Shameik Moore

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Shameik Moore
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Moore at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Shameik Alti Moore

(1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 26)
Other namesKing SAM
OccupationActor, singer, dancer, rapper
Years active2011–present
Musical career
GenresHip hop, R&B, pop, reggae

Shameik Alti Moore[1] (born May 4, 1995) is an American actor, singer, dancer and rapper.

Life and career[edit]

Moore was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Druid Hills High School. His family originates from Jamaica.[2]

Moore started off with bit roles from shows such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Reed Between the Lines, and Joyful Noise. In 2013, he had his first main television role on the sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew, which aired on Cartoon Network before being cancelled after one season.[3] He then gained recognition with his portrayal of Malcolm in the 2015 film Dope, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Indiewire included Moore on its list of "The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival" for his performance in the movie.[4] He is also one of the five male leads in the Netflix series The Get Down, which premiered in 2016 and was cancelled in 2017 after one half-season.[5] Moore voiced Miles Morales in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony Pictures Animation, which was released in December 2018[6] and will reprise the role for the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), in 2022. Since 2019, he has played Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan in Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga.[7]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: July 15, 2015
  • Label: We Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, streaming


Title Year Album
"Cautious" 2016 Non-album singles
"Jiggle It"
"Break the Locks"
(with The Get Down Brothers)
"Ride the Beat"
"Bounce" 2018
"Mhmm" 2020



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dope Malcolm Adekanbi Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
2018 The Pretenders Phil
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Miles Morales / Spider-Man Voice role
2019 Let It Snow Stuart
2020 Cut Throat City Blink
2021 Silver Star[9] Buddy In production
2022 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Miles Morales / Spider-Man Voice role; In production
2023 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two) Miles Morales / Spider-Man Voice role; In production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Reed Between the Lines Blake 1 episode
2013 Incredible Crew Various characters Main cast
2016–2017 The Get Down Shaolin Fantastic Main cast
2017, 2018 Wild 'N Out Himself Guest Star
2019–Present Drop the Mic Episode: "Kat Graham vs Shameik Moore / Nikki Glaser vs. Brad Williams"
Wu-Tang: An American Saga Sha/Raekwon Series Regular


  1. ^ {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Shameik Moore's Jamaican family in Atlanta". Jimmy Kimmel Live. Archived from the original on June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network's Shameik Moore Visits Atlanta Schools". Atlanta Daily World. April 4, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Nigel M. (February 2, 2015). "The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival". Indiewire. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. ^ McKinney, Jessica (June 29, 2016). "Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore To Star In Netflix Original 'The Get Down'". Vibe. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "'Spider-Man' Animated Movie Coming in 2018". Variety. April 22, 2015. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  7. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (September 2, 2019). "'Wu-Tang: An American Saga': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "30058 - Album by Shameik Moore on Apple Music". Apple Music. July 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 9, 2021). "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Star Shameik Moore Joins Sydney Sweeney In Crime-Drama 'Silver Star' — Cannes Market". Deadline. Retrieved June 9, 2021.

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