At just the age of 14, Cameron J. Wright is a rising actor and musician with extraordinary talents and a passion for performing. Despite his age, Cameron is a triple threat teen who has done it all from acting and singing to live musical theater. However, his career in the performing arts has only just begun.
His career took off when he landed his first-ever role in the national tour of “Motown: The Musical,” where he starred as young Berry Gordy, young Stevie Wonder, and young Michael Jackson. Since then, he has gone on to star on season 1 of NETFLIX’s “Family Reunion” as Mazzi McKellan, whose family decides to move from Seattle to Georgia after getting to know their extended family. When he’s not acting, Cameron is the leader of Nick Canon’s latest boy group Ncredible Crazy Kids (NCK), and can be found recording music for their upcoming album.
With the production “Family Reunion” season 2 and Ncredible Crazy Kids’ promotions on hold due to quarantine, Cameron is currently spending his time at home. I caught up with Cameron to discuss his role in “Family Reunion,” NCK’s music, and how he stays creative and productive while stuck at home.
We want to start by opening up about you and your road to acting and music. How did you develop a passion for acting and music? When did you realize that you wanted to pursue a career in the arts?
Cameron: Well, everything for me started with music. My whole family loves music. When I was little, I grew up listening to music and I wanted to take guitar and piano lessons. I started with the piano. All of that kind of transitioned into singing and from there I started to find my love for performing and being on the stage, which eventually led to acting. I just loved being on the stage and getting to perform for people and put on a show. I had known from very early on in my life that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a musician. I’m glad that everything just worked out for me.
So, I guess you can say that performing arts is in your blood?
Cameron: Yes, it is!
Despite your age, you have already made a name for yourself in terms of acting. You are currently starring in “Family Reunion” on NETFLIX with an all-star ensemble that includes Tia Mowry, Loretta Devine, and Richard Roundtree. What is it like working on such a big show with an experienced cast?
Cameron: It’s amazing just getting to be a part of this show. It feels so surreal. I feel like I could pinch myself and wake myself up and it would all be a dream! I feel like I’m living the dream! We learn so much from these legendary actors and actresses that it is really unlike any other experience in the world getting to be on set and work with them.
How has this show been different or more challenging from other acting projects that you have worked on?