5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Nicolas Cantu was born in Austin Texas, the second of three children. At birth, his mom noticed that he was an unusually alert and social child, very aware of all of his surroundings. As he grew, his mom saw this same awareness translate into a outgoing boy, who articulated his desire to be an actor at the age of seven. He couldn't contain his desire to perform and rehearsed self-created roles, routines, and voices at home, and at school he participated in all of the school plays: his first being, 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain.' This small boy with the big talent couldn't be confined to the small stage, and soon he went pro, acting in an industrial film for the City of San Antonio followed by three national commercials. This only fueled the fire of passion in Nicolas to do bigger and better things and his supportive mom did something about it. She took him to Hollywood where he landed an agent and snagged a recurring role as Prince James in the animated series, Sofia the First (2012). Now living in LA full-time, Nicolas was unstoppable and went on to land numerous commercials, including multiple spots for "Old Navy" (with Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and roles in TV such as Disney XD's, Walk the Prank (2016), and feature films including, Vikes (2017) and The Impossible Joy (2017). Nicolas didn't stop there - he went on to garner lead roles in the voice-over world giving voice to the beloved character of Gumball in Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball (2011), and an upcoming animated Disney series. He also landed recurring roles in Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017) and Dora and Friends: Into the City! (2014) to name a few. In his spare time, Nicolas enjoys neighborhood basketball, skateboarding, drawing and creating animation videos on his YouTube channel "junkyjanker" and hanging out with his family: his mom, dad, two brothers Sebastian and Matias, and his three dogs, Rocco, Lola and Fiona.