Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson is an American singer, actor, songwriter, and dancer. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Cam Baxter and Kevin Jackson, Trevor Jackson is the youngest of two boys. Although Jackson came from a family interested in basketball, at age eight he decided that he would rather pursue his interests in the entertainment industry.
He is best known for portraying Kevin Blake on Syfy original series Eureka, and for portraying Kris McDuffy on Disney Channel’s television movie Let It Shine as well as Kevin LaCroix on American Crime . Other notable appearances include Broadway musical The Lion King, where he played the Young Simba, and television guest star roles on both Cold Case and Harry’s Law. In 2012, he won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series. Jackson cites Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Donny Hathaway, Brian McKnight, and the Nicholas Brothers as his biggest musical influences.
Jackson aimed for his debut album to serve as a cohesive unit, saying it was his goal to “make an album that is not just a bunch of singles, but an album that can be listened to from top to bottom.” Conversely, he also “wanted every song to say something, to be an experience.