Indiana-bred Trevor Jackson is the definition of a triple threat. At only 21 years old, he has already made a name for himself as a successful singer/songwriter, dancer, and actor who believes in taking his career into his own hands.
Trevor is currently starring as ‘Aaron Jackson’ on the Black-ish spinoff grown-ish. The highly anticipated series premiered on January 3, 2018 on Freeform. He portrays a socially conscious sophomore that quickly attracts the attention of Yara Shahidi’s ‘Zoey Johnson’ on campus as she embarks on her new college journey. The hit cast also includes Chloe and Halle, Francia Raisa, Jordan Buhat and Chris Parnell.
Trevor’s first steps into showbiz began with a three-year stint as Young Simba in Disney’s Tony Award-winning Broadway National tour of The Lion King. Following that success, he made his transition to television appearing on shows such as the SyFy original series Eureka, CBS’ Criminal Minds, Disney Channel’s blockbuster hit Let It Shine, as well as Harry’s Law for which he received the 2012 Young Artists Award in the category of “Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17.”
Previously on the small screen, he was a series-regular on the second season of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime, alongside André (3000) Benjamin and Regina King. The show earned numerous Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. In 2017, Trevor starred as ‘Zurich Condoll’ in the Netflix original film, “Burning Sands,” along with Alfre Woodard, Trevante Rhodes, Serayah and more. The film made its world premiere at the 2017 SUNDANCE Film Festival.
In 2016, Trevor released his most personal mixtape In My Feelings [Atlantic Records], which he co-wrote with his older brother, Ian. As a result of the chemistry that only family could channel, the project flowed seamlessly and garnered over 1.8 million streams combined on SoundCloud & YouTube. The mixtape included the hits “Bang Bang” which boasts a stunning cameo from Louisiana trap king Kevin Gates and “Simple as this,” an airy production that gives Trevor’s dynamic voice space to really shine.
In 2013, Trevor jump-started his solo career by releasing his debut EP, #NEWTHANG [Atlantic Records], which delivered fan favorite tracks such as “Drop It” (Remix) [feat. B.o.B], “Know Your Name” [feat. Sage the Gemini], “Like We Grown,” and “Me Likey” [feat. Kirko Bangz]. The videos for these hits alone garnered over 11 million views combined.
Named as one of Ebony’s “25 Young Guns of Black Hollywood,” Trevor has a number of major projects slated for this year, including a highly anticipated new album, Rough Drafts Pt. 1 which will be released on March 16 via EMPIRE.