JD McCrary

Birth Day July 18th, 2007
Birth Place California
Age 16 Years Old

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JayDon McCrary famed as JD McCrary is an American singer, dancer as well as an actor. Lately, he is seen on Oprah Winfrey Network in The Paynes as Kenny Payne. He is seen as Young Ernie in the Disney television series K.C. Undercover. He has also been seen in episodes of Teachers, Vital Signs, and Blunt Talk. He lent his voice to the Childish Gambino single “Terrified” on his album Awaken, My Love! He is set to be the voice of Young Simba in 2019’s The Lion King.

JD McCrary opens up about his role in ‘The Lion King’

The 12-year-old actor and singer stars as young Simba in the live-action remake. The Undefeated’s senior entertainment writer Kelley Carter sits down with 12-year-old actor JD McCrary to talk about his role as young Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King, in theaters July 19 (soundtrack available now). JD is also a recording artist who has released an EP, Shine, available now on all streaming platforms. Long before Beyonce and Donald Glover get to wear the crown of king and queen in the reboot of "The Lion King," there are two bright stars who take on the characters of the younger versions of Simba and Nala. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph step into these iconic roles in the blockbuster film, which drops today nationwide. After he filmed "Lion King," McCrary worked on "Little," starring and produced by another young star, Marsai Martin. He said that was such a "blessing," being able to be alongside Martin, Regina Hall and the rest of the great cast. 

Early Life of JD

In the year 2007, 18 July JD McCrary was born in California, the USA as JayDon McCrary. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. As of 2019, his age is 12. He was born to father James West McCrary and mother Larisa McCrary. He also has a brother Josh McCrary as a sibling. From his early childhood, he always wanted to become like Michael Jackson. He revealed in an interview that how much he admires Jackson’s style and looks forward in becoming like him. He is also a strong admirer of other pop artists like Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown. 

Body Measurements of JD

JD is a very handsome boy with a charming smile on his face which attracts a lot of people towards him. His body build is Slim. He has a perfect height matching with his weight. At present, his exact height, weight, and other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body and he maintained his body a lot. 

Career of JD

  • McCrary discovered his singing voice at the age of two and began using his performance skills to appear in television commercials, films, and television shows.
  • He initiated his career at a tender age of 8 in 2015 on K.C. Undercover. 
  • He also made a guest appearance on Childish Gambino’s song Terrified and featured in a minor role in Teachers and I’s Dying Up Here.
  • Currently, he is appearing in The Paynes as Kenny Payne on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
  • He also has a self-titled SoundCloud account where he released the original single “Crush” in 2017.
  • On 19th April 2019, McCrary released his debut EP, Shine, which includes production from Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.
  • He is set to be the voice of Young Simba in 2019’s The Lion King.

Marital Status (Unmarried), Dating, Girlfriend

There are no details that JD McCrary to be married or engaged to a partner. JD McCrary might be dating low key or may have a secret relationship with her partner, but no details have hit the web on her relationship. At present, he is assumed to be single as there are no rumors about his relationship. 

Net Worth of JD

As JD is a versatile young actor, dancer, and a singer, he has already made a million-dollar fortune. But his exact salary and net worth are unknown at present but it will be added soon. There is no doubt that his net worth will be in millions. 

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