Jerry Harris Biography
Born in Hinsdale, Illinois, Jerry Harris is an American former cheerleader and television personality. He came to the limelight after appearing in the 2020 Netflix docuseries Cheer. In September 2020, and again in December 2020, he was charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with production of child pornography.
Jerry Harris Age
Harris is 22 years old as of 2022. He was born Jeremiah Harris on July 14, 1999, in Hinsdale, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Harris Height
Jerry measures a standing height of 5 feet 6 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.67 meters tall and weighs 57 kg which is equivalent to 125 lbs. His body measurements are 46-3-37 inches.
Jerry Harris Education
Harry went to Waubonsie Valley High School. He later joined Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. While in college, he was a member of the cheer team coached by Monica Aldama. During the finale of Cheer, Jerry received a Regional Scholars Award from the University of Louisville. He attended the school for the fall semester, but ultimately returned to Navarro College. He became famous for his eccentric personality.
Jerry Harris Family, Parents, Siblings
Harris is the loving daughter of J Lizzie Bowman. He was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in Bolingbrook, Illinois. At the age of 16, in 2015, his mother died from lung cancer. He has however not shared any information concerning his father and siblings with the public. We will keep you updated soon.
Jerry Harris Cheer
Jerry came to the limelight after appearing in the 2020 Netflix docuseries Cheer. In January 2020, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, along with other members of the Cheer team. In February 2020, DeGeneres announced that Harris would be The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Oscars correspondent. Harris is known for his eccentric and over-the-top “mat talk,” a cheerleading term, in which he yells and cheers on other people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he made a guest appearance on the cheerleading themed song “Mas(k)ot” by Todrick Hall from his album Quarantine Queen.
Jerry Harris Arrest
In September 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced they had a warrant for Harris for allegedly soliciting sex from minors. The case involved twin brothers who were thirteen when Harris, nineteen at the time, allegedly sent suggestive messages asking for pictures and seeking sex.
The boys’ mother at first dismissed the contacts, but after another cheerleading coach allegedly assaulted them, felt there might be a pervasive atmosphere of tolerance of sexual abuse either in the sport or the companies that govern them. United States All Star Federation, Varsity Spirit, and Cheer Athletics were later named as parties to the legal proceedings.
Harris was arrested by the FBI and charged in federal court in Chicago for production of child pornography on September 17, 2020. He allegedly admitted to soliciting and receiving explicit messages on Snapchat from other individuals he knew were minors. Jerry also allegedly admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old in mid-2019, according to federal court records.
Harris was suspended from at least one company and is facing the loss of several sponsorships. A spokesperson for Harris denied the allegations, “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is completed the true facts will be revealed. “His’s cheer coach Monica Aldama posted on Instagram that she was devastated by the news of his arrest.
In a statement about his arrest, Netflix said “Like everyone we are shocked by this news. Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process.” On December 12, 2020, it was reported that Jerry faced an additional seven charges involving incidents with four other minors from August 2017 to August 2020, including a charge involving an alleged incident where Harris traveled from Texas to Florida to have sex with a 15-year-old in May 2019. Harris pled not guilty to the new charges.