Jeremy Shada

American actor

Jeremy Shada[1] (born January 21, 1997, in Boise, Idaho, US) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his work as Finn the Human from the American animated television series Adventure Time.

Jeremy Shada
Born (1997-01-21) January 21, 1997 (age 27)
Other namesJaden Shada
Years active2004-present
Known forAdventure Time
Incredible Crew
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
RelativesJosh Shada and Zack Shada (brothers)
Musical career
GenresPop Punk
InstrumentsVocals, guitar



Jeremy Shada began acting at the age of seven soon after moving to Los Angeles with his family. He was inspired to act by his older brother Zack Shada, who had begun acting himself. Shada initially appeared in commercials. Later on, he began auditioning for voice acting and theatrical performances, taking the advice from a voice over agent. His first live action theatrical role was as Young Kurt Diamond in No Rules. [2] He has since appeared in additional live action and voice acting roles, such as playing Charlie Pace in childhood flashbacks on Lost.[3]

In 2009, Jeremy Shada's agent approached him with the idea of auditioning for the role of Finn. Both recognized that Zack Shada had been the original voice of Finn in the pilot episode of Adventure Time three years before. After viewing the pilot on YouTube, Shada matched his voice with the voice of Zack Shada in auditions with Adventure Time's creator Pendleton Ward and the show's producers, earning him the Finn role.[4] In 2012, Shada joined the cast of Nick Cannon's comedy sketch Incredible Crew.[5] In June 2012, to promote Incredible Crew's 2013 premiere, Cartoon Network released a music rap video titled "Running Errands with My Mom" which features Shada performing and rapping the lyric. The video has since generated over one million views.[6]

Because of his acting schedule, Shada was homeschooled.[7] Answering fan questions on his Facebook page, Shada indicated that he graduated from high school early in May 2013.


Year Film Role Notes
Miracle Run Young Phillip TV movie
Team America: World Police Jean Francois Voice
No Rules Young Kurt Diamond
My Neighbors the Yamadas Additional voices
Southern Comfort Colton TV movie
Love's Unending Legacy Boy in Stagecoach
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Additional Voices
ParaNorman Pug Voice
Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Finn Voice (TV movie)
Aliens in the House Mikey TV movie (Completed)
Jobs Daniel Kottke
Year Television Role Notes
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Young Robin Voice
Adventure Time Finn, additional voices
Incredible Crew Main role/Various characters Actor
Guest appearances
Year Title Role Episodes
ER Bobby "Time of Death"
Good Girls Don't Young David "Sole Mates"
Nip/Tuck Kid #1 "Reefer"
Lost Young Charlie Pace "Fire + Water", "Greatest Hits"
Shark C.J. Chambers "Blind Trust"
Ghost Whisperer Liam Fletcher "The Prophet", "The Gathering"
The Loop Luxembourgian Boy "CSI: Donut Idol Bowl"
Cold Case Jack Raymes '94 "Thrill Kill"
Chowder Porridge (voice) "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding"
Parenthood First Baseman "The Situation"
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Josh Bread, Dustin Berry (voice) "Follow the Bouncing Orange", "Clue Berries"
Video game
Year Game Role Notes
F.E.A.R. 3 Paxton Fettel – child Voice


  2. "The Mutant Season: Jeremy Shada of Adventure Time". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. Covel, Bonnie. "Greatest Hits, Episode 5/16/07 Preview". Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. Clark, Noelene. "'Adventure Time': Finn actor Jeremy Shada is 'constantly surprised'". Tribune. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. Luoma, Sarah. "Production Begins On Nick Cannon's 'Incredible Crew'". TV Equals. Daemons Media Inc. Archived from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  6. Hall, Tamron. "Teen's errands with mom creates online buzz". Today Show. NBC Universal. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  7. "The Mutant Season: Jeremy Shada of "Adventure Time". The Mutant Season. Nerdist. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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