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Latimore (right) with Bahja Rodriguez in 2015
|Birth name||Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr|
August 10, 1996 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, Pop, Hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Actor, Dancer|
Jacob O'Neal Latimore, Jr. (born August 10, 1996) is an American singer, actor, and dancer.
Life and career
Latimore was born in Milwaukee, the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore, Sr. 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 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.
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!”
Latimore has co-starred in several major films, including Black Nativity (2013), as Langston, and Ride Along (2014), as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner, which was released in theaters September 19, 2014.
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.
- "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) (REMIX 2015)
- "Don't Get Me Wrong" (2014)
- "Yo Boyfriend (Ain't Got Nothing On Me)" (2015)
- "Climb" (2015)
- "Remember Me" (2016)
|2010||Vanishing on 7th Street||James Leary|
|2014||The Maze Runner||Jeff|
|2017||Untitled Detroit project||Filming|
|2009||One Tree Hill||Kid #1||1 episode: "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun"|
|2011||Reed Between the Lines||Jacob||1 episode: "Let's Talk About College Boys"|
|2012||The Finder||Young Trey||1 episode: "Life After Death"|
|2014||Survivor's Remorse||Johnny Miller||1 episode: "How to Build a Brand"|
- "St. Joseph (Character)". IMDb.
- "Ramon (Character)". IMDb.
- Jacob Latimore Discusses The Maze Runner. YouTube. July 29, 2014.
- "welovejacob". YouTube. September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "The Official Jacob Latimore Site". Welovejacob.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "Jacob Latimore – This Is Me 2". UrbanMixtape.com. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
- "Let's Talk About College Boys". BET.com. December 8, 2011.