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It’s a new day, new year, and we have a new attitude at HeyMikeyATL. We understand that our previous lists have been the talk of the town (and a few death threats), so we decided to let previous list makers decide who in the web community is making moves.

These individuals all have the potential for greatness and in some cases are one break out role from being the next big Web Star in their own right. Meet the Next 15–Rising Web Stars to Watch in 2018!

#15.

Caleb Perry

caleb perryKnowing who you are and where you are going are two of the most invaluable tools to have in any game of life. Singer and actor, Caleb Perry, is definitely winning since he has both in copious amounts. We came across Caleb courtesy of Rahim Brazil’s Twisted where he plays the role of “Alex,” a street hustler determined to care for his older brother. Caleb knocks this role out the park, but it is his music that really has us tantalized. Check out his single, Nothing But Love from his EP, To the Top–you’ll find yourself baby making–or at least practicing to make one when you hear it!

caleb perry#14.

Cardo Wanzer

cardo wanzerWe really miss our Pharm Boys (Tyson, wassup?), but we understand all good things must come to an end. Not for Cardo Wanzer, however, 2018 is shaping up to be his year. Word on the wind is this kid will be appearing in quite a few web series this year alongside the likes of Brandon Karson, Rico Pruitt, Rahim Brazil, and Chris June. If Pharm is any indication of Cardo’s acting prowess then we have really just scratched the surface of his potential. Think icebergs–small peak, vast depth and reach! We see you Cardo Wanzer and from one blerd (black + nerd) to another we salute you!

cardo wanzer #13.

Channing Harral

channing harralRespect the grind, admire the hustle, and worship the talent. These are three actions due to Mr. Channing Harral. We have known of him for years, but became fans of his talent thanks to the web series T.R.A.D.E. Channing is a natural at the acting game and his talent is only rivaled by his desire to be one of the best. You will be able to see more of this rising star this year as he stars in HD Productions’ newest web series, House Boys.

channing harral in T.R.A.D.E. #12.

Desjuan Zaire

desjuan zaire The roles that always stand out to us on web series always come from characters that are marginalized. In the case of Desjuan Zaire, his character, “King,” a college student struggling with social anxiety disorder was all too real. It is easy to dismiss disorder or mental disabilities until you action see them in action and how the affect someones life and interaction with others. Desjuan definitely pulled this off making us love and hate King, all while bringing some much needed attention to a little discussed issue in the community. This year, however, Desjuan takes on bigger tasks as he tackles new web series and roles on HD Productions.

#11.

Martel Star

martel star“I got a grind, won’t stop, hustle won’t quit Shine like no other, I be on some other shit…” Those may be the words to TI’s hit single, Go Get It, but they were never more appropriate than when it comes to actor, rapper, and rising web star, Martel Star! Martel knows the rise to fame is a gradual one, and the price to breathe rarefied air involves constant practice, sacrifice, and most of all diligence. Martel stars on 7th & Love, as well as Rahim Brazil’s Twisted where he plays the role of “Nick.” Martel’s versatility in his roles, amazing sense of humor, and dedication has earned him the awe and respect of his peers and the respect of many of us here at HeyMikeyATL. 

martel star#10

November

november hey mikey atlWhat’s in a name? EVERYTHING when your name is November–you are either extremely unique and destined for greatness or some poor woman’s attempt to be different in naming her child something unconventional. When it comes to New York rapper and actor, November, the former statement is definitely the case. This amazing guy is one of the few straight web stars on this list and more interestingly has become a fan favorite thanks to his role as “Duke” on Rahim Brazil’s Twisted. You would never know this is his first role and more importantly that he is quite the rapper and producer. November’s non nonsense, get the job done, “it ain’t personal approach” makes him a joy to work with and definitely a force to reckon with. There is no limit to what November can accomplish, especially when his wife, Ebony Spratley(Ebony Inc. PRC), is one of the rising publicist in Atlanta. We may very well be witnessing the rise of The A’s next power couple!

november #9.

Brentley Bawn

brentley bawnBrentley Bawn where have you been all our lives? Making power moves apparently. Brentley is one half of the power couple known as The Bawns. However, his husband’s accomplishments should never eclipse his own. Brentley is multi-talented, being an actor as well as a very gifted singer. We love him as “Cory” in Bawn TV’s Cheetah In August, and his brief cameo in About Him Freshman Year (H.I.M.) definitely set the tone to just how crazy Damien’s (Brandon Karson) first year of college would be. Still, 2018 may very w ell shape up to be his year as he releases a new album and continues to make moves throughout the entertainment and music industries. (Side note, we miss you BB!)

brentley bawn #8.

