|Born||Wesley Jonathan Waples
October 18, 1978
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Wesley Jonathan Waples (born October 18, 1978), known professionally as Wesley Jonathan, is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Jamal Grant on the NBC Saturday morning comedy-drama series City Guys. Additionally, he played Gary Thorpe on the WB sitcom, What I Like About You. Jonathan is also known for his main role as Sweetness in the 2005 film, Roll Bounce. Currently, Wesley co-stars in the TV Land sitcom, The Soul Man. He was also known for his lead role as "Bud" in the movie "Bud'z House".
Jonathan started acting as a child actor in the early 1990s and has had two main roles in two series; City Guys as Jamal Grant, and What I Like About You opposite Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth as Holly's best friend, Gary Thorpe. Jonathan landed his first job in a music video for Melissa Manchester. He then started working on 21 Jump Street.
Jonathan has starred, co-starred, or made guest appearances in several movies and television shows including: Sister, Sister, Moesha, Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, Thea, Baywatch, A Different World, Boston Public, Crossover, National Lampoon's Bag Boy, Divine Intervention (2007 film), Roll Bounce, and the 2009 film Speed-Dating.
Jonathan starred in a 2010 Miller Lite commercial, In 1994, he appeared in Sunny Delight commercial. Prior to the final season of City Guys as his first role of Jamal Grant, Jonathan appeared the Truth commercial in 2001 in which he played a host on Soul Train.
Jonathan was romantically involved with actress Denyce Lawton from 2006 until 2009.
Filmography and television episodes
- Mattie as Frank Patton (2013–)
- Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
- The Soul Man as Stamps Ballentine, (2012–present)
- What You Need-The Weeknd(Music Video)
- The Lebrons (TV series) as Kid, (2011–present)
- 90210 (2011)
- Speed-Dating as Too Cool (2010)
- B-Girl (2009)
- Cold Case (1 episode) (2009)
- Steppin: The Movie (2009)
- Footlocker commercials
- CSI: Miami (1 episode) (2008)
- NCIS (2008)
- Divine Intervention as Rev. Robert Gibbs (2007)
- The Beautiful Ordinary (completed) (2007)
- Cuttin' Da Mustard (in production) as Tyree (2007)
- National Lampoon's Bag Boy (2007)
- Crossover as Noah Cruise (2006)
- What I Like About You as Gary Thorpe (2002–2006)
- Roll Bounce as Sweetness (2005)
- The United States of Leland as Bengel (2004)
- Greetings from Tucson as Saul (2 episodes) (2003)
- Storm Watch as Ravi (2002)
- Scream at the Sound of the Beep as Arsenio (2002)
- City Guys as Jamal Grant (1997–2001)
- Felicity as Max (1 episode) (2001)
- Judging Amy (1 episode) (2001)
- Boston Public as Tyronn Anderson he died (2 episodes) (2001)
- USA High as Anthony (1 episode) (1998)
- NYPD Blue as Orlando (1 episode) (1998)
- The Parent Hood (1 episode) (1998)
- Smart Guy as Tyler (5th episode) (1997)
- The Practice as David Piper (1 episode) (1997)
- Sister, Sister as Charles, Michael and Pico (1994–1996)
- NewsRadio as Kid #1 (1 episode) (1996)
- Promised Land as Brandon (1 episode) (1996)
- Minor Adjustments as Henry Harrison (3 episodes) (1996)
- Moesha as Norman (1 episode) (1996)
- Panther as Little Bobby (1995)
- Boy Meets World Season 3 Episode 10 - Train Of Fools uncredited/Boy on the train (1995)
- Misery Loves Company as Conner (1995)
- Thea as Riddick (3 episodes) (1993–1994)
- A Different World as a kid (1992)
- Baywatch as Jordan (2 episodes) (1991)
- Get a Life as Eddie (4 episodes) (1990–1991)
- 21 Jump Street as Kelly (1 episode) (1990)
Movie (2011) Title: Dysfunctional Friends Character: Bret Source: NetFlix
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