Jacob Latimore
Latimore in 2023
Latimore in 2023
Background information
Birth nameJacob O'Neal Latimore Jr,
Born (1996-08-10) August 10, 1996 (age 27)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
GenresR&B, pop, hip hop
  • Actor
  • singer-songwriter
Years active2005–present

Jacob O'Neal Latimore (born August 10, 1996) is an American actor, singer and dancer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2016, Latimore released his debut album Connection. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in Black Nativity, The Maze Runner, Collateral Beauty, Detroit, and The Chi. He also starred in the Netflix Original movie Candy Jar alongside Sami Gayle.

Life and career

Latimore was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Latitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore Sr.[1]


Latimore has co-starred in several major films, including Black Nativity (2013),[2] as Langston, and Ride Along (2014),[3] as Ramon. He also appeared in the movie The Maze Runner,[4] which was released in theaters September 19, 2014. He then starred in the drama film Collateral Beauty, which was released on December 16, 2016, and street magic drama movie Sleight, which was released on April 28, 2017. Latimore is currently starring on Showtime's The Chi as Emmett. In 2019, “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” was released in which Latimore acted as a voiceover. In 2020, he co-starred in the comedy Like a Boss. In 2021, he starred in Gully.


Latimore's first single "Best Friend" was released in 2005. In 2006, "Superstar" was released. In June 2014, he released his hit song "Heartbreak Heard Around The World" ft. T-Pain.[5] His debut album, Connection, was released in 2016.[6] His second effort, Connection2, the sequel to Connection, was released on April 26, 2019.[7]



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street James Leary
2013 Black Nativity Langston
2014 Ride Along Ramon
The Maze Runner Jeff
2016 Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Bilal (teen)
Collateral Beauty Raffi / Time
2017 Sleight Bashir “Bo” Wolfe
Detroit Fred Temple
Krystal Bobby Bryant
2018 Candy Jar Bennett Russell
2019 Gully Calvin
The Last Summer Alec
2020 Like a Boss Harry
2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Dante Spivey
2023 House Party Kevin


Year Title Role Notes
2009 One Tree Hill Kid No. 1 Episode: "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun"
2011 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Dante Episode: "Growing Paynes"
2011 So Random! Himself
2011 Reed Between the Lines Jacob Episode: "Let's Talk About College Boys"[8]
2012 The Finder Young Trey Episode: "Life After Death"
2014 Survivor's Remorse Johnny Miller Episode: "How to Build a Brand"
2018–present The Chi Emmett Main


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Connection 42 36
  • Released: April 26, 2019
  • Label: FTE, Jacob's Ink, EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: May 22, 2020
  • Label: FTE, Jacob's Ink, EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Mixtapes & EPs

  • I Am the Future (2009)
  • This is Me (2012)[9]
  • This is Me 2 (2013)
  • Leo Season (2020) [10]
  • TBA (With Trevor Jackson)


  1. ^ "Milwaukee's Latimore hoping 'Black Nativity' can boost career". Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "St. Joseph (Character)". Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ "Ramon (Character)". Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ Jacob Latimore Discusses The Maze Runner. YouTube. July 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Heartbreak Heard Around the World (feat. T-Pain) - Single by Jacob Latimore, June 10, 2014, retrieved June 5, 2018
  6. ^ "Connection by Jacob Latimore on Apple Music". December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "[STREAM] Jacob Latimore Reveals His Sophomore Album, 'Connection 2'". April 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Let's Talk About College Boys". BET.com. December 8, 2011.
  9. ^ "Jacob Latimore - This Is Me". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jacob Latimore - Leo Season". iTunes. Retrieved September 1, 2020.

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