|Years active 2001 — present|
Children Aiza Jae McDaniel
Name Jonathan McDaniel
|Full Name Jonathan Richard McDaniel|
Born May 17, 1985 (age 30) (1985-05-17) Los Angeles California, U.S.A.
Albums All About J, Back Like I Left Somethin, Shield, A Better Way, London Girl, Nou't etoile, Playground
Movies and TV shows That's So Raven, Call Me King, Kill Katie Malone, Johnny Kapahala: Back on, Detention
Similar People Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Taylour Paige, Orlando Brown, Rondell Sheridan, Robert Christopher Riley
JONATHAN MCDANIEL and DEONTE EDWARDS Interview on Acting and Music - BET Weekend
Jonathan Richard McDaniel (born May 17, 1979), better known by his stage name Lil J, is an American actor and rapper. He is best known for his role as Devon Carter (Raven Baxter's boyfriend, and later husband) on the hit Disney Channel shows That's So Raven and Raven's Home, as well as German Vega on VH1's Hit the Floor.
- JONATHAN MCDANIEL and DEONTE EDWARDS Interview on Acting and Music BET Weekend
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Jonathan mcdaniel discusses michael jackson s legacy
In 2002, he came on the music scene with his debut single "It's the Weekend" from his debut album All About J. He later released a follow-up album the next year titled Back 2 J, which featured the single "Baby Girl".
During this period, he started his acting career, landing his noteworthy role on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. He also appeared in the film "Nora's Hair Salon" which starred Jenifer Lewis and Tatyana Ali in 2004. After the release of his studio albums on Hollywood Records, he left and joined 845 Entertainment/SMC Recordings, releasing his third album Back Like I Left Somethin' in 2006.
McDaniel signed with London-based record label Transmission Records in 2009 and released his digital single 'London Girl' on May 16, 2010. In 2012, McDaniel starred in In the Hive to much acclaim. The film was shot in only 18 days. In 2013, he joined the cast of VH1's new series Hit the Floor.
In 2017, McDaniel reprised his role as DeVon Carter on the revamp of Disney Channel's That's So Raven, titled Raven's Home. He appears as the ex-husband of Raven-Symoné's character Raven Baxter, with whom DeVon shares twins Nia and Booker.
McDaniel has a daughter, Aiza Jae McDaniel, born on August 21, 2013.
On July 30, 2017, McDaniel's son, Asher Levi, was born.