Malcolm David Kelley

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Malcolm David Kelley
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Kelley at PaleyFest 2014 for Lost
Background information
Also known asMalcolm Kelley
Born (1992-05-12) May 12, 1992 (age 28)
Bellflower, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • actor
Years active1999–present
Associated acts MKTO

Malcolm David Kelley (born May 12, 1992), sometimes credited as just Malcolm Kelley, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor best known for portraying the character Walt Lloyd on the ABC series Lost and as one half of the pop duo MKTO.

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Career

Acting

Kelley's first major acting role was in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher , in which he played the title character as a child. Prior to this, he appeared in several small television roles in programs such as Malcolm in the Middle and Judging Amy. His next film role was You Got Served, in which he was cast in the supporting role of Lil' Saint.

In 2004, he was cast to play Walt in the TV show Lost. [1] A regular cast member in the show's first season (2004–2005), he appeared only occasionally thereafter due to a dramatic growth spurt. He returned for an appearance in "Through the Looking Glass", Lost's third season finale, and twice more in the fourth season, with the episodes "Meet Kevin Johnson" and "There's No Place Like Home", and reprised his role in the fifth season with the episode "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham". He reprised the role of Walt a final time in the Season 6 DVD box set mini-episode "The New Man in Charge".

Following his departure from the main cast of Lost, Kelley appeared in several television roles, including the recurring character of Benjamin Cooley on Saving Grace.

In 2010, he appeared in the lead role of Finn on the TeenNick program Gigantic. [2] The show was canceled after one season in 2011.

In 2014, he appeared in a guest role as himself and Tony Oller on The Thundermans as MKTO. [3]

In 2017, he played Black in the film True to the Game and Michael Clark in Detroit .

Music

In 2012, Kelley and his former Gigantic co-star Tony Oller formed the pop duo MKTO. They were signed to Columbia Records. In 2013 Kelley recorded together with Celine Dion, the song "save your soul" for Dion's late 2013 release "loved me back to life". But their duet version was only included on the album's vinyl version. On the regular version, save your soul only contains Dion's vocals.

The duo's debut self-titled album, was released on April 1, 2014. Their single "Classic" was a major hit in the summer of 2014, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. [4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002 Antwone Fisher Antwone Fisher Age 7
2004 You Got Served Lil Saint
2009 The Kings of Appletown Cliff
2009Surviving BrotherhoodShort video
2009 Mississippi Damned Young Sammy
2017 Detroit Michael Clark
2017 True to the Game Black

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998 For Your Love Reggie at 5Episode: "The Brother's Day"
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Kid #1Episode: "Malcolm's Girlfriend"
2002 Girlfriends MalcolmEpisode: "I Have a Dream House"
2002 Judging Amy Rudy SpruellEpisode: "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition"
2004 Eve MartinEpisode: "They've Come Undone: Part 2"
2004–2009 Lost Walt Lloyd Main Cast (Season 1–2)
Special Guest Star (Season 3–5): 29 episodes
2005 Knights of the South Bronx Jimmy WashingtonTV movie
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nathan PhelpsEpisode: "Infected"
2006 My Name Is Earl AlbyEpisode: "Boogeyman"
2007–2010 Saving Grace Benjamin Cooley4 episodes
2010–2011 Gigantic Finn Katins18 episodes
2011 The Closer Curtis HillEpisode: "Necessary Evil"
2011ShreddYoung NateTV movie
2014 The Thundermans HimselfEpisode: "Shred it Go"
2015 Bones PrestonEpisode: "The Resurrection in the Remains"
2017 Blindspot Keith RhodesEpisode: "Adoring Suspect"

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References

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  2. "Gigantic". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  3. "Exclusive Pics: Get The First Look At MKTO On Nickelodeon's 'The Thundermans'". MTV News. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  4. "Classic Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.