Jacob Latimore

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Jacob Latimore
Jacob Latimore na Listening Party (cropped).jpg
Latimore in 2015
Background information
Birth name Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr,
Born (1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 21)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, actor, rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
  • FTE
  • Jacob's Ink, Inc.
  • EMPIRE (current)
  • Crown World Entertainment
  • RCA (former)
Associated acts

Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an American singer, rapper and actor. In 2016, Latimore released his debut mixtape Connection. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in The Maze Runner, Collateral Beauty and Detroit.

Life and career[edit]

Latimore was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore, Sr.[1] When he was 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 Milwaukee took to the song, and “Best Friend” received airtime. At the same time, Latimore was performing at events and festivals across the state, trying to make a name for himself.[citation needed]

Someone at Disney heard Latimore'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 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. Latimore has said, "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!"[citation needed]

Latimore has co-starred in several major films, including Black Nativity (2013),[2] as Langston, and Ride Along (2014),[3] as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner,[4] which was released in theaters September 19, 2014. He then starred in the drama film Collateral Beauty, which was released on December 16, 2016, and street magic drama movie Sleight, which is scheduled for release on April 28, 2017.


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. In November 2015, he announced that his first debut album, "Connection", would be released December 9. The album features singles such as "The Real" featuring SingerIshDARR from Milwaukee


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
  • Released: December 9, 2015
  • Label: FTE, Jacob's Ink, Inc., EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download
42 36


  • I Am The Future (2009)
  • Mr Latimore World Story (2018)


List of singles as a lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Superstar" 2007 84 This My Time " No Body Around Template:Smal
"Nothing on Me"
"This Or That"
"You Come First"
"Heartbreak Heard Around the World"
(featuring T-Pain)
"Climb" 2015 Connection
"Like Em All 2016 Connection
"The Real"
(featuring IshDARR)
Mr Latimore World Story 2017



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: A New Breed of Hero Bilal (teen)
2016 Collateral Beauty Raffi
2017 Sleight Bo Wolfe
2017 Detroit Fred
2017 Krystal Bobby Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 One Tree Hill Kid No. 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"[5]
2012 The Finder Young Trey 1 episode: "Life After Death"
2014 Survivor's Remorse Johnny Miller 1 episode: "How to Build a Brand"


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