Elliot Fletcher

Elliot Fletcher

Date Of BirthJune 30, 1996
Age24 years 3 months 20 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignCancer
ProfessionsMusician , Actor

Personal Information
Star SignCancer
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual OrientationTransgender
Body Features & Measurements
Height170 CM
5 Feet 7 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Family Information
Father John DeMita (Actor)
Mother Julia Fletcher (Actress)
Uncle Jack Fletcher (Maternal)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Danielle Raesin
Career Information
Years Active 2016-
Debut (TV) Faking It
Debut(Short movie) The Station(2017)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Foods Egg rolls
Orange chicken
Favorite CuisineChinese
LikesPunk music
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileElliot Fletcher Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileElliot Fletcher Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileElliot Fletcher Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelElliot Fletcher YouTube Channel
SoundCloud ProfileElliot Fletcher SoundCloud Profile
Tumblr SiteElliot Fletcher Tumblr Site
Snapchatelliot.fletch
Contact
Contact (Email)gdm@gregorydavidmayo.com
More Information
Friend Tom Phelan
Inspiration Laura Jane Grace

Biography

Elliot Fletcher is an American actor known for his work in roles such as Aaron Baker in The Fosters(2016-2018), Trevor in Shameless(2016-2018).

He has appeared in the role of Noah in MTV comedy series Faking It, as Jake Barlow in the series "Tell Me Your Secrets(2019)", as Avery in Brother X(2018) among other roles.

Recently, he has appeared in the fantasy drama "Y: The Last Man" as Sam Jordan.

Family- Childhood

Elliot Fletcher was born on 30th June 1996 in Los Angeles, California, the United States to John DeMita (Father) & Julia Fletcher (Mother). He was born in Los Angeles. Elliot has an older brother in Conner DeMita.

Casting and voice director Jack Fletcher is his maternal uncle.

 Elliot Fletcher with parents: Father-John DeMita, Mother- Julia Fletcher

[Elliot Fletcher with parents: Father-John DeMita, Mother- Julia Fletcher]

Mother- Julia Fletcher

Julia Fletcher was born on November 2, 1956. Julia Fletcher married professor and actor John married on February 3, 1992.

Julia has lent her voice to characters in projects such as Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) (as Carmila), Final Fantasy X(2001) (Elma), Æon Flux (1995) (Benzenhurst), and many other works.

 

Father- John DeMita

Elliot Fletcher's Father John DeMita

[Elliot Fletcher's Father John DeMita]

Elliot's father John DeMita is a college professor as well as a voice artist. He has worked as a theater arts professor at "The University of Southern California" (Los Angeles, California), "El Camino College" (Torrance, California), "College of the Canyons" (Santa Clarita, California).

John was born on 6 January 1959 in New York City, USA.

John has been nominated at the "Behind the Voice Actors Awards" for voicing the character J.J Sexton in "Kidô Senshi Gandamu Sandaboruto Dissenba Sukai".

Some of the projects he has worked in are Princess Mononoke(1997) (as Kohroku), Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)(as Alan Elbourne), Black Mask (1996)(as Tsui Chik), Dynasty Warriors (as voice of Zhou Yu) among other 160+ movies/ series.

Brother- Conner DeMita

Elliot's older brother Conner DeMita was born in 1995. Conner keeps his father's last name, while Elliot chose his mother's last name (does Elliot Fletcher sound better than Elliot DeMita? you decide) 

 

Education

  • High School: Elliot attended 'Immaculate Heart High School' , a private, catholic middle and high school located in Los Angeles, California. It is a women-only high school, some of the most popular alumni of the school are: Tyra Banks, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Yara Shahidi and Dakota Johnson

 

Coming out as Transgender

Elliot identifies himself as Transgender & is an activist for the rights of LGBT people. Elliot was born a female and came out as a transgender boy at the age of 17 when he was in senior year of High School (August 21, 2013, It was the 2nd day of his senior year). His parents weren't shocked by his announcement, they had expected it and were very supportive.

He once corrected the crew of a TV series about a Transgender character, it cost him the role, but he doesn't regret raising awareness about the transgenders.

In Shameless(2016) Elliot plays a transgender activist, it is a role close to his real life.

He appears in the documentary letter starring many transgender people of Hollywood written by Jen Richards requesting Hollywood to give improved and more number of roles to transgender people. GLAAD and ScreenCrush supported the initiative.

Elliot prefers the pronouns He/Him. The family shared that it wasn't hard to adapt to the new name "Elliot" (but declined to reveal the birth name)

Elliot's father, John DeMita spoke of his child's coming out. [2]

"He dressed and behaved in a traditional boy way, even when he was quite young. So when he came out to us, in spite of our unfamiliarity, it was an affirmation of a reality we had been living with for his entire life... We’ve had surprising reactions from people. Some people who we thought would be supportive have not been. People we thought would have a negative reaction have been affirming."

John added:

"Parents fundamentally want their children to be happy, healthy and safe. Understanding what that means for your child means a lot more listening than talking. It involves inevitably letting go of what you thought should be your child’s best path. We wanted nothing more than for Elliot to find the true key to happiness."

What are the questions one shouldn't ask a person after gender-change?

Speaking of the difficulties he faced at high school, Elliot listed a few questions that could be offensive and hurtful. According to Elliot, one should: [2]

  • Never ask about their genitalia
  • Don't ask how we have sex.
  • Don't ask what our 'real name' or 'real looks' are.

