Wesley Jonathan plays Burrell Stamps Ballentine in TV Land's newest original sitcom, The Soul Man, premiering Wednesday, June 20 at 10pm ET/PT. The show revolves around Reverend Boyce 'The Voice' Ballentine (played by Cedric 'The Entertainer'), an R&B superstar-turned-minister who relocates to St. Louis with his family to preach in his father's church.
Moving seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles in both television and film since he was a young child, Wesley Jonathan has an impressive range of acting talent. In addition, hes a gifted and accomplished dancer and athlete, and has starred in countless movies, television shows and commercials.
He made his television debut at the tender age of eight, appearing on the smash FOX series 21 Jump Street. He was a series regular on The WB's top-rated sitcom, What I Like About You (starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth) and the syndicated Teen NBC series City Guys. Since then, he has guest-starred and recurred in some of the most popular shows on television, including hit series such as NCIS, Cold Case, 90210 and CSI: Miami.
Wesley recently completed the feature film Cobu 3D, adding to his already extensive list of film credits, which include Speed Dating, The Effect, Remember the Daze, Crossover, Roll Bounce, and The United States of Leland. He is also a producer and star of the feature Dysfunctional Friends starring Stacey Dash and Terrell Owens. He also recently starred in David E. Talbert's play for BET, What Goes Around Comes Around.
He always finds time to give back to the community, especially to causes that benefit children. The many charity events he has participated in include: *NSYNC's Challenge for the Children (several consecutive years), Magic Johnson's 'A Midsummer Night's Magic,' the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 'A Time For Heroes' Carnival, Joe Torry's Celebrity Basketball Challenge, the National Urban League's Youth Summit, Team Kool Green and the 100 Black Men of Cleveland's computer literacy campaign and KTLA's Kids Day LA.