Jessie T. Usher, Jr. (born February 29, 1992) is an American actor. He starred as Cam Calloway on the Starz television series, Survivor's Remorse. He previously played Lyle on Level Up. In 2014 he appeared in When the Game Stands Tall and the voice of American Boy in Teenage. In 2016, Usher co-starred in Independence Day: Resurgence.
Jessie T. Usher, Jr. was born the son of Jessie T. and Judith Usher in Silver Spring, Maryland. Usher first showed an interest in acting at the age of 5 after his sister Jesstia booked a TV commercial. His first acting job was an Oscar Meyer commercial. In 2003, the family relocated to Los Angeles to help further Usher's career. He graduated from high school at the age of 15. Usher also studied culinary arts in college.
His first professional acting job was in an episode of CBS's Without a Trace in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in an episode of the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana. In 2011, Usher starred in the Cartoon Network television film Level Up. The film spawned a television series in which Usher would reprise his role as Lyle Hugginson which lasted two seasons. He later voiced American Boy in the 2013 documentary Teenage. In 2014 Usher appeared in the film When the Game Stands Tall. In March 2014, Usher was cast as the lead in the in Survivor's Remorse executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. The series premiered in October 2014. In 2015, Usher was cast in the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day opposite Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum. Later that year, Usher was cast in the 2016 Christmas themed comedy-drama Almost Christmas opposite Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise. In August 2017, it was announced that Usher would have been cast as the lead in the sequel to the 1971 cult classic film Shaft as the son of Samuel L. Jackson's character from the 2000 remake and great-nephew of the original Shaft played by Richard Roundtree.