The Titans, the first original programming franchise for the DC Universe subscription streaming site, launched in September and finished its first season in December. That incarnation of Deathstroke's son had all his original characteristics, including his powers and his muteness. Jericho has also appeared in media outside of the comics, starting with the Teen Titans animated series that ran from 2003-2006. Last week, the producers announced the Esai Morales is joining the cast for Season 2 in the role of Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke the Terminator, the master assassin destined to become the arch enemy of the young team. [3][4][13] He has modeled for magazines including The Advocate, Bad Hombre, Time Out, and Mission,[14] and for brands including Calvin Klein, Gap, and American Eagle. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. [11], In May 2018, Man presented his TedX Talk entitled "Becoming Him" in which he talks about his transition journey and gender issues for LGBTQ youth and people with disabilities. Jericho actor Chella Man teases fans with a look at a script for an upcoming Titans Season 2 episode centered around his character. Soon he discovered that he had the metahuman ability to essentially possess humanoids through eye contact, rendering him able to take over their motor control. In the second version of Jericho, this plot line was entirely erased, allowing Jericho to become a hero once again. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Years later, it turned out that Jericho's soul had survived by merging into his father's body as his own was killed. Chella Man has been cast for the recurring role of Joseph Wilson, aka Jericho, for the upcoming second season of DC Universe’s live-action original series Titans. In the New Teen Titans series Jericho would actually join the team after helping rescue the Teen Titans from one of his father's attacks. He is known for sharing his experiences as a transgender, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish person of color.Man rose to wider prominence in 2019 for portraying mute superhero Jericho in the second season of the DC Universe series Titans. [4] Man began doing so after president Donald Trump visited his high school during his presidential campaign. Images of the Jericho voice actors from the Teen Titans franchise. Man began to lose his hearing at four years old. [4] He was raised in a small town in Central Pennsylvania in a conservative community, where he "did not consider [himself] beautiful". This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.”. Chella Man (born November 26, 1998) is an American YouTuber, actor, model, artist, and LGBTQ activist. When the New 52 reboot of the DC Comics universe happened in 2011, Jericho was no longer presented as mute. Technically, Joseph Wilson also appears in The CW's Arrow, but he is not mute, only villainous--more similar to his brother Grant than any version of Jericho in the comics. But he may receive his biggest spotlight yet with actor Chella Man's portrayal in Titans on the DC Universe streaming service. Joseph's powers frightened him as a child, and he did not use them until he had to in order to save his mother as a teenager. Jericho's complex history of coping with his father's mistakes and working toward true heroism is a journey filled with successes, failures, and sacrifice, but it is clear that Jericho is a character unlike Deathstroke. [5], In 2017, after experiencing gender dysphoria throughout his childhood, Man began gender transitioning using testosterone. Here's everything fans need to know. [3][2], Man paints, designs tattoos, and has interest in fashion design. [20], Man communicates in English and American sign language and most closely identifies with the bicultural identity for deaf people. [12], Man signed to IMG as their first deaf Jewish-Asian model in September 2018. Man rose to wider prominence in 2019 for portraying mute superhero Jericho in the second season of the DC Universe series Titans.[3]. At one point he is engaged to his female interpreter, Etienne, but is confronted by his ex-boyfriend, David Isherwood, who disapproves and works to prevent the marriage. Not to mention having an origin is rooted in the the very evil he wishes to defeat. Chella Man has been cast for the recurring role of Joseph Wilson, aka Jericho, for the upcoming second season of DC Universe’s live-action original series Titans.. Man is … The Reason Miles Morales Gave Up Being Spider-Man. All Rights reserved. Her favorite reads are anything where a woman is the titular character. But he may receive his biggest spotlight yet with actor Chella Man's portrayal in Titans on the DC Universe streaming service. In a battle during New Teen Titans: Titans Hunt, the real Jericho was able to regain control of his body for one moment, using it to beg Deathstroke to kill him in order to free him. [4] He was assigned female at birth and experienced gender dysphoria during childhood. This would not be the true end of Jericho, as death is never permanent for a superhero. It's also this Rebirth that established Jericho's bisexuality explicitly. In Brightest Day, Jericho's whole body is restored by the Methuselah Device after he was dying of leprosy. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. Her favorite Disney character is Dale the chipmunk because he's a darn rascal. Raven's dark side (able to possess her and see her demonic past). Thus, the true Jericho returned. By age thirteen, he was profoundly deaf, and the next year he received his first cochlear implant. Next: Every Teen Titans Member, Officially Ranked. Similar to the New 52, Jericho is very attached to his sister Rose, but currently enjoys stronger powers via tech supplied by Lex Luthor. In the first version of Jericho's story, he possessed his mother and brother to make them hate Deathstroke, before he was killed. [3][18][10] Man stated that he connected to the character, who uses sign language to communicate. In this updated story, the Catholic Isherwood is given credit for dubbing Joseph "Jericho," based on the Bible story focused on the city of the same name. He's portrayed as sensitive in his first appearances, and is the first of the members to fully understand Rachel a.k.a. He is constantly showing the audience new sides to his story, and the complex trials that come with being a Teen Titan. 1 Character History 2 Physical Appearance 3 Personality 4 Powers and Abilities 5 Weakness 6 Appearances 6.1 Teen Titans 6.2 Season 5 6.3 New Teen Titans shorts 6.4 Teen Titans Go! ‘Transformers’: ‘Creed 2’ Director Steven Caple Jr. Man is a model, a student at New York University, and a You Tube presence (173,000 subscribers, 2.5 million views) with his personal account of gender transition and living “deaf, Genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish.”  Man has also contributed writing to multiple blogs (including Condé Nast’s Them) and is a speaker on gender, identity, race, and disability. Come Blackest Night, however, Jericho is once again using his powers and is seen reconciling with Deathstroke. Spider-Man's OTHER Black Suit Also Became A Marvel Hero, Who is Jericho? DC's Jericho may be Deathstroke's son, but his time with the Titans makes him a true superhero. Other than comic books, she's a big fan of Star Wars, stand-up comedy, Sailor Jupiter, and musical theatre. Jericho's complex history of coping with his father's mistakes and working toward true heroism is a journey filled with successes, failures, and sacrifice, but it is clear that Jericho is a character unlike Deathstroke. Related: Titans Season 2 Casts Chella Man As Deathstroke’s Son Jericho. [8][10] Man stated in an interview with Teen Vogue, "There is an extreme lack of representation for young, Deaf, queer, Jewish, Asian, transgender artists...So, I decided to be my own representation. Cyborg was forced to trap Jericho in a computer file that was then stored at the Titans Tower. The character description for Jericho from the producers of Titans: “Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Voiced most times by . Chella Man was born November 26, 1998, and is of Jewish and Chinese descent. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. The executive producers of Titans are Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, and Greg Walker.