Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989), known professionally as  Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the film series, the High School Musical Discovery Kids television series , and the Flight 29 Down Disney Channel Original Movie . He also pursued a solo career and released his debut album Jump In! on May 1, 2007. The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Another Side Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album,  , on March 10, 2009 in the U.S. Speed of Light
Early life Edit
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Bleu was born in
Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Martha (née Callari) and David Reivers.   His mother is  Italian-American and his father Jamaican-American.  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. Bleu graduated from  Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Bleu trained in dancing,
 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. Like his father, he appeared in television commercials, starting at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco.   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. He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy's,   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. 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 and a High Incident guest star appearance on alongside ER George Clooney in 1996. Bleu also had roles in 1998's , as Matthew, Malcolm & Eddie and  , as Nick Elderby, in 2000. Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family He also had small roles in films like  with Soldier Kurt Russell, and Family Tree with Andrew Lawrence, and with Mystery Men Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear, and with Galaxy Quest Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman, and with The Amanda Show 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,
While in his freshman year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film  2004 film, alongside actors Catch That Kid Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot. 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  television series Discovery Kids as Flight 29 Down 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 filmed on location in  Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He also had a small role as Spencer on , his first appearance being in the episode entitled Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Guide to: The School Play ., Guide to: Revenge & School Records and  Mother Goose Parad as Grand Marshall alongside  Devon Werkheiser and Lindsey Shaw in 2006, 2007.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Bleu played "
Chad Danforth" in , the immensely popular High School Musical Emmy award winning Disney Channel original movie, and the 2008 . In each of those successive installments, Bleu reprised his role as basketball player High School Musical 3: Senior Year Chad Danforth a teammate of lead character Troy Bolton ( Zac Efron). Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide, and as himself in 2007, He also Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 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, co-starring actress and Jump In! 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, and  in 2008. The Tyra Banks Show 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
as Cale Bryant, alongside Free Style Sandra Echeverría and Madison Pettis, and appeared in  The CW Television Network's new show  , alongside actresses The Beautiful Life: TBL Sara Paxton and Mischa Barton. Also in 2009, he is Voice in Beyond All Boundaries, and appeared on and Entertainment Tonight .
Recently, he landed the lead role in the Broadway Musical The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet ., In the Heights and  guest star in one episode in as DJ Javier Berlin alongside actress The Good Wife Julianna Margulies in October 2010.
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
owned label. His debut album,
  Another Side
, was released in May 2007. The album debuted at #36 on the
album charts, selling
18,000 in its first week.
Corbin worked with hit-maker
on "I Get Lonely," and other performers such as
and more. A music video for his first single "
Push It to the Limit
" premiered on the
, and was used to promote
Disney Channel Original Movie
in which Bleu starred. "Push It to the Limit" reached the Top 20 on the
Billboard Hot 100
peaking at #15. Bleu toured with fellow HSM cast members from late November 2006 to late January 2007 in
High School Musical: The Concert
performing in about 40 different cities.
To promote his debut album, Bleu performed at the NextFest tour, along with
Aly & AJ
, he wrote/co-wrote five of the album's twelve songs. Another Side 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
with  , Bleu stated that he has begun working on his follow-up album. Bleu told Billboard 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. 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.   was due out on March 10, 2009 via Hollywood Records. The album failed to debut on Speed of Light Billboard Top 200 album charts. According to sources, the album sold less than 4,000 in its first week, despite promotion from   MySpace.com. The album spawned singles "Celebrate You" and "Moments That Matter," which was released with a music video.
Personal life Edit
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", 2008 Soundtrack, and Free Style soundtrack, song " Minutemen Run It Back Again", 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". 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, in (2007) Another Side and  in (2009). Speed of Light 
He is a frequent volunteer worker, volunteering for charities such as "
Starlight Children's Foundation", "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.
He appeared in the music video for the song "
Don't Be Shy", the debut single from the band Small Change; the commercial for , and in 2008 Modelled for OP Ocean Pacific Clothing Line. Bleu was signed as a child Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades model with The Ford Modeling Agency at the age of four, and he is a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team.
