If you’re like us, then you’ve spent the summer anxiously awaiting the debut of Season 5 of MTV’s All American! The series follows West Beverly High as two teams of students, one made up of East Coast wealthy kids and the other made up of West Coast gang members, compete to take home the All American Cup. Unfortunately, since it’s been so long since we last saw these kids, we figured it would be helpful to get caught up on all the characters in advance! So without further ado, here are your top 12 characters from All American Season 5! Who’s Who in the All American Season 5 Cast?
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Cameron J. Armstrong Portrays Darius
Cameron J. Armstrong Captures Darius in Unforgettable Portrait
Cameron J. Armstrong is best known for his portrayal of Darius Parker on The CW/CBS television series, All American. He also had a recurring role as Cameron Foster on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs. You can catch him on CBS’ new drama, Murphy Brown, premiering this fall. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was selected to play college football at Division I Holy Cross. A full-scholarship later and he played four seasons with the Crusaders before transferring to Villanova University where he majored in Communications. His most notable moment at Villanova was scoring the game-winning touchdown against Connecticut while getting hit by a player from UConn trying to stop him!
Deric Augustine Portrays Clay
Get to Know Deric Augustine, the Talented Actor Portraying Clay in All American Season 5
in local productions and even studied abroad in France for one semester. This experience has helped him hone his skills for TV acting and he has been working steadily ever since! In addition to this show, Deric has appeared on BET’s The Quad as well as guest-starring on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce on Bravo. He can also be seen starring alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Fox’s latest critically acclaimed film BlacKkKlansman.
Deric will star as Clay in All American season 5 who is an athlete that had it all, but at what cost?
Michael Evans Behling Portrays Jordan Baker
Michael Evans Behling Proves Jordan Baker is All American in Season 5
Michael Evans Behling was born on March 5, 1996 in Columbus, Ohio. He is an American actor. Michael is best known for portraying Jordan Baker in the fifth season of MTV’s The Real World: San Diego.
Michael graduated from high school at 16 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. After a few years of living there, he decided to move back home to Ohio. In 2017, he graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in marketing and finance. Michael currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where he attends graduate school.
In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding and tennis.
Greg Benson Portrays Doctor Shelby
Doctor Shelby Steps into the Ring for All American Season 5
Greg Benson has established himself as one of the hardest-working commercial actors in the business. He is one of the most recognized faces in the industry and has an impressive list of credits to his name. Greg is also a published author, a writer, producer and director. A true renaissance man! In addition to acting, Greg does voice over work for commercials and corporate films. I’m a big proponent of body language, he says about his philosophy for acting. The camera can’t see what we’re thinking.
Greg’s parents were both performers so he grew up on stage. He started doing plays when he was just three years old – starting with The Wizard of Oz – and never looked back.
Bre-Z Portrays Tamia ‘Coop’ Cooper
How Bre-Z is Transforming the Role of Tamia Coop Cooper on All American
Bre-Z was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She known for Empire (2015), All American (2018). Bre-Z plays Tamia ‘Coop’ Cooper on the show. Her character is a star football player at Beverly Hills High and has a complicated relationship with her father, who died when she was five years old. The death of her father has made it hard for Coop to keep a good relationship with her dad alive and she is now trying to understand his side of things.
Bre-Z previously played Sasha Brausen on the FOX series Empire, as well as appearing in shows like Survivor’s Remorse and Law & Order: SVU.
Sean Carrigan Portrays Ivan Garrett
Sean Carrigan Is Playing Ivan Garrett In All American Season 5
Sean Carrigan is a former boxer turned actor, best known his role Coach Rafferty on Netflix’s Emmy nominated series, All American. Sean studied theater at UC Berkeley and has over 20 years of coaching experience. Sean was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife, three sons and dog. Sean always wanted to be an actor but never knew how to get into acting. After getting out of boxing he knew that acting would give him the opportunity to show people that he had a softer side too so he began taking acting classes in 2006. In 2008, Sean took part in his first audition for a pilot for CBS called The Golden Boys and landed the lead!
