The Lion King

JD McCrary opens up about his role in ‘The Lion King’

The 12-year-old actor and singer stars as young Simba in the live-action remake

The Undefeated’s senior entertainment writer Kelley Carter sits down with 12-year-old actor JD McCrary to talk about his role as young Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King, in theaters July 19 (soundtrack available now). JD is also a recording artist who has released an EP, Shine, available now on all streaming platforms.