For Euphoria's Javon Walton, the family that trains together stays together

Kaitlin Wraight March 1, 2022
For Euphoria's Javon Walton, the family that trains together stays together


Season 2 of Euphoria has, alas, drawn to a close, seemingly sealing the fate of Fezco’s street-smart little brother, Ashtray. The character, played by Javon “Wanna” Walton, is recognised for his fierce loyalty, intense poker face and for being the youngest person on the show.

At 15 years old, Walton has lived an interesting life already. He is currently training for the 2024 Olympics while being offered acting roles left, right and centre following his performances in Euphoria.

So, let’s find out more about Javon Walton and his family.

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Javon Walton’s parents

Javon Walton was born in July 2006 to Jessica and DJ Walton. When Javon was born, his father worked as a tour director for the Ball4Real Streetball tour while retaining presidency at FTGU Music. In 2009, he co-founded AK Worldwide, a company responsible for running the events, performances and appearances of Alicia Keys.

Based in Hall Country, Georgia, DJ also owns a boxing gym where he works as a coach. Between 2013 and 2018, he sat on the board of directors for USA Boxing.

Javons’s mum, Jessica, founded sports brand Onward with husband DJ. Onward manufactures and sells boxing equipment and athletics attire.

Jessica and DJ are happily married and play an active role in their four children’s lives. When Javon was hired for Euphoria, the whole family moved to Chicago where the series is filmed.

Javon has three siblings, including a twin

Javon has one sister and two brothers. His older sister, Jayla, is 17 years old and goes by the nickname Cookie. She is also an actor claiming credits in 2020 series Utopia, which also stars her brother. Cookie is currently filming 1-800-Hot-Nite.

She has amassed more than 526k followers on TikTok and almost 253k on Instagram. Her hobbies include volleyball and gymnastics, and she is said to have inspired Javon to get involved in gymnastics too.

Javon also has a twin brother, Jaden, who plays baseball and has modelled beside his brother.

The youngest Walton sibling is Daelo, who is seven. Daelo recently appeared in an episode of Euphoria playing young Ashtray in a flashback.

  • TRENDING: Meet Javon Walton’s sister, Jayla

Before Javon was an actor, he was a boxer

When Javon was a toddler he watched Manny Pacquiao dance across the ring during a televised boxing match and decided that was what he wanted to do. His dad then began training him to box. He also started gymnastics after seeing Jayla excel at the sport.

By age eight, he was the only child in Georgia to qualify for the Junior Olympics in both boxing and gymnastics. He is currently training for the 2024 Olympics where he plans to compete in both sports.

His talents were recognised by the media and he was asked to appear on Steve Harvey. Casting director Jennifer Venditti saw his boxing segments and contacted his parents, asking him to audition for a role in Euphoria.

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Kaitlin is a multimedia reporter in her final year of journalism at the University of Stirling. She has interests in film, TV, music and culture, and utilises her social media platforms to share analysis.