Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989),[1] known professionally as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!. He also pursued a solo career and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007. The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week.[2] Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009 in the U.S.[3]

Early life Edit

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Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Martha (née Callari) and David Reivers.[4][5][6] His mother is Italian-American and his father Jamaican-American.[7][8] He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter Reivers (youngest to oldest). As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz.[9] Bleu graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Bleu trained in dancing,[10][11] eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He then attended as a theater major, this time following in the footsteps of his mother, who attended New York City's famed High School of Performing Arts.[12] Like his father, he appeared in television commercials, starting at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco.[13][14] It was at that time he also discovered his love for dance when he began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually being the only boy in the class. By the age of four he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York.[15] He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy's,[16] Gap (clothing retailer), Target (magazine), and Toys R Us, and fashion spreads in Child, Parent, and American Baby magazines, as well as having his image on toys and game packaging.[17] At age six Corbin appeared in his first professional theater production off Broadway, The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert venue. This three-concert series, created, written an hosted by Scott Siegel, took place over one weekend and included A Tribute to David Merrick. Corbin Bleu played an abandoned homeless mute in the play "Tiny Tim is Dead".

Acting career Edit

In 1996, his family relocated to Los Angeles and he soon gained a recurring role on the TV series High Incident and a guest star appearance on ER alongside George Clooney in 1996. Bleu also had roles in 1998's Malcolm & Eddie, as Matthew,[18] and Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, as Nick Elderby, in 2000.[19] He also had small roles in films like Soldier with Kurt Russell, and Family Tree with Andrew Lawrence, and Mystery Men with Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear, and Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman, and The Amanda Show with Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell .

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Corbin also continued dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy,[20] While in his freshman year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film 2004 film, Catch That Kid alongside actors Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot.[21] In his sophomore year he played the lead role of Ren in the musical "Footloose" and the role of Sonny in the musical "Grease". That same year Corbin was honored with the award of Theatre Student of the Year. In the summer of 2004 Corbin became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down as Nathan McHugh, alongside Allen Alvarado and Hallee Hirsh and Lauren Storm,[22] a drama series about a group of teens stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash filmed on location in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He also had a small role as Spencer on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, his first appearance being in the episode entitled Guide to: The School Play and Guide to: Revenge & School Records.,[23] and Mother Goose Parad as Grand Marshall [24] alongside Devon Werkheiser and Lindsey Shaw in 2006, 2007.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Bleu played "Chad Danforth" in High School Musical, the immensely popular Emmy award winning Disney Channel original movie, and the 2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year. In each of those successive installments, Bleu reprised his role as basketball player Chad Danforth a teammate of lead character Troy Bolton (Zac Efron). Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide, and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as himself in 2007, He also guest star in the premiere episode of Disney's Hannah Montana as Johnny Collins alongside actresses Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment. Bleu's next film, Jump In! co-starring actress and R&B vocalist Keke Palmer, as well as Bleu's father David Reivers, premiered on January 12, 2007, and has since become one of the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie,[25] and The Tyra Banks Show in 2008.[26] Bleu also appeared in the 2007 Disney Channel Games as captain of the Blue Team.

In fall 2009, he had a lead role in the film Free Style as Cale Bryant, alongside Sandra Echeverría and Madison Pettis,[27] and appeared in The CW Television Network's new show [28] The Beautiful Life: TBL, alongside actresses Sara Paxton and Mischa Barton. Also in 2009, he is Voice in Beyond All Boundaries, and appeared on Entertainment Tonight and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Recently, he landed the lead role in the Broadway Musical In the Heights.,[29] and guest star in one episode in The Good Wife as DJ Javier Berlin alongside actress Julianna Margulies in October 2010.[30]

Music career Edit

2006–07: Another Side Edit

The first song he ever recorded professionally was titled "Circles" or "Circles In My Mind" for his then TV show Flight 29 Down. When executives from several record companies heard the song, they became eager to sign him to a contract. Bleu signed a deal with Hollywood Records, a Disney owned label. His debut album,[31][32] Another Side, was released in May 2007. The album debuted at #36 on the Billboard 200 album charts, selling
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18,000 in its first week.[33] Corbin worked with hit-maker Ne-Yo on "I Get Lonely," and other performers such as Matthew Gerrard, Eric Hudson and more. A music video for his first single "Push It to the Limit" premiered on the Disney Channel, and was used to promote Jump In! a Disney Channel Original Movie in which Bleu starred. "Push It to the Limit" reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100,[34] peaking at #15. Bleu toured with fellow HSM cast members from late November 2006 to late January 2007 in High School Musical: The Concert,[35] performing in about 40 different cities.[36][37] To promote his debut album, Bleu performed at the NextFest tour, along with Aly & AJ, Drake Bell, and Bianca Ryan.

On Another Side, he wrote/co-wrote five of the album's twelve songs.[38] He also wrote two more songs that appear as bonus tracks on the European version. One of those tracks was titled "Shake It Off", an ode to the musician Prince.

