Did someone say ‘Triple Threat’? Yes! We did while talking about actor-artist-songwriter, Carlon Jeffery! The talented young star plays the role of Cameron Parks on Disney Channel’s hit show “A.N.T. Farm.”
Not only is he a dynamic actor but Carlon recently showed off his musical skills when he did a remake version of Will Smith’s popular “Summertime” on the “A.N.T. Farm” soundtrack from Walt Disney Records. And it doesn’t stop there for this 19 year old celeb on the rise. Carlon Jeffery has recently become the fresh face of the new, hot clothing line, Focusd Apparel.
The teen heartthrob has been featured in publications as Popstar, Tiger Beat, BOP, J-14 just to name a few!
So many teens look up to you as inspiration to follow their dreams! How did you dive into your acting career at such an young age?
It started when I was about twelve years old. My family and I traveled to Florida to this huge competition for music, acting, fashion, etc. I entered the acting competition and took first place in a monologue. It was my first time reading a script. The judges of the competition thought I should pursue acting by coming to California to meet casting agents. So, I went and met casting agents for ANT Farm. I landed the show and then later moved from Ohio to California.
Acting isn’t your only talent that you posses, you’ve recently did a remake version of Will Smith’s popular “Summertime” on the “A.N.T. Farm” soundtrack. What do you love about music?
I love everything about music! The inspiration from a song, the stories… everything.
Where do you ultimately see your music career in the future?
Acting will always be my first love, but I do see my music taking off in the same direction. I’ve actually been in the studio working on my album these last few months.
It’s awesome that as a teen you love giving back to the community! Why is helping others a passion of yours?
I just have this passion of wanting to help out and do more. I think it’s because so many people have helped me get to where I am today. There should be a drive in everyone to help someone else advance in life.
We’re excited to see you continue to achieve all your goals! What projects can we expect from you in the near future?
Yes, I’m working on a few projects. I’m the lead actor in a few upcoming films that I can’t talk about or give the name of the project yet, but continue to follow me for updates. Fans can follow me on Twitter @carlonjeffery. I don’t have a Facebook yet. I’ve been told that there are a few out there, but it’s not me. I will be announcing on Twitter about the launch of my website with all my official social sites.
We are all about teen empowerment, What does EMPOWERMENT mean to you & what advice would you give teens to be comfortable in their skin?
To me empowerment means using tools that enhance, motivate, and improve your life that brings about human development. Be confident and stand up for what you believe in and what you want to do in life. Be comfortable being you and love who you are.
Being an young actor & musician you are constantly juggling responsibilities that can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. How do you regroup and motivate yourself when you’re feeling a little defeated?
When I need to regroup, I stop what I’m doing and go sit in my backyard, close my eyes and reflect on positive things and not so much the negative. This help me a lot.
Fun Faves! Shoe shopping. Fave Song? Harlem Shake. Fave Food? Shrimp or Lobster. Celeb Crush?Stacey Dash. Date Spot? Crave! It’s 24 hour food spot for a lot of teens.
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