Jessie T. Usher Jr.
February 29, 1992
|Other names||Jessie T. Usher|
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
Jessie T. Usher Jr. was born the son of Jessie T. and Judith Usher in Maryland. 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.
Usher'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. 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 Survivor's Remorse, executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. The series premiered in October 2014.
In 2016, Usher appeared in the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day opposite Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. Later that year, Usher co-starred in the Christmas themed comedy-drama Almost Christmas opposite Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise. In August 2017, it was announced that Usher was cast as the lead in the sequel to the 1971 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. 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.
|2010||Beautiful Boy||Basketball Teen|
|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|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Dylan Hiller|
|2016||Almost Christmas||Evan Meyers|
|2019||Shaft||John 'JJ' Shaft Jr.|
|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|
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.