Zach Callison

Zachry Callison (born October 23, 1997) is an American actor and singer. He is known as the voice of Steven Universe, the title character of Cartoon Network's Steven Universe and its follow-ups Steven Universe: The Movie and Steven Universe Future.

Zach Callison
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Callison in 2017
Born
Zachry Callison

(1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Associated acts
Websitewww.zachcallison.com

CareerEdit

Callison began acting on television in 2009, with a recurring role on Diary of a Single Mom. For the next few years he had a variety of one-off television roles. In 2013, he was cast in the supporting voice role of Prince James on Sofia the First, and in the lead voice role of Steven Universe. He is also known for his role as Billy from I'm in the Band and additional voices from Kinect Disneyland Adventures. He voiced King Tut in Mr. Peabody & Sherman,[1] Young Jiro in The Wind Rises,[2] and Billy Batson in the direct-to-video movies Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam[3] and Justice League: War.[4]

In January 2018, Callison released his debut single, "War!", followed by the singles "Curtain Call" and "She Don't Know". In August 2018, he released his debut EP, A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak. The EP is a concept album about celebrity life and mental illness revolving around the protagonist's breakup with a mysterious woman named Juanita, as well as his thoughts of suicide and substance abuse.[5] Callison detailed his inspiration behind the album, saying "It's also a commentary on a lot of young actors and artists who have lost the battle; there's been a lot of dead 20 and 21-year-olds in the industry this year, some of whom I knew or admired. I don't know how we fix the problem, but I needed to say something."[6] Also in 2018, he starred in singer/songwriter Nathan Sharp's music video for the song "Phantom" playing the role of a magician who learned the wrong spells.

Personal lifeEdit

Callison can speak Italian.[citation needed] He is also a singer and can play the piano. Callison is a youth representative for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.[7] Callison frequents anime and cartoon conventions as a guest, such as Florida Supercon and Holiday Matsuri.

FilmographyEdit

 
Callison in January 2015
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Himself
2009–2010 Diary of a Single Mom Ian Recurring
2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Arthur Baywosenthal (voice) Episode: "The Song of Mystery"
2010 Hannah Montana Douglas Episode: "Hannah's Gonna Get This"
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Arthur (voice) Episode: "Shadows of Youth"
2011 Funny or Die Presents Lonni Donovan 1 episode
2011 Perfect Couples Young Dave Episode: "Perfect Crime"
2011 I'm in the Band King Billy Episode: "Lord of the Weasels"
2011 iCarly 10-Year-Old Boy #1 (voice) Episode: "iStill Psycho"
2012 Little Brother Ethan TV pilot
2012 The Legend of Korra Skoochy (voice) Episode: "The Revelation"
2012 Tarrlok - Age 11 (voice) Episode: "Skeletons in the Closet"
2012–2018 Sofia the First Prince James (voice) Main (Season 1-early Season 2)
2013–2019 Steven Universe Steven Universe (voice) Main
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Devin Johnson Episode: "Reign Fall"
2015 Fresh Off the Boat Dan Episode: "Miracle on Dead Street"
2015 Henry Danger Chet Episode: "Henry's Jelly"
2015 Astrid Clover Hipster 2 Episode: "#Holiday (full)"
2016 Uncle Grandpa Steven Universe (voice) Episode: "Pizza Eve"
2016 Sanders Shorts Steven Episode: "Life with the Crystal Gems is Tough"
2016–2019 Just Add Magic Chuck Hankins/Charles Peizer Recurring
2016–2019 The Goldbergs Brian Corbett 11 episodes
2017 Record Rant Zach 1 episode
2017 Suspense Scooter Stevens Episode: "Indomitable the Magnificent"
2017 Micah the Asshole Ghost Micah TV pilot
2017 Grey's Anatomy: B-Team Oscar Episode: "Two"
2018 Stream of Many Eyes Werblund TV pilot
2019 Steven Universe: The Movie Steven Universe (voice) TV movie
2019–present DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders Winger (voice) Main
2019–2020 Steven Universe Future Steven Universe (voice) Main
2019–present Cleopatra in Space Zuzz (voice) Recurring
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ghost Image Keiner Plaza Pedestrian
2009 Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid Uncredited
2010 Kingshighway Dominic
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Billy Batson (voice) Short
2012 Rock Jocks Dylan
2012 Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial Nao US dub
2013 The Wind Rises Young Jiro (voice) US dub
2013 All American Christmas Carol Bully Johnny
2014 Justice League: War Billy Batson (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman King Tut (voice)
2015 The Sound of Magic Peasant Boy
2015 A Terrible Fate Ben Short film
2016 Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Eric / Ninja (voice) Direct-to-video
2018 Mailboxes Lionel Short film
2019 Lego DC Batman: Family Matters Billy Batson (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 Skywatch[8] Shaun Short film
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters Billy Batson / Jimmy Olsen (voice) [9] Direct-to-video
2021 Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two Young Bruce Wayne[10] Direct-to-video
2021 Injustice: Gods Among Us Damian Wayne / Jimmy Olsen (voice) Direct-to-video
Video games
Year Title Role
2011 Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Additional voices
2015 Steven Universe: Attack the Light Steven Universe
2017 Steven Universe: Save the Light Steven Universe / Onion / Pumpkin
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Billy Batson
2019 Steven Universe: Unleash the Light Steven Universe / Onion / Pumpkin

