Actor Bobb'e J. Thompson Is All Grown up & Is Also a Rapper
Bobb'e Jacques Thompson, a child star turned rapper, is better known for his roles as Stanley on “That's So Raven,” and Ronnie Shields in the film “Role Models.” These days, he’s part of the cast on Nick Cannon’s “Wild N Out,” and he’s also working on his music career.
Thompson started his career at 5 when he took the stage as part of “Showtime at the Apollo” and enchanted the audience with his version of Bow Wow's "That's My Name.”
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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #WhereTheyAtNow: I know you guys remember @iam_kingbobbej! He’s starred in some of our favorite television shows and films, and his characters have always left a lasting impression. Whether it was his role as Stanley on “That’s So Raven,” or Ronnie Shields in the film “Role Models,” Bobb’e has definitely left his mark on the industry. _____________________________________ Now at the age of 23 Bobb’e is still out here acting and starring and some of our favorite shows and he’s also been moving forward with his music career. _____________________________________ We caught with him to hear what it was like to have a popular career at such a young age, his transition from a child actor to his acting career as an adult, who inspires him musically, and much more. When asked how was it having such a successful, yet demanding career at such as young age, Bobb’e said, "First and foremost it was a blessing because it gave me an opportunity to provide for the people closest to me starting with my mother and little sister. I was able to—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📹: @disneychannel/ @universalpictures)
After that, he went on to take small roles on TV series like “The Tracy Morgan Show,” “Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Human Giant,” “Just Jordan” and “30 Rock.”
His roles on “That’s So Raven” and “Role Models” left an impression on the audience, cementing his presence on the mainstream entertainment industry by appearing on TV commercials, and leading him to take on more shows and films at the time.
He also became the host of a short-lived television series titled “Bobb'e Says,” which aired on the Cartoon Network block CN Real.
PASSION FOR MUSIC
In 2013, Bobb’e released his first ever EP, “Fade 2 Rap,” under the rapper moniker King Bobb'e J, and the following year, he took his first leading role in the film “School Dance.”
Nowadays, Thompson is part of the cast of Nick Cannon's MTV improv comedy show “Wild 'N Out,” and he’s also working hard on releasing freestyle recordings on his Soundcloud and Instagram pages, as he says music is his true passion.
"I got a lot of music in the can that I'm gonna hit the people over the head with here soon, but everything is about timing. At this time, acting is where it's at for me and when it's time for me to release the music, ya'll hear it, ya'll know."
FROM CHILD STAR TO ADULT
On a recent interview with The Shade Room, Thompson admitted that one of the struggles he faced while making the transition from childhood star to adult, was people not fully grasping that he has grown up.
“I think when you grow up in the spotlight, it takes people time to grasp the concept of you actually being grown because they fell in love with you as a child. So it takes them time to let go and actually view you as an adult,” he said.
Thompson also mentioned that working on “Wild ‘N Out” has been one of the “most fun jobs” he’s ever had, adding, “I’m a natural sh*t talker, so improv is second nature to me, so it’s a blessing to be able to be on a show that allows me just to be me.”
The 23-year-old just released a video of a freestyle verse he did to Pierre Bourne’s “Nikes” instrumental, called “Gang.”
The song will be on all platforms on May 10th.