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 28)
Other namesKing SAM
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, 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, and rapper. He made his acting debut in Dope (2015), and is best known for voicing Miles Morales / Spider-Man in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its sequels.

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 in shows and films 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 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 reprised the role in 2023's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse as well as in the yet to be released Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. From 2019 to 2023, he 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


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Joyful Noise Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Choir Master
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
2019 Let It Snow Stuart
2020 Cut Throat City Blink
2022 Samaritan Devin Holloway
2023 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Miles Morales / Spider-Man Voice
2024 Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse Voice; post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 House of Payne Dante Episode: "Playing with Fire"
Reed Between the Lines Blake Episode: "Let's Talk About Hair"
2012–2013 Incredible Crew Various characters Main cast
2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham James Jr. TV movie
2016–2017 The Get Down Shaolin Fantastic Main cast
2019–2023 Wu-Tang: An American Saga Sha/Raekwon


  1. ^ "Shameik Moore on Instagram".
  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 April 22, 2022.
  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 April 2, 2022. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  7. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (September 2, 2019). "'Wu-Tang: An American Saga': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  8. ^ "30058 - Album by Shameik Moore on Apple Music". Apple Music. July 15, 2015.

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