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Shameik Moore (born May 4, 1995) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper.

Shameik Moore
Shameik Moore by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 23)
Other namesKing SAM
OccupationActor, rapper, singer, dancer
Years active2011–present
Known forThe Get Down
Musical career
GenresHip hop, R&B, pop, reggae


Early lifeEdit

Moore's family originates from Jamaica.[1]


Moore started off with bit roles from shows such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Reed Between the Lines, and Joyful Noise. In 2013, he had his first main television role on the sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew, which aired on Cartoon Network before being cancelled after one season.[2] He then gained recognition with his portrayal of Malcolm in the 2015 film Dope, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Indiewire included Moore on its list of "The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival" for his performance in the movie.[3] He is also one of the five male leads in the Netflix series The Get Down, which premiered in 2016 and was cancelled in 2017 after one half-season.[4] In 2017, it was announced that Moore would voice Miles Morales in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony.[5]


I Am Da Beat


Year Title Role Notes
2011 House of Payne Dante 1 episode
2011 Reed Between the Lines Blake 1 episode
2013 Incredible Crew Various characters Main cast
2016–2017 The Get Down Shaolin Fantastic Main cast
2017, 2018 Wild 'N Out Himself Guest Star
Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Watsons Go To Birmingham James Jr. TV film
2015 Dope Malcolm Adekanbi Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
2018 Pretenders Phil
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Miles Morales / Spider-Man (voice)


  1. ^ "Shameik Moore's Jamaican family in Atlanta". Jimmy Kimmel Live. Archived from the original on June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cartoon Network's Shameik Moore Visits Atlanta Schools". Atlanta Daily World. April 4, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Smith, Nigel M. (February 2, 2015). "The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival". Indiewire. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ McKinney, Jessica (June 29, 2016). "Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore To Star In Netflix Original 'The Get Down'". Vibe. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (April 13, 2017). "Animated Spider-Man Film Finds Its Miles Morales". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 8, 2018.

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