Became known for playing the title character in the show Everybody Hates Chris. At age 14, he became the youngest person to win an NAACP Image Award. He went on to star as NSA analyst Edgar Standish in ABC's Whiskey Cavalier. He also starred in the film The Wedding Year with Sarah Hyland.
He was raised in Yonkers, New York, and began acting at age four when he voiced Bobby on the children's show Little Bill.
He won a Young Artist Award for his work on Everybody Hates Chris in 2007 and played the role of Simon in 2013's Tyler Perry Presents Peeples.