Sherrod Willis

sherrod willis Your past does not define your future. Indeed, it is within every man’s power to radically change his life’s destiny and fulfill his wildest dreams. Sherrod Willis seems to be doing just that as he grinds his heart out to become a respected actor and true professional. He knows a setback is truly a hiccup on the road to greatness. Others are seeing that as well as he nabbed roles on web series like Steel River, Tex Brown, Dirty Talkand soon you can catch him on a new web reality series, G-Status! We see you Sherrod, just know in time you will accomplish wonders…

sherrod willis #7.

Rion Deshon

rion deshon“Jeepers Creepers, where’d you get those peepers?” And how are you stealing our hearts? Those are the questions we find ourselves asking whenever Rion Deshon is on screen. When we first heard Signal 23 TV was making a prequel to Steel River we had our reservations, being attached to the original series. However, Rion’s portrayal of a young “Ivan” was moving and in many ways relatable. We all know what it’s like to fall for someone who just won’t fall back! His portrayal of “Emmett” in About Him Revolution so him take on a stronger, darker role as he fought for gay rights in the second season of the anthology series.

rion deshon #6.

Eli Liberty

eli libertyThe most valuable guy in the world will always be one who can make you laugh; and that’s exactly what Eli Liberty brings whenever he shows up and shows out! Eli is one helluva a comedian, and his series, About Percy, brings some much needed diversity to the Web World. (Why so serious guys?) To not know Eli is a true disservice to yourself and disrespectful of his talents. The kid WORKS and makes everyone around him live a little, just check him out in Signal 23 TV’s movie, The Big Gay Hangover. You may try and tell him to “shut his fat ass up,” (DISCLAIMER: we are not size-ist, watch his shows and you’ll get the joke) but we will be quick to remind you he is a rising star. Don’t worry Mr. Liberty we got your back!

eli liberty#5.

Zahir Roberts

zahir This guy here has us channeling Bruno Mars and Cardi B! “…out here drippin’ in finesse, It don’t make no sense, Out here drippin’ in finesse You know it, you know it!” When it comes to Zahir there are other web stars that come just as hot, but very few are as well put together. Zahir first came on our radar thanks to About Justin. There, this dark skinned wonder not only won us over with his talent and sex appeal, but as we learned more about him that really big BRAIN of his. It’s easy to be sexy, but when you have something of substance to say and a vision for your life that is the real prize. Zahir joins Chris June on his new radio show Last Call w/ Chris June and currently stars in The Big Gay Hangover and About Him The Revolution. You be sure to catch him in all of his projects, trust he is definitely worth the watch–it’s poetry people.

zahir#4.

Trey Love

trey loveBREATHE! Then inhale the exuberance and amazement that is Trey Love. Trey is the star of one the net’s newest and hottest web series, Breathe. Here he is re-imagined as Trey Love a famous local performer in Charlotte, North Carolina who has dreams of stardom, but struggles with his sexuality thanks to his disapproving mother. Trey is amazing actor, and it is no easy task to be the face of  a series no matter how big or small. He handles his growing popularity with fun, grace, poise, and most of all humility. We cannot wait to see what is next for him. Kudos, Trey, Kudos!

trey love#3.

Nelson J. Davis & Toni Bryce

We had a tie! Both of these amazing people tied in votes for third place!

nelson j. davis The love and respect for Nelson J. Davis are very real on the net! He first came on our radar via few angry fan post insisting he be apart of our list of the ten hottest Web Stars on the net. In a rare admission of guilt we have to say they were right as Nelson is extremely hot! He is also extremely BOOKED having starred in a number of web series in the last two years including Christian Brothers, Bondage, Raising Eli, and To Catch The Killer. Nelson shows no signs of slowing down and rumor has it he is executive producing and starring in even more series this year!

nelson j. davis


toni bryceSome people truly do have raw talent and when it comes to this acting game Toni Bryce has the lion’s share. This woman is a true natural and she reps hard for the transgender community. It is hard to believe that Twisted is here first starring role, but after watching her in action we see why Rahim Brazil cast her as his leading lady, “Vanessa.” On Twisted, she plays a former prostitute who reforms and runs a local clinic to help others through drug addiction and HIV. Toni rarely sees just how much of a bombshell she is, but we know rising star when we see one and this girl is a real class act.

toni bryce in red dress#2.

Donta Hensley

donta hensley There is something seriously sexy and inspirational about a man who is all about his craft. Donta Hensley is one helluva an actor who takes amazing pride in all of his work. Currently he stars as “Mark” in Tyson Anthony’s Honest Men, a web series that not only explores sexuality, but the complicated relationships between fathers and sons–subject matter no web series, let alone few mainstream series have dared to do. For Donta, acting seems to be as easy as breathing to him which only proves his mettle as actor and true professional. We cannot wait to see him in his upcoming project, Angel Food. Who is “Jackson Smith?”

donta hensley #1.

