Javon “Wanna” Walton’s path from box to Ashtray in Euphoria
by Clinton Cassady
One of the most tragic and lovable characters in Euphoria is Ashtray. Season 2 already has more sex, drugs, and violence than we could imagine, and that’s saying something when it comes to Euphoria. Regardless, we love Ashtray, but he’s definitely aged since Season 1. He started out as a pre-teen and now he seems like a full teen!
Ashtray is also a pretty controversial character, considering he’s wrapped up in the world of drugs in Euphoria from such a young age. But it’s not totally clear how old he really is. So how old is Ashtray, and how old is the actor who plays him?
When he was a baby, Ashtray was abandoned by his gun-wielding grandmother. He has basically been raised by Fezco, who also lost his grandmother and caretaker at a young age. Both Ash and Fez had to grow up quickly; Ash even gained his nickname because he would chew cigarette butts in the bathtub.
Javon “Wanna” Walton might play a 13-year-old in Euphoria, but he’s now actually 15-years-old, which is the same age as some of the main characters. However, when he started playing Ashtray in Euphoria, Javon was only 12-years-old, since he was born in 2006. But because of COVID-19 delays and time between seasons, Javon’s age gap with his character only grew.
Not only does Javon act in several projects, but he’s also a record-breaker in his home state of Georgia. By the age of 11-years-old (the same age as Ash in Season 1 of Euphoria), Javon was a state champion in both boxing and gymnastics, and he became the first person to hold both titles. He’s also the youngest person to ever get a sponsorship deal with Under Armor for his boxing.
So even though Ashtray has a scattered and troubled past, Javon definitely has a bright future.
New episodes of Euphoria air every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.