Trivia & Facts

  • His Twitter bio read -"Real-life vampire" in 2017
  • Political inclination: He has been critical of President Donald Trump from the Republican party.
  • Elliot and girlfriend Danielle had a pet dog named- Bub
  • He was represented by (Talent agent) Gregory David Mayo in 2016.
  • An early start to acting career: Elliot has been acting ever since the age of Ten.
  • Loves Gadgets: He likes gadgets, he is addicted to his iPhone 6s.
  • Suicide attempt: Elliot not being able to cope up with his sexuality tried to kill himself twice, and luckily unsuccessfully.
  • Forbes 30 under 30: Forbes listed Elliot as one of the top 30 promising personalities in the "celebrity" category under the age of 30.

 

Philanthropy

Activism

  • George Floyd Protests/ Black Lives Matter: Following the murder of the black man George Floyd by the police, protests erupted throughout the United States in May-June 2020. Elliot supported the protests and shared information with his followers to involve themselves in the protests, including through "signing petitions, texting/ calling the relevant authorities and letting them know, donating to the cause, encouraging youth to vote.
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Career

Elliot is a multi-talented person, previous to his TV debut, he worked in theater as well, he has composed original music and has performed in front of the local audience.

Faking It

It is a romantic-comedy series created by Dana Min Goodman & Julia Wolov for MTV. The series ran from 2014-2016, it had three seasons and 38 episodes in total

The story runs around two best friends Karma Ashcroft (played by Katie Stevens) and Amy Raudenfeld (Rita Volk) posing as lesbians to remain popular in the school.

Elliot plays the role of Noah, a member of the band "Noah's Arc" and the love interest of the lead character Shane Harvey (Michael Willett)

 

Shameless

In the very popular comedy series "Shameless" created by John Wells, Elliot appears in the recurring role of Trevor, a transgender LGBTQ activist, the lead character Ian Gallagher (Cameron Monaghan) falls for Trevor in the 7th season.

Ian and Trevor developed a relationship over time, the relationship gets tested from time to time. They maintain a "just friend" relationship in the first half of the 8th season, only to get romantic again in the later episodes.

Elliot appears in a total of 18 episodes

 

The Fosters

Elliot Fletcher from 'The Fosters' (kissing Maia Mitchell)

[Elliot Fletcher from 'The Fosters' (kissing Maia Mitchell)]

Elliot appears in the recurring role of Aaron Baker, an attractive law student and potential love interest of Callie Adams Foster (Maia Mitchell) in the 4th and 5th season, a total of 24 episodes altogether.

The Fosters is a family drama created by Peter Paige & Bradley Bredeweg. The series was aired from 2013 to 2018, for a total of 104 episodes. Elliot appears in 24 of these episodes.

The Fosters is focused around the 'Foster' family characters- Stef Adams Foster(played by Teri Polo), Lena Adams Foster (Sherri Saum), Jude Adams Foster(Hayden Byerly), Brandon Foster(David Lambert), Callie Adams Foster(Maia Mitchell), Mariana Adams Foster (Cierra Ramirez), Mike Foster (Danny Nucci)... The story of a lesbian couple in different professional fields bringing up their multi-racial diverse children.

Elliot initially thought of auditioning for the role of Cole (a transgender boy character), but didn't. Later the role was filled by his close friend Tom Phelan.

 

Tell Me Your Secrets

Tell Me Your Dreams is a thriller drama series created by Harriet Warner for the TNT network. The series was produced by Bruna Papandrea, Harriet Warner, and Casey Haver. 

The story focuses on the three characters- Emma (a young woman), John (a criminal looking for redemption) and Mary (a mother searching for her missing daughter) 

Elliot plays the role of Jake Barlow. Elliot has a recurring role in the series.

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2006 Tekkonkinkreet Shiro  

 

TV Series

Year TV series Character Notes
2020 Y: The Last Man Sam Jordan Episode: "Pilot"
2019 Tell Me Your Secrets Jake Barlow 6 episodes
2019 Runaways Max Episode: "Merry Meet Again"
2019 Adam Ruins Everything Jack "Adam Ruins Murder"
2016-2018 The Fosters Aaron Baker 24 episodes
2016-2018 Shameless Trevor 18 episodes
2016 Faking It Noah 5 Episodes

 

Short Movies

Year Short movie Character Notes
2018 Brother X Avery  
2017 The Station George  

 

Quotes

  • Hate Doesn't Do Anything But Create More Violence and create more hatred
  • Transphobia is disgusting, let's destroy it
  • I want every kind of experience shown in TV and film because there is no one transgender experience
  • No one is normal, like what is normal?
  • I want trans people to be cast in more than just trans roles. I would love to play a cis character. I would love to play a Jedi, a supervillain, a superhero
  • Since I can remember, I have been a boy. I never once thought of myself as a girl
  • I tried to kill myself twice because I thought it would just be easier to die rather than live my life as who I really was.
  • My goal in life is not only to become a successful musician but also, a trans advocate.
  • Success Mantra: Keep going, keep learning. Have fun and never give up.
  • I will never stand by people who are racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, nazis, supremacists in general

 

News and Updates

  • June 2020: Elliot has set both his Twitter and Instagram accounts to "Private/ Protected" as of June 2020. No wonder the actor wants some privacy during the times of chaos (Coronavirus, George Floyd protests...)
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References

  1. Elliot Fletcher wiki
  2. Elliot Fletcher coming out
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