Cody Christian Portrays Asher Adams
The All-American Asher Adams: Cody Christian Portrays High School Football Star
Cody Christian, born in Maine and lived in Indiana until he moved to Los Angeles at age 9, has had small roles in such TV shows as Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf and Scream Queens. He also appeared in films like The First Time and The Girl on the Train. Christian will play a high school football player who is torn between his love for a girl from a different race and his loyalty to his friends. But Cody Christian isn’t just an actor; he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. His debut EP NighT was released last year and it features six songs that he wrote, produced, mixed and mastered himself.
Hunter Clowdus Portrays JJ Parker
Hunter Clowdus Brings All-American Season 5 to Life with JJ Parker Portrayal
A professional actor, Hunter Clowdus has had a successful career spanning more than a decade. From sharing the silver screen with award-winning actors to playing a fan-favorite character, Hunter is a triple threat. He can act, sing and dance—all skills he put on full display as JJ Parker on ABC’s Nashville. Growing up in rural Georgia, Hunter spent most of his free time pursuing music, acting and theater. He studied at Coastal Carolina University and went on to play the role of Judas Iscariot in Godspell for two years with an off Broadway company before moving to Nashville. Shortly after his arrival, he landed a recurring role as Jackson West on ABC’s hit series Nashville. You may also recognize him from starring roles in CBS’ hit drama Zoo or FOX’s 9-1-1.
Taye Diggs Portrays Billy Baker
Billy Baker’s all american season 5 portrayal by Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey,raised in Rochester, New York.He son of Marcia.Diggs is best known for his roles in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and The Best Man. He has also appeared on Broadway with Queen Latifah in A Raisin in the Sun and won a Tony Award for his performance. More recently, he guest starred as Dr. Sam Bennett on Private Practice and has signed to portray the role of Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical which will debut in Detroit this summer. The series stars Terrence Howard as fictional NFL coach Earl Jones who, after nearly three decades of coaching at predominantly black colleges, becomes the first African-American head coach in professional football history. After stints at both Howard University and West Point Military Academy (he served as an assistant coach), Earl inherits a struggling Texas high school football team coached by Bo Taylor.
Mitchell Edwards Portrays Cameron
Mitchell Edwards gives a behind the scenes look at Cameron in All American season 5.
Mitchell Edwards is an actor, known for All American: Homecoming (2022), All American (2018) and Spinning Out (2020). Mitchell will play Cameron on the series. He has also starred in All American (2018) as Evan. The newcomer has also starred in other television series such as Cloak & Dagger, Marvel’s Runaways, Shameless and Dallas. When not acting, he often pursues other artistic passions such as painting and music composition. He also studied at the University of California Los Angeles where he graduated with a degree in business marketing . Alongside his studies, he also worked extensively in film productions including working as producer on his short films Wild Kingdom and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). After graduating from UCLA, Mitchell made his way to New York City to pursue an acting career. Once there, he landed roles in multiple Broadway productions including Aladdin (2019), Something Rotten!(2017) and On the Town (2019).
Daniel Ezra Portrays Spencer James
Daniel Ezra Brings Spencer James to Life in All American Season 5
Daniel Ezra is an actor and singer known for All American (2018), Prey (2014) and A Discovery of Witches (2018). Ezra was born Daniel Ezra Cohn on July 29, 1994 to Argentine Jewish parents. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. In 2006, Ezra became a member of the band Ezee and EZEE released their first album Cinematic Life that year. Ezra is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Music Theater. He starred in his first film role as protagonist Spencer James in the TV series All American which premiered on The CW Network. Ezra also sings, raps and plays guitar for his alternative hip-hop band Ezee x EZEE which he co-founded at age 17.