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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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 Danforth made 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 Danforth made 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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2008 Free Style  Producer Film
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2006 Dancing with the Stars Himself - Presenter Reality-TV
2006 American Music Awards of 2006  Himself Presenter
2006 Disney Channel Games  Himself Disney Channel special
2006 New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon! Himself - host (TV)
2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  Himself 1 episode
2007 Disney Channel Games  Himself Disney Channel special
2007 High School Musical: The Concert  Himself Disney Channel special
2007 Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family' '  Himself Documentary
2007–2010 Live with Regis and Kelly   Himself (TV)
2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group   Himself (TV)
2008 Good Morning America  Himself (TV)
2008 2008 MTV Video Music Awards  Himself Presenter
2008 Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future  Himself Presenter
2008 2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live  Himself Presenter
2008 American Music Awards of 2008  Himself Presenter
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream Himself One episode
2008 The Tyra Banks Show  Himself One episode
2008 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade  Himself One episode
2008 Fantástico  Himself One episode
2009 The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet  Himself One episode
2009 The Movie Loft Himself One episode
2009 HSM3: Senior Awards Himself Documentary
2009 HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights Himself Documentary
2009 HSM3: New Cast Profiles Himself Documentary
2009 HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights Himself Documentary
2009 HSM3: New Cast Profiles Himself Documentary
2009 HSM3: Cast Goodbyes Himself Documentary
2008–2009 Entertainment Tonight  Himself One episode
2009 VH1 Divas  Himself TV documentary
2009 The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards  Himself Presenter
2009 2009 Kids' Choice Awards  Himself Presenter
2009 Teen Choice Awards  Himself Presenter
2009 This Is It, Los Angeles Premiere  Himself Presenter
2010 The Wendy Williams Show  Himself (TV)
2010 In the Heights  Usnavi
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Corbin Bleu discography
Awards and nominations Edit
http://www.relatemag.com/corbin-bleu/ actor corbin bleu in relatemag.com
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http://www.sptimes.com/2007/08/18/Music/Teen_star_is_true_to_.shtml Music: Teen star is true to Corbin BleuMusic: Teen star is true to Corbin Bleu
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/tv/articles/0105bleu0105.html "elementary school musical" star Corbin Bleu is in concert and back on TV with new movie'High School Musical' star Corbin Bleu is in concert
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2009/10/11/2009-10-11_celebrity_pop_quiz_corbin_bleu.html Corbin Bleu is best known for two things: his mop of curly hair and living the 'tween dream as Zac Efron'
Corbin Bleu at Hollywood.com Hot Corbin Bleu celebrity pictures and premiere and red carpet photos at Hollywood.com
http://www.flixster.com/actor/corbin-bleu Corbin Bleu: 299 Photos, 37 Videos, 6 News Stories.
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http://profiles.friendster.com/87420337 actor corbin bleu on profiles.friendster.com
http://www.atpictures.com/corbin-bleu/ Corbin Bleu Photos | Videos | News | At Pictures.com
http://www.disneydreaming.com/disney-celebrities/corbin-bleu/ corbin-bleu on disneydreaming.com
http://www.tv.com/corbin-bleu/person/34256/summary.html corbin 2008 at tv
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0088298/ Corbin Bleu on IMDB
http://www.amazon.com/Catch-That-Kid-Jennifer-Beals/dp/B00005JN0D Catch-That-Kid on dvd in amazon.com
http://www.disneysociety.com/category/disney-stars/corbin-bleu/ star corbin bleu at disneysociety.com
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0091158/ Spencer (Character) from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=5m-VY0wr75U&feature=related YouTube - Corbin Bleu & Monet @ Mother Goose Parade
http://tyrashow.warnerbros.com/2009/03/fridays_show_everybodys_talkin.php actor corbin bleu in tyrashow in 2008
http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/monique-coleman/photos/197471/2 corbin bleu in 2007 Disney Channel Games
http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/columnists/glenn-garvin/story/1234518.html Review | 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' might just surprise you - Glenn ...
http://www.broadway.com/shows/in-the-heights/ he landed the lead role in the Broadway Musical In the Heights
http://www.tvfanatic.com/2010/10/the-good-wife-review-cleaning-house/ The Good Wife has great guest stars. They were out in full force this week, as Corbin Bleu
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http://blog.timesunion.com/reviews/251/251/ THE NEXTFEST Featuring Aly & AJ, Drake Bell, Corbin Bleu and Bianca Ryan, SPAC, ... Saratoga Performing Arts Center said that Radio Disney divas Aly and AJ were headlining the Nextfest tour, which featured Nickelodeon network star Drake Bell ... plenty chatty with fans, prompting them to clap, cheer and sing along
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/topics/music/livenation.htm Live Nation: Teen Tour of the Summer - 2007 Music News
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http://www.disneysociety.com/2008/11/17/corbin-bleu-to-release-new-album-speed-of-light/ corbin bleu in speed-of-light album new 2009
http://www.metrolyrics.com/speed-of-light-album-corbin-bleu.html CORBIN BLEU - SPEED OF LIGHT LYRICS!
http://www.billboard.com/artist/corbin-bleu/816809#/artist/corbin-bleu/816809 Corbin Bleu Music News & Info | Billboard.com
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http://crushable.com/entertainment/corbin-bleus-run-it-back-again-video/ Corbin Bleu's 'Run it Back Again' Video Crushable
http://www.tv.com/flight-29-down/music-from-flight-29-down/topic/15870-838783/msgs.html Music from Flight 29 Down I know a lot of songs from Flight 29 Circles in My Mind, Corbin Bleu
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Corbin Bleu's new album Speed of Light will be released March 10. Excited
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http://www.shineon-media.com/2009/11/25/corbin-bleu-debby-ryan-serve-up-thanksgiving-dinner/ Corbin Bleu & Debby Ryan Serve Up Thanksgiving Dinner
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0088298/ Corbin Bleu Producer Free Style film in 2008
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/mtm/starspotlight.asp?sf=bleu2 Scholastic Corbin Bleu on the News: Movies, TV, Music
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/disney-channel-games/photos/288535 Disney Channel Games Pictures, Corbin Bleu Photos.
