Benjamin Flores Jr.

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Benjamin Flores Jr.
Born (2002-07-24) July 24, 2002 (age 14)[1]
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
Other names Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores Jr.
Lil' P-Nut
Occupation
  • Child actor
  • rapper
Years active 2010–present
Known for The Haunted Hathaways
Game Shakers

Benjamin Flores Jr. (born July 24, 2002[1]), also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rap artist.[2] 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. He also had a voice role in the animated feature film in Happy Feet Two, playing Atticus the rapping penguin.[3]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Flores is from Memphis, Tennessee. His first rap single as Lil' P-Nut was "You Might Be the One", which was released on September 25, 2010. His other raps include "Bad Dream" and "Choosin'".[clarification needed] Flores first came to wider notice at the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo, where he was interviewed by the local Memphis Fox 13 television station.[citation needed] After that interview, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[4] He has appeared in Cymphonique's song, "All That".[citation needed]

Acting[edit]

Flores appeared in an episode of the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?[5] He made a cameo appearance in Yo Gotti's music video for "Look In The Mirror".[citation needed] Flores appearanced in the film Ride Along, which was released in January 2014.[citation needed]

Flores played Louie, a ghost that resides in the same house with a living family, on the Nickelodeon television series The Haunted Hathaways from 2013 to 2015.[citation needed] He was nominated for Favorite TV Actor at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

On June 13, 2016, Flores was announced as the new voice of Gerald Johanssen in the upcoming television movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Happy Feet Two Atticus Voice
2013–2015 The Haunted Hathaways Louie Preston Main role
2014 The Thundermans Louie Preston Crossover episode: "The Haunted Thundermans"
2014 Ride Along Morris Film
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
2017 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Gerald Johanssen Television movie (Nickelodeon)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2014 Imagen Awards Favorite Young TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Won [7]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Nominated [8]
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor The Haunted Hathaways Nominated [9]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actor Game Shakers Nominated [10]

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. ^ "We're Nuts for Lil P-Nut!". kidzworld.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Happy Feet Two'—very happy". ourweekly.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Appearance on Ellen". ellentv.com. November 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rapper Lil' P-Nut has caught Hollywood's attention — at age 9". memphisparent.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Hey Arnold! movie gets a name, hefty slate of returning voice actors". The A.V. Club. June 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2014 Imagen Awards Winners & Nominees". The Imagen Foundation. 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ Philiana Ng (February 24, 2014). "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Stephanie Webber (March 28, 2015). "Kids' Choice Awards 2015: Complete List of Winners!". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ 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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