Boyce in 2017
Cameron Mica Boyce
May 28, 1999
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||July 6, 2019 20) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cameron Mica Boyce(May 28, 1999 – July 6, 2019) was an American actor. After making his first acting appearance in a Panic! at the Disco music video, he made his film debut in Mirrors in 2008, and then went on to star as Luke Ross in Disney Channel's comedy series Jessie . He had also starred in feature films Eagle Eye , Grown Ups , and Grown Ups 2 , and was also known for other roles such as Carlos in the Descendants television films and as Conor in Disney XD's comedy series Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything . Boyce had also done voice acting for various works, such as Jake in Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Herman Schultz in Spider-Man .
Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, vocalist Urie has been the only official member of the band, with drummer Dan Pawlovich, bassist Nicole Row, and guitarist Mike Naran accompanying him on tour. Panic! at the Disco recorded their first demos while they were in high school. Shortly after, the band recorded and released their debut studio album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005). Popularized by the second single, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", the album was certified double platinum in the US. In 2006, founding bassist Brent Wilson was fired from the band during an extensive world tour and subsequently replaced by Jon Walker.
Mirrors is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, and Amy Smart. The film was first titled Into the Mirror, but the name was later changed to Mirrors. Filming began on May 1, 2007, and it was released in American theaters on August 15, 2008.
Disney Channel is an American pay television channel that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Worldwide unit of the Walt Disney Television subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
On July 6, 2019, it was announced by family members that Boyce died at the age of 20 due to an epileptic seizure.
A seizure, formally known as an epileptic seizure, is a period of symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Outward effects vary from uncontrolled shaking movements involving much of the body with loss of consciousness, to shaking movements involving only part of the body with variable levels of consciousness, to a subtle momentary loss of awareness. Most of the time these episodes last less than 2 minutes and it takes some time to return to normal. Loss of bladder control may occur.
Boyce was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 28, 1999.His father is of Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. His mother is Jewish. His paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, was one of the Clinton Twelve, the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956, as ordered by Brown v. Board of Education .
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," and therefore violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, the decision's 14 pages did not spell out any sort of method for ending racial segregation in schools, and the Court's second decision in Brown II only ordered states to desegregate "with all deliberate speed".
Boyce lived in the Los Angeles area with his parents and his younger sister,until he moved in with former co-stars Karan Brar and Sophie Reynolds in May 2019. His favorite style of dance was breakdancing, and along with four of his friends, he was a member of the breakdancing crew "X Mob".
Karan Brar is an American actor, best known for his child roles as Chirag Gupta in the Wimpy Kid feature film franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, as well as for his co-starring role as Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie, and its subsequent spin-off Bunk'd.
Sophie Reynolds is an American actress most known for her role as Ashley Parker in Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.
Breaking, also called breakdancing or b-boying/b-girling, is an athletic style of street dance. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, breakdancing mainly consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. Breakdancing is typically set to songs containing drum breaks, especially in hip-hop, funk, soul music and breakbeat music, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns.
In May 2008, Boyce made his television debut in the Panic! at the Disco music video "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)", appearing as a younger version of the guitarist Ryan Ross. In July 2008, he appeared in General Hospital: Night Shift as a recurring character named Michael.In August 2008, he made his feature film debut with a starring role in the horror film Mirrors , as well as appearing in the mystery-thriller film Eagle Eye that fall.
"That Green Gentleman " is a single by American rock band Panic! at the Disco, from their second studio album Pretty. Odd. The song was the second song written by the band after they decided to scrap an album's worth of material, but was not played with "When the Day Met the Night" and "Nine in the Afternoon" at the various festivals Panic performed at during the summer of 2007.
George Ryan Ross III is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his work as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the band Panic! at the Disco before his departure in 2009. Ross and former Panic! bassist Jon Walker formed The Young Veins the same year, in which Ross is the lead vocalist. They broke up in 2010.
General Hospital: Night Shift is an American prime time serial that first aired on Soapnet for a 13-episode run from July 12, 2007 to October 4, 2007. A spin-off of the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, the show is SOAPnet's first original scripted drama series and follows the nighttime adventures of familiar and new characters around the hospital. As of March 2008, the first season of the series was "SOAPnet's most watched series ever," with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet President Brian Frons noting that Night Shift drew more than 1 million new viewers to the channel during its first season. With its reruns gaining higher ratings than those of General Hospital on SOAPnet, a second season was expected, though Frons noted that the same crew producing two shows had taken its toll.
In June 2010, Boyce starred as Keith, 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 .
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.
Grown Ups is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider as five lifelong friends who reunite for a July Fourth weekend with their families after learning about the sudden death of their middle school basketball coach.
