|Born||September 16, 1988|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Akeem Jamahl Mair (born September 16, 1988) is an African-American actor, currently signed with the (under Sarah Angeli) and Minc Talent (under Mariko Ballentine). Mair rose to fame after being featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which generated over 5 million views on Ellen’s Instagram page, and since then has made appearances in movie productions like Gangster City, It's on You, 417: Person with a Gun, The Kidnap, Red, Jolly Boy Friday, Life of a Villain, and Happy Birthday to name a few.
Mair has also appeared on the Ellen Show’s “Speak The Lyrics” which generated over 5 million views on Instagram and on the season finale of Iyanla’s Fix My Life on Oprah Winfrey’s network as a super fan. Apart from that, Mair has also been featured on Ad Council, Walmart, Realtor.com, and Apex Legends commercials with his brother, Wesley Mair.
Early life and education
Mair was born on September 16, 1988, at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. His father Erol James Mair is an entrepreneur and his mother Queen Alice Mair is a public service worker. Eddie Murphy's character in the 1988 movie office hit Coming to America inspired Akeem's name. He is the oldest of four siblings.
From Kindergarten to sixth grade, Mair attended Linda Vista Elementary. From 9th to 12th grade, he attended John Marshall. In 2007, he graduated from John Marshall Fundamental High School and then went to e Pasadena City College where he majored in Business/Finance. Wishing to become an investment banker during college, he enrolled in the Ujima Program at the PCC Campus.
Mair started working in 2009. Initially, he worked for Ralph’s grocery store as a cashier and meat clerk. In the beginning, Mair aspired to become an investment banker inspired by Micheal Douglas, it was later that he fell into acting and decided to pursue his career in the entertainment industry.
Mair signed with Central Casting and Extras Management in 2012 and landed his first significant featured role on The Mentalist in 2013. Following his appearance in the episode Black Cherry, Mair landed three additional appearances scheduled for next year, for the films Her, They Die by Dawn, and In the Name of God.
Mair has booked many primary and starring roles in several California universities and independent filmmaker productions in 2013, in addition to these supplementary roles. Popular remakes from the Los Angeles Film School, such as Good Will Hunting as Will, are among them. After that, he got featured in the Art Institute of Hollywood's short films Limbo, Silent Love, and Life of a Villain. Mair appeared in two lead parts at Columbia College of Hollywood productions: All About the Money and A Wonderful World. He landed a prominent role in Spotted as Todd, a remake of Born Fourth of July, at the University of Southern California. He earned main roles in Initiation as the BKE leader Brad, The Old College Try, and Adagio at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Apart from that, Mair has also been a part of Two New York Film Academy films featuring The Kidnap and Fine Line. He gained mass recognition in the industry after his work in Fine Line went viral. Mair has also booked some big independent films such as Red, Jolly Boy as Rich Boy, Happy Birthday, Gangster City, Another Crazy Christmas, and others. On the web, he has been involved in many web series episodes of Motivate Me, Blood of the Dead as Allistair, and on the YouTube channel called Girls going Viral.
I’m 2020-21, Mair was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which Ellen described as “the best episode she’s ever seen.” It generated over 5 million views on Ellen’s Instagram page. He has also appeared on Iyanla’s Fix My Life on Oprah’s network, Apex Legends commercial with over 1 million views on YouTube, Let’s Make A Deal with Wayne Brady, and many more.
|1||Glee||2012||TV Series||High school student dancer|
|2||The Mentalist||2012||TV Series||Main thug|
|3||Castle||2013||TV Series||Club goer|
|4||NCIS: Los Angeles||2013||TV Series||Pedestrian|
|5||Monday Mornings||2013||TV Series||Chef/family visitor|
|6||Good Will Hunting Remake: Los Angeles Film School Workshop||2013||Short film||Will|
|7||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||2013||TV Series||Pedestrian|
|8||Hannah and Her Sisters Remake: Los Angeles Film School Workshop||2013||Short film||Norman|
|9||Kidnap||2013||Short video||Kidnapper #2|
|10||Fine Line||2013||Short Film||Joe|
|11||Mysterious & Ways||2013||Short Film||Airplane / Terminal Passenger|
|12||It's All About the Money||2013||Short Film||Jim|
|14||They Die by Dawn||2013||Film||Cowboy|
|15||Her||2013||Film||Future Beach Goer|
|16||In the Name of God||2013||Film||Support group member|
|17||Dustland||2013||Short Film||Jack Ringling|
|18||The John Kerwin Show||2013||TV Series||Self|
|19||School Dance||2014||Film||High school student|
|20||Blood of the Dead||2014||Short Film||Allistair|
|21||Bout to Be a Riot||2015||Short Video||Tucker|
|22||World I See||2015||Short Video||Klan #1|
|23||The Player||2015||TV Movie||Henchman / Cafe Patron|
|24||Motivate Me||2015||TV Series (Short)||Ivory / Akeem|
|25||Topiary||2015||Short Film||The Figure|
|26||The Art of Compromise||2015||Short Film||Jeremy|
|27||Happy Birthday||2015||Short Film||Chirs|
|28||Red||2015||Short Film||The Man|
|29||You Can Do This Parents||2016||Video Documentary (Short)||Walter (segment 5)|
|30||Jolly Boy Friday||2016||Short Film||Rich boy|
|31||Gangster City||2016||Short Film||Officer Cuneo|
|32||417: Person with a Gun||2016||Short Film||Reece|
|33||The Wokking Dead||2016||TV Series||Chris|
|34||All I Ever Wanted||2016||Film||DJ|
|35||Lake of Fire||2017||Film||Highschool student|
|36||See Me||2019||Short Film||$ean [email protected] the Rapper|
|37||It's on You||TBD||Film||Dame|
Mair loves to write poetry in his spare time. His compositions are available on Poem Hunter. He is also an avid collector of Pokémon Cards. Mair is a fan of Tupac Shakur and has a wide selection of all his albums and clothes featuring him. He has been diligently following/adopting the artist's work ethic in his daily life.
Apart from that, Mair also likes to engage in weight lifting, drawing, reading the Bible and business/finance books, and playing basketball.
In the media
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