Cosmo Jarvis

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Cosmo Jarvis
Jarvis in October 2013
Background information
Birth name Harrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis
Born (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 32)
Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Origin Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative, indie rock, indie pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, mandolin, banjo
Years active 2008–present
Labels Wall of Sound, 25th Frame
Associated acts Mad Dog Mcrea, Sticky Fingers

Harrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis (born 1 September 1989) is an American-born British actor, musician, and filmmaker of Armenian descent. In 2015, he auditioned and was cast to portray the character of Sebastian in William Oldroyd's debut feature film Lady Macbeth (2016).[1]

Early life

Jarvis was born in New Jersey, United States to an Armenian-American mother and English father.[2] As a child, he moved to Devon, United Kingdom with his family. In his own words he has stated that he feels no affiliation with New Jersey except that "Kevin Smith was born there and I love his work". Jarvis first started writing, recording music, and creating his first films on VHS when he was twelve. At age 16 he left education at Eggbuckland Community College to pursue a career in music and film instead of choosing to attend a sixth form, and at 19 he released his self-titled debut album.


Jarvis confirmed his second album's title as Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? on his official Facebook page. The first single off the album was "Gay Pirates", which was released on 23 January 2011. The single's music video was directed by Cosmo. The song was featured as Record of the Day[3] and AOL's Spinner video of the day.[4] "Gay Pirates" was voted number 85 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2011, which aired on Australia Day in 2012. The album itself was given an 8.5/10 rating from Soundblab album reviews.[5] He announced in an interview with TNC that he had begun work on his first feature film, called The Naughty Room.[6] The film premièred on BBC Four on the 20 August 2012, shortly after the release of Jarvis' third studio album, titled Think Bigger, the film included multiple songs/variations of songs from the new album in the soundtrack.[7] Cosmo toured the UK in late 2012 supporting Mad Dog Mcrea, for whom he penned the song "Waiting on the Hill". The comedy film Hawk(e): The Movie (2013) features several songs by Cosmo Jarvis.[8] In January 2013, "Love This" came in at number 59 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012.[9] On the 20 November 2020 Jarvis re-released his 2012 album Think Bigger as "Think Bigger - (2020 Deluxe Edition)" as the 2012 album was never fully released globaly. The Think Bigger reissue will contain all of its 11 original recordings remastered for 2020, plus a further 9 rare bonus tracks from that same writing period, including 5 never before heard songs and 4 acoustic live ‘bedroom’ versions of key Think Bigger tracks.[10]



Jarvis has released 6 albums although none entered any major charts.
2006 19 Songs By Cosmo Jarvis for CD and download.
2009 Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch under Wall of Sound label, (16 November 2009) for CD and download.
2011 Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? under 25th Frame (26 September 2011) for CD and download.
2012 Think Bigger under 25th Frame (17 July 2012) for CD and download.
2013 They Don't Build Hearts Like They Used To - 4 Track E.P under Speed Vs Angle, (29 September 2013 in Australia and NZ, 17 November 2013 elsewhere for Limited Edition CD and digital download.
2020 Think Bigger- 2020 Deluxe Edition under 25th Frame' (20 November 2020) for CD and digital download.


Jarvis has released 10 singles to date - none entered the charts.
2009 "She's Got You" and "Problems/You Got Your Head"
2010 "Crazy Screwed Up Lady"
2011 "Gay Pirates"; "Sure as Hell Not Jesus"; "My Day"; and "She Doesn't Mind"
2012 "Love This"
2013 "Collaborating With Rihanna"
2020 "Tell Me Who To Be"


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Alley Way The Old Man (voice) Short film
2012 The Naughty Room Todd Kennedy
2015 Spooks: The Greater Good Dani Tasuev
2016 Monochrome Gabriel Lenard
The Habit of Beauty Jerome
Lady Macbeth Sebastian
2017 FOG Charlie Short film
[The Marker Steve
Hunter Killer Fathometer Operator
2018 Annihilation Special Ops Soldier
Farming Jonesy
2019 Calm With Horses Douglas
Nocturnal Pete
2020 The Shadow of Violence Douglas "Arm" Armstrong US release of "Calm With Horses"


  1. "Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis cast in Lady Macbeth". 22 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Cosmo Jarvis: "My generation is the worst". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
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  4. "Gay Pirates Video by Cosmo Jarvis – AOL Music". Retrieved 31 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Cosmo Jarvis – Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? – Review". Soundblab. Retrieved 31 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Interviews. "TNC Interview: Cosmo Jarvis, Part 2". The New Current. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Cosmo Jarvis Interview – The Naughty Room". TimeOut London. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  10. Cult, We Are (21 October 2020). "Cosmo Jarvis' 'Think Bigger' Set For Deluxe Edition Reissue » We Are Cult". We Are Cult. Retrieved 26 January 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>