Lamar Johnson (born July 18, 1994) portrays West North on The Next Step.


Lamar Johnson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He is a self-taught dancer.[3]


Lamar once appeared on the Maury Show for "America's Most Talented Kid Dancers." Lamar says his biggest accomplishment was performing on Showtime in Apollo in NYC. Other than The Next Step, he has appeared on Covert Affairs, The Firm, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Rookie Blue, Parkdale, Liar, Honey, Apple Mortgage Cake, TVO's Pop It! and Home Facts are Good.[4]

Lamar co-choreographed The Next Step's "Rewind" Halloween Video, in which he played an alien.[5]

He played Twist in the 2015 movie, Full Out.[6] Lamar directed and edited an episode in Season 4.[7] He also co-choreographed a routine with Trevor Tordjman in Season 4.[8]

Lamar is set to appear as Jesse in Kings, alongside Halle Berry. He is also set to portray an unnamed character in 2018's X-Men: Dark Phoenix. He also appeared in the film The Hate U Give alongside Amandla Stenberg and Sabrina Carpenter.[9]


  • Some of his favourite musical artists are Drake and Kanye West.[3]
  • His favourite sport is basketball.[3]
  • His favourite food is poutine.[3]
  • Lamar's favourite book is The Hunger Games.[3]


Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

To view the Lamar Johnson gallery, click here.

External links


  1. The Next Step Season 5 - Cast On: Lamar Johnson ('West') - YouTube. YouTube (June 15, 2017). Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  2. Buzz: Lamar Johnson. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 19, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Buzz: Lamar Johnson. Family Channel. Retrieved on August 28, 2015.
  4. Lamar Johnson - Bio, Facts, Family. Famous Birthdays. Retrieved on August 28, 2015.
  5. Behind the scenes of The Next Step Rewind Halloween Video. Youtube (Web). Retrieved on October 27, 2015
  6. Full Out IMDb page. Retrieved December 15, 2015
  7. Lamar Johnson on Instagram. Instagram (February 12, 2016). Retrieved on February 14, 2016.
  8. The Next Step - Behind the Scenes: "All We Need" Dance (Season 4). Youtube. (March 19, 2016). Retrieved on January 7. 2018.
  9. Lamar Johnson - iMDb. iMDb. Retrieved on July 3, 2017.