http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Bleu,_Corbin/gallery/JTM-031511/ Corbin Bleu Pictures & Photos - 81st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_Channel_Games_2006 Disney Channel Games 2006 - The DisneyWiki.
http://high-school-musical.wikia.com/wiki/Corbin_Bleu Corbin Bleu - High School Musical Wiki - Disney Channel, Zac Efron.
http://www.kurtfiles.com/reviews/kristi07.php The Kurt Files - Kristi Yamaguchi Friends and Family Review.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRWHQQqCGS8&feature=related Corbin Bleu Regis & Kelly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KPUQNi4egg CORBIN BLEU talks about IN THE HEIGHTS with Regis & Kelly! .
http://www.life.com/image/84199715 Actress Kiki Palmer and actor Corbin Bleu arrive at the 40th NAACP Image Awards nomination
http://www.topnews.in/corbin-bleu-39th-naacp-image-awards-red-carpet-221605 Corbin Bleu at 39th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet. Event:39th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet Venue & Location:The Shrine Auditorium / LA
http://wn.com/Corbin_Bleu_Good_Morning_America__10-20-8 Corbin Bleu Good Morning America 10-20-8.
http://www.exposay.com/corbin-bleu-2008-mtv-video-music-awards---arrivals/p/22921/65/ Corbin Bleu - 2008 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqANve38Arc Corbin Bleu - Moments That Matter - Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future.
http://neonlimelight.com/2008/11/23/events-2008-american-music-awards-arrivals-red-carpet/ Events: 2008 American Music Awards – Arrivals & Red Carpet
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/showbiz/2008-11/24/content_7234130.htm Corbin Bleu arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards
http://www.oceanup.com/2009/03/corbin-bleu-tyra-banks-show.html Corbin Bleu TYRA BANKS SHOW | oceanUP.com
http://www.laughingplace.com/news-id10031910.asp Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Celebrates Its 25th Year on Dec 25
http://attentialcine.blogosfere.it/2007/10/corbin-blue-di-high-school-musical-2-a-milano.html CORBIN BLUE DI HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 A MILANO! - Attenti al Cine
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http://movies.msn.com/celebs/gallery.aspx?gallery=19027&photo=2e86ed0b-9316-433e-8e2d-aa6770d17887 Entertainment Tonight: Star Sightings Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2008
http://www.shineon-media.com/2009/09/18/corbin-bleu-vh1-divas-live/ "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu attended the Los Angeles premiere of ... SpecialsVH1 Divas 2009Hip Hop Honors 2009Critics Choice Awards
http://www.exposay.com/corbin-bleu-vh1s-14th-annual-critics-choice-awards---arrivals/p/26495/1/?f=Corbin+Bleu Corbin Bleu - VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/oFjIoF1gSOm/Nickelodeon+22nd+Annual+Kids+Choice+Awards/U77SaJBIJMO/Corbin+Bleu Actor Corbin Bleu arrives at Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 28, 2009 in Westwood, California
↑ www.disneydreaming.com/2009/08/10/corbin-bleu-attends-the-2009-teen-choice-awards/ Corbin Bleu showed up looking very spiffy to last nights pre-recorded Teen Choice Awards show. Corbin was nominated for the award Choice
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/Corbin-Bleu/pictures/%27this-is-It%27-Los-Angeles-Premiere-Arrivals-404905 Corbin Bleu Pictures and Photos Gallery
http://www.wendyshow.com/2010/02/26/corbin-bleu-michael-jackson/ Corbin Bleu | The Wendy Williams Show
http://www.intheheightsthemusical.com/corbinbleu.html Corbin Bleu - In The Heights - Official Site
http://www.juniorcelebs.com/corbin-bleu-helps-announce-naacp-image-awards-noms/ Corbin Bleu was on hand for the 40th NAACP Image Awards nominees as they were announced today during a press conference in Los Angeles
http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms28.htm Corbin Bleu Beans El-Balaui Jake Smith Jonah Meyerson Andrew Chalmers Benjamin Petry .... BEST YOUNG ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE ↑
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUzJhgmpuo Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu @ Teen Choice Awards 2009 HQ
Further reading Edit
Dee Scott. Corbin Bleu: Up Close. 1230 Avenue of the Americans, New York, NY 10020: Pocket Books, (2006. ISBN 978-1-4165-4114-1) .
West Betsy. Corbin Bleu To The Limit. Penguin young readers group, 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.: Penguin Group, (2007. ISBN 978-0-8431-2685-3) .
Mary Boone. Corbin Bleu. Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 196 Hockessin, Delaware 19707.: Mitchell Lane, (2007/2008. ISBN 978-1-58415-674-1) .