The Furtick Quadruplets are known for their outgoing personalities and are models featured in celebrity photographer Martin Schoeller’s book “Identical: Portraits of Twins.” They have appeared on Oprah twice, The Doctors, Good Morning America, 20/20 and commercials such as Tide, Levis, Wendy’s and also starred in the music video “Birthday Song” with rapper 2 Chainz featuring Kanye West.Â
THE DAPIFER:Â What’s one word that describes each of your brothers?
Victor: Â Complex
Where did you grow up?
JASON: I grew up in the Baychester section of the Bronx. I know what many people think about the Bronx, but the area I grew up in was residential and quiet. It was the best of both worlds; we lived in a nice-sized house with a backyard and plenty of space to run around.
VICTOR: We grew up in the North Bronx in New York City. However, we recently moved out on our own to Westchester County.
KEITH: I grew up in the “Boogie Down” Bronx. Birthplace of Hip-hop, as they say.
What is your earliest memory of you and your brothers?
JASON: The earliest memory I have of my brothers and I is when we were living in California for an extended period of time and we had to have a tutor. We lived in a hotel in Beverly Hills and were shooting a Disney pilot for our own show. I remember going shopping with my Mom and brothers and us enjoying the beautiful weather.
VICTOR: Interestingly enough, I really don’t remember so many of the experiences weÂ had as quadruplets when we were younger. How ever, I do remember working on the Levi’s commercial because I remember how grueling, repetitive, and HOT it was during filming.
Are there any moments that stick out to you either good or bad?
KEITH: To this day, I feel like we are smothered with attention when we go out. Moments that stick out to me are when ABC’s 20/20 did a segment on us when they had to follow us around middle school. The school was in a frenzy, and we caused havoc. Everyone was in the hallways, trying to be on camera, it was insane. I felt so bad for the teachers and our principal.
VICTOR: One of the best moments that I recall are when we flew to L.A. To film a pilot for our own television show. Though it didn’t get picked up at the time, it was awesome to be able to say I lived in L.A. During that time-truly a dream come true for a little boy from the BX! On the flip side, it was definitely a struggle to identify who I am as an individual-outside of this “collective” that is known asÂ “The Furtick Quadruplets.”
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
VICTOR: I always told people that I wanted to be a lawyer growing up because I was (and still am) obsessed with shows like Law & Order: SVU. Despite this, as soon as I realized how many years of schooling was required, I decided that it may not be the best career choice for me.
When did you come to be known as “The Furtick Quads” ?
KEITH: We got assigned this name because of all the talk shows we did as youngsters. No one wants to say “Next up we have Kevin, Jason, Keith, and Victor Furtick” So they’ll just say “Next up we have The Furtick Quads”.
What does style mean to you and how would you define your personal style?
JASON: To me style is the activity of being creative and experimenting with clothing outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. My personal style fits my personality; it’s responsible and safe. I love taking chances with color and mixing colors that would not necessarily match; but I do tend to dress like a boy from the Hamptons with clean clothes and loafers.
What’s your favorite place to shop?
Â KEITH: I like to shop at Urban Outfitters when I am feeling youthful and urban. But as I get older, my style is evolving and I like Topman for a more classy sophisticated look. Versatility is important.
Â JASON: My favorite place to shop is Zara. I love everything about the atmosphere of the store and the dark look of the clothing. The prices are affordable as well.
Â So I hear that a few of you may have shared high school crushes- does this still happen today?
KEITH: This totally happened, and still does. We kind of have the same interests when it comes to people, and we look for the same qualities. And we are all SO picky, its uncanny. Nowadays, if people cant have one of us they try to move down the line of brothers, which we laugh at.
What’s next for you? Where will you be in 5 years, 10 years?
VICTOR: (To brothers) What’s next for you? Where will you be in 5 years, 10 years? Hopefully, I won’t be single haha! Personally, I would see myself living out of New York but still maintaining a residence here. I would hope to be in a committed relationship and to be in a successful business with my best friends aka my brothers aka “The Furtick Quads.”