21 Great Facts About Corbin Bleu

1. Corbin Bleu Reivers , known professionally as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, producer and singer-songwriter of Jamaican-Italian heritage.

2. He performed in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids drama series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!.

3. His first lead role was in the film Catch That Kid .

4. Guest-starring roles include appearances on Hannah Montana, The Amanda Show, Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, Malcolm & Eddie, and The Good Wife.

5. In 2009 he was cast as up-and-coming model Isaac Taylor in The CW Television Network drama The Beautiful Life: TBL.

6. He has also pursued a music career, and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007, which included the single “Push It to the Limit”.

7. The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week.

8. Bleu played Usnavi in the Broadway company of In the Heights.

9. On September 4, 2013, he was revealed to be a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars.

10. He partnered with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. Corbin and his partner made it to the finals, but became the runner-ups behind Amber Riley.

11. Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Martha and David Reivers. He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter.

12. As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz.

13. Bleu appeared in television commercials starting at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco. He began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually being the only boy in the class.

14. By the age of four he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. At age six Corbin appeared in his first professional theater production off Broadway, at The Town Hall.

15. This three-concert series, created, written, and hosted by Scott Siegel, took place over one weekend and included a tribute to David Merrick.

16. Corbin Bleu played an abandoned homeless mute in the play Tiny Tim is Dead.

17. Bleu graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

18. Bleu also had roles in Malcolm & Eddie , as Nick Elderby. He also had small roles in films like Soldier, Family Tree, Mystery Men, Galaxy Quest, and The Amanda Show.

19. Corbin continued dancing, becoming one of the first students at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. In his second year, he played the lead role of Ren in the musical “Footloose” and the role of Sonny in the musical “Grease”.

20. 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, a drama series about a group of teens stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash.

21. Bleu played “Chad Danforth” in the Emmy award-winning Disney Channel original movie High School Musical .

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