|Born||Jonathan Richard McDaniel
May 17, 1985
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11½ in (1.82 m)|
Jonathan Richard McDaniel (born May 17, 1985), better known by his stage name Lil J, is an American actor and rapper. He is best known for his role as Devon Carter (Raven Baxter's boyfriend, and later husband) on the hit Disney Channel shows That's So Raven and Raven's Home, as well as German Vega on VH1's Hit the Floor.
In 2002, he came on the music scene with his debut single "It's the Weekend" from his debut album All About J. He later released a follow-up album the next year titled Back 2 J, which featured the single "Baby Girl".
During this period, he started his acting career, landing his noteworthy role on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. He also appeared in the film "Nora's Hair Salon" which starred Jenifer Lewis and Tatyana Ali in 2004. After the release of his studio albums on Hollywood Records, he left and joined 845 Entertainment/SMC Recordings, releasing his third album Back Like I Left Somethin' in 2006.
McDaniel signed with London-based record label Transmission Records in 2009 and released his digital single 'London Girl' on May 16, 2010. In 2012, McDaniel starred in In the Hive to much acclaim. The film was shot in only 18 days. In 2013, he joined the cast of VH1's new series Hit the Floor.
In 2017, McDaniel reprised his role as DeVon Carter on the revamp of Disney Channel's That's So Raven, titled Raven's Home. He appears as the ex-husband of Raven-Symoné's character Raven Baxter, with whom DeVon shares twins Nia and Booker.
McDaniel has a daughter, Aiza Jae McDaniel, born on August 21, 2013.
On July 30, 2017, McDaniel's son, Asher Levi, was born.
|2004||Ring of Darkness||Coordinator|
|2004||Nora's Hair Salon||Leronne||Video|
|2006||Da Jammies||Mike Fresh||Short film|
|2007||South of Pico||Fernando|
|2010||Kill Katie Malone||Dixie|
|2012||In the Hive||Xavier "X" Keys Xtra|
|2003–2006||That's So Raven||Devon Carter||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2007||Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board||Sam Sterling||Television film|
|2009||Cougar Town||Ryan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013–2016||Hit the Floor||German Vega||Series regular|
|2017||Raven's Home||Devon Carter||Guest star, 2 episodes|
|2011||Aim High||Derek Long||6 episodes|
|2002||All About J|
|2003||Back 2 J|
|2006||Back Like I Left Somethin'|
|2001||"It's The Weekend"|
|2006||"I Know (When We First Met)"|
|2013||"Birthday Feat. Fletcher & iE-Z"|
- "Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
- "Pic Of The Day: German From Hit The Floor Is A Dad!". VH1 News. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
- "Instagram post by Iam Geniuschild • Jul 30, 2017 at 7:29am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
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