Jaquay Wilkerson

jaquay wilkerson The best feeling in the world happens when you get to do what you love and experience all the amazing things that come along with that. This must be how Jaquay Wilkerson feels as he has quickly risen up the ranks at Signal 23 TV to become the face of the network in a relatively short amount of time. Uncle Joey, About Him Revolution, The Big Gay Hangover, and Kingdom Heights are all series he has given audiences nationwide laughs, tears, and a lot of love. In person this kid is extremely charming and humble, with the ability to win you over with his swag, finesse, smile, and good nature. Jaquay is doing a lot of things right and we cannot wait to see what 2018 holds for him. You can be sure we will be watching, and you will be too–because he is simply irresistible!

jaquay wilkerson

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Dream Makers! The Top Ten Influencers of The Web World!

Opportunities are often given, but seldom made. It takes a truly creative and powerful person of mind, body, spirit, and skill to take what is inside of them and put it on display for all the world to see. There is so much more to The Web World than its stars–think directors, show runners, bloggers, writers, content creators, and networks. Destiny seldom calls on anyone at a moment of their choosing, and these ten amazing people did not wait they are blazing their own paths and shaping the lives of others.

Check out the true dream makers on our list of The Top Ten Influencers of The Web World!

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Opportunities are often given, but seldom made. It takes a truly creative and powerful person of mind, body, spirit, and skill to take what is inside of them and put it on display for all the world to see. There is so much more to The Web World than its stars–think directors, show runners, bloggers, writers, content creators, and networks. Destiny seldom calls on anyone at a moment of their choosing, and these ten amazing people did not wait they are blazing their own paths and shaping the lives of others.

Check out the true dream makers on our list of The Top Ten Influencers of The Web World!

#10.

Davien Harlis

davien harlisIt is rare when anyone can say a year and been “their year.” However, for Davien Harlis this has definitely been the case as 2017 tipped her hat to this director and Web Star. His hit indie film Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreak is critically acclaimed and we are all clamoring for a sequel. Davien is a relative newbie to the Web World, but his sphere of influence has cultivated a full feature length film that was sold out both nights. If any hashtag suits this rising star and influencer, it is “Tastemaker!”

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Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Most Popular Web Stars!

What is the closing of 2017 without a few lists highlighting the best and bold in the world of web series? You guys loved our list of the 10 Hottest Web Stars so much we also had to let you know who is truly poppin’! This list is not as simple as their number of followers; but is based more on their ability to draw the masses and become true movements on their own. A few other Web Stars may come hotter, but these studs are the true talk of the town.

Check out our list of the Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars!

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Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars

What is the closing of 2017 without a few lists highlighting the best and bold in the world of web series? You guys loved our list of the 10 Hottest Web Stars so much we also had to let you know who is truly poppin’! This list is not as simple as their number of followers; but is based more on their ability to draw the masses and become true movements on their own. A few other Web Stars may come hotter, but these studs are the true talk of the town.

Check out our list of the Interestingly Infamous! The Net’s 10 Hottest Most Popular Web Stars!

#10

Rocc

robert rocc sherrill

Meet the true life of the party! If you haven’t heard of Robert “Rocc” Sherrill then you truly have been dying under some muddy rock–pun intended. This bar tending, radio hosting, party throwing, smart-mouthed Web Star is practically everyone’s little brother and a true fan favorite among his colleagues. About Him: Freshman Year may have brought him to the Web World, but his charisma and the ability to turn any outing into a huge event earns him a spot on this list.

robert rocc sherrill

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A Man-Tastic List! The Net’s 10 Hottest Web Stars!

It is no secret that we love our web series at HeyMikeyATL. In fact the only thing we love more than the web series are the hot web stars that are in them. Each of these amazing young men are gifted with the talent, looks, body, and sex appeal that would make Greek statues blush!

There are dozens of seriously sexy Web Stars across the net, but these ten demigods could take our proverbial “cakes.”

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It is no secret that we love our web series at HeyMikeyATL. In fact the only thing we love more than the web series are the hot web stars that are in them. Each of these amazing young men are gifted with the talent, looks, body, and sex appeal that would make Greek statues blush!

There are dozens of seriously sexy Web Stars across the net, but these ten demigods could take our proverbial “cakes.”

10.

Rahim Brazil

rahim brazil

Much of the hype about web series stems from one amazing show that debuted in the summer of 2016–About Him. Needless to say, one of the stars of that series, Rahim Brazil, had us at hello!

rahim brazil

His smile is inviting, his eyes are alluring, his body is tantalizing, and his boy next door charms and earthy nature all combine to bless him with the power of persuasion. You will do ANYTHING for Rahim Brazil–even call him KING.

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