Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce

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Cameron Boyce was a well-known young actor in the United States. Cameron Boyce was well-known for his appearances in television and movies. The late actor was also known for his charity work with the “Thirst Project,” “United Way of America,” “It’s On Us,” “Lucstrong Foundation,” and “Wielding Peace,” among others.

Early Life

Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999, and he died on July 6, 2019. He was 20 years old at the time of his death. He was born in the city of Los Angeles in the state of California. Cameron Mica Boyce is also his full name. When it comes to his family, his father, Victor Boyce, is an African-American. His mother is also Jewish, and her name is Libby (Elizabeth). Maya Boyce, his younger sister, was born on December 28, 2001.

Maya is also a rising star in the acting world. Jo-Ann Boyce is also his paternal grandma (father’s mother). One of the “Clinton 12” was Jo-Ann. This is a group of 12 African-American high school students that integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee a few years after Brown v. Board of Education was decided in 1954. Similarly, his paternal grandpa was a Caribbean native.

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In addition, he narrated the tale of his grandmother in a short video for Disney Channel’s Be Inspired series. In honor of Black History Month, this series was created. His grandma was also a professional vocalist and afterwards worked as a pediatric nurse.

In May 2019, he moved in with Karan Brar and Sophie Reynolds after living with his family in LA. They are former co-stars of his. He also received training in tap dancing, breakdancing, modern dance, ballet, hip-hop, and jazz. Breakdancing was his favorite among all of them. With four of his buddies, he was a member of the breakdancing crew X Mob.

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Untimely Demise

Cameron Boyce was discovered unconscious at his home in Los Angeles on July 6, 2019. He was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. According to his relatives, he died in his sleep after having a seizure. The episode was caused by a medical issue for which he was receiving therapy.

On July 9, 2019, his family acknowledged that he died as a result of an epileptic episode, three days after his death. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy earlier. The autopsy findings were revealed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner on July 30, 2019. This investigation confirmed that he died of epilepsy-related sudden unexpected death.

Career and Professional Life

Cameron Boyce was a brilliant performer throughout his career. Boyce began his acting career as a kid. In 2008, he appeared in the films Mirrors and Eagle Eye. In 2010, the late actor participated in the comedy picture Grown Ups, which was followed by a sequel in 2013. Jessie was his first starring role. It’s a comedy show on Disney Channel. He continued to work with Disney after his appearance on Jessie. The late young actor rose to prominence in the Descendants trilogy as Carlos, one of the major protagonists.

From 2015 to 2019, Boyce participated in all three TV movies. In addition, the young actor starred in a number of spin-off media. He also played the lead in the film Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. From 2015 to 2017, it was a Disney XD comedic series. He was posthumously cast in Runt, a thriller film released in 2020, after his unexpected death at the age of 20. He’d also wrapped production on Paradise City as a series regular. It’s a supernatural thriller published on Prime Video in 2021.

The Beginning

Cameron Boyce made his acting debut in the music video That Green Gentleman in May 2008. (Things Have Changed). Boyce played a younger version of Panic! at the Disco guitarist Ryan Ross in this song video. Boyce then featured in General Hospital: Night Shift in July of the same year. He portrayed Michael, a recurrent character on the show. In August of the same year, he made his feature picture debut with Mirrors, and in the fall of 2008, he worked on Eagle Eye. He returned to the role of Keith two years later, in June 2010. In the film Grown Ups, Keith is the privileged son of Adam Sandler’s character.

In addition, the late actor appeared in The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, a web series. He displays his dancing abilities in this series. The late actor made a special appearance on Good Luck Charlie a year later, in April 2011. On Dancing with the Stars, he was also one of the dancers in a royal wedding homage. In June of same year, he appeared in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer in a cameo role. He was one of the featured dancers on Shake It Up later in August. The late actor then appeared on Jessie as Luke Ross in September.

2015 Onwards

The late actor was one of the key cast members in the 2015 film Descendants. Cameron reprised his role as Carlos in the animated shorts Descendants: Wicked World and Descendants 2 and 3, as well as the sequels Descendants 2 and 3. In March 2018, he also appeared as Becker in the film Steps. In the independent film Runt, he played the character Cal. The late actor then joined the cast of Mrs. Fletcher in January 2019.

In April of same year, he appeared in Hozier’s music video for Almost (Sweet Music). For this music video, he created the dance alongside dancer Christine Flores. Christine also appears in the video with him. An announcement was made in September of the same year. Cameron’s apparel collection, “Archives,” will be released in November 2019, according to the report.

Veronica Graye, a stylist and designer, and the late actor co-founded this apparel company. Showbiz Kids premiered on HBO on July 14, 2020, a year after his death. It’s a documentary directed by Alex Winter on childhood celebrity and its consequences. He is featured in this documentary in an interview. Furthermore, this film is dedicated to the memory of Boyce and Diana Serra Cary, a former child actress. On February 24, 2020, Diana passed away.

The Cameron Boyce Foundation

Cameron’s family established “The Cameron Boyce Foundation” after the late star died in 2019. It is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization known as “Network for Good.” This charity offers a positive alternative to violence and negativity for young people. The alternative is to engage in artistic and creative endeavors.

In addition, the foundation uses its resources and charity to make a good difference in the world. The Cameron Boyce Foundation announced their inaugural initiative, Wielding Peace, on July 25, 2019. On August 16, 2019, the project was officially launched. The foundation later provided $8,000 to the “Thirst Project.” This gift was made to help build a well in Uganda.

Relationship Status

At the time of his death, Cameron Boyce was a single man. He denied dating his Descendants co-star Brenna D’Amico in an interview with Dove Cameron.

Body Measurements

He stood roughly 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed around 127 pounds (57 kg). He had a chest measurement of 35 inches and a bicep measurement of 12.5 inches. Furthermore, according to US standards, the late actor wore shoe size 9. His dark eyes matched his brown curly hair. The late actor was also known for his snobbishness.

Social Media and Net Worth

When it comes to Cameron Boyce’s social media activity, he can be found on Instagram under the handle @thecameronboyce. As of February 2022, this account had over 12.7 million followers.  Similarly, the late actor had a Twitter account with the handle @thecameronboyce. He started using Twitter in July 2011 and now has more than 1.2 million followers.

Moving on, he was estimated to have a net worth of roughly $6 million.