How much was Cameron Boyce worth?
|Net Worth:||$5.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 28, 1999|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Cameron Boyce (May 28, 1999 – July 6, 2019)
Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999 and had a net worth of $5.5 million at the time of his death. He was an American actor that became popular for his role in “Grown Ups”, “Descendants”, and “Spider-Man. His father is of African-American and Afro-Caribbean descent, while his mother is Jewish. Jo-Ann Boyce, Cameron’s paternal grandmother was part of the Clinton Twelve – the very first African-Americans that were given the opportunity to attend and study in an integrated high school in the American South. The group of Clinton Twelve was ordered by the Brown v. Board of Education from 1954.
Boyce lived with his younger sister and parents until he decided to move with former co-stars Sophie Reynolds and Karan Brar in May 2019. Besides acting, he was very passionate about different styles of dancing such as ballet, breakdancing, hip-hop, jazz, modern dance, and tap dance. Due to complications of epilepsy, Cameron Boyce passed away at the age of 20 on July 6, 2019.
How did Cameron Boyce get so rich?
Cameron Boyce’s acting skills helped him not only become popular, especially among the young audience but to also become rich. During the peak of his career, he starred in a lot of movies that included famous actors. Disney Chanel also played an important part in the development of his acting career. In June 2011, he appeared in the movie “Judy Moody and Not Bummer Summer” and, in August that same year, he once again appeared as a dancer but this time in the Disney original series “Shake It Up”. Throughout the rest of the year, Boyce continued to work for several Disney series such as “Jessie”. In fact, during the pre-production of the “Jessie” comedy series, one of the roles (Luke) was intended to be a completely different boy (Hiro that’s adopted from Korea), however, the casting directors were impressed by Boyce’s audition process and decided to recreate that role just for him.
From 2011 to 2015, Boyce continued to appear in various Disney series. “Jake and the Pirates”, “Liv and Maddie”, and “Gamer’s Guide to Everything” are just some of the many popular series that he took part in.
Why was he so famous?
Cameron Boyce is famous because of his acting skills. He made his acting/television debut in May 2008, appearing in the “That Green Gentleman” music video. In the music video, Boyce appeared as the younger version of Ryan Ross, the guitarist of Panic! At the Disco. Two months later, he appeared in the American prime time serial “General Hospital: Night Shift”, portraying a character named Michael. Throughout the rest of 2008, at the age of 8, Boyce continued to develop his acting skills and took part in two different movies – “Mirrors” and “Eagle Eye”.
In 2009, Boyce worked mostly commercial deals that brought him some recognition. Among some of the companies he worked with are Walgreen, Fruit Loops, and Burger King. The movie “Grown Ups” was released in June 2010, in which Boyce starred as Keith – Adam Sandler‘s spoiled son. In late 2010, Boyce took part in the web series “LXD” (The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) where he was able to showcase his dancing skills. In early April 2011, Cameron Boyce appeared as a guest in the Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”. Later that same month, he made an appearance in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” as one of the featured dancers that performed a royal wedding tribute.
What made him so successful?
The movie that really contributed to Boyce’s acting career and success is Disney’s “Descendants” which premiered on July 31, 2015. In the series, he was one of the main cast members and portrayed Carlos – the son of Cruella de Vill. The young actor later reprised his character for “Descendants: Wicked World” – animated shorts released from September 2015 to March 2017. Because of the success of the first movie, “Descendants” was ordered for two sequels – “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3” where Boyce also played his character, Carlos.
In March 2018, he was cast of the television pilot “Steps” and took part of the indie film “Runt”, where he played the role of Cal – a teenage boy that experiences a troubling incident. In January 2019, Boyce joined the cast of “Mrs. Fletcher” – an HBO comedy miniseries. In the series, he played the role of Zach – the college roommate to one of the main characters in the show, Brendan. A few months later, Boyce performed in Hozier’s music video for the song “Almost (Sweet Music)”. Before his death, he was set to begin production with Adam Sandler on a new movie, however, the ideas were nixed.
Boyce was found unresponsive at his home on July 6, 2019. After the authorities arrived at his home address, they pronounced him dead at the scene. Following his death, Boyce’s family released a statement in which they claim the actor passed away while he was sleeping and he was suffering from a seizure that at the time was still being treated. Three days later, after the autopsy results came out, it was revealed that Boyce passed away due to an epileptic seizure and he was previously diagnosed with epilepsy.
Despite his young age, Cameron Boyce made a name for himself and did a lot in his career. Besides working with popular stars and gaining a lot of attention with his acting and dancing skills worldwide, the talented actor took part in many projects, movements, and organizations. In 2017, in just 40 days, he was able to raise more than $27,000 for the “Thirst Project” – an organization that aims to bring clean water to countries that are undeveloped. Boyce supported “United Way of America” – an initiative that works on ending homelessness. He also worked with “It’s On Us” – a social movement that was created to raise awareness and fight against the sexual assault on college campuses and with the “Lucstrong Foundation” – an organization that provides grants to both families and children with sickle cell disease.
Finally, to honor Cameron’s legacy, Network for Good established “The Cameron Boyce Foundation” in which many of his friends and colleagues. Dove Cameron, Debby Ryan, Sophie Reynolds, and Karan Brar showed their support. Shortly after his death, the foundation was able to donate $8,000 to the Thirst Project so a well could be built in Uganda.