Zeke Taylor (born December 29, 2005) is an American actor, internet personality, and musician. He is best known for his role as Jaden Newman in the television series Merman Academy (2015-2018), as well as his role as Hakeem Zeki in the American dark fantasy mystery web television series Lucid Nonsense. He is also notable for his comedic content he uploaded on YouTube. Cite error: The opening
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|Born||Ezekiel Jermaine Shephard-Taylor|
December 29, 2005
North Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|📆 Years active||2013-present|
|Works||NicheZeke, Merman Academy, Outsider, Lucid Nonsense, Merman Academy: The Movie|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|👴 👵 Parent(s)||Alicia Taylor, Mark Shephard|
|🏅 Awards||1 award (BalckFlix 2020 Award For Best Method Actor)|
Zeke Taylor was born on December 29, 2005, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Ezekiel Jermaine Shephard-Taylor. When Taylor turned eight he became obsessed with the entertainment industry. He is also of Native American, African, Siberian, and Portuguese descent.
Taylor created a second series after NicheZeke known as Merman Academy in 2015 after watching the US Nickelodeon television programs Every Witch Way and WITS Academy. Taylor played the main character, Jaden Newman, as well as other characters such as Alice Newman, Jaden's older twin mermaid-witch sister and most of the other characters. Taylor also had his relatives and friends play other principle, supporting, and recurring characters. In Merman Academy, his friend's and relative's characters were primarily named after them but with a slight change. His cousins, Earnest and Jabari, portrayed Jaden's older brothers, Manman Newman and Jabari Newman. The show consisted of very poor acting and editing, and onset behind-the-scene footage were often left included in the final episode and was rarely edited out. Merman Academy lasted for three-to-four years ending with three seasons and 27 episodes.
Taylor had decided that he wanted to grow up and make major improvements. So he started moving on to try and explore different niches, genres, and industries. However, he still continues to work in the entertainment industries and has been working on more projects since. Taylor is still active on social media platforms, back in early 2017 he created a new YouTube channel in order to start fresh since.
|2020||Merman Academy: The Movie||Jaden Newman||lead role|
|2021||Outsider||Easton Zeki||leading role|
|2022||CYBERNARD||Reynard||lead role; Pre-production|
|2013–present||NicheZeke||Himself||Host; Web series|
|2015–2018||Merman Academy||Jaden Newman||Lead role (27 episodes); web television series|
|2019–present||Theories /with Zeke||Himself||Host; commentary mockuseries|
|2020||Lucid Nonsense||Hakeem Zeki||Lead role; web television series|
|2021||The Chosen One||Markus Cruz||Leading role|
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