Dakare C. Chatman is 16 years old and is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Dakare got his start in theatre. Some of his many roles include Ollie in Yes Virginia, Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, Prince Chufa Chulalongkorn in The King and I, Ralphie in A Christmas Story, and Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray. In 2017, he moved into film, Dakare has a commercial which played on the ION TV Station, and 5 billboards thanks to Constituting America. Dakare is on the youth advisory board of Constituting America as well. Dakare was featured in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones and Netflix’s Outerbanks. Dakare has been public speaking, singing, and acting since the age of 5. Dakare hopes to be a politician during his lifetime, similar to Ronald Reagan, Dakare’s goal is “Actor first, politician later”. Dakare’s life quote is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Watch Dakare discuss his winning work, as well as his experiences with Constituting America, here!