Who is Uriah Shelton?
Uriah Shelton was born on 10 March 1997, in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is an actor, best known for his work on television. He played the recurring character Pratters in the web series “13 Reasons Why”, and also had the role of Joshua Matthews in the show “Girl Meets World”.
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The Wealth of Uriah Shelton
As of early-2020, Uriah Shelton has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting.
He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2007, including working on several films during his career.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
While Uriah was born in Dallas his family later settled in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, and he grew up in the small community by the river near the city of Mobile which is the third-largest city in the state in terms of population. At a young age, he didn’t envision himself as an actor, and pursued many interests.
He showed athletic inclinations, and played soccer while also taking up martial arts lessons. He was musically inclined too, and learned to play the piano while developing his singing voice, a skill which lead him to singing career later on.
He also took a modeling class with his cousin, and participated in an Orlando-based talent competition where he was discovered by several agencies from Los Angeles and New York City. Looking at his many opportunities, he decided that acting interested him the most, leading him to move to Los Angeles with the support of his family.
There he started doing commercial work, but still pursued his love of martial arts, particularly Tae Kwon Do, and he became the 2006 ATA California State Champion, leading in all categories.
After completing his goal in martial arts, Shelton focused fully on finding his breakthrough in acting. This led to guest roles in popular television shows such as “The Suite Life on Deck”, “Monk”, “The Ghost Whisperer”, and “Without a Trace’. In 2010, he got one of his first recurring main roles in the TV drama “The Glades”, which follows the story of a detective who moves to South Florida after being falsely accused in his previous work in Chicago.
He played a rebellious son, and the love interest of Kiele Sanchez’s character.
He worked on the show for three years and a total of 26 episodes, meantime being cast in a lead role in the film “Lifted”, which is a story about a boy’s journey to compete in a singing competition despite all the events that are unfolding in his life. He also had a part in another television series called “Blue”, originally a show that aired on the YouTube channel WIGS before it was later acquired by Hulu.
Other Projects and 13 Reasons Why
In 2014, Uriah was cast in the recurring role of Joshua Matthews in “Girl Meets World”, a role which continued for three years on the Disney Channel, and is a spin-off from “Boy Meets World” with several cast members of the original show reprising their role for this series.
After it ended, he was then cast in “13 Reasons Why” which has become one of his most notable roles, despite not being a lead character of the show.
The series which aired on Netflix is based on the novel of the same name written by Jay Asher, and tells the story of the suicide of a female student due to the gossip culture within a high school, and the journey of her friend to discovering the reasons why she ended her life. The series has received a lot of praise during its first season, but mixed to negative reception as the show progressed.
A few of his latest projects include the film “The Warriors Gate”, which was a Chinese and French collaborative film.
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He also worked on the miniseries called “Looking for Alaska”, which is based on the novel of the same name written by John Green, and aired on Hulu in 2019.
Shelton is in a relationship though has not shared a lot of details about his partner, save for photos they have on social media. The couple often frequent the gym together, and he still practices martial arts and is active in both wushu as well as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). They own a dog too.
In 2017, a restraining order was filed against him by a woman who claimed that he kicked her in the stomach after she stopped him from getting into a truck. He refused to comment on the accusations, only making a statement that he would never do such a thing, nor would he harm a woman.