Photos with Elijah Everett
With an athletic build standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Elijah A.K.A. "Old School" is a Renaissance man with skills ranging from basketball, football, music and acting, he even produces televised shows. Born last out of five children Elijah"Old School" Everett, survived North Philadelphia through taught wisdom of his older siblings. Seeing his mother struggle and being in a housing project for mothers with children, he knew he had to make it not only for his family but the city of Philadelphia and give back. Elijah became a leader in high school in creating the chess club, becoming the first Mr. Read more... Park noted for his talents and personality, lettering in track, and Varsity basketball than receiving a scholarship to Clarion University of PA. In college Elijah was in 13 different clubs (President and Director in 3 of them) an RA, an athlete in the football and basketball program while also being a DJ and the youngest to have his on show as a freshman. Elijah carried radio on for 5 years with Philly's power99 than Hot 107.9. After graduating with a degree in communications Elijah interned at BET: DC office and cross-movement records learning both the music and television industry. Though traveling from East coast to West coast with $25 in his pocket and sometimes sleeping in airports to land a spot within the industry he did not allow himself to be distracted. At BET he planned on being on TV while learning how "the magic" happens behind the scenes. With being mentored by Executive Producer Marilyn Gill and Production Coordinator Chrystal Williams, Elijah made the NBA series American Dream, which was displayed on NBA.com, while also having players motivational speaking with him at colleges. With BET Elijah worked on countless productions with ESPN, USA, Disney Networks and more. While with BET he moved from production assistant, to writing assistant, on the Monique Show, than moved to Producer on the production of Sunday Best. While on Monique Show he began acting and realized his plans were coming together, in a year he was a SAG eligible Actor, a double for Tyler Perry in movies and commercials, a double for Shaq in commercials an NFL player for Necessary Roughness USA Networks production and more within a year. Elijah intends to have a great acting career. During his spare time Elijah works on music with his soulful and raspy voice though R&B and pop. Elijah continues to move American Dream to Networks for distribution, therefore reaching a piece of his American Dream.