Benjamin Flores Jr. (born July 24, 2002[5]), 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. He also had a voice role in the 2011 animated feature film in Happy Feet Two, playing Atticus the rapping penguin.

Career

Music

Flores was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[6] 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";[8][9] it was released on September 25, 2010. He then appeared on Cymphonique's song, "All That".[6] His other raps include "Bad Dream" and "Choosin'".

Acting

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.[8][11] 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.[6]

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.[12][13] 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.[14][15]

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).[16] The series was renewed for a third season in November 2016.[17]

On June 13, 2016, Flores was announced as the new voice of Gerald Johanssen in the upcoming television movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.[18] In 2017, he had a role in the fantasy-action film Transformers: The Last Knight.[19]

Filmography

Television and film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Happy Feet TwoAtticusVoice
2013–2015The Haunted HathawaysLouie PrestonMain role
2014The ThundermansLouie PrestonCrossover episode: "The Haunted Thundermans"
2014Ride AlongMorrisFilm
2014Santa HuntersAlexTelevision movie (Nickelodeon)
2015One Crazy CruiseNate BauerTelevision movie (Nickelodeon)
2015Henry DangerLil' BiggieEpisode: "The Beat Goes On"
2015–presentGame ShakersTriple GMain role
2017Transformers: The Last KnightKidFilm
2017Henry DangerTriple GCrossover episode: “Danger Games”
2017Hey Arnold!: The Jungle MovieGerald JohanssenTelevision movie (Nickelodeon)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRefs
2014Imagen AwardsFavorite Young TV ActorThe Haunted HathawaysWon[20]
Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV ActorThe Haunted HathawaysNominated[14]
2015Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV ActorThe Haunted HathawaysNominated[15]
2017Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV ActorGame ShakersNominated[21]