July 8, 1983 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DeVaughn Walter Nixon (born July 8, 1983) is an American actor who became best known for his role in the romantic movie The Bodyguard. He starred in films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Sugar Hill, and then starred in numerous television series among which include: Disney series Lizzie McGuire and Mackenzie Falls.
DeVaughn Nixon was born in Los Angeles in 1983, where he also lived his childhood. He is son of former basketball player Norm Nixon. His stepmother is actress/producer/director/dancer Debbie Allen and half siblings include dancer Vivian Nichole Nixon, and basketball player Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. His parents taught him to appreciate education, hard work and independence (his mother "was very independent"). When he was a child he worked in several roles in acting, putting voice to one of the characters of the animated film Bébé's Kids. Later, he had a role in the romantic film The Bodyguard, along with other roles in other films and TV series. However, he temporarily left his film career to devote himself to his studies. He graduated in television production and business finance from Loyola Marymount University. He also worked with his father as a mortgage broker. However, he missed acting, so he decided to return to his work in the cinema, participating first in the film Monster Heroes. In 2011 he starred in the film Prom.
- To Sleep with Anger - as Sunny (as Devaughn Walter Nixon) (1990)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day - as Danny Dyson (1991)
- The Rapture - as First Boy (1991)
- Bébé's Kids - as Additional Voices (voice) (1992)
- The Bodyguard - as Fletcher (1992)
- Sugar Hill - as Raynathan
- Gamebox 1.0 - as Sherman (2004)
- Monster Heroes - as Vilante (2010)
- Prom - as Tyler Barso (2011)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990): Bundle of Joy
- Lizzie McGuire (2001): Rated Aargh 01x18: (Aug/10/2001) As Snackbar Attendant
- One On One (2001): Radioactive Platonic 01x03: (Sep/17/2001) As Tracey
- Quintuplets (2004): Little Man on Campus 01x03: (Jun/30/2004) As Player #1, [Co-Guest Stars]
- Drake & Josh (2004): Blues Brothers 02x08: (Sep/12/2004) As Drake's band member
- The Unit (2006): Always Kiss Them Goodbye 03x03: (Oct/09/2007) As Sgt. Larson
- Greek (2007): Freshman Daze 01x15: (Apr/21/2008) As Puckie, [Co-Guest Stars]
- Sonny With A Chance (2009): Walk a Mile in My Pants 02x01: (Mar/14/2010) As Trevor
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008): And Circumstance 04x13: (Sep/05/2011) As Omar; Pomp 04x12: (Aug/29/2011) As Omar; The Games We Play 04x11: (Aug/22/2011) As Omar.
- La Higuera.net (in spanish)
- 'Prom' king DeVaughn Nixon returns to his first love. s2s. Magazine.com Posted Fri, 2011-04-29 10:26 by Ericka Boston. Retrieved January 03, 2012, to 23:09 pm.
- PEOPLE: "AND BABY MAKES FOUR". - The Dallas Morning News. - September 2, 1987.
- Mackall, Dave. - "Nixon fondly remembers Duquesne". - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. - May 31, 2007.
- Schiefelbein, Joseph. - "Spivery, Jaguars to begin practice". - The Advocate. - October 17, 2008.