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Cameron Mica Boyce (May 28, 1999 – July 6, 2019) was an American actor, dancer, and voice actor best known for his roles in the feature films Mirrors, Eagle Eye, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2, as well as for his co-starring role as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel original series, JESSIE. Cameron was the voice of Jake on the Disney Junior show, Jake and the Never Land Pirates from 2012 to 2014. He died on July 6th, 2019 after suffering an epileptic seizure in his sleep.

He played Carlos De Vil, the son of Cruella De Vil, in the Disney Channel Original Movies, Descendants, Descendants 2, and Descendants 3.

Life and Career

Boyce lived in the Los Angeles area with his mother, father, younger sister and his favorite style of dance is break dancing. Along with four of his friends, he is a member of the breakdancing crew "X Mob".[1]

In May 2008, Cameron Boyce made his television debut on the "Panic! At The Disco" music video, "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)", appearing as a kid version of the guitarist Ryan Ross. Then, in July, he appeared as a recurring role, "Michael 'Stone' Cates Jr." on the nighttime soap opera General Hospital: Night Shift. In August of that year, he made his feature film debut with a co-starring role in the horror film Mirrors, as well as appearing in the mystery-thriller film Eagle Eye that fall. In June 2010, Boyce co-starred as Keith Feder, the spoiled son of Adam Sandler's character, in the comedy film, Grown Ups, and appeared later that same year showing off his dance skills on the web series, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

In April 2011, Boyce made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel series, Good Luck Charlie, and later that same month he was one of the featured dancers in a Royal Wedding tribute on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. In June 2011, he had a small role as one of Judy's classmates in the family comedy film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, and in August, he was one of the featured dancers on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up.

In September 2011, Boyce was cast in a co-starring role on the Disney Channel comedy series, Jessie in the role of Luke Ross. During pre-production of the show, the role of Luke was originally intended to be a boy named Hiro adopted from Korea, but casting directors were impressed with Boyce during the audition process, and ultimately decided to recreate the role specifically for him.

In 2015, he played Carlos in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants. He also plays Conor in the Disney XD series Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything.

In 2016, he guest-starred on an episode of Bunk'd titled Luke's Back.

In 2017, he reprised his role as Carlos in Descendants 2.

Of the year of 2019, Boyce returns once more to fill the role of Carlos Oscar De Vil in Descendants 3. Unfortunately, Boyce has announced that Descendants 3 will be his last interaction with Disney Channel; he has claimed it is time for him to move on to more mature movies, and that he has grown up. Boyce verified that most actors who participate in Disney only stay for about 3-4 years. He has stayed for 7 years, 2019 being his 8th year. Though he said he was leaving after Descendants 3, Boyce said he would be happy and that he was taking all of the great memories with him.

On July 6, 2019, it was confirmed that Cameron Boyce had died due to ongoing medical condition. Cameron’s family later confirmed that he died in his sleep due to a seizure a ongoing medical condition that he was getting treated for. [2]

On August 2, 2019, the beginning and end of the film made a tribute video "Cameron Boyce" death as well.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Eagle Eye Sam Holloman
2010 Grown Ups Keith Feder Main role
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Hunter
2013 Grown Ups 2 Keith Feder Main role

Disney Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

2015 Descendants Carlos De Vil Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2017 Descendants 2 Carlos De Vil Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie.
2019 Descendants 3 Carlos De Vil Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie.
2020 Runt Cal Main role

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008 General Hospital: Night Shift Michael 'Stone' Cates Jr. Recurring role
2009 The 7th Annual TV Land Awards Jimmy
2010 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers Young Jasper James 1 Episode: "Origins"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Fake Gabe Duncan 1 Episode: "The Singin' Dancin' Duncans"
2011 Shake It Up Little Highlighter 1 Episode: "Throw It Up"
2011–2015 JESSIE Luke Ross Main role; 98 Episodes; Disney Channel Original Series
2012-2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake Lead Role, replacement of Colin Ford
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Luke Ross "Halloween Night at the Museum" (Season 3, Episode 21)
2015 Liv and Maddie Craig Prom-a-Rooney" (Season 2, episode 17)
2015- 2017 Descendants: Wicked World Carlos Voice role
2015-2017 Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything Conor Lead Role; Disney XD Original Series
2016 Bunk'd Luke Ross Episode: "Luke's Back" and "Luke Out Below"
2016 Code Black Brody "Love Blood" (Season 1, Episode 17)

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Trivia

  • His fan mail address used to be
    Cameron Boyce
    Osbrink Talent Agency
    4343 Lankershim Blvd
    Suite 100
    Universal City, CA 91602
  • He was an actor, dancer, and performer who had his breakthrough roles as a child actor in Grown Ups and Eagle Eye and rose through the ranks of the breakdancing world with the dance crew X Mob.[3]
  • He made his acting debut in the film Mirrors in 2008 at the age of nine. He appeared in the Panic! at the Disco music video for the song "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)" in one of his first acting roles.
  • He had the main role of Luke Ross on the Disney Channel Original Series, JESSIE.
    • In 2016, he guest-starred on an episode of Bunk'd titled Luke's Back, where he played the same role.
  • He grew up in Los Angeles with his younger sister and his dog Cienna.
  • His mother's name is Libby Boyce and his father is Victor Boyce.
    • His paternal grandmother, Jo Ann Boyce (née Allen) was part of the Clinton Twelve, a group of twelve African-American students who were the first to integrate a previously all-white high school in the South (Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee in 1956).
      • In February 2016 (sixty years after the Clinton Twelve integrated Clinton High School), Cameron appeared in a Disney Channel special for Black History Month talking about the role of his grandmother (who appeared in the special) and the other members.
  • He played Adam Sandler's son in Grown Ups in 2010 and its sequel Grown Ups 2 in 2013.
    • In both films, he worked with future Descendants 2 co-star China Anne McClain, who played Chris Rock's daughter.
  • Cameron Boyce guest-starred on Liv and Maddie, which was his second time working with Dove Cameron.
    • His Liv and Maddie character, Craig/Krahgg, is a maternal cousin of Liv Rooney and Maddie Rooney (Dove Cameron's characters).
  • He is one of the few main cast members to star in at least one Disney Channel show before appearing in the Descendants trilogy, along with China Anne McClain (A.N.T Farm), Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) and Thomas Doherty (The Lodge).
  • Ironic enough, he was in one Jessie episode called "101 Lizards", which is basically a parody of 101 Dalmatians. This is really ironic because a few years after the episode came out he ended up playing Carlos De Vil the son of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians in the Descendants trilogy.
  • Cameron Boyce died on July 6, 2019, due to a seizure in his sleep. His parents later revealed in an interview with Robin Roberts on Nightline that Cameron suffered from epilepsy since age 16; they kept it quiet because they didn't want it to affect Cameron's acting, as he only had seizures while asleep.
    • His first seizure was shortly after attending a Descendants movie premiere.
  • The movie Cruella was released on May 28, 2021, which would have been Cameron Boyce's 22nd Birthday. Ironically, Cameron Boyce played Carlos De Vil the son of Cruella De Vil and the movie Cruella is about the actor's character's mother.

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