Who are the best Black actors under 25 in 2022? This list has young African American actors, Black child actors, and Black actors in their 20s - early twenties, at least. These young Black actors in Hollywood have already snagged roles in hit movies, TV shows, or are Disney channel stars. You'll certainly find plenty of recognizable Black teen actors and African American child actors below, such as Caleb McLaughlin from Netflix hit Stranger Things.
From hot Black actors in their 20s to Black teen and child actors, all of your favorite young Black male actors under 25 are welcome to compete. Some famous young Black actors include Jaden Smith, JD McCrary, and Lonnie Chavis.
Vote up your favorite young Black actors below, and then check back to see which of the talented young Black stars of 2022 top the list.
- Caleb Reginald McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001) is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. He is best known for his role as Lucas ...more
- Chosen Jacobs (born July 1, 2001) is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his recurring role as Will Grover on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 and his role as young Mike ...more
- Dusan Brown (born December 2, 2001) is an actor, known for playing Ed Charles in 42 (2013) and for voicing AJ in Blaze and the Monster Machines (2014-2018) and Beshte in The Lion Guard (2016-2019). ...more
- Myles Truitt (born February 1, 2002) is an actor known for playing Young Ronnie DeVoe in Tv mini-series The New Edition Story (2017), Ant in Queen Sugar (2018), and Issa Williams in Black Lightning ...more
- Shamon Brown Jr. (born July 17, 2004) is an actor best known for playing Stanley 'Papa' Jackson in TV series The Chi (2018-2019).
- 6Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. (born July 24, 2002), also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rapper. In music, he is known for his song, "You Might Be the One." In acting, Flores ...more
- Tyrel Jackson Williams (March 16, 1997) is an American actor, singer, and musician. He currently stars as Leo Dooley in the Disney XD series, Lab Rats. Williams was previously seen in Everybody Hates ...more
- Abraham Nii Attah (born July 2, 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, who made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello ...more
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Asante Duah Ma'at (born October 20, 2001), known professionally as Asante Blackk, is an American actor. He is best known for his role in the miniseries When They See Us (2019), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
- Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye ( KWAY-see boo-ah-CHEE; born April 6, 1999) is an American actor, voice actor, and singer of Ghanaian origin, who is most notable for his role as Manny in the 2009 Tyler Perry ...more
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Alex Tabu is an actor and director known for Reaction (2018), Candyland: A Web Series (2012), and Dependent's Day (2016).
- 12Dante Brown (born October 6, 1999) is an actor known for portraying Deandre Hall in Mr. Robinson (2015) and Roger Murtaugh Jr. in Lethal Weapon (2016-2019). He also appeared in Law & Order: Special ...more
- Alex R. Hibbert (born July 4, 2004) is an actor known for his roles as Little in Moonlight (2016) and Kevin on Showtime series The Chi (2018-2019).
- Maceo Smedley (born February 7, 2007) is an American actor best known for playing James in TV series Underground (2016-2017), Deavon Washington in TV series All About the Washingtons (2018), and ...more
- Evan Alex (born May 5, 2008) is an actor, known for playing Jason Wilson/Pluto in Jorden Peele's thriller Us (2019). He has also appeared on TV series Kidding (2018) and on TV series Mani (2017-2018).
- 16Khamani Griffin (born August 1, 1998) is an American actor, who is best known for playing Bobby James in the UPN/The CW series All Of Us, and Tolee the Koala in Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. He starred as Ben ...more
- Miles Brown (born December 28, 2004), also known by his stage name Baby Boogaloo, is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Jack Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. Brown ...more
- Marcus Scribner (born January 7, 2000) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring as Andre Johnson Jr. on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. Scribner won the NAACP Image Award for NAACP Image ...more
- Jahi Di'Allo Winston (born November 30, 2003) is an actor known for portraying Danny in Proud Mary (2018), Luke O'Neil in Everything Sucks! (2018) and Anthony in The Upside (2017).
- 20McCarrie McCausland (born August 19, 2000) is an actor, known for playing David on TV series Army Wives (2011-2013), Tyrone in The Breaking Point (2014), Young Marcel in TV series The Originals ...more
- Tyson Coy Stewart (born c. 1998) is an American actor. He had a role in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? as Kevin Kingston-Persons, taking Philip Bolden's place, and played Troy in the Nickelodeon ...more
- Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith's first movie role was with his ...more
- 23Tylen Jacob Williams (born December 8, 2001) is an actor known for portraying James Phillips in TV series Instant Mom (2013-2015). He has also appeared as Baby Drew in Everybody Hates Chris (2005).
- 24Jaheem Toombs (born October 30, 2001) is an actor known for playing Fenwick Frazier in Nickelodeon TV series 100 Things to Do Before High School (2014-2016).
- 25Skylan Brooks is an actor.