Uriah Shelton is a martial arts champion, singer, model, and actor. Although he is most popular for his roles in movies, he has also been involved in other endeavors of which he was also successful. Shelton started acting when he was 10 and was immensely supported by his parents. He is best known for the character, Jeff Cargill in The Glades and Joshua Matthew in Girl Meets World. He also featured in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, where the played the role of Pratty, a sexy and sassy high school student.
Who is Uriah Shelton of 13 Reasons Why?
Uriah Shelton was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 10, 1997, to his parents – Allen and Cindy Shelton – and it is not known if he is the only child they have or if he has other siblings. The occupations of his parents are not also known. However, we do know that one month after his birth, his family moved to Mongolia Springs, Alabama. Aside from his parents, the other known family member is his cousin, Charli.
Information about Uriah’s education is also not known, however, as a child, Uriah Shelton had a lot of interests. Among his various interests were singing, playing the piano, soccer, modeling and so on. In 2004, he began modeling alongside his cousin and became much sought after. He participated in a modeling talent hunt at Orlando, where he caught the attention of big shots in the industry. Soon after, many modeling agents in Los Angeles and the big Apple strived to sign him up.
He soon developed an interest in acting and wanted to pursue it. With the full support of his parents, he made his debut screen/film appearance in 2007. His family had to move to Los Angeles to help him to focus on his acting career. But before acting, Uriah Shelton had appeared in several TV commercials and advertising gigs for many brands including Dodge Caravan television.
In 2007, he starred in the television series Without A Trace as Brett Hendricks. He also appeared in another series that year titled Ghost Whisperer. In the next year, he would be seen on the movie Lower Learning, where he played the role of a prep school pupil.
In the years that followed, he continually featured in various movies and television series such as Little Monk, Monk, Ring of Death, The Warrior’s Gate, Mad TV, Dirty Sexy Money, The Suite Life on Deck, Trust Me, Trauma, among others. Uriah Shelton’s journey to fame began in 2008 when he starred in The Nanny’s Express as Ben Chandler. For this role, he was nominated for Best Performance in a TV movie in the 2009 Young Artist Awards.
In the movie Lifted (2011), he played the role of a singing sensation who faced a lot of challenges as a result of his Marine father being posted to Afghanistan. Despite these challenges, he fights for his passion and sings at a musical competition alongside popular musicians. His career breakthrough came in 2014 when he played the character of Joshua Matthews in Girls Meet World. Another television series to his credit is the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why where he played Pratty.
As a hardworking actor, young Uriah Shelton has been able to carve a name for himself in Hollywood. We hope to see more of him in the years to come.
Here Are More Facts You Need To Know About Him
Asides being an actor, Uriah is also a singer. He developed an interest in singing at a young age. Currently, the Lifted actor has two singles to his name titled Anything for You and I Want to Live Like That. Both of which he released in November 2012 through iTunes.
He also sang a few soundtracks in the movie Lifted and unlike other actors who lip sync while trying to act a musical part in movies, Uriah Shelton did actually sing his part. However, it is not known if the actor wishes to further develop his musical potential, but we sure hope he does.
Martial Arts Champion
Among Uriah Shelton’s many interests is martial arts. He began training in the sports at an early age and then went on to participate in a competition in 2006. The competition was titled the ATA Tae Kwon Do California State Championship. He won the championship that year in all categories including extreme weapons.
Uriah Shelton has a been rumored to have dated Haleigh (2016 – 2017) and Rowan Blanchard (2016), however, this was never confirmed or denied love. Presently, the gorgeous actress and singer, MacKenzi Heyman has caught his attention. The couple began dating in 2017 and seems to be very happy. The actress was born on June 23, 1998, and is popular for her role in Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. Shelton often posts pictures of the both of them on his social media handles.
Accused of Physical Assault
Asides being an actor that many look up to, he is also human and exhibits the frailty that lies inherent. He has admitted that he doesn’t relate well with his colleagues and that some do not like him, but he frankly doesn’t care. A restraining order was placed on him once for allegedly hitting a female colleague of his who tried to block him from entering a truck. He sure has to work on his temperament to avoid worse consequences.
Even though his career is actually yet to kick off, Uriah Shelton has shown commitment, dedication and a deep sense of duty. His hard work has earned him certain rewards and success which has also reflected on his pay check. His salary has substantially increased over the years as his skills improved. As at 2018, the Texas-born actor was worth $2 million. Way to go Shelton!