Seasons 2-3 and LXD LIVE US and international tours were costume designed by Emmy Award Winning designer Allison Leach, including the TED TALKS, with the longest standing ovation in TED history at the time, entitled “In the Internet Age: Dance Evolves” The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, commonly called The LXD, was a 2010–2011 web series about two groups of rival dancers: The Alliance of the Dark who are the villains and The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the heroes, who discover they have superpowers referred to as "the Ra" through their dance abilities. The entire story takes place over hundreds of years, beginning in the 1920s up to the year 3000.
In April 2011, Boyce made a guest appearance on Disney Channel's comedy series Good Luck Charlie , [ citation needed ] 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 . In August 2011, he was one of the featured dancers on Disney Channel's comedy series Shake It Up . In September 2011, Boyce was cast in the starring role of Luke Ross on Disney Channel's comedy series Jessie . During pre-production of the series, 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.and later that month he was one of the featured dancers in a royal wedding tribute on ABC's Dancing with the Stars .
In 2015, Boyce was one of the main cast in Disney Channel's Descendants , playing Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil. He later reprised the character for the animated shorts Descendants: Wicked World and in the sequels Descendants 2 and Descendants 3 , the latter of which will be released posthumously.
In March 2018, Boyce was cast in the ABC comedy television pilot Steps, in the role of Becker.
In July 2018, Boyce was cast in the indie film Runt , in the role of Cal.
In January 2019, Boyce joined the cast of HBO's Mrs. Fletcher .
According to a statement by Boyce's family, on July 6, 2019, Boyce died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles "due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated".An autopsy was performed, but release of a cause of death was deferred, "pending further investigation". On July 9, 2019, Boyce's family confirmed that his death was caused by an epileptic seizure and that Boyce had previously been diagnosed with epilepsy. His body was later cremated and his ashes returned to the family.
In the span of 40 days in 2017, Boyce helped raise over $27,000 for the Thirst Project, which helps bring clean water to underdeveloped countries.He also supported United Way's initiative to end homelessness. He helped raise money for the HomeWalk in 2015, and continued to do so up until the end of his life. In May 2019, he participated in the opening ceremony of the 12th annual HomeWalk in downtown Los Angeles, one of largest public events to end homelessness in the United States. Boyce also worked closely with It's On Us, a social movement created to raise awareness and fight against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women. His final humanitarian project was called Wielding Peace which was a social media campaign in conjunction with Delaney Tarr, co-founder of March For Our Lives. In Boyce's own words, the campaign would help fight against gun violence by showing celebrities and survivors "wielding" a new kind of weapon — one of unity.
The Cameron Boyce Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in Los Angeles that provides young people artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity and uses resources and philanthropy for positive change in the world. The foundation was established in 2019 through Network for Good to honor Boyce's legacy. [ citation needed ] As of July 17, 2019, the methods the foundation will use to carry out its goals have not yet been announced. Additionally, the amount of funding and endowment resources maintained by the foundation has not been disclosed.[ citation needed ]In the wake of Boyce's death, the foundation has received notable support from actors Debby Ryan, Karan Brar and Sophie Reynolds, among others.
|2008||Eagle Eye||Sam Holloman|
|2010||Grown Ups||Keithie Feder|
|2011||Game On||Player Two||Short film|
|2011||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer||Hunter|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Keithie Feder|
|TBA||Runt||Cal||Post-production; posthumous release|
|2008||General Hospital: Night Shift||Michael "Stone" Cates, Jr.||Recurring role|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Fake Gabe Duncan||Episode: "The Singin' Dancin' Duncans"|
|2011||Shake It Up||Lil Highlighter Dancer||Episode: "Throw It Up"|
|2011–2015||Jessie||Luke Ross||Main role|
|2012–2014||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Jake||Main voice role (seasons 2–3)|
|2014||Ultimate Spider-Man||Luke Ross||Voice role; episode: "Halloween Night at the Museum"|
|2015–2017||Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything||Conor||Main role|
|2015||Liv and Maddie||Krahgg||Episode: "Prom-a-Rooney"|
|2015–2017||Descendants: Wicked World||Carlos||Television shorts; main voice role|
|2016||Bunk'd||Luke Ross||Episodes: "Luke's Back", "Luke Out Below"|
|2016||Code Black||Brody||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|2017||Descendants 2||Carlos||Television film|
|2017||Spider-Man||Shocker / Herman Schultz||Voice role; episode: "Osborn Academy"|
|2019||Descendants 3||Carlos||Upcoming television film; posthumous release|
|2019||Mrs. Fletcher||Zach||Upcoming television series; posthumous release|
|2019||Paradise City||Simon||Upcoming television series; posthumous release|
|2010||Just Dance Kids||Coach and background dancer||Video game||[ citation needed ]|
|2010||The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers||Young Jasper||Web series; episode: "Origins"|
|2012||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer||Won|
|2018||Pioneering Spirit Award||Inspirational efforts to support the fight against the world's water crisis||Thirst Project||Won|
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Public Information Officer Sarah Ardalani said that the actor's cause of death has been deferred "pending further investigation" after an autopsy was completed Monday.