“ER” …. Todd …. Lights Out (2007)
“The Wire” …. Randy Wagstaff ( 2006)
Barbershop (2002) …. Customer Tillman
Ali (2001) …. Young Cassius Clay
“Guys Like Us” (1998) TV Series …. Maestro Harris
“Meego” …. Marcus …. Magic Parker
The Wire: It’s All Connected (2006) (TV) …. Himself
Maestro’s phenomenal talents of singing, dancing and acting, were exhibited on stage when he played young Simba in Disney’s production of the Lion King. His many years of vocal training, dance, acting and piano lessons enabled ‘him to touch the hearts of those who attended the production, bringing tears to the eyes of many. In the year 2005, Maestro’s performed at the grand opening ceremony for DISNEYLAND in Hong Kong. After performing the song, It’s a Small World, he received a thunderous applause, and the United States was well represented. He signed a recording deal with So So Def/VIRGIN Records with hip-hop producer and recording superstar Jermaine Dupri. Maestro made his motion picture film debut in the movie Ali, which was directed by Michael Mann. He played young Ali, and the all-star cast included Will Smith, Jamie Fox and Jon Voight. His contagious smile also lit up the screen in the movie Barber Shop I which featured Cedric the Entertainer, Ice Cube and Eve.
His voice is featured on the Twilight Zone Episodes cd, along with Blair Underwood. Maestro starred in ABC’s production of the PGA Tour Western Open with Tiger Woods and other pro-golfers.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Maestro started singing and dancing at age two. Since then, his many accomplishments include: performing several times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the The New Maury Povich- Most Talented Kids Show and other television shows; serving as the spokesperson for Western Union’s Study Buddy Reading Program which enabled him to travel around the United States performing at schools and delivering motivational speeches to encourage students to read, and singing numerous jingles. He is a member of SAG, AFTRA and EQUITY unions. In addition to his lead role in Sony Tri Stars, Guys Like Us, Maestro has appeared in several television commercials. He was the recipient of The Most Talented Child Under Twelve Years Old at the Chicago Music Awards in 1999,2000, and 2001. Maestro sewed as a celebrity presenter at the NAACP’s 25& ACT-SO Awards Ceremony in Houston, Texas, and he received standing ovations as he performed for NABSE (National Alliance of Black School Educators) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Do you remember the little boy in the Gatorade, “Be Like Mike” commercial with Michael Jordan and Larry Bid? That was Maestro!! When not in front of the camera, he enjoys playing the piano, video games, football, basketball, swimming and golf.
• Started singing and dancing at age two
• Huge fan of the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan
• Swims competitively, plays the piano and speaks three languages