|Real Name:||Cameron Mica Boyce|
|Birthday:||May 28, 1999|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Cameron Boyce was an American actor who died in 2019. He was just 20 years old at the time. The young actor made his first appearance in a Panic at the Disco music video. He then appeared in the movie Mirrors in 2008. He starred in a couple of Disney Channel’s movies and shows. And he even voiced Herman Schultz in Spider-Man.
At the time of death, Cameron Boyce fortune was $5 million. The young actor died on July 6, 2019, due to complications of epilepsy.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in Los Angeles on May 28, 1999, Cameron had mixed descent parents. His father is of Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. And his mother is Jewish. His paternal grandmother was one of the Clinton Twelve, the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the South.
He lived in Los Angeles with his parents and his younger sister. In May 2019, just a few months before his death, he moved and lived with former co-stars Karan Brar and Sophie Reynolds. He trained breakdancing, hip-hop, jazz, tap dance, and ballet.
Boyce earned his salary as an actor, dancer, and voice actor. He was just nine years old when he made his Hollywood debut. He played a small role in the 2008 horror movie Mirrors. In the same year, he appeared in the video for That Green Gentleman by Panic at the Disco. He played a younger version of guitarist Ryan Ross.
During 2008 he also appeared in General Hospital: Night Shift and the mystery-thriller Eagle Eye. In 2010, Cameron got his big break. He played Keith, the spoiled son of Adam Sandler’s character in the comedy movie Grown Ups. The same year, he appeared in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. There, he showed off his dance skills.
In 2011, Boyce made a guest appearance on the comedy series Good Luck Charlie. In April 2011, he got the part as one of the featured dancers in a royal wedding tribute on Dancing with the Stars. And then in August 2011, Cameron got a featured dancer role again. This time, he appeared in the comedy series Shake It Up.
In September 2011, he got the part of Luke Ross on the Disney Channel’s comedy series Jessie. Originally, the producers intended to get a character suitable for an adopted boy from Korea role. But they got impressed with Boyce’s performance during audition. As a result, they recreated the role for him.
In 2015, Cameron landed another big role. He played the main cast member of Disney Channel’s Descendants. He later reprised the role for the animated movie Descendants: Wicked World, as well as for the sequels 2 and 3. The last movie, Descendants 3, got released posthumously.
In January 2019, Cameron joined the cast of Mrs. Fletcher. In September 2019, Cameron announced a clothing line with stylist and designer Veronica Graye. The release date for the line was November 2019.
Death and Legacy
At the time of passing, Cameron Boyce wealth was $5 million. His legacy is much more. He passed away on July 6 due to epilepsy complications. He got found unresponsive at his home address.
His family released a statement saying he died in his sleep at his home. The result was a seizure due to an ongoing medical condition for which he got treatment regularly. On July 9, they confirmed that epileptic seizure caused the death. His family decided to cremate his body and keep the ashes.
Boyce left behind a huge philanthropy legacy. He was a young star, but he wanted to share his wealth with others. In 2017, he helped raise $27,000 for the Thirst Project. In September 2019, the project changed the name of the award to the Cameron Boyce Pioneering Spirit Award to honor his work and dedication.
Cameron supported United Ways of America and their initiative to end homelessness. In 2015, he raised money for the organization and continued to support them until his death. In May 2019, months before his death, he participated in the opening ceremony of the 12th annual Home Walk in Los Angeles.
The young actor worked with Lucstrong Foundation to provide grants to families with children with sickle cell disease.
Cameron’s final humanitarian project was the Wielding Peace. It was a social media campaign that helped fight against gun violence by showing survivors wielding a new kind of weapon, one of unity.
In 2019, Cameron established the Cameron Boyce Foundation. Founded in Los Angeles, the nonprofit organization provides young people artistic and creative outlets as an alternative to violence. In 2019, the foundation donated $8,000 to the Thirst Project for a well in Uganda. The foundation continues to work despite his death.
At the time of death, Cameron Boyce’s wealth was $5 million. The money helped his organization to continue helping people.