2008–09: Speed of Light Edit

In a recent interview[39] with Billboard, Bleu stated that he has begun working on his follow-up album. Bleu told Billboard, "There will be a lot of differences with the second album. First of all, it's just more personal. I'm involved in every aspect of the writing. As far as the direction of the music, it's very different.[40] I wanted this album to have something that was a little bit of rock, a little bit of R&B and a little bit of pop." Producer Eric Hudson is attached to the majority of the project, along with songwriter/lyricist Claude Kelly. Bleu performed unreleased tracks like "Close", "Whatever It Takes", and "Champion" on a summer concert tour with singer/actor Justin Stein. The tracks are set to be in the album.[31][41] Speed of Light was due out on March 10, 2009 via Hollywood Records. The album failed to debut on[42] Billboard Top 200 album charts. According to sources, the album sold less than 4,000 in its first week, despite promotion from[43] The album spawned singles "Celebrate You" and "Moments That Matter," which was released with a music video.[44]

Personal lifeEdit

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In the summer of 2003, he performed in a student-written stage play, Baby Blues. Along with this stage performance, The Thrill of Art and Victorian's Closet was performed, written by Jamie Isaac Conde and Lucas Barron.

He appeared in an episode of the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening's YouTube series. The episode was titled "Notesey", and Writer and performer of "Moments That Matter", Free Style 2008 Soundtrack, and Minutemen soundtrack, song "Run It Back Again",[45] and "Word Of Promise: The Next Geneoration" Audio Bible Voice of Peter.

He wears a lot of the clothing by designers Don Ed Hardy and Dolce & Gabbana. He also wears clothes from the label Penguin and loves sneakers by Nike.

The first song he ever recorded professionally was titled "Circles" or "Circles In My Mind" for his then TV show "Flight 29 Down".[46] When executives from several record companies heard the song, they became eager to sign him to a contract. He later signed with Hollywood Records and has since released two albums, Another Side in (2007)[47] and Speed of Light in (2009).[48][49]

He is a frequent volunteer worker, volunteering for charities such as "Starlight Children's Foundation",[50] "The Make-A-Wish foundation" and "St Jude's children's research hospital", and Served Thanksgiving's dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at the Los Angeles homeless shelter in 2008 with Debby Ryan.[51]

He appeared in the music video for the song "Don't Be Shy", the debut single from the band Small Change; the commercial for Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades, and in 2008 Modelled for OP Ocean Pacific Clothing Line. Bleu was signed as a child model with The Ford Modeling Agency at the age of four, and he is a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team.

Filmography Edit

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Year Television Role Notes
1996 High Incident N/A Recurring role
ER Little boy one episode
1998 Malcolm & Eddie Matthew one episode
2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family Nick Elderby one episode
2001–2002 The Amanda Show Russel Carter two episode
2005–2007 Flight 29 Down Nathan McHugh Main Cast Member
2006–2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Spencer Two episodes
2006–2008 Hannah Montana Johnny Collins Two episodes
2008–2009 Phineas and Ferb Coltrane Three episodes
The Beautiful Life: TBL Issac Main Cast Member
2010 The Good Wife Jay Hawke/ DJ Javier Berlin one episode, "Cleaning House"

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Year Film Role Notes
1998 Soldier Johnny appearance
Beach Movie Kid
1999 Family Tree Ricky Main Role
Mystery Men Butch appearance
Galaxy Quest Young Tommy
2004 Catch That Kid Austin Main Role
2006 High School Musical Chad Danforthmade for television (Disney Channel)
2007 Flight 29 Down: The Movie Nathan McHugh made for television (Discovery Kids)
The Secret of the Magic Gourd Voice Main Role
Jump In! Isadore "Izzy" Daniels made for television (Disney Channel)
High School Musical 2 Chad Danforthmade for television (Disney Channel)
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Chad Danforth First HSM to be in theatres
2009 Free Style Cale Bryant Main Role
Beyond All Boundaries Voice Main Role
2010 I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu Corbin Bleu Main Role

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Year Producer Role Notes
2008Free Style [52]ProducerFilm

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Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2006Dancing with the StarsHimself - PresenterReality-TV
2006American Music Awards of 2006 [53] HimselfPresenter
2006Disney Channel Games [54] Himself Disney Channel special
2006New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon!Himself - host(TV)
2007Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade [55] Himself1 episode
2007Disney Channel Games [56] HimselfDisney Channel special
2007High School Musical: The Concert [57] Himself Disney Channel special
2007Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family' '[58] HimselfDocumentary
2007–2010Live with Regis and Kelly [59][60] Himself(TV)
2008NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group [61][62] Himself(TV)
2008Good Morning America [63] Himself(TV)
20082008 MTV Video Music Awards [64] Himself Presenter
2008Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future [65] Himself Presenter
20082008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live [66] Himself Presenter
2008American Music Awards of 2008 [67] Himself Presenter
2008Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream Himself One episode
2008The Tyra Banks Show [68] Himself One episode
2008Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade [69] Himself One episode
2008Fantástico [70] Himself One episode
2009The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet [71] Himself One episode
2009The Movie Loft Himself One episode
2009HSM3: Senior Awards Himself Documentary
2009HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights Himself Documentary
2009HSM3: New Cast Profiles Himself Documentary
2009HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights Himself Documentary
2009HSM3: New Cast Profiles Himself Documentary
2009HSM3: Cast Goodbyes Himself Documentary
2008–2009Entertainment Tonight [72] Himself One episode
2009VH1 Divas [73] HimselfTV documentary
2009The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards [74] Himself Presenter
20092009 Kids' Choice Awards [75] Himself Presenter
2009Teen Choice Awards [76] Himself Presenter
2009This Is It, Los Angeles Premiere [77] Himself Presenter
2010The Wendy Williams Show [78] Himself(TV)
2010In the Heights [79] UsnaviBroadway theatre

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Discography Edit

Main article: Corbin Bleu discography

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Award Category Link
2007 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program [80]
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor [81]
2009 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance [82]

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