Corbin Bleu Biography

Corbin Bleu

 

Name: Corbin Bleu
Profession: Actor, Singer
Birth Date: February 21, 1989
Height: 5' 8"

Corbin Bleu followed in his fathers footsteps and began appearing in television commercials at the age of two for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco. It was then that Bleu also discovered his love for dance when he began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually the only boy in the class. By age four, he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy's, Gap, Target, 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.

At age six, Bleu appeared in his first professional theatre production off Broadway, playing an abandoned homeless mute in the play "Tiny Tim is Dead." His family moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and he quickly landed roles in television and feature films, such as "Soldier" with Kurt Russell, "Mystery Men" with Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear, and "Galaxy Quest" with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. He also guest starred on such television shows as "E.R.," "Malcolm & Eddie," "Cover Me," and "The Amanda Show."

Bleu continued dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He then attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre major; this time following in his mother's footsteps as she attended New York City's famed High School of Performing Arts. While in his freshman year, Bleu was cast in his first lead role in the feature film "Catch That Kid." Back in school 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, Bleu was honored with the Theatre Student of the Year award.

In the summer of 2004, Bleu became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series "Flight 29 Down," which was filmed on location in Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

One year later, Bleu would rise to superstardom when he was cast as Chad in the hit Disney Channel original movie "High School Musical." Being a big fan of musical theatre, Bleu was especially thrilled to be a part of the musical movie project, since he got to showcase his dance skills.

In his free time, Bleu enjoys singing, playing the piano, seeing live theatre, going to amusement parks, and hanging with friends. In the future, he hopes to do projects with some of his inspirational artists like Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington and his dad. He also would like to do shows on Broadway and record albums.