GeffriMaya Portrays Simone Hicks
Meet Simone Hicks, the All-American Girl of Season 5
GeffriMaya is known for her roles on Private Practice (2007), WTF, Baron Davis (2019) and Loco (2020). She is also a producer, writer and director. GeffriMaya was born and raised in North Hollywood, California. She studied at UCLA with an emphasis on theater and film studies. Prior to acting, she played basketball for five years. After her professional career ended prematurely due to injury, she decided to pursue acting full time. Her first big break came when she landed the role of Janice Charleson on TNT’s Men of a Certain Age. She then went on to play the lead character, Dr. Maya Bennett on Private Practice from 2007-2011 and starred in Bravo’s Girlfriends Guide To Divorce from 2016-2018 alongside Lisa Edelstein as Abby McCarthy which airs its final season this summer.
Samantha Logan Portrays Olivia Baker
Samantha Logan Gives Us a Glimpse Into Olivia Baker’s Painful Past
Samantha Jade Logan is an American actress of Irish Trinidadian descent. Born October 27 1996 Boston, Samantha Logan has been recognized for her role as Olivia Baker in the ABC Family series All American. Logan is best known for her recurring role on NBC’s The Blacklist, playing Meera Malik. She also starred alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in HBO’s Big Little Lies. For this role, she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Logan was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts to Trinidadian parents and graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in communications.
Monet Mazur Portrays Laura Fine-Baker
New All American Season 5 Trailer Shows Monet Mazur as Laura Fine-Baker
Born raised in Los Angeles, Monét Mazur began her acting career in theatre when she was just a teenager. She has starred in various TV shows, including Pretty Little Liars, Homeland, Shameless and The Good Doctor. Mazur is also an accomplished producer and director. In 2016, she directed her first feature film – a documentary about her family’s experiences with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill entitled Surviving Deepwater. Mazur studied theater at Yale University and graduated cum laude in 2002. Her work on stage includes an appearance as Romeo’s Juliet in a production of Romeo & Juliet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio at Yale Repertory Theatre and Paprika from Miss Saigon at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Since 2006, she has been married to actor Kevin Zegers; together they have two children.
Greta Onieogou Portrays Layla Keating
Greta Onieogou Takes On Layla Keating In All American Season 5
Greta Onieogou was born on March 14, 1991 St. Petersburg, Russia known for Fever Pitch. Greta is best known for her role as Layla Keating on the fifth season of ABC Family’s hit series All American. She starred opposite Brec Bassinger and Spencer List in this coming-of-age drama set at a California high school where student athletes are idolized and expected to go pro after graduation. A sports enthusiast, Greta enjoys volleyball, soccer, and hiking with her dog Marley (her favorite hobby). As an actor she also starred alongside Maisie Williams in The New Romantic about two 17 year old girls that make a pact to live life according to the romantic comedies they love so much. She will be seen soon starring alongside Freddie Highmore (Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in Mental People a comedy film about mental illness and treatment set in London England .
Netta Walker Portrays Keisha McCalla
Netta Walker’s Stunning Portrayal of Keisha McCalla in All American Season 5
Netta Walker is an actress and model who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is known for Come As You Are (2019), Chicago Fire(2012) and All American(2018). Netta has been acting since she was 10 years old. In 2008 she moved to New York City where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She then returned to her hometown of Chicago in 2009.
Netta is also a singer and dancer; she performed with Prince as a backup dancer on his Hit & Run Tour after winning The Wendy Williams Show talent competition.
Netta also wrote songs for The Fosters TV series soundtrack and starred as Alex, a pop star from Atlanta on season 4 of Empire.
In 2018 Netta won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019
Flavia Watson Portrays Zoesha
Zoesha all American season 5: Get to know the vibrant and determined Flavia Watson
Flavia Watson is an actor, singer, and songwriter based between Los Angeles and Europe. She is best known for her work as a cast member on the Fox show Empire where she plays Andre Lyon’s wife Rhonda. Her other credits include roles on Grey’s Anatomy, The Young and The Restless, and The Fosters. She has also appeared in movies such as The Last Days of Bernie Goetz with James Woods and School Daze with Laurence Fishburne. Flavia was featured in Elle Magazine I’m Here video alongside Halsey. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter Serena and son Rocco from previous relationships.