Uriah Shelton

Uriah Shelton (born March 10, 1997[1]) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his television roles, such as playing Jeff Cargill on The Glades, Josh on the web series Blue, and Joshua Matthews on Girl Meets World. Shelton was also the lead in the 2010 film Lifted.

Uriah Shelton
Born (1997-03-10) March 10, 1997 (age 23)
Dallas, Texas, US
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Shelton was born in Dallas, Texas.[1] When he was one month old, his family moved him to Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a small river community about 40 miles south of Mobile.

Growing up, Shelton pursued interests in martial arts, piano, and soccer. At the age of 7, he took a modeling class with his cousin, Charli. This led to a talent competition in Orlando, after which he was pursued by multiple agencies in New York City and Los Angeles. Realizing that he'd come to love acting, he and his mother decided to move to Los Angeles to embark upon his professional career.


He immediately began working in commercials but also focused on his love of martial arts, which resulted in him becoming the 2006 ATA Tae Kwon Do California State Champion in all categories, including sparring and extreme weapons.

Having accomplished his goal, Uriah returned his full attention to acting, where he began working on television shows, including Without a Trace, The Ghost Whisperer, Mad TV, Dirty Sexy Money, The Suite Life on Deck, Monk, Trust Me, Trauma, Hallmark's The Nanny Express, and the independent feature Alabama Moon.

Shelton starred the lead role of Henry Matthews in the movie Lifted, a story about a singer whose family life is disrupted when his Marine father is deployed to Afghanistan. The boy, despite many obstacles, is inspired to compete in a teen singing competition. The film was the inaugural film of producer Deborah Del Prete's Coronet Films. Written and directed by Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone), in which he plays a young singing sensation alongside music greats Ruben Studdard and Trace Adkins. Shelton wrote and sang the song "I Miss You," in the movie.[2] He played the recurring role of Joshua Matthews on Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, sequel series of the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World.

Shelton also appears in the A&E drama The Glades, a show about a Chicago detective who moved to South Florida with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being falsely accused of sleeping with his captain's wife. He plays Jeff Cargill, the rebellious son of female nurse and love-interest played by Kiele Sanchez.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lower Learning Prep School Kid
2009 Opposite Day Security Guard
2010 Alabama Moon Kit
2011 Lifted Henry Matthews
2016 The Warriors Gate Jack Bronson
2019 Skywatch[4] Mike Short Film
TBA Untitled Christopher Landon project Booker Post-production

Television and webEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Without a Trace Brett Henbdricks Episode: "Fight/Flight"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Young William Episode: "Holiday Spirit"
2008 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Dakoda Episode: "Search for the Dragon"
2008 Ring of Death Tommy Wyatt TV movie
2008 The Nanny Express Ben Chandler TV movie
2009 Little Monk Brian Web series, 2 episodes
2009 Monk Nicky Phillips Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes Camping"
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Prince Jeffy Episode: "Maddie on Deck"
2009 Trust Me Jack McGuire Episodes: "Before and After", "All Hell the Victors" and "Odd Man Out"
2009 Trauma Rudy Episode: "All's Fair"
2010–2013 The Glades Jeff Cargill Main role, 26 episodes
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Pete Episode: "My Sister the Witch"
2012 Last Man Standing Ben Milbauer Episode: "Ding Dong Ditch"
2012–present Blue Josh Web series; main role, 24 episodes
2014–2017 Girl Meets World Joshua Matthews Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015 Instant Mom Emmery Episode: "Two Guys and a Gabby"
2017 13 Reasons Why Pratters Recurring role
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles Finn Episodes: "Mountebank", "All Is Bright"
2019 Looking for Alaska Longwell Recurring role, limited series


  1. ^ a b "Uriah Shelton". TV Guide. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Borys Kit (August 23, 2009). "'Lifted' will be first film for Coronet". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Glades". A&E TV. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Skywatch". skywatch-movie.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.

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