Cameron Boyce (born May 28, 1999 [4] ) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the feature films Mirrors , Eagle Eye , Grown Ups , and Grown Ups 2 , and the two Descendants television films, as well as for his starring roles as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie , and as Conor on the Disney XD series Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything .

Personal life

Boyce lives in the Los Angeles area with his mother, father and younger sister. His favorite style of dance is break. [4] Along with four of his friends, he is a member of the breakdancing crew "X Mob". [4] His father is black, of Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. His mother, who is white, is Jewish. [3] [22] His paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, was one of the Clinton Twelve, the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956, as ordered by Brown v. Board of Education. [4]

Career

In May 2008, Cameron Boyce made his television debut on the Panic! at the Disco music video, " That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) ", appearing as a kid version of the guitarist Ryan Ross. Then, in July, he appeared as a recurring role, "Michael 'Stone' Cates Jr." on the nighttime soap opera General Hospital: Night Shift . In August of that year, he made his feature film debut with a co-starring role in the horror film Mirrors , as well as appearing in the mystery-thriller film Eagle Eye that fall. [6]

In June 2010, Boyce co-starred as Keith Feder, the spoiled son of Adam Sandler's character, in the comedy film Grown Ups , and appeared later that same year showing off his dance skills on the web series. The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers . [8]

In 2009, Boyce also made a cameo in a Burger King commercial, showcasing the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen . Boyce, three other children, and Autobots Skids and Mudflap wait for Bumblebee to transform, which ends up being just a regular Camaro. The kids walk away disappointed, where Skid says, "It's just some dude's car."

In April 2011, Boyce made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie and later that month he was one of the featured dancers in a Royal Wedding tribute on ABC's Dancing with the Stars . [4] In June 2011, he had a small role as one of Judy's classmates in the family comedy film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer and in August, he was one of the featured dancers on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up . [4] [9]

In September 2011, Boyce was cast in a co-starring role on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie in the role of "Luke Ross". [10] During pre-production of the show, the role of "Luke" was originally intended to be a boy named "Hiro" adopted from Korea, but casting directors were impressed with Boyce during the audition process, and ultimately decided to recreate the role specifically for him. [9] [23]

In 2015, Boyce was a member of the main cast of Disney's Descendants , playing Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil. He later reprised the character for the animated shorts Descendants: Wicked World and in the 2017 sequel Descendants 2 .

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mirrors Michael Carson
2008 Eagle Eye Sam Holloman
2010 Grown Ups Keithie Feder
2011 Game On Player Two Short film
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Hunter
2013 Grown Ups 2 Keithie Feder

Televison

Year Title Role Notes
2008 General Hospital: Night Shift Michael "Stone" Cates Jr. Recurring role; 7 episodes
2011 Shake It Up Lil Highlighter Dancer Episode: " Throw It Up "
2011 Good Luck Charlie Fake Gabe Duncan Episode: " The Singin' Dancin' Duncans "
2011–2015 Jessie Luke Ross Main role; 98 episodes
2012–2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake Main voice role; 36 episodes
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Luke Ross Episode: " Halloween Night at the Museum "
2015–2017 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Conor Main role
2015 Liv and Maddie Krahgg Episode: " Prom-a-Rooney " [6]
2015 Descendants Carlos Television film
2015–present Descendants: Wicked World Carlos Television shorts
2016 Bunk'd Luke Ross Episodes: " Luke's Back ", [14] " Luke Out Below "
2016 Code Black Brody Episode: " Love Hurts "
2017 Descendants 2 Carlos Television film
2017 Marvel's Spider-Man Herman Schultz / Shocker Recurring role

Web series and video games

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers Young Jasper James Web series; episode: "Origins"
2010 Just Dance Kids Coach and background dancer Video game

Discography

Soundtrack albums

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast
(shared with Jordana Beatty, Preston Bailey, Parris Mosteller, Garrett Ryan, Ashley Boettcher, Taylar Hender, Jackson Odell)
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Won

Notes