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.
October 23, 1997
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, Young Jiro in The Wind Rises, and Billy Batson in the direct-to-video movies Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and Justice League: War.
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. 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." 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.
Callison can speak Italian. He is also a singer and can play the piano. Callison is a youth representative for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Callison frequents anime and cartoon conventions as a guest, such as Florida Supercon and Holiday Matsuri.
|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|
|2007||Ghost Image||Keiner Plaza Pedestrian|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Tar Pits Kid||Uncredited|
|2010||Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam||Billy Batson (voice)||Short|
|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|
|2019||Lego DC Batman: Family Matters||Billy Batson (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2020||Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters||Billy Batson / Jimmy Olsen (voice) ||Direct-to-video|
|2021||Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two||Young Bruce Wayne||Direct-to-video|
|2021||Injustice: Gods Among Us||Damian Wayne / Jimmy Olsen (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|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|
|A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US||US OST||US Kids||US Indie||BEL Flanders||UK OST|
|Steven Universe, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack)||22||2||10||1||174||9|
|Steven Universe, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)||
|Steven Universe the Movie (Original Soundtrack)||
|Steven Universe Future (Original Soundtrack)||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"War!"||2018||—||A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak|
|"She Don't Know"||—|
|"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)
(with AJ Michalka & Grace Rolek)
|"We Are the Crystal Gems
(Change Your Mind Version)"
|"Change Your Mind"||—|
|"True Kind of Love"
|8||Steven Universe: The Movie (Original Soundtrack)|
(with Sarah Stiles, Deedee Magno Hall, Estelle, & Michaela Dietz)
|"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.
|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|
- "Mr. Peabody & Sherman Share Christmas Tidings on a New Poster - ComingSoon.net". 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- "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.
- Harvey, James (October 29, 2010). "Main Cast, Crew Details For "Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam"". worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Justice League: War Animation And First Look ~ Galactic News One - Home Of The Latest Entertainment News". Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- "Zach Callison: A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak EP Preview". 23 July 2018.
- "Vagrants Sign to Equal Vision Records in Partnership with Rude Records | Watch "Clarity" Now | New Music Coming in 2019". 31 December 2018.
- "The EZ Show with Zach Callison & EZ WAY ANGELS & EZ TALK LIVE VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL". The EZ Show. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- "Skywatch". skywatch-movie.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
- 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.
- Lane, Carly (May 19, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two' Trailer Reveals Release Date for R-Rated Conclusion". Collider. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
- "Independent Albums Chart".
- "Soundtrack - Steven Universe Volume 1 - ultratop.be".
- "Official Soundtrack Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company".
- "Digital Albums Chart". billboard. April 27, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- "Zach Callison: Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2019.