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Jessie T. Usher Jr. (born February 29, 1992) is an American actor. He starred as Cam Calloway on the Starz television series, Survivor's Remorse. He previously played Lyle on Level Up. In 2014, he appeared in When the Game Stands Tall and the voice of American Boy in Teenage. In 2016, Usher co-starred in Independence Day: Resurgence.

Jessie Usher
Born
Jessie T. Usher Jr.

(1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 27)
Maryland, United States[citation needed]
Other namesJessie T. Usher
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present

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Early life and educationEdit

Jessie T. Usher Jr. was born the son of Jessie T. and Judith Usher in Maryland.[1] Usher first showed an interest in acting at the age of 5 after his sister Jesstia booked a TV commercial. His first acting job was an Oscar Meyer commercial. In 2003, the family relocated to Los Angeles to help further Usher's career. He graduated from high school at the age of 15. Usher also studied culinary arts in college.[1]

CareerEdit

Usher's first professional acting job was in an episode of CBS's Without a Trace in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in an episode of the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana.[1] In 2011, Usher starred in the Cartoon Network television film Level Up. The film spawned a television series in which Usher would reprise his role as Lyle Hugginson which lasted two seasons. He later voiced American Boy in the 2013 documentary Teenage. In 2014, Usher appeared in the film When the Game Stands Tall. In March 2014, Usher was cast as the lead in Survivor's Remorse, executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. The series premiered in October 2014.[2][3]

In 2016, Usher appeared in the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day opposite Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum.[4][5][6][7] Later that year, Usher co-starred in the Christmas themed comedy-drama Almost Christmas opposite Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise.[8] In 2019, Usher played the lead in a sequel to the 1971 film Shaft, starring as the son of Samuel L. Jackson's character from the 2000 film, and the grandson of the original Shaft, played by Richard Roundtree.[9]

In January 2018, it was announced that Usher has been cast as A-Train in Amazon Studios upcoming show The Boys, which is based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book with the same name.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Beautiful Boy Basketball Teen
2013 InAPPropriate Comedy Jamal
2013 Teenage American Boy (voice) Documentary
2014 When the Game Stands Tall Tayshon Lanear
2016 All Part of the Game: Part 1 Freethrows Jay Short film
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Dylan Hiller
2016 Almost Christmas Evan Meyers
2018 Ride James
2018 Stronghold Lil Maniac
2019 Shaft John 'JJ' Shaft Jr.
TBA The Banker Post-production
TBA Windfall Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Without a Trace Malcolm Episode: "Neither Rain Nor Sleet"
2007 Hannah Montana Guy Episode: "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together"
2008 Lincoln Heights Baby G Episode: "Glass House"
2008 Numb3rs Robber #1 Episode: "Frienemies"
2009 The Mentalist Daniel Brown Episode: "Red Rum"
2009 Criminal Minds Daniel 2 episodes
2010 Summer Camp R.J. TV movie
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Ray Episode: "The Anomaly" (voice)
2011 Level Up Lyle TV movie
2011–2012 Level Up Lyle / Lyle Hugginson Main role
2014–2017 Survivor's Remorse Cam Calloway Main role
2019 The Boys A-Train Main role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jessie T. Usher Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TVGuide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Fox, Kit (October 2, 2014). "Q&A: Jessie Usher Builds an NBA body". Men's Fitness. American Media, Inc. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Johns, Nikara (March 27, 2014). "Starz Casts Leads for LeBron James' Comedy Series 'Survivor's Remorse'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Barton, Steve (March 24, 2015). "Here's What 'Independence Day 2′ Is About". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (March 3, 2015). "'Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Ford, Rebecca (March 3, 2015). "'Independence Day 2' Casts 'Survivor's Remorse' Star Jessie Usher (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  7. ^ MrDisgusting on (March 9, 2015). "Here's What 'Independence Day 2′ Is About". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Ford, Rebecca (October 22, 2015). "'Survivor's Remorse' Star Jessie Usher Joins 'A Meyers Christmas' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (August 18, 2017). "Jessie T. Usher Tapped As Son Of Shaft; Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree Reprise". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2018). "'The Boys': Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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