Nadji Jeter, born on October 18, 1996, is an American actor, voice actor, and motion capture actor. He is best known for being the voice and motion capture actor for the character Sam in the 2013 action-adventure video game “The Last of Us.” Jeter was also the voice and motion capture actor behind Miles Morales in four “Spiderman” games from 2018 to 2020, with another upcoming game in 2023. For his performance in the 2020 “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” Jeter was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Performer in a Leading Role. Let’s celebrate his special day together.
Nadji Anthony Jeter was born on October 18, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia. His talent for acting, dancing, and music has been noticed by his parents since he was young. In 2005, the nine-year-old Jeter performed as one of the dancers in Usher’s New Look Foundation Gala. He made his film debut in 2006 through a small role in “Dirty Laundry” and an uncredited role in “Beats Style and Flavor” before moving to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue his career. Jeter also had another uncredited role in “Lower Learning” (2008).
In 2009, he starred as Jasper in the comedy film “Opposite Day.” He was the lead child actor in the 2010 “Grown Ups” as Andre McKenzie, a role that he plays alongside Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Salma Hayek. In the same year, he received the honor to co-host Usher’s Camp New Look Foundation, World Leadership Award, which was attended by former President Bill Clinton, Golfer Michelle Wie, as well as several other celebrities, including Justin Bieber. Jeter was the worldwide face of Coca Cola print ad campaign in 2011. He also starred in a B.E.T. sitcom “Reed Between the Lines” as Keenan Reynolds with Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
In 2013, Jeter reprised his role as Andre Mckenzie in “Grown Ups 2.” The year also marked the rise of his popularity as a voice actor when he was cast to play Sam in “The Last of Us,” a role that earned him the 2014 B.T.V.A. People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game. From 2018 to 2020, Jeter became the voice actor and motion capture actor in what was probably his most iconic role to this day as Miles Morales in Marvel’s “Spider-Man” video games. His first appearance was in 2018’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” followed by the 2019 “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” in 2020. The last one scored Jeter three nominations in 2020 and 2021, namely The Game Awards Nomination for Best Performance, BAFTA Games Award Nomination for Performer in a Leading Role and NAVGTR Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Lead. A fourth game, titled “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” was slated for 2023.
Jeter performs as one of the dancers in Usher’s New Look Foundation Gala.
Jeter makes his film debut through a small role in “Dirty Laundry” and an uncredited role in “Beats Style and Flavor.”
Jeter becomes the lead child actor in “Grown Ups” as Andre McKenzie alongside Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Salma Hayek.
Jeter becomes the worldwide face of Coca Cola print ad campaign.
Jeter voices Sam in “The Last of Us” video game.
Jeter becomes the voice actor and motion capture actor of Miles Morales in “Spider-Man” video games.
Why We Love Nadji Jeter
He gives back to the community
Jeter believes in community service and giving back to the community. He is the Star Power Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and received the Global Youth Leadership Award in 2013 for his participation in Usher’s New Look Foundation since he was six years old.
He has a diverse yet prolific career
Jeter’s career thus far spans at least three categories: films, T.V. shows, and video games. Since 2006, he has starred in at least 10 films, nine television shows, and five big video game titles.
He is a smart student
Jeter was known to excel in class during his school days. His favorite subject back then was Science.
5 Surprising Facts
He has productive hobbies
In his spare time, Jeter is known to enjoy writing music, playing guitar, and playing video games.
He has an athletic streak
Jeter loves playing basketball and football and also taking classes to learn martial arts.
He was a dancing mascot
In the past, Jeter used to perform as Atlanta Hawks’ dancing mascot in the N.B.A., earning him the nickname “Lil Harry the Hawk.”
He is a miniature copy of Usher
Monique dubbed him the “Lil Usher.”
He is a legend look alike
In 2005, record producer Quincy Jones told Jeter that he reminds him of a young Michael Jackson.
Nadji Jeter FAQs
What is Nadji Jeter’s nationality?
Jeter is an American of Jamaican descent.
Who is Nadji Jeter dating right now?
The actor is known to be single at the moment.
Is Miles Morales black or Latino?
The character Miles Morales in Marvel’s “Spider-Man” belongs to an authentic Afro-Latino community.
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