Jerry Harris is a cheerleader and American television personality who has received international acknowledgment after appearing in the Netflix documentary series Cheer. He became famous for his positive attitude and eccentric personality from the show.
Quick Facts and Information on Jerry Harris
|Full Name / Real Name||Jeremiah Harris|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||14th July 1999|
|Current Residence||Naperville, Illinois|
|Profession||Cheerleader, Television personality|
|Education|| Navarro College.
The University of Louisville (attending)
|Social Media||Instagram(1.2M Followers)|
|Net Worth||$ 450,000 million|
Jerry Harris Bio: Age, Parents, Birthday, Family
21 years of age, Jerry Harris was born on 14th July 1999 to his mother Lizzie Bowman in Hinsdale, Illinois. Since his birthday falls on the 14th of July, Jerry’s zodiac sign is Cancer. In addition, he was born with the name Jeremiah Harris; nonetheless, he prefers to be called by the name Jerry.
Harris’s parents were of African descent; hence making his ethnicity Afro-American. Jerry was raised by his mother in Bolingbrook, Illinois and he is currently residing in Naperville, Illinois.
Talking more about Jerry’s parents, his relation with his father isn’t very good, and he doesn’t like to talk about him in any of his social media. However, his love for his mother, Lizzie, is beyond unbreakable. According to him, he always got support from his mother, and she has helped him to gain the personality he has.
Unfortunately for Jerry, his mother Lizzie died of Cancer when he was 17 in 2016. Jerry also has a brother with whom he spent his childhood growing. Surprisingly, Jerry hasn’t mentioned about his brother either in any of his social media
Jerry Harris High School / Cheer Leading / Height
Jerry was very much passionate about cheerleading from the very beginning. Harris first discovered his interest in cheerleading as he saw a bunch of cheerleaders cheering for their team while watching Television.
After Jerry learned about the boys’ cheerleading group, he got excited and joined the Navarro College; where he is also a member of the cheerleading club and Speed staff. Later, Harris planned on graduating from Texas-based community college of four years University and joined The University of Louisville.
Harris is 5 feet and 11 inches (180cm) tall, and currently, he weighs around 75 kg (165lbs. in pounds).
Jerry Harris Career / Cheer
Jerry first came into the light after his documentary show on Netflix entitled Cheer which is about his biography and other cheerleading groups. The Netflix hit show, which has an IMDB rating of 8.2 came out on the platform on 8th January 2020.
Additionally, the director of the Netflix show Cheer was Greg Whitley, who has done many successful documentaries over the years. The documentary is based on the various efforts of a consistently winning cheer program at Navarro. Many of the fans of Cheer appreciate Jerry’s positive attitude towards life, and the audiences also connected with Harris due to his eccentric personality.
Likewise, in the show, Harris in real life is one of the leading members of Navarro College Cheer which consists of a team of 14 female and 24 male athletes to be precise. In addition, Jerry, along with his group, perform cheerleading at Women’s Volleyball, All home Football, and Men’s Basketball.
The NC Cheer Team performs on the support of the college’s Department of Athletics. In his successful career, Harris also volunteers with several local organizations and various community events.
The Cheer Coach of Navarro College helps the team in winning various National Championships. Furthermore, Jerry’s cheer group is a 14-time NCA National Championship-winning team. They have been winning the title ever since 2000 and even claimed its fifth NCA Grand National Championship since 2012.
Recently, in January 2020, Jerry appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, along with other members of his cheer team. Additionally, Ellen also declared that Harris would be The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Oscars correspondent. Recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jerry made a guest appearance on the cheerleading themed song Mas(k)ot by Todrick Hall from his album Quarantine Queen.
Jerry Harris’ Girlfriend / Relationship Status
Talking about Jerry’s relationship status, this aspiring T.V. personality hasn’t revealed much. He has maintained a very private life. Jerry hasn’t allowed any of his dating life details to surface the media till date.
But having said that, we cannot rule out the fact that he might not have dated anyone yet. Or, he may have dated few, but haven’t officially made any girlfriends. After all, Jerry is young and has a career to take care of. Most of the people in his position usually don’t tend to divide their attention between work and love line. Hence, Jerry might have followed the same path too.
But until and unless, Jerry himself talks on the matter, we can only make speculations on our part. Hopefully, in the days to come, Jerry will open up more about his personal life details with his fans.
Jerry Harris Sexual Abuse FBI Investigation
Jerry Harris on 14th September 2020, was on an FBI investigation as Harris was charged for allegedly soliciting sex from minors. FBI agents had a search warrant for Jerry for investigating his home; however, Jerry denies any allegation on him regarding the case.
The Varsity company made these allegations, and On August 1 Varsity’s chief legal officer, Burton Brillhart filed a letter to the police in Florida and Texas by mentioning that they had learned of inappropriate sexual conduct against Harris.
Brillhart even wrote
“As a result of the recent allegation, we have barred this person from having any affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future,”
But on Thursday, 17th September, Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series Cheer, was arrested on felony charges of production of child sexual abuse images.
As per The Guardian– Jerry Harris’ arrest comes three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex.
According to the complaint, Harris admitted during an interview after FBI agents raided his home Monday that he had asked one of the teens to send him photographs and videos of his penis and buttocks on Snapchat.
He also admitted that he repeatedly asked the teen, identified only as Minor 1, between December 2018 and March of this year for such photographs and videos.
Further, according to the complaint, Harris admitted to requesting and receiving on Snapchat child sexual abuse images from “at least between 10 to 15 other individuals he knew were minors”.
Jerry Harris Net-worth / Salary
Since Jerry has been an American personality after his show Netflix, he has been earning quite handsome money ever since. According to data, Jerry was provided $25,000 per episode of Cheer on Netflix, and Jerry also has other sponsorship on him. Hence, considering these facts and his Jerry has an estimated net worth of $450,000.
But since he has been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse images, his image has surely been damaged. Hence, his future is in jeopardy and his earning might go down the drain eventually. So, although his net worth seems impressive as of now, we may not be able to say the same for his future earning status.
Jerry Harris Social media
Talking about Jerry’s social media presence, he is active only on his Instagram account, where he has more than 1M followers. Harris’s followers have been increasing day by day after his presence on the show Cheer. He has a huge fan base on his Instagram, where he posts about his personal life and his future career stats.