Jessie Usher

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Jessie Usher
Born Jessie T. Usher Jr.
(1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Other names Jessie T. Usher
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Jessie T. Usher Jr. (born February 29, 1992) is an American actor. He starred as Cam Calloway on the Starz television series, Survivor's Remorse. He previously played Lyle on Level Up. In 2014 he appeared in When the Game Stands Tall and the voice of American Boy in Teenage. In 2016, Usher co-starred in Independence Day: Resurgence.

Early life and education[edit]

Jessie T. Usher Jr. was born the son of Jessie T. and Judith Usher in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1] Usher first showed an interest in acting at the age of 5 after his sister Jesstia booked a TV commercial. His first acting job was an Oscar Meyer commercial. In 2003, the family relocated to Los Angeles to help further Usher's career. He graduated from high school at the age of 15. Usher also studied culinary arts in college.[1]

Career[edit]

Jessie's first professional acting job was in an episode of CBS's Without a Trace in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in an episode of the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana.[1] In 2011, Usher starred in the Cartoon Network television film Level Up. The film spawned a television series in which Usher would reprise his role as Lyle Hugginson which lasted two seasons. He later voiced American Boy in the 2013 documentary Teenage. In 2014 Usher appeared in the film When the Game Stands Tall. In March 2014, Usher was cast as the lead in the in Survivor's Remorse executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. The series premiered in October 2014.[2][3] In 2015, Usher was cast in the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day opposite Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum.[4][5][6][7] Later that year, Usher was cast in the 2016 Christmas themed comedy-drama Almost Christmas opposite Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise.[8] In August 2017, it was announced that Usher would have been cast as the lead in the sequel to the 1971 cult classic film Shaft as the son of Samuel L. Jackson's character from the 2000 remake and great-nephew of the original Shaft played by Richard Roundtree.[9] In January 2018, it was announced that Usher has been cast as A-Train in Amazon Studios upcoming show The Boys, which is based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book with the same name.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Beautiful Boy Basketball Teen
2013 InAPPropriate Comedy Jamal
2013 Teenage American Boy (voice) Documentary
2014 When the Game Stands Tall Tayshon Lanear
2016 All Part of the Game: Part 1 Freethrows Jay Short film (post-production)
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Dylan Hiller
2016 Almost Christmas Evan Meyers
2018 Creed 2 Lil Maniac Filming
2019 Shaft John Shaft III Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Without a Trace Malcolm Episode: "Neither Rain Nor Sleet"
2007 Hannah Montana Guy Episode: "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together"
2008 Lincoln Heights Baby G Episode: "Glass House"
2008 Numb3rs Robber #1 Episode: "Frienemies"
2009 The Mentalist Daniel Brown Episode: "Red Rum"
2009 Criminal Minds Daniel 2 episodes
2010 Summer Camp R.J. TV movie
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Ray Episode: "The Anomaly" (voice)
2011 Level Up Lyle TV movie
2011–2012 Level Up Lyle / Lyle Hugginson Main role
2014–2017 Survivor's Remorse Cam Calloway Main role
2019 The Boys A-Train Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jessie T. Usher Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TVGuide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Fox, Kit (October 2, 2014). "Q&A: Jessie Usher Builds an NBA body". Men's Fitness. American Media, Inc. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Johns, Nikara (March 27, 2014). "Starz Casts Leads for LeBron James' Comedy Series 'Survivor's Remorse'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ Barton, Steve (2015-03-24). "Here's What 'Independence Day 2′ Is About". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (March 3, 2015). "'Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Ford, Rebecca (March 3, 2015). "'Independence Day 2' Casts 'Survivor's Remorse' Star Jessie Usher (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ By MrDisgusting on March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09). "Here's What 'Independence Day 2′ Is About". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  8. ^ Ford, Rebecca (October 22, 2015). "'Survivor's Remorse' Star Jessie Usher Joins 'A Meyers Christmas' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (August 18, 2017). "Jessie T. Usher Tapped As Son Of Shaft; Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree Reprise". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2018). "'The Boys': Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 

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