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Jerry Harris

Jerry Harris is an American television personality and former cheerleader. Moreover, Jerry Harris is best known for appearing in the Netflix series, ‘Cheer.’

Early Life and Education

Jeremiah Harris best known as Jerry Harris was born on 14th July 1999, in Hinsdale, Illinois, the United States of America.

As of now, he is 22 years old and holds a nationality of American. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Cancer, and he belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

He is the son of Lizzie Bowman (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. Sadly, his mother, Lizzie died in 2015 due to Lung Cancer. And, there is no more information regarding his siblings.

Talking about his academic career, he completed his High School at Waubonsie Valley High School. Later,  he enrolled at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

During his college years, he joined the cheer team for the college and got trained under the coach, Monica Aldama.

Jerry Harris – Net Worth 2023

As a television personality, he has earned a decent sum of money. As of now, his net worth estimated at around $1 million to $ 5 million. And he has not disclosed his income and salary yet.


During his college years, he received a Regional Scholars Award from the University of ‘Cheer.’  In the following years, he might receive more awards and recognition.

Relationship Status

As of now, he is single and unmarried. Moreover, he is gay.

He stated in a June 2020 interview with ‘Variety’ that he would become a Black homosexual icon and that he is a role model for young youngsters who are battling with their sexuality.

In addition, he has not made any public statements about his partner, affairs, relationship, dating history, or boyfriend/girlfriend.

He quickly established himself as a prominent personality in the LGBTQ+ community.

Jerry Harris

Caption: Jerry Harris posing for a photo (Source: Us Weekly)

Career and Professional Life

Jerry Harris’ professional career as a cheerleader began in 2020 with the television series ‘Cheer.’ Furthermore, his cheerleading documentary pushed him to popularity.

The documentary also received a lot of positive feedback from the audience. He and his crew members made an appearance on the talk show ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in January 2020.

Jerry was also appointed as ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Oscars reporter.

He also made a guest appearance on Todrick Hall’s cheerleading-themed song “Mas(k)ot” from his album “Quarantine Queen” during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jerry indicated in a June 2020 interview with ‘Variety’ that he intends to become a Black homosexual legend and that he is a role model for young people struggling with their sexuality.

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Caption: Jerry Harris with ‘Cheer ‘star cast (Source: NBC News)

Charged and Arrested

Jerry was charged and arrested in federal court in Chicago on September 17, 2020, for the production of child pornography after two teenage mothers filed a complaint against him.

According to the case’s prosecutors, he encouraged a 14-year-old twin boy to make sexually explicit movies and images of himself and email them to him several times.

This television personality admits to requesting and receiving child pornography from 10 to 15 juveniles during his conversations with law enforcement personnel.

Also, he admitted to having a physical relationship with a 15-year-old in mid-2019. Currently, the case is in court. In the last hearing, the mother of the twins asked to keep Harris in custody until he stands at a trial.

Body Measurements

Jerry stands 5 feet 9 inches tall with weighs around 84 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with black eyes color and his shoe size is 9.5 US. Moreover, his body measurement measures 44-34-38 inches.

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Caption: Jerry Harris body measurements (Source: Hollywood Bios)

Jerry Harris – Social Media

Jerry Harris is not active on any social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. But in the past, Jerry had an Instagram account, jerry.h.arris.