15 Memorable Cameron Boyce Quotes About Giving Back & Being A Good Role Model

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Cameron Boyce, born May, 28 1999 in Los Angeles, California. His Grandmother on his fathers side, Jo Ann Allen Boyce, was one of the Clinton 12 — a group of African American teens who were admitted into the first integrated high school in the south, due to a new law passed by Brown vs. The Board of Education.

Boyce grew up acting, and made his first on screen appearance in a Panic at the Disco music video, The Greene Gentleman (Things Have Changed) in 2008. He played the younger version of the bands guitarist Ryan Ross.

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From there he went on to take a role playing Adam Sandler’s son in Grown Ups, which premiered in 2010. That same year, Boyce being a talented break dancer, went on to compete in The Legion Of Extraordinary Dancers.

It was then Disney began to take notice. The next year he took a guest starring role on the hit TV show Good Luck Charlie. He had a bit role in the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. He was a featured dancer on the show Shake It Up.

It was from there he was cast as his “fame-making” role as Luke Ross in the hit series Jesse. During the audition process he was auditioning for a smaller role, but the casting directors were so impressed by his talent, they created this new role, just for him!

From there he went on to be cast in Disney’s The Descendants and The Descendants Wicked World, Descendants 2 and Descendants 3 where he starred as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. The third film will be released after his death.

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Cameron Boyce died at age 20 on July 6, 2019. His family released a statement saying that he died in his sleep due to an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. Boyce was very involved with charity work and thought that everyone, no matter how large or small could make a difference.

He will be greatly missed. Take a look below at some of the wisdom he left us with before his passing with our collection of the best Cameron Boyce quotes about giving back to your community and what it takes to be a role model.

1. Show people how to give back!

“Many people have the heart to give back, but a lot don’t know how to. I try to be the bridge for those people – whether that means getting them involved in one of my campaigns or inspiring them by showing them a blueprint of how to get others engaged,” Cameron Boyce

2. He really loved his father.

“My dad always talked about not wasting your talent, which is something that has sort of stuck with me. I would say that is a good one, for my career. He’s always been my best friend and he’s sort of been my light for me.” Cameron Boyce

3. His mother helped him to stay optimistic.

“The best advice my mom probably gave me would just be to take the good from certain scenarios. Recognize the bad and do your best to cut it out, and then take whatever good you feel from, whether it’s a person or a scenario, and run with that as opposed to the negative.” —Cameron Boyce

4. Take care of yourself, and you can get through anything.

“You’ve got to vent to yourself, wipe your own tears, and handle your own situations.” —Cameron Boyce

5. He kept his faith at the forefront of his life.

“IDC who come and go, I’m always gone have God on my side” Cameron Boyce

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6. He takes great pride in his heritage.

"Being African American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength, and more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life," —​Cameron Boyce

7. He doesn’t want you to presume his feelings.

“Unless you are ME in MY position, don’t ever try to tell ME how I feel” —​Cameron Boyce

8. He knows the difference between what is good and what is important.

“A lot of money and stuff like that, while it is good, it’s not important.” —​Cameron Boyce

9. He learned the importance of giving back.

“There is a long line of difference makers in my family, I am following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who’ve showed me what it means to give back. It’s the greatest way to fufill yourself.” —Cameron Boyce

10. He understands the power of giving back.

“Every time I talk to someone who shares that similar passion, we talk about how there aren’t many feelings more euphoric. Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well,” —Cameron Boyce

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11. His friends inspire him.

“I know a lot of people who inspire me to be better. I think the person that I was really taken with, was Dove [Cameron], honestly. The way she sort of became, was cool to watch. And I took a lot from her.” —​Cameron Boyce

12. Kindness has no age.

“I feel like a lot of young people need to understand that they can do the same thing–they aren’t powerless, that they can actually make a change.” —​Cameron Boyce

13. He loved Los Angeles!

“L.A.’s the best city in the world when you’re talking about weather. Honestly a lot of people in L.A. get a bad rap just because they’re in L.A., but a lot of the people in L.A. are really motivated and really nice people. It’s just what I’ve noticed, so that’s been really good. And just sort of having the world at your fingertips.” —​Cameron Boyce

14. He knew the importance of diversity on screen.

“It’s important to show (characters) from every walk of life so people can say, ‘I can do that too,’ and feel like their existence is acknowledged.” —Cameron Boyce

15. He tried to lead by example.

“I understand that there are 9 year old’s watching me and my every move, so I try, at least in a public, to be as good of a role model as I can” Cameron Boyce

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care, spirituality and astrology.