Nathaniel Potvin Biography

Nathaniel Potvin is an American actor and hip-hop dancer. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

Nathaniel Potvin
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 2, 1999

Nationality: American

Girlfriend: Kayla Maisonet

Famous: Actors Dancers

Age: 20 Years, 20 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Born in: Van Nuys, California

Famous as: Actor, Hip-Hop Dancer

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Males


father: Andy Potvin

mother: Tanya Potvin

siblings: Gabriel Potvin, Philip Phil Potvin

U.S. State: California

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Nathaniel James Potvin is an American actor and hip-hop dancer. He is best known for portraying Ryan Walker in the Disney XD and Disney Channel show ‘Mech-X4.’ While he had been dancing since he was a child, he started acting only after he was somewhat forced to do a drama course when he was 11 years old. He later enrolled in an acting class at the same place where he used to take dancing lessons from and was eventually scouted by his current talent manager. In 2012, he made his screen debut in the independent short film ‘Palms’, portraying a character named Solomon Dorsey. Potvin followed that up with a series of guest appearances in TV shows, such as ‘The Middle’, ‘The Haunted Hathaways’, ‘Love That Girl!’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, and ‘Girl Meets World’. In 2016, he was cast in ‘Mech-X4’ as the protagonist Ryan Walker, a technopath who serves as the pilot of the eponymous machine.

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  • A talent manager met Nathaniel Potvin at Dance Dimensions where he was attending classes and realised his potential and wanted to see him act on the big screen. Potvin signed with Norwood Talent Agency but later switched to McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) for dance and Abrams for films and commercials. He made his professional debut both as a dancer and actor in Target’s Back-to-School Campaign. He and three other students of Dance Dimensions auditioned together as a group and were selected. His next job was in the Deep Williams’ independent short film called ‘Palms’ (2012), where he was cast as the lead protagonist, Solomon Dorsey, a foster child moving between homes.
  • Potvin guest-starred as Jimmy Barnes in an episode of TV One’s sitcom ‘Belle's’ (2012). The following year, he got the chance to appear in ABC’s popular sitcom ‘The Middle’. He then landed a role in the TV film ‘’Twist of Faith’. Cast as Asher Jones, Potvin worked with Toni Braxton and David Julian Hirsh in the telefilm. He also did a short film in 2013, Danny Hernandez’s directorial venture ‘Different’.
  • In 2015, he appeared in five TV series, playing small roles in all of them. He portrayed Billy in Nickelodeon’s ‘The Haunted Hathaways’, Jalen in TVNZ 1’s ‘Love That Girl!’, Shane in Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’, Young Tyson Briggs in CBS’s ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, and a character credited as the Academic Top Half in Disney’s ‘Girl Meets World’. He made two TV shorts in 2015, ‘’Table 58’ and ‘The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery’.
  • Potvin landed his breakthrough role as Ryan Walker in Disney’s science fiction adventure comedy ‘Mech-X4’. Created by Steve Marmel whose previous works include ‘The Fairly Odd Parents’, ‘I Am Weasel’, ‘Danny Phantom’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Yin Yang Yo!’, the series premiered on November 11, 2016, to positive reviews from critics and fans alike. It was renewed for a second season, which began airing on September 9, 2017.
  • In 2017, he made his cinematic debut in the fantasy adventure ‘A World Away’. He currently plays the recurring character Ryan in Netflix’s ‘Alexa & Katie’ (2018). Potvin is set to appear in ‘Five Points’, a drama series produced by Facebook.
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Personal Life
  • Nathaniel Potvin was born on October 2, 1999, in Van Nuys, California, U.S., to Andy and Tanya Potvin. Both of his parents are involved in the film industry. He has two brothers named Philip “Philly” Potvin and Gabriel Potvin.
  • He got his start as an actor when he was 11 years old. A college in their locality was running a summer enrichment program for kids which required taking two courses before the admission and Potvin wanted to sign up for the dance course. Potvin and his mother met the program’s counsellor in her office where he broke into tears and told her that he did not want to take a second course. She turned to his mother and said, “He’s crying so much we might as well put him in drama.” His mother agreed and he started attending the classes. He played the lead role in the student play and thoroughly enjoyed his time there.
  • Potvin had been taking dance lessons at the Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center since he was a child. He was part of a hip-hop crew that won several competitions. After doing the drama course for the summer enrichment program, an interest in performing had taken root inside of him. So, when acting classes were being offered at Dance Dimensions, Potvin jumped at the opportunity. It was here that he met his talent manager.
  • Potvin attended Granada Hills Charter High School, Los Angeles, California before enrolling at Pasadena City College. He currently resides in Los Angeles and is dating Kayla Maisonet, the American actress who plays Georgie Diaz in the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Stuck in the Middle’.
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  • Potvin, along with Veronica Dunne from ‘K.C. Undercover’, co-hosted the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Red Carpet.

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