Javon “Wanna” Walton lives a completely different life than what he portrays on Euphoria. He is a child boxing and gymnastics prodigy with already a state champion title under his name — while his on-screen character “Ashtray” is a teen wrapped up in the world of drugs.
Keep reading this Javon “Wanna” Walton Bio to learn more about him.
Javon “Wanna” Walton On Euphoria
HBO’s Euphoria season 2 premiered on January 9, 2022, and Javon’s character “Ashtray” attacked Mouse with a hammer, just in the very first episode. So, with that, any hopes of Javon finding a more productive path soon seemed like a distant dream.
But then again, sex, drugs, and violence were three things Euphoria was popular for.
On the show’s inaugural season, Ashtray was portrayed as a baby, abandoned by his gun-wielding grandmother. He then grew up with Fezco, who also lost his grandmother and caretaker while he was young. So, forced to grow up quickly, the two lost track and found themselves walking the wrong path.
Did you know: Ash even got his nickname because he would chew cigarette butts in the bathtub.
What Is Javon “Wanna” Walton Ethnicity?
We could just be vague and label Javon “Wanna” Walton as “White Caucasian” as many others do, or we could dig around a little about his parent’s ethnicity. Well, if you’re the latter kind of person, we got some info for you.
On July 9, 2015, Javon’s father uploaded an appreciation IG post for his aunt and ended the long caption with the hashtag “Sicilian.” For those who don’t know, “Sicilian” is a resident of Sicily — which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy.
So, his roots probably lie in Italy. Ultimately, making Javon half Italian as well.
But what about his mother? Sadly, we have no idea where Javon’s other half comes from.
Javon “Wanna” Walton Parents
Javon “Wanna” Walton was born to his parents, DJ and Jessica Walton on July 23, 2006.
His father, DJ Walton is a 6’1″ boxing coach who founded the Onward Athletics. Also, he was working as the president of AK Worldwide, a company where Alicia Keys handled her non-musical and philanthropic projects.
According to Javon, his success wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for his father. It was his dad who took him to the gym as he turned four and coached boxing.
But Javon doesn’t forget to mention all the love and support from his mother as well. His mother, Jessica is a teacher and author, who was also involved with the team Onward.
DJ and Jessica both turned 43 on October 17, and April 12, 2021, respectively.
The two were married on July 17, 2004, after being best friends for years.
On their 17th marriage anniversary, Jessica took it to her IG to write, “Not sure how I got so lucky to spend a lifetime with you but I am so thankful.”
As for Javon’s siblings, he has an older sister named Jayla Cookie, a twin brother named Daelo Jin, and a younger brother named Jaden Walton.
Like Javon, his sister Jayla is also an aspiring actor. She has appeared in Euphoria season one ep titled “Life Begins,” and 1-800-Hot-Nite as “Kelly.”
Overall, the Walton family was an achiever. They lived in Chicago at 15 acres of farmland with chickens, goats, and dogs running around.
Javon “Wanna” Walton Height
Javon “Wanna” Walton stands tall at a height of 4 feet 9 inches (144 cm) as of 2022. Note that he was only in his 8th grade then, and will grow tall overall.
Mentioning his district features, Javon often puts a temporary diamond and “AJ” tattoos over his cheeks. Also, he likes to do a line haircut extending from his eyebrows to the side.
How Much Is Javon “Wanna” Walton Net Worth?
Javon “Wanna” Walton garnered a net worth of under $300 thousand by 2022.
As an actor, Utopia was Javon’s breakout role. He also went on to appear in the movie Samaritan (2022) later.
But Javon never dreamt of becoming an actor. He always was interested in boxing and gymnastics and wanted to represent his country at the Olympics. No surprise, he was training hard to appear in the Paris Olympics in 2024 is not just one sport but two: both boxing and gymnastics.
To list his achievement in sports — Javon is a five-time Georgia State Champion and four-time USA Boxing South East Regional Champion. He was the youngest athlete to be crowned “NEXT” by Under Armour. Also, he made it to the advertising campaign for the Muhammed Ali Collection in 2018.
How Old Is Javon “Wanna” Walton?
Javon was 15 years of age when Euphoria season 2 hit the screen in 2022.
However, his character “Ashtray” was supposedly 13 then.
When Is Javon “Wanna” Walton’s Birthday?
Javon celebrates his birthday on July 23.
Where Is Javon “Wanna” Walton From?
This actor is from the United States.
Is Javon “Wanna” Walton On Instagram?
Yes, find him on IG @onwardwanna.
Is Javon “Wanna” Walton Dating?
No, Javon wasn’t dating anyone as of 2022.