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Corbin Bleu
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Bleu at the Broadway theatre, Godspell in New York City, April 11, 2012
Born
Corbin Bleu Reivers

February 21, 1989 (1989-02-21) (age 30)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Occupation
Years active 1996–present
Known for Flight 29 Down
High School Musical
One Life to Live
Dancing with the Stars
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Spouse(s) Sasha Clements (m. 2016)
Parent(s) David Reivers
Martha Callari
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active 2006–2009
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.corbinbleu.com

Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989), known professionally as Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, film producer and singer-songwriter. He performed in the High School Musical film series. Songs from the films also charted worldwide, with the song "I Don't Dance" peaking inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

During this time, he also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In! (2007). His first lead role was in the film Catch That Kid (2004). He has since appeared in the Discovery Kids drama series Flight 29 Down (2005–2007), as well as the film To Write Love on Her Arms (2015). He competed in the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff.

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." The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009. He returned to television, starring in the short-lived Ashton Kutcher-produced CW series, The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009), and the movie Free Style (2009).

In 2010, Bleu played Usnavi in the Broadway company of In the Heights. In 2012, he returned to Broadway in the revival of Godspell. In 2013, he was cast as Jeffrey King in the short-lived online revival of the daytime soap One Life to Live. In 2016, Bleu played Ted Hanover in the Broadway company of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical. He subsequently signed a recording contract with The Ghostlight Records to distribute his Holiday Inn soundtrack music, released in 2017.

He has contributed to many charities, including Starlight Children's Foundation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation, and served Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at a Los Angeles homeless shelter in 2005 and 2008.

Early life and education

Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Martha (née Callari) and David Reivers (born 1958), an actor. His mother is Italian American and his father is Jamaican American. He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter. As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz.

Bleu appeared in television commercials starting at the age of 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. 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, Target, and Toys R Us, and appeared in fashion spreads in Child, Parents, 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, at The Town Hall. This three-concert series, created, written, and 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.

Bleu graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He trained in dancing at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York as a theater major, following in his mother's footsteps. Bleu presents an appealing combination of star quality and adolescent normality. He graduated from high school in 2007 and was admitted to Stanford University, but declined to matriculate because of scheduling commitments. As of 2007 he continued to live at home with his parents and three younger sisters.

Personal life

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Bleu at the Summer with the Stars, Red Carpet in 2011

In December 2005, Bleu served Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at a Los Angeles homeless shelter with Jennifer Love Hewitt. In 2008, Bleu's net worth was $5 million. In January 2009, Bleu had Wavefront Lasik Surgery with celebrity Lasik surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna. In 2013, his personal wealth equaled about $10 million. In 2016, Bleu's net worth was $4 million.

In 2011, Bleu was a frequent volunteer worker, working for charities such as Starlight Children's Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and served Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at a Los Angeles homeless shelter with Debby Ryan in 2008. Bleu has been a supporter of Do Something, hosting the sixth annual Do Something Awards in 2