He trained as a dancer at The Harlem School of the Arts.
He was cast in the 2017 miniseries The New Edition Story.
He moved to New York City from a small rural town in New York after fifth grade. His parents are April and Corey McLaughlin. He has two sisters, including fellow actor Caitlyn McLaughlin, and a brother.
He played the good friend of Gaten Matarazzo's character in Netflix's Stranger Things.