Who is Uriah Shelton?
Uriah Justus Shelton was born on 10 March 1997 under the zodiac sign of Pisces, in Dallas, Texas USA. He is a 24-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Jeff Cargill in the A&E crime drama series “The Glades” (2010-2013), playing Josh in the drama web series “Blue” (2012-2014), and featuring as Joshu Matthews in the Disney Channel comedy series “Girl Meets World” (2014-2017).
How rich is he, as of now? Uriah Shelton Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Uriah Shelton’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor, who has worked on more than 30 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 2007.
Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Uriah Shelton spent the first month of his life in his hometown of Dallas, until he moved with his family to Magnolia Springs, Alabama. He was raised by his parents, Allen and Cindy Shelton; it’s unknown if he has siblings or not. He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity. Regarding his education, Uriah hasn’t shared any details about it, but it’s known that he was interested in soccer and playing the piano. He also developed a love for martial arts, and even won the 2006 ATA Tae Kwon Do California State Championship in all categories, including extreme weapons and sparring.
Uriah Shelton’s career started after he took a modeling class alongside his cousin Charli at the age of seven. He participated in a talent competition in Orlando, Florida, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California with his mother, and started by making appearances in various television commercials, including for Dodge Caravans. He soon became interested in acting, and made his debut as Brett Hendricks in an episode of the CBS police procedural drama series “Without A Trace” in 2007. It was followed by his appearances in such TV series as “Ghost Whisperer” and “MADtv”.
In 2008, Uriah landed his feature film debut with the small role of a prep school kid in the black comedy “Lower Learning”, next to Jason Biggs and Eva Longoria. During the same year, he also played Tommy Wyatt in the Spike TV action crime film “Ring Of Death” and starred as Ben Chandler in the Hallmark Channel family comedy-drama film “The Nanny Express”, for which he received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actor.
He then made guest appearances as Brian in two episodes of the web series “Little Monk”, and as Jack McGuire in three episodes of the TNT drama series “Trust Me”, both in 2009.
The same year, he had a small part in the comedy film “Opposite Day”, alongside Billy Unger, Dylan Cash and Ariel Winter, and featured as Kit in the coming-of-age film “Alabama Moon”, next to John Goodman and Jimmy Bennett. He then played Leo Woods in the made-for-TV drama film “Exit 19”, also in 2009.
Rise to Fame
Uriah Shelton’s big break came in 2010, when he was chosen to play the main role of Jeff Cargill in the crime drama television series “The Glades”, broadcast on the A&E network for four seasons until 2013. Concurrently, he continued to work on film projects, and landed the roles of Wyatt in the 2010 made-for-TV romantic drama film “A Soldier’s Love Story”, and Henry Matthews in the 2011 drama film “The Lifted”, directed by Lexi Alexander; he also wrote and performed the song “I Miss You” for the latter.
He then guest-starred as Ben Milbauer in the episode “Ding Dong Ditch” of the popular ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” in 2012.
Uriah Shelton’s next major role came in the drama web series “Blue”, portraying Josh in more than 20 episodes from 2012 to 2014. Following the end of the series, Uriah went on to play Joshua Matthews, a recurring role in the famous comedy television series “Girl Meets World”, aired on the Disney Channel from 2014 to 2017 – it’s a spin-off from “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000) and starred Ben Savage, Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter among others.
He then featured as Jack Bronson in the Chinese-French action-adventure fantasy film “Enter The Warrior Gates” in 2016, followed by his portrayals of Pratters in the Netflix teen drama series “13 Reasons Why”, Archie Radbourn in Gregory Caruso’s adventure comedy-drama film “Flock Of Four”, and Finn in two episodes of the CBS police procedural series “NCIS: Los Angeles”, all in 2017.
In 2019, Uriah Shelton was selected to appear in the recurring role of Longwell Chase in the Hulu teen drama miniseries “Looking For Alaska”, created by Josh Schwartz and based on John Green’s novel of the same title.
In the same year, he featured as Mike in the short action sci-fi film “Skywatch”, sharing the screen with Jude Law. Most recently, Uriah portrayed Booker Strode in the 2020 slasher comedy film “Freaky”, directed by Christopher Landon.
Appearance, Vital Statistics, and Tattoo
Uriah Shelton has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while his weight is around 137lbs (62kgs), with vital statistics of 38-30, and biceps 12; information about his shoe size isn’t available. He is a huge fan of tattoos and has inked a patriotic tattoo on his chest, the year 1776 in a circle of stars – the year when the US Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Personal Life and Hobbies
Uriah Shelton has dated several girls – in 2016, he was linked to a girl named Haleigh. Between 2017 and 2018, he was in a relationship with MacKenzi Heyman, then following their split, he went on to date actress Annelise Grace in 2019. Since the summer of 2020, Uriah has been romantically linked to a girl named Rhey Leonor.
In his spare time, Uriah enjoys playing guitar.
He also trains in XMA (Extreme Martial Arts), wushu, hip hop, and ballet.
He is known as an avid animal lover and has two pet dogs, named Archer and Ningbo. He also has a hamster.