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March 10, 1997|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Uriah Shelton (born March 10, 1997) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his television roles, such as playing Jeff Cargill on The Glades, Josh on the web series Blue, and Joshua Matthews on Girl Meets World. Shelton was also the lead in the 2010 film Lifted.
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Growing up, Shelton pursued interests in martial arts, piano, and soccer. At the age of 7, he took a modeling class with his cousin, Charli. This led to a talent competition in Orlando, after which he was pursued by multiple agencies in New York City and Los Angeles. Realizing that he'd come to love acting, he and his mother decided to move to Los Angeles to embark upon his professional career.
He immediately began working in commercials but also focused on his love of martial arts, which resulted in him becoming the 2006 ATA Tae Kwon Do California State Champion in all categories, including sparring and extreme weapons.
Having accomplished his goal, Uriah returned his full attention to acting, where he began working on television shows, including Without a Trace, The Ghost Whisperer, Mad TV, Dirty Sexy Money, The Suite Life on Deck, Monk, Trust Me, Trauma, Hallmark's The Nanny Express, and the independent feature Alabama Moon.
Shelton starred the lead role of Henry Matthews in the movie Lifted, a story about a singer whose family life is disrupted when his Marine father is deployed to Afghanistan. The boy, despite many obstacles, is inspired to compete in a teen singing competition. The film was the inaugural film of producer Deborah Del Prete's Coronet Films. Written and directed by Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone), in which he plays a young singing sensation alongside music greats Ruben Studdard and Trace Adkins. Shelton wrote and sang the song "I Miss You," in the movie. He played the recurring role of Joshua Matthews on Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, sequel series of the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World.
Shelton also appears in the A&E drama The Glades, a show about a Chicago detective who moved to South Florida with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being falsely accused of sleeping with his captain's wife. He plays Jeff Cargill, the rebellious son of female nurse and love-interest played by Kiele Sanchez.
|2008||Lower Learning||Prep School Kid|
|2009||Opposite Day||Security Guard|
|2016||The Warriors Gate||Jack Bronson|
Television and web
|2007||Without a Trace||Brett Henbdricks||Episode: "Fight/Flight"|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Young William||Episode: "Holiday Spirit"|
|2008||Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight||Dakoda||Episode: "Search for the Dragon"|
|2008||Ring of Death||Tommy Wyatt||TV movie|
|2008||The Nanny Express||Ben Chandler||TV movie|
|2009||Little Monk||Brian||Web series, 2 episodes|
|2009||Monk||Nicky Phillips||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes Camping"|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Prince Jeffy||Episode: "Maddie on Deck"|
|2009||Trust Me||Jack McGuire||Episodes: "Before and After", "All Hell the Victors" and "Odd Man Out"|
|2009||Trauma||Rudy||Episode: "All's Fair"|
|2010–2013||The Glades||Jeff Cargill||Main role, 26 episodes|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Pete||Episode: "My Sister the Witch"|
|2012||Last Man Standing||Ben Milbauer||Episode: "Ding Dong Ditch"|
|2012–present||Blue||Josh||Web series; main role, 24 episodes|
|2014–2017||Girl Meets World||Joshua Matthews||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2015||Instant Mom||Emmery||Episode: "Two Guys and a Gabby"|
|2017||13 Reasons Why||Pratters||Recurring role|
|2017||NCIS: Los Angeles||Finn||Episodes: "Mountebank", "All Is Bright"|