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak

Soundtrack albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US OST[11] US Kids US Indie[12] BEL Flanders[13] UK OST[14]
Steven Universe, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack) 22 2 10 1 174 9
Steven Universe, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
  • Released: April 12, 2019
  • Label: Cartoon Network Music
  • Formats: Digital download
[A] 24 14 28
Steven Universe the Movie (Original Soundtrack)
  • Released: September 3, 2019
  • Label: Cartoon Network Music
  • Formats: Digital download, LP
57 5 2 6
Steven Universe Future (Original Soundtrack)
  • Released: October 23, 2020
  • Label: Cartoon Network Music
  • Formats: Digital download

SinglesEdit

List of albums, with selected information
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Kid
Digital

[16]
"War!" 2018 A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak
"Curtain Call"
"She Don't Know"
"Nightmare"
"For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)"
(with Uzo Aduba, Shelby Rabara, Tom Scharpling,
Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall, & Estelle)
Steven Universe, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
"We Deserve to Shine"
(with Charlyne Yi, Erica Luttrell, Estelle,
Deedee Magno Hall, Michaela Dietz, Grace Rolek, & AJ Michalka)
"Familiar"
"Escapism"
(with AJ Michalka & Grace Rolek)
2019
"We Are the Crystal Gems
(Change Your Mind Version)"
"Change Your Mind"
"True Kind of Love"
(with Estelle)
8 Steven Universe: The Movie (Original Soundtrack)
"Other Friends"
(with Sarah Stiles, Deedee Magno Hall, Estelle, & Michaela Dietz)
1
"I'd Rather Be Me (With You)" 2020 Steven Universe Future (Original Soundtrack)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Callison was nominated for "Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) - Young Actor" category in the 34th Young Artist Awards which he shared with Jake Sim. He was also nominated in the "Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor" for his role in "Rock Jocks". In 2012, he was nominated in the "Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13" for his role in Disney's I'm in the Band.

Year Category Award Result
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 (I'm in the Band) Young Artist Awards Nominated
2013 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Rock Jocks) Young Artist Awards Nominated
2013 Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (Television) - Young Actor (Sofia the First) Young Artist Awards Won
2014 Best Male Vocal Performance by a Child (Steven Universe) Behind The Voice Actor Awards Nominated
2014 Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actor (Steven Universe) Young Artist Award Nominated
2014 Best Performance in a DVD Film - Young Actor (All American Christmas Carol) Young Artist Award Won
2016 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor (14 -21) Henry Danger Young Artist Award Nominated

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Steven Universe, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)" did not enter the Billboard 200, but did chart at number 23 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr. Peabody & Sherman Share Christmas Tidings on a New Poster - ComingSoon.net". 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  2. ^ "Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci & Werner Herzog Lead the English-Language Voice Cast of THE WIND RISES - Gotham News". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  3. ^ Harvey, James (October 29, 2010). "Main Cast, Crew Details For "Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam"". worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "Justice League: War Animation And First Look ~ Galactic News One - Home Of The Latest Entertainment News". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  5. ^ "Zach Callison: A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak EP Preview". 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Vagrants Sign to Equal Vision Records in Partnership with Rude Records | Watch "Clarity" Now | New Music Coming in 2019". 31 December 2018.
  7. ^ "The EZ Show with Zach Callison & EZ WAY ANGELS & EZ TALK LIVE VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL". The EZ Show. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  8. ^ "Skywatch". skywatch-movie.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  9. ^ Oller, Jacob (Apr 3, 2020). "Embrace your inner child with this first look at LEGO DC: Shazam-Magic & Monsters". SYFY WIRE. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved Apr 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Lane, Carly (May 19, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two' Trailer Reveals Release Date for R-Rated Conclusion". Collider. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  11. ^ https://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2017-06-24/soundtrack-sales
  12. ^ "Independent Albums Chart".
  13. ^ "Soundtrack - Steven Universe Volume 1 - ultratop.be".
  14. ^ "Official Soundtrack Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company".
  15. ^ "Digital Albums Chart". billboard. April 27, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Zach Callison: Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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