Uriah Shelton is an American actor and singer best known for portraying ‘Jeff Cargill’ in the popular crime-drama series ‘The Glades.’ Shelton is also famous for portraying ‘Joshua Matthews’ in the comedy series ‘Girl Meets World.’ After starting his acting career at the age of 10, Shelton went on to play the lead in the feature film ‘Lifted.’ He is also a popular web-series actor and is currently playing an important role in a web series titled ‘Blue.’ Shelton is also an aspiring singer and hopes to make it big in the music industry. He is also a trained martial artist. He won the 2006 ‘ATA California State Championship,’ a major “Tae Kwon Do” championship in the US.
Childhood & Early Life
Uriah Shelton was born on March 10, 1997, in Dallas, Texas. His family moved to Magnolia Springs, Alabama, where he was raised by his parents, Allen Shelton and Cindy Shelton.
As a child, Shelton loved playing the piano and soccer. He was also interested in learning martial arts and took up classes for the same. When he was 7 years old, he started attending modeling classes, along with his cousin brother, Charli.
Uriah once participated in a talent competition in Orlando and performed really well. Following this, he was approached by many acting agencies based in Los Angeles and New York City.
After falling in love with acting, Shelton decided to move to Los Angeles, along with his mother. Apart from appearing in various commercials, Shelton also focused on improving his skills in martial arts. In 2006, he won the ‘California State Championship’ in “Tae Kwon Do.”
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Uriah Shelton made his acting debut in the year 2007, when he was cast in the TV drama series ‘Without a Trace.’ In the same year, Shelton was cast as ‘Young William’ in the TV series ‘The Ghost Whisperer.’
Shelton made his film debut when he played a school kid in the 2008 comedy film ‘Lower Learning.’ The same year, he appeared on the show ‘Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight’ and in a couple of TV movies, namely, ‘Ring of Death’ and ‘The Nanny Express.’
In 2009, he appeared in the web series ‘Little Monk’ and was also seen in many TV series, including the ‘Disney’ sitcom ‘The Suite Life on Deck.’ The same year, he was cast in the feature film ‘Opposite Day.’ He then appeared in the film ‘Alabama Moon’ in 2010.
His major breakthrough came when he was offered a prominent role in the crime-drama series ‘The Glades’ in 2010. Shelton portrayed ‘Jeff Cargill’ in the series, and his acting skills were appreciated by many.
He then played the lead role in the 2011 drama film ‘Lifted.’ He also appeared as ‘Pete’ in one of the episodes of the horror–fantasy TV series ‘R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.’
In 2012, he played ‘Ben Milbauer’ in the popular sitcom ‘Last Man Standing.’ He plays ‘Josh,’ a major role, in the web series ‘Blue’ and has already appeared in more than 20 episodes.
His popularity soared when he was cast in the famous comedy series ‘Girl Meets World.’ He played ‘Joshua Matthews’ in the series and was seen in eight episodes, from 2014 to 2017.
In 2016, he portrayed an important role in the Chinese–French fantasy film ‘The Warriors Gate.’ In 2017, he featured in two popular American TV series, namely, ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’
In 2017, Shelton was accused of kicking a female friend in the stomach. The girl, whose name was not revealed, stated that the kick had left her with bruises and inflamed intestines. Following this, Shelton was issued with a restraining order.
Shelton had a long-standing feud with his ‘Girl Meets World’ co-star Rowan Blanchard. It all began when Shelton and Rowan started expressing their respective views on topics such as feminism and racism. Their political differences and their conflicting comments led to a marked feud between the two.
Uriah Shelton met with a motorcycle accident when he was in his early teens. Six of his teeth were broken, and he had minor lacerations on his face. He also suffered a broken femur, and a part of his large intestine was removed. The accident changed Shelton’s perspective on life.
Shelton owns two dogs, Ningbo and Archer. He also had a dog named Libby in the past. He has a hamster and has built a biker-themed habitat for his new pet. He loves getting inked and has a patriotic tattoo on the right side of his chest.