell is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer known for his portrayal of Franklin Weaver in the 2014 film, Where Hope Grows and Mike McQuigg in the third season of the ABC thriller Quantico.

Variety called his performance in the 2014 indie film THE SONG “excellent” and The Hollywood Reporter called him a “heartthrob.”

He was born to a pastor, and began his freshman year at Liberty University with the goal of becoming a New Testament professor. Powell excelled in Philosophy and Greek studies, and also for a time could speak proficiently in Greek.

Age | Alan Powell Anthem Lights Age

Powell was born on May 3, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. He is 38 years old as of 2023.

Brycie Powell | Wife

He married his high school sweetheart, Brycie, in 2006. Powell fell for her after hearing her sing in a school performance. He also remembers, “It was in that moment that she became everything to me.”

Alan Powell Children

Brycie and Powell are blessed with three daughters and one son; Rowe Darling Powell, Aj Powell, and Presley Powell and Nash Powell.


Alan Powell Anthem Lights

Powell is the founding member of the pop group Anthem Lights. Alan and the band continued to evolve and grew their fan base.

They signed with Reunion Records, changed the band’s name to Anthem Lights, toured across the country, and recorded two studio albums: Anthem Lights and You Have My Heart IN 2010.

Both albums showcased his skillful songwriting. The band parted ways with Reunion Records to create their own record label named YC Records as a throwback to the band’s “Yellow Cavalier” origins in 2012.

They then brought on new band member Joey Stamper to replace Kyle, who amicably left the group to then pursue a solo career in music.

Powell focused on writing and producing quality music and also creating music videos with entertaining and engaging content.

Alan honed in on the band’s inherent skill at creating an upbeat, pop music sound, and then continued to steer Anthem Lights and its music toward the mainstream pop genre.
Anthem Lights is now taking the pop music scene by storm.

Alan Powell Actor

Alan Powell The Song

In June 2012, in the midst of his rapidly rising success with Anthem Lights, Alan was contacted about an audition for an upcoming movie called THE SONG.

After reading a few lines from the script, he immediately felt a connection to the character of Jed King, a brooding singer and songwriter caught in a love triangle.

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Alan landed the starring role in the film, and undisputed conveyed the delicate emotional nuances of a man struggling to balance fame and family. A steady stream of praise for Alan Powell, a newcomer to the big screen, began to emerge in the press after THE SONG’s release in fall 2014,.

Alan Powell Movies





Beautifully Broken

G. David Anderson

Out of Ashes


Other Versions of You


Heavenquest: A Pilgrim’s Progress


The Reason


Like Arrows: The Art of Parenting



Worth Fighting For



Caged No More


Take It All the Way



Christmas in the Smokies

Mason Wyatt

Happy Beltane!



Where Hope Grows

Franklin Weaver

The Song

Jed King


Each Time Again



Charlie & Boots

Rodeo Clown

Alan Powell TV Shows






Mike McQuigg


A Deadly Affair



Wynn Rhymer



Guitar Tech


Alan Powell Twitter


Alan Powell Joins the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Alan Powell Interview


RL (Raschelle Loudenslager) Alan, how did you get your start in a film career?

Alan Powell: “I still don’t know why they let me do it, to be honest with you. Don’t tell anybody I said that, it’s my secret. (He says with a wink and a lighthearted laugh.)  I have always had a passion for film. Film is what moves me.

I started my career in music of course but I‘ve always loved acting. Three summers ago, I got an email and it was this character description about this project. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you or not, but I just knew I was going to be a part of this project. So, I went to this audition and God just took over from there.

I went back to California for the call back and met the director and the producer and the music director. Not long after the director called me and told me I was the guy for the part, he just knew it was me. I got together with my wife and we discussed how we could protect our marriage especially when I was going to play the role of a guy who is unfaithful to his wife. It’s all real life situations and we talked a lot about how we could honor God in our marriage while walking through the situations with this roll. So, it was a really cool process to see how God worked in and through all of it. Now to see the final product is a very rewarding thing.”

MO : “Did you grow up in a Christian Home?”

Alan Powell: “I did actually; my Dad is a pastor and has been for my whole life.  He’s been pastoring a church in Fort Myers Florida for 15 years. That makes me a PK. I mean there were challenges to it, yes, but honestly there was a lot more good about it. I have a great family.”

RL: Did you meet your wife in Fort Myers?

 Alan Powell: I did. I have known her technically since we were 14 and then we started dating at 17 and I never looked back. And now we have two daughters, a three and one year old. My wife is actually at home taking care of them both now.

RL: How did you protect you marriage through this film?

Alan Powell:“I was able to protect my marriage through and through. My wife was the double in the one kissing scene. So, I was kissing my wife.

And the honeymoon scene is also her doubling in bed with me the morning after we were married. You will see Jed unable to sleep and looking at her thinking of how blessed he is.

In this it’s actually me looking at my wife while playing the role of Jed as he looks at Rose played by my wife. So that look on my face is the most honest look in the film. For us, we needed to do this to make sure our marriage was protected.

And to the filmmakers credit they allowed this. Honestly, I thought I might lose the role because of this. I did the callbacks and everything.

At the end of the eight hour call back they said we know you have some hesitations because of some of the content. So here is the script, read the full thing. Read it and let us know if there is anything else in it you are uncomfortable with. So I took it a 110 page script home.

I started reading it and earmarked every page that had something I was uncomfortable with and not exaggerating here out of 110 pages I marked 70 pages.

MO:  You are from a very interesting background in terms of acting, what inspired you. I know you grew up in a Christian Home but why acting?

Alan Powell: “Because it is what moves me. I love music but the medium that had the biggest impact on my life is film. For me the idea I could be a part of doing something that can impact someone else as film has impacted me is exciting and gets me up each day. I didn’t know if I would be good at it, but I wanted to do everything I could do to learn all I could learn so I could find out. Acting is a passion.

MO: What do you hope comes from the film?

RL: And how do you hope it engages others in conversations?”

Alan Powell: I think it is a timeless message, which is what I love about it. It is a modern day telling of the life of Solomon which is an old, old, thousands of years, old story.

But the message never changes. The point is life is meaningless outside of God. God gives life meaning and God gives life purpose. And it doesn’t mean it’s just for now or was for a thousand years ago.

So to me I think when people see THE SONG and walk out of the theaters they will see that fame is fleeting and life is fleeting but God is forever. This is certainly the main message I hope people will take away from it.

RL: What moves you the most about THE SONG?

Alan Powell: It is a movie about real life for real people. Jed goes through a lot. He experiences fame and real love.

He experiences real love and then gets the thing he wanted most which was fame. And then the thing he wanted most has a way of tempting him which is what fame does.

It tempts him to do things he should not be involved with; he cheats on his wife and gets involved with drugs.

To me I hope people walk away going “I see what Jed experiences when he gets everything he thought he wanted and maybe that’s also everything I think I might want.”  Jed got money, fame, recognition and meaning, but then he realizes it’s all meaningless and the most important thing that really matters is God and purpose and how that matters to his family, his wife and his son.

So I hope when people walk out they ask themselves is there anything in my life that I am striving for that if I actually attain it will be less than I want it to be?

Is there something else in my life right now I ought to be focusing on that really matters that maybe I am overlooking? Because I think that is what this story is really about.

It’s about redemption, forgiveness, and things that can’t be attained but maybe things we already have. Hopefully, this is something people will take away.

My hope is The Song will do well and resonate with the audience who views it. Hopefully it will inspire them to look inside at what they are driving for and living for and make sure it is toward what really matters.