Jordan Calloway

Jordan Calloway (born c. 1990) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Zach Carter-Schwartz on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous (2004–2007). Calloway has also had recurring roles on NBC's ER (2005–2006), as well as The CW series Riverdale (2017–2018) and Black Lightning (2018–present).

Jordan Calloway
Bornc. 1990 (age 29–30)
Years active2000–present

Early life and educationEdit

He is the son of cinematographer Joseph Calloway.[1] Calloway's parents are divorced.[2] He is the youngest of several children. As a child, Calloway had aspirations of becoming a Navy Seal, while his brother was actually interested in acting.[3] Calloway attended Maranatha High School and graduated in 2009. He played varsity baseball for all four years.[4] He would later attend Azusa Pacific University.[5] He graduated with a degree in production.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 DisCONNECTED Isaiah
2012 Jeffrey's Fortune N/A Short film; producer[6][non-primary source needed]
2013 Life of a King Marcus
2016 Grandma's House Izak
2019 Countdown Matt Monroe [7][8]
2019 Always a Bridesmaid Mark


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Parkers Jerel Jr. Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues"
2001 The District Son Episode: "The D.C. Strangler"
2002 George Lopez Kid #2 Episode: "Max's Big Adventure"
2004–2007 Unfabulous Zach Carter-Schwartz Main role
2005–2006 ER K.J. Thibeaux Recurring role (seasons 11–12), 7 episodes
2010 The Glades De'Andre Matthews Episode: "Mucked Up"
2014 Switched at Birth Aaron Legrange Episode: "Your Body Is a Battleground"
2014 Gang Related Darnell Grecco Episode: "Pecados del Padre"
2014 Reckless Maddox Tate Episode: "Blind Sides"
2014 Drumline: A New Beat Jayven LaPierre Television film[9]
2015 Studio City Griffin Television film[10]
2016 Ghost Oliver Television film[11]
2016 Recovery Road N/A Episode: "My Loose Thread"
2016 House of Lies Ryder Episode: "Tragedy of the Commons"
2017 Beyond Kevin McArdle Main role (pilot); recurring role (season 1); 5 episodes
2017 Pure Genius Henry Jones Episode: "Lift Me Up"
2017 Freakish Zane Recurring role (season 2), 9 episodes[12]
2017–2018 Riverdale Chuck Clayton Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 6 episodes
2018–present Black Lightning Khalil Payne/Painkiller Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2–present)[13]
2018 The Mick Marcus/Tre Episode: "The Car"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2005 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series Unfabulous Nominated [14]
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Unfabulous Nominated [15]
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Unfabulous Nominated [16]


  1. ^ "2017 Cinematographers / Lighting, Camera & Technical Arts Nominee Reception". August 29, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Riverdale; Jordan Calloway (April 13, 2017). "Riverdale Season 1 Episode 10 Review w/ Jordan Calloway" (Livestream). Interviewed by Ben Bateman; Sam Davidson; Chae Jones; Frank Moran. Los Angeles: AfterBuzz TV. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Carson, Jasmine (December 8, 2014). "Jordan Calloway: The Debut". On the Cover. ShuString Magazine (1): 82–91. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jordan Calloway's (Pasadena, CA) Stats". MaxPreps. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Coast To Coast Cougars". Azusa Pacific Athletics. June 12, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jeffrey's Fortune". Vimeo.
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  9. ^ "Drumline: A New Beat Star Jordan Calloway Talks Role and Chemistry With Alexandra Shipp — Exclusive". Wetpaint. October 27, 2014.
  10. ^ "Fox's Studio City pilot adds Samantha Logan and Jordan Calloway". Digital Spy. March 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 22, 2016). "PILOT SEASON 2016: Time-Travel Craze And What It Means For Kevin Williamson's 'Time After Time' (& His Hot CW Drama)".
  12. ^ "Jordan Calloway joins second season of Hulu's "Freakish"". Color Web Mag. July 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "'Black Lightning's China Anne McClain Talks Her Character's Relationship With Jordan Calloway's Khalil". January 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "26th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2018.

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