Gavin Lewis currently stars in the Netflix coming of age family comedy "The Prince of Peoria." Lewis portrays the title role of "Prince Emil," a 13-year old prince from a wealthy island kingdom who travels to America to live incognito as an exchange student in order to experience life as an ordinary teen.
Lewis began his career on stage in his home state of Utah. The son of two theatre professionals, he was classically trained at a very young age, earning top honors at the Utah Shakespeare Festival's Acting Competition. Since moving to Los Angeles, Lewis has appeared in a diverse range of television series, including the Nickelodeon pilot "The Bugaloos," Paramount Digital's "Maximum Ride" and Syfy's "Ominous." Additional credits include "NCIS: Los Angeles," "The Kicks" and "Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie." In 2017, he appeared on stage in "The Heart of Robin Hood" at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
Outside of acting, Lewis is passionately involved in raising type 1 diabetes education and awareness. In working with the non-profit Beyond Type 1 organization, Lewis strives to lead by example and change what it means to live with type 1 diabetes.