Benjamin Flores Jr.

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Benjamin Flores Jr.
Born Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.
(2002-07-24) July 24, 2002 (age 16)[1]
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Other names Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
Lil' P-Nut
Occupation
  • Actor
  • rapper
Years active 2010–present
Known for The Haunted Hathaways
Game Shakers

Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.[2] (born July 24, 2002[1]), also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rap artist. In music, he is known for his rap, "You Might Be the One". In acting, Flores starred as Louie Preston on the Nickelodeon television series The Haunted Hathaways (2013–2015), and since 2015 he has played Triple G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Flores was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[3] Flores first came to wider notice after he was interviewed by the local Memphis Fox 13 television station at age 7. After that interview, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he performed his first rap single as Lil' P-Nut, "You Might Be the One for Me";[4][5] it was released on September 25, 2010. He then appeared on Cymphonique's song, "All That".[3] His other raps include "Bad Dream" and "Choosin'".[clarification needed]

Acting[edit]

Flores appeared in an episode of the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, and played Atticus the rapping penguin in the animated film Happy Feet 2, in 2011.[4][6] He made a cameo appearance in Yo Gotti's music video for "Look In The Mirror". Flores appeared in the film Ride Along, which was released in January 2014.[3]

In 2013 Flores was cast in a starring role on the Nickelodeon television series The Haunted Hathaways, playing Louie a young ghost that resides in the same house with a living family called the Hathaways.[7][8] The show ran two seasons before ending in 2015. He was nominated for Favorite TV Actor at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015 for his role on The Haunted Hathaways.[9][10]

On July 7, 2015, it was announced that Flores would be co-starring in Dan Schneider's newest TV series, Game Shakers, playing the role of Triple G, the son of famous rapper Double G (Kel Mitchell).[11] The series was renewed for a third season in November 2016.[12]

On June 13, 2016, Flores was announced as the new voice of Gerald Johanssen in the upcoming television movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.[13] In 2017, he had a role in the fantasy-action film Transformers: The Last Knight.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Happy Feet Two Atticus Film voice role; as Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
2013–2015 The Haunted Hathaways Louie Preston Main role; as Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
2014 The Thundermans Louie Preston Crossover episode: "The Haunted Thundermans"
2014 Ride Along Morris Film; as Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores
2014 Santa Hunters Alex Television movie (Nickelodeon)
2015 One Crazy Cruise Nate Bauer Television movie (Nickelodeon)
2015 Henry Danger Lil' Biggie Episode: "The Beat Goes On"
2015–present Game Shakers Triple G Main role; as Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Kid Film
2017 Henry Danger Triple G Crossover special: "Danger Games"
2017 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Gerald Johanssen Television movie (Nickelodeon); as Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
2018 The Librarians Freddy Episode: "And the Hidden Sanctuary"
2019 Rim of the World TBA Film; filming[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2014 Imagen Awards Favorite Young TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Won [16]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Nominated [9]
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Nominated [10]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Game Shakers Nominated [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Up-and-Coming Young Talent: Variety Youth Impact Report (PHOTOS) – Benjamin Flores Jr". Variety. July 24, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNCJdR0x9ck
  3. ^ a b c Jacob Rohn (July 11, 2013). "Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr. Is Scary Good in New Role". BET News. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Stephanie Painter (October 14, 2011). "Rapper Lil' P-Nut has caught Hollywood's attention — at age 9". memphisparent.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Appearance on Ellen". ellentv.com. November 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Gail Choice (November 17, 2011). "'Happy Feet Two'—very happy". ourweekly.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 18, 2013). "Nickelodeon Picks Up Comedy 'The Haunted Hathaways' To Series With 20-Episode Order". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Nickelodeon Scares Up Laughs with New Live-Action Supernatural Comedy, "The Haunted Hathaways," Premiering Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)" (Press release). Nickelodeon. July 1, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  9. ^ a b Philiana Ng (February 24, 2014). "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Stephanie Webber (March 28, 2015). "Kids' Choice Awards 2015: Complete List of Winners!". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ Dan Snierson (July 7, 2015). "Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon to star in 'Game Shakers'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  12. ^ Denise Petski (November 16, 2016). "Henry Danger & Game Shakers Renewed by Nickelodeon". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Exclusive: Hey Arnold! movie gets a name, hefty slate of returning voice actors". The A.V. Club. June 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ Ethan Anderton (March 11, 2017). "New 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Clip: Isabela Moner Gets Help from an Autobot Ally". /Film. Retrieved May 28, 2017. Since this clip played during the Kids’ Choice Awards, it focuses on young new protagonist Izabella (played by Isabela Moner) as she's on the run with Nickelodeon star Benjamin Flores Jr. from some sentries who appear to be on the hunt for some Transformers. 
  15. ^ Amanda N'Duka (June 20, 2018). "McG Assembles Cast For Netflix Film 'Rim of the World'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 25, 2018. 
  16. ^ "2014 Imagen Awards Winners & Nominees". The Imagen Foundation. 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  17. ^ Dani Levy (February 2, 2017). "Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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