Wesley Jonathan Actor, Nick Cannon, Wife, Movies, and Net Worth

Wesley Jonathan Wiki

Wesley Jonathan is an American actor. As an actor, he starred as Jamal Grant in the NBC sitcom City Guys, Noah Cruise in Crossover, and Fletcher “Stamps” Ballentine on TV Land’s The Soul Man. His acting career kicked off in the early 1990s with two main roles City Guys as Jamal Grant, and What I Like About You. Apart from acting, Wesley has also performed as a singer, rapper, and hip-hop dancer with a group he formed with his friends. 

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Wesley Jonathan’s Quick Facts

 Age: 45 years (October 18, 1978)
Profession: Actor
Wife: Tamara Mitchell
Net Worth: $3 Million
Height:  6 ft 0 in or 1.83m


Wesley Jonathan was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States in 1978. He holds American nationality and grew up in a Jehovah’s Witness family. Wesley spent four years living in Germany as a youth and still speaks some German. When he was 9, his cousin Crystal let him audition, and within six months got his first role, a small part in the television series “21 Jump Street.” Information regarding his parents remains unknown.

Wesley Jonathan Wife

Wesley is happily married to his wife Tamara Mitchell. The couple have been married since 2016. They share one daughter Faye.

Wesley Jonathan Siblings

He has not shared details regarding having any siblings.

Wesley Jonathan Daughter

Wesley has one daughter Faye who was born on August 10, 2014, and as of now, she is nine years old. Faye appears on both of her parent’s social media accounts. She also has her Instagram account @fayewes81014 but it is private.


Wesley is an educated man who has yet to share his educational qualifications with the public.

Wesley Jonathan Actor

His acting career kicked off in 1990 when he had two main roles in two series; City Guys as Jamal Grant, and What I Like About You opposite Amanda Bynes as Holly’s best friend, Gary Thorpe. He later had his first professional job in a music video for Melissa Manchester and appeared on 21 Jump Street.

Moreover, he starred in films and TV shows like Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, Thea, Baywatch, A Different World, Boston Public, Crossover, and Moesha. Roll Bounce movie is his first movie where he plays a major role in the plot. He also played a guy named Panther in the movie Baadassss! Furthermore, he has a company called Nucci Inc.

Movies And TV Shows


  • Panther as Little Bobby Hutton in 1995.
  • Baadasssss! as Panther in 2003.
  • Crossover as Noah Cruise in 2006.
  • B-Girl as Carlos in 2009.
  • Dysfunctional Friends as Brett in 2012.
  • Make Your Move 3D as Nick in 2013.
  • Whitney as Babyface in 2015.
  • A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. as Himself in 2018.
  • Trigger as Collin Mass in 2020.
  • Best Friend as Derrick in 2023.

TV Shows

  • 21 Jump Street as Kelly in 1990.
  • Crime & Punishment as DeRon in 1993.
  • Sister, Sister as Charles/Michael in 1994.
  • Promised Land as Brandon in 1996.
  • City Guys as Jamal Grant from 1997 to 2001.
  • What I Like About You as Gary Thorpe from 2002 to 2006.
  • NCIS as Greg in 2008.
  • Love That Girl! as Guy in 2010.
  • The LeBrons as Kid (voice) from 2011 to 2014.
  • The Soul Man as “Stamps” Ballentine from 2012 to 2016.
  • Family Time as Thomas in 2017.
  • Monogamy as Carson from 2018 to 2021.
  • Partners in Rhyme as Boston in 2021.

Nick Cannon

Wesley is not related to Nick Cannon who is a famous American comedian, television host, actor, and rapper. However, some fans think that Wesley and Nick can be brothers. Nick and Wesley both appeared in the movie Roll Bounce in 2005.

Roll Bounce

Wesley played Sweetness in Roll Bounce which is the 2005 American comedy-drama film. The movie follows hip-hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. Roll Bounce’s name is derived from the 1979 song “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” by Vaughan Mason & Crew. In the movie, Sweetness challenges Xavier to a one-on-one skate-off with no falls.


He played Derrick in the 2023 movie Best Friend. The movie follows Trisha and Jamie who have been best friends since grade school and have never romantically thought of one another. Trisha then meets a new guy named William and Jamie begins to question his place in the friend zone.


Wesley was born as Wesley Jonathan Waples. Waples is known to be his surname.

City Guys

He was the main cast as Jamal Grant from 1997 to 2001 in the American television sitcom, City Guys. The show aired for five seasons on NBC from September 6, 1997, to December 15, 2001. The sitcom follows two teenagers from different backgrounds who attended Manhattan High School and became best friends. Jamal came from a working-class family and Chris Anderson came from a wealthy family.


Wesley is of mixed ethnicity as he is African American.


Wesley played Noah Cruise in the film Crossover in 2006. The film follows Tech the frontman of his streetball team who is determined to take down rival Jewelz and his team Platinum. Before the game starts, Tech calls Noah Cruise and convinces him to participate in the game.

Jehovah Witness

Wesley was raised in a Jehovah’s Witness family and he still follows the religion.

Net Worth

Wesley has worked as an actor since 1990 and through his successful career, he has earned a decent net worth of $3 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Wesley Jonathan?

Wesley is 45 years old born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States on October 18, 1978 .

Who Is Wesley Jonathan Married To?

Wesley is happily married to his wife Tamara Mitchell.

Is Wesley Jonathan Married?

Wesley has been married to his wife Tamara Mitchell since 2016 and they share a daughter Faye.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @WesleyJonathan

Instagram – wesleyjonathan