Trevor Jackson
Trevor Jackson
as Aaron Jackson

Actor Biography

Indiana-bred Trevor Jackson is the definition of a triple threat. At only 22 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.

Jackson'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."

In January 2016, Jackson returned to the small screen as a series regular on the second season of John Ridley's ABC drama series "American Crime," alongside André Benjamin and Regina King. The show earned numerous Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations. He also 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, he released his most personal mixtape, "In My Feelings" (Atlantic Records), which was co-written by Jackson and 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 and 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 Jackson's dynamic voice space to shine.

In 2013, Jackson jump-started his solo career by releasing his debut EP, "#NEWTHANG" (Atlantic Records), which delivered fan-favorite tracks such as "Drop It" (feat. B.o.B) [Remix], "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 and counting.

Named as one of Ebony's "25 Young Guns of Black Hollywood," he has most recently been cast in Freeform's hit series "grown-ish," alongside Yara Shahidi, Chris Parnell and Emily Arlook. A spin-off of ABC's popular "black-ish."