Jonathan McDaniel Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Shubhra Mishra
Feb 08, 2024 By Shubhra Mishra
Originally Published on Feb 07, 2023
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Jonathan McDaniel is known by his stage name, Lil' J.
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About Jonathan McDaniel

Jonathan McDaniel is an actor and rapper from the United States of America.

He was born on May 17, 1885, and is known by his stage name Lil'J. His hometown is Long Beach, California.

When Jonathan Richard McDaniel was barely 16 years old in 2001, he began his career as an actor. He quickly rose to tremendous professional success within a short time, influencing others via his job and gaining widespread recognition. He made his debut in the music scene with his song 'It's the Weekend' in 2002. It was a song from his debut album, 'All About J.' Jonathan Richard McDaniel was best known for the role of Devon Carter in the TV series 'That's so Raven'. The popular Disney Channel programs 'That's So Raven' and 'Raven's Home' featured him as Raven Baxter's boyfriend and, subsequently, ex-husband.

Jonathan McDaniel's Net Worth, Earnings and Spending Habits

What is Jonathan McDaniel's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Jonathan McDaniel is $1-1.5 million as of October 2022.

How much does Jonathan McDaniel earn per year?

Information regarding his yearly income is not available.

Height, Age and Physical Attributes

How tall is Jonathan McDaniel?

Jonathan McDaniel is 5 ft 11 in (182 cm) tall.

How old is Jonathan McDaniel?

Jonathan McDaniel took birth on May 17, 1985. As of 2022, he will be 37 years old.

Childhood And Education

Jonathan McDaniel is an American rapper and actor born on May 17, 1985. He is from the Long Beach, California. Since Jonathan was a kid, to him to get acknowledged for his rapping, his mother would accompany him to events. He used a stage name Lil' J, for rapping. His educational qualification has yet to be discovered.

He released his first single 'It's the Weekend' from his first album 'All About J' in 2002. In 2003, he entered the world of acting. He started his acting career by bagging the role of Davon Carter in the Disney channel's hit show 'That's so Raven.'

In 2016, he got married to Jacqueline. They had two kids together, a daughter, Aiza Jae McDaniel, and a son, Asher Levi McDaniel.

Later in his career, he was featured in many television shows, such as 'Hit the Floor,' 'Casting the Net,' and films like 'In the Hive,' 'Call me King,' and 'South of Pico'. In 2013, he joined the cast of BET's dance drama series 'Hit the Floor' as a German Vega. Read ahead to discover interesting details about the life of Jonathan McDaniel, including his net worth, career, family life, and childhood.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Jonathan McDaniel dating?

Jonathan McDaniel married Jacqueline McDaniel in 2016. They have two kids together a daughter, Aiza Jae McDaniel, and a son, Asher Levi McDaniel. However, rumors suggest he may have dated Raven-Symoné from 2003 to 2007.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Jonathan McDaniel is best known as an American actor and rapper. He released his debut album 'All About J' in 2002 and a follow-up album 'Back 2 J' in 2003. His songs 'It's the Weekend' and 'Baby Girl' were quite popular.

He began his acting career around 2003. He landed a significant part in the Disney Channel series 'That's So Raven'. Ever since his first casting, he has become a recurring character in the show. His role as Devon Carter, Raven's boyfriend, in Disney Channel's series was quite popular. Additionally, he was in the 2004 movie 'Nora's Hair Salon' with Tatyana Ali and Jenifer Lewis.

In 2012, McDaniel starred in 'In the Hive'. In 2013, he joined the cast of BET's dance drama series 'Hit the Floor' as a German Vega.

On the next season of 'That's So Raven' on the Disney Channel, 'Raven's Home,' McDaniel returned to the role of Devon Carter. He plays Raven Baxter's ex-husband, with whom Devon had twins Nia and Booker.

What awards has Jonathan McDaniel won?

Though Jonathan McDaniel did not win any awards. However, as per the information available, his show's first series, 'That's so Raven,' was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Interesting Jonathan McDaniel Facts And Trivia

  • He sang 'It Ain't Nuthin' But a She Thang!' for the Anne Hathaway-starring movie 'The Princess Diaries'.
  • Bobby Brown and Lil Kim appeared with him in 'Norah's Hair Salon'.
  • On May 16, 2010, McDaniel released his digital song 'London Girl,' which he had recorded with the London-based record company Transmission Records in 2009.
  • He appeared in short titled 'Alien Abdicktion' as Travis.

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Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration specializing in Event Management

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Shubhra MishraBachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration specializing in Event Management

Shubra is a travel writer with three years of experience in writing. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Amity University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management from the National Institute of Event Management. She also has a Master's degree in Business Management from Graphic Era Deemed to be University and is a regular content creator on her travel blog's YouTube channel. Shubra is based in Lucknow and is passionate about exploring new destinations and sharing her experiences with her readers.

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