Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Jaime M. Callica is the hottest thing out of Canada since the two Ryans (Gosling & Reynolds). With just a few years of acting under his belt, he has fast become one of Hollywood’s rising stars and has been heating up as a series regular in Tyler Perry’s new drama and#1 show on BET+, “Ruthless” (a spin-off of fan favorite “The Oval”). His most recent role is in the new Disney Channel original movie “Upside- Down Magic,” which premiered July 31, and based on The New York Times bestselling fantasy fiction children’s books of the same name. Audiences have just begun to get a taste for this multi-faceted, hard-working actor on his rise to the top while he curates an impressive resume alongside Hollywood elite.
“Ruthless,” the upcoming one-hour drama series by Tyler Perry for BET+, is a spinoff of "The Oval” and follows Ruth Truesdale (Melissa L. Williams) as she’s forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter. Callica plays Agent Brian Rollins, a driven, dedicated worker who loves his wife and his job. When he receives a call to action, he knows he has to step in. In “Upside-Down Magic,” 10-year-old Nory Horace discovers she has magical powers and can turn into animals but can't quite get it right. Nory attends a school for other kids with “upside-down magic” and her father, played by Callica, wants to keep her powers a secret. Viewers may also recognize the actor from some of his past TV and film roles including “UnREAL,” “Lucifer,” “Wayward Pines,” Spike Lee’s “Tales from the Hood 3” and alongside Kelly Rowland in “Merry Liddle Christmas.”
Born and raised in Toronto by a single Trinidadian mother of mixed Chinese, Indian and Spanish ancestry, acting wasn't always at the forefront of Callica’s mind but he was always a performer. From a young age, he was inspired by the pop stars he saw on screen and decided to take dance classes, specializing in tap and jazz. He graduated to martial arts, becoming a black belt at 13 (though he had to wait for his official belt until age 16), and eventually, through a mishap by running late to class, found himself joining and competing on the track team. When pursuing colleges, Callica settled on criminology in Vancouver before eventually transitioning to business. He always had a knack for numbers and soon was buying condos, townhouses and businesses to call his own. But the acting bug struck suddenly one day and, realizing life is all about taking chances, he dove into the high-risk career in the entertainment industry. Within a year he sold his businesses, started taking acting classes, doing background work and whatever he could, and made the official move to Los Angeles. With over 30 credits in just a few years, he hasn't looked back.
Now splitting his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, when he’s not filming, Callica likes to spend his time working with causes that focus on helping single moms, or parents with disabilities.