J. is a theatrical, gospel and R&B singer and actor on both stage and screen. From his humble beginnings in Bartow, Florida, his gift has taken him all over the world singing backup for several R&B and gospel artists that include the billboard charting Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Patti LaBelle, Donald Lawrence, Bobby Jones Gospel and Kirk Franklin. He has appeared on Broadway in Beautiful – the Carole King Musical and The Color Purple, as well as Cirque Dreams Holidaze and Motown: The Musical. As a spokesperson, he has appeared on ESPN, FOX and NBC networks. As an actor, he has landed roles on several popular television shows including Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order SVU, Elementary and Orange is the New Black. He has performed with Universal Studios Japan’s R&B Boyz Crew and with Royale Caribbean Cruise Line as boy one. Not least of all, he has had the distinction of having been awarded the Grady-Rayam Prize for young singers with only the highest level of technical vocal ability. Singing, acting and performing are his passions, and there is little doubt that it is exactly what J. Daughtry was born to do, pulling him from moment to moment; it gives his life momentum as it takes him in new and exciting directions. He credits his mother as being his true inspiration and his number one influence, along with a handful of pastors and motivational speakers that have seeded his faith and vision. In his spare time, J. Daughtry spends a great deal of time helping those in need. In fact, some of his proudest moments happen each quarter, when he is able to donate clothes to the homeless and those who need it most.