Who is Benjamin Flores Jr?
Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee USA, on 24 July 2002 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a rapper, with 20 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Dariush, one of the main characters in the 2019 action adventure comedy movie “Rim of the World”. It was directed by McG, also starred Jack Gore and Miya Cech, and follows four campers who after returning from camping, have learned that the world has been overrun by aliens.
Early life and education
Benjamin spent the first couple of years of his life in Memphis, where he was raised by his parents Tyisha and Benjamin Sr.; as he hasn’t mentioned having siblings, most fans believe him to be an only child. When he was seven years old, the family moved to Southern California.
He grew up being interested in rap music, and started rapping himself when he was around six years old. At the age of seven, Benjamin gave an interview to the Memphis FOX 13 TV station, and was then invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, which had already made him somewhat popular. He revealed that his stage name was Lil’ P-Nut, and in the show, Benjamin performed his debut single “You Might Be the One for Me”, which was released on 25 September 2010. He was then featured in the song “All That” by Cymphonique, and released two more singles “Choosin’” and “Bad Dream”.
Benjamin launched his voice acting career aged nine, when he voiced Atticus in the 2011 animated adventure comedy movie “Happy Feet Two”, written and directed by George Miller and Gary Eck, and which starred Elijah Wood, the late Robin Williams and Pink.
The film follows the penguins Mumble, his son Erik and their friends, who have discovered that a new enemy is threatening to destroy their home; it won three of the 12 awards for which it was nominated.
Benjamin continued acting while attending a local high school from which he matriculated in 2020, and then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting.
Roles in movies
In 2014, Benjamin was cast to play Morris the Kid in the critically acclaimed action crime comedy “Ride Along”, directed by Tim Story, and which starred Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter. It follows the security guard Ben who has begun dating a girl and has to prove himself to her brother, who’s one of the best police officers; the film won one of the eight awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Benjamin’s following roles were in the 2014 family comedy “Santa Hunters”, the family comedy “One Crazy Cruise”, and the comedy “Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday Special”, both in 2015. In 2017, he was cast to play Kid in the popular action science fiction adventure “Transformers: The Last Knight”, directed by Michael Bay, and which starred Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel. It follows Autobots and Decepticons, who are both searching for a lost artifact that could either save or destroy Earth; the movie won five of the 24 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2017, Benjamin appeared in the family drama “Pup Star: Better 2Gether”, and he also voiced Gerald in the animated adventure comedy “Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie”. Most recently, in 2021 he played Josh, one of the main characters in the mystery horror trilogy “Fear Street”.
Roles in TV series
Benjamin made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of Louie Preston, in the 2014 episode “Haunted Thundermans: Part 1” of the critically acclaimed action comedy drama “The Thundermans”, created by Jed Spingarn, and which starred Addison Riecke, Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin. It follows twins with different superpowers, the series aired from 2013 to 2018, and won two of the 18 awards for which it was nominated.
Benjamin gained recognition between 2013 and 2015, when he starred as Louie Preston in the popular family fantasy comedy “The Haunted Hathaways”, created by Robert Peacock, and which also starred Chico Benymon and Ginifer King. The series follows the Hathaway family who have moved from New York to New Orleans, and have found a ghost family living in their new home; it won three of the eight awards for which it was nominated.
Benjamin was then cast to make a guest appearance in the family action comedy “Henry Danger”, and the action adventure comedy “The Librarians”, and between 2015 and 2019, he starred as Triple G in the family comedy “Game Shakers”, created by Dan Schneider, and which also starred Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman. The series follows two 12-year-old girls who have founded a gaming company which is worth millions, while the famous rapper Double G has now become their business partner; it was nominated for seven awards.
Benjamin’s only other three roles in TV series have been in two episodes of the animated action adventure “Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy” (voice role) and the episode “Camp Cretaceous” of the animated action adventure “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” (voice role) both in 2020, and six episodes of the hit crime thriller drama “Your Honor” in 2020 and 2021.
In 2011, Benjamin performed three songs in the movie “Happy Feet Two”.
He has been featured in a couple of documentaries, including the 2014 film “Take Me To the River”, and the 2016 series “Teens Wanna Know”.
Benjamin has made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, including “JoJo’s Juice”, “Orange Carpet Special Edition” and “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”.
Love life and girlfriend
Benjamin hasn’t spoken of any girls (or boys) whom he has perhaps been with, as he prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself. There are still various rumors circulating the internet, concerning his current relationship status, as well as his sexual orientation.
Some of his fans believe that he’s gay, and that’s why he hasn’t been seen spending time with any girls in public; a fan has even claimed to have seen Benjamin being rather too close to a male friend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Benjamin taken the time to address these rumors.
There are also those who believe that he’s today dating a non-celebrity American girl, but prefers to keep the relationship away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of September 2021, Benjamin seems to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Benjamin’s highly active on Instagram, as he seems to be enjoying the attention he’s receiving from his 1.2 million followers; he’s uploaded close to 100 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He’s a huge fan of music, and listens to various genres; Benjamin began playing the guitar when he was 10. Some of his favorite musicians today are Lady Gaga, Eminem and Dua Lipa.
He’s a huge dog-lover, and his pet dog Benry can be seen featured in a couple of his Instagram pictures.
Benjamin has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Ice-T, Jim Carrey and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Surviving the Game”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Age, height and net worth
Benjamin’s age is 19. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $400,000.