When you make it to Forbes’ coveted 30 Under 30 list as a teenager, then you must be doing something right. Child actor Jalyn Hall is definitely on the right track. Hall has risen to enviable heights in his career in such a short time, booking parts in acclaimed shows and acing every role. So far, his most loved role is as Dillon James on CW’s All American. He also has a fast-growing list of movie credits, including 2021’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Outlaw Johnny Black, and even a handful of future blockbuster projects. What can we say? Hall is a busy boy. At this point, many eyes are on him and the great possibilities his bright future could hold.
Jalyn Hall is 14 Years Old
The young actor was born on December 23, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Og Ray and Yma McGowan. Considering that his parents bear separate names, many have wondered if the couple is married or if Hall was conceived out of wedlock. The young actor has chosen to keep such personal detail away from the media.
The young lad does share a strong bond with his parents, who are both very supportive of his career in the entertainment industry. His mother, Yma, is the one who manages his Instagram account. She is also on the photo-sharing platform and operates with the handle @motherofjalynemilhall; what more obvious way is there to tell the world how much of a proud mom you are? Hall’s mother is a stylist and works as her son’s personal stylist and the stylist of his clothing brand named Home of Fame Inc. Yes, you read that right, and the teenage boy is already the owner of a clothing brand.
Jalyn Hall’s parents might not be together, but they seem to have done a great job co-parenting their son, who shares a good relationship with them both. On father’s day on June 22, Hall took to Instagram to wish his father well, alongside a photo of him with his dad and siblings.
The bubbly Hall obviously did not grow up alone as he had siblings to share his charismatic self with. So far, the identities of two of his siblings have been revealed, and they are Cassie and Jordan Julian. Though occasionally appearing on his Instagram feed, the actor’s siblings seem to prefer living a private life away from the media, and none appears to have followed in the same career path as him.
What School Does Jalyn Hall Attend?
With child actors, many become curious about their educational trajectory and what they’ve had to sacrifice to remain active on set. With Jalyn Hall, the case is the same; however, he has not revealed what schools he has attended in the past. His career began when he was in elementary school; most child actors like him often become homeschooled to focus on their careers, which is likely the case with Jalyn Hall. According to Married Biography, Hall intends to attend high school but forfeit college to concentrate on his very promising career.
Jalyn Hall Began Acting At 11 Years Old
Acting for Jalyn Hall began very early in his life. Though his first gig has him acting as a 6-year-old boy named Cotton in the TV series Star, Jalyn Hall was, in fact, 11 years old at the time. By the end of 2017, Hall had received three gigs, all being TV shows; the other two are The Quad and Tales.
Hall kept going stronger, and by 2018, he was booking guest parts in hit shows, one of those was Black-ish, where he appeared in two episodes (titled North Star, Things Were Different Then) playing the role of an 8-year-old Dre. Other TV shows he acted in 2018 were Atlanta, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Family Time.
He Joined All American At The Age of 12
The year 2018 was indeed a big one for Jalyn Hall as it was also the same year he began starring as Dillon James, his first major TV role, in the sports drama All American, a TV show that soon became a huge hit for its network CW. Hall’s role as Dillon is the son of Grace James and Corey James. He has a brother named Spencer James who plays college football, Dillon, on the other hand, prefers basketball.
Dillon has his big brother looking out for him on the streets; however, when varsity football takes him to a different city, Dillon, a lover of comic books, is left with the freedom to explore, make mistakes and grow into his own person. Hall’s portrayal of the role was met with huge acclaim, flinging open the floodgates of gigs for the youngster.
Before 2018 ran out, Jalyn Hall booked his first movie gig. It was the role of Devin in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a box office success grossing over $131 million from a budget of $42 million. Hall has since appeared in other movies, including Shaft, All Day and a Night, The App That Stole Christmas, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and counting. He appeared in two episodes of Family Reunion.
Hall Owns A Clothing Line and Runs A YouTube Channel
With the breakthrough role in All American, Jalyn Hall is leveraging his newfound fame to diversify his income. In addition to money earned from acting, the youngster has proven to be a shrewd businessman with the launch of his clothing label Home of Fame Inc., which is styled by his mother. Both his parents actively promote the label on their Instagram pages, and Hall also does the same; he often has on at least one piece of apparel or accessory from the label.
The label includes tees, hoodies, snapbacks, sweatpants, head warmers, and face masks. Jalyn Hall also operates a YouTube channel. He posts videos at least monthly and boasts over 17K subscribers to his eponymous channel. The youngster is doing so well that Forbes included him in their 30 Under 30 ist in the category of Hollywood & Entertainment.