Jacob Latimore

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Jacob Latimore
Birth name Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr
Born (1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 19)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris, Trevor Jackson, Issa

Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an American singer, actor, and dancer.

Life and career[edit]

Jacob Latimore grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When he was only five years old he watched the movie The Temptations – an ode to the popular Motown group – and fell in love with music. He spent weeks watching the movie over and over, trying to memorize the songs and learn all the dance moves. Jacob’s father and uncles were also musically talented and encouraged his interest. When he was nine years old he decided to take music more seriously and produced his first song, “Best Friend.” DJs across Wilwaukee instantly took to the song, and “Best Friend” received constant airtime. At the same time, Jacob was performing at events and festivals across the state, trying to make a name for himself.

By a stroke of luck someone at Disney heard Jacob’s song and decided to add it to Radio Disney’s Incubator program, which features upcoming young musicians. This led to exposure with other talented artists and an appearance on the Maury Povich Show. Jacob released a new single, “Superstar,” which shot him to fame and landed a spot on the Billboard R&B and Hip Hop charts. In early 2010, Jacob signed a record deal with Jive Records. He also scored a lead role in the film Vanishing on 7th Street and a part in the upcoming movie “The Untitled Pele Movie” about the Brazilian soccer player. Jacob partnered with fellow Jive artists Issa and Justin Martin for the song “Camera Phone,” and in October 2010 the three artists filmed the music video. With so many projects in the works, Jacob Latimore is sure to be a household name very soon. “I give all credit to God, he gave me this gift, and I am so excited to see what other doors he is going to open for me!”

In 2013, Jacob was featured in two major films including Black Nativity[1] as Langston, and Ride Along,[2] as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner,[3] which was released in sheathes September 19, 2014.


Jacob Latimore's first single "Best Friend" was released in 2005. In 2006, "Superstar" was released. In June, 2014, he released his hit song "Heartbreak Heard Around The World" ft. T-Pain.


Latimore has cited Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Mario, Brandy, and The Temptations as influences. He also stated on many of his YouTube videos that anyone in the world living their dream inspires him.[4][5]



  • "I Am The Future" (2009)
  • "This Is Me[6] " (2012)
  • "This Is Me 2[6] " (2013)


  • "Best Friend" (2005)
  • "Superstar" (2007)
  • "Fantasy Girl" (2008)
  • "Like 'Em All" feat. Diggy Simmons (2010)
  • "Nothing on Me" (2011)
  • "This Or That" (2011)
  • "You Come First" (2012)
  • "What Are You Waiting For" (2014)
  • "Heartbreak Heard Around the World" feat. T-Pain (2014)
  • "Ah Yeah" (2014)
  • "Don't Get Me Wrong" (2014)



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street James Leary
2013 Black Nativity Langston
2014 Ride Along Ramon
2014 The Maze Runner Jeff
2016 Bilal Bilal (teen)
2016 Sleight Bo Wolfe


Year Title Role Notes
2009 One Tree Hill Kid #1 1 episode: "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun"
2011 So Random! Himself
2011 Reed Between the Lines Jacob 1 episode: "Let's Talk About College Boys"[7]
2012 The Finder Young Trey 1 episode: "Life After Death"
2014 Survivor's Remorse Johnny Miller 1 episode: "How to Build a Brand"


  1. ^ "St. Joseph (Character)". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Ramon (Character)". IMDb. 
  3. ^ Jacob Latimore Discusses The Maze Runner. YouTube. July 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "welovejacob". YouTube. September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  5. ^ "The Official Jacob Latimore Site". Welovejacob.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Jacob Latimore – This Is Me 2". UrbanMixtape.com. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Let's Talk About College Boys". BET.com. December 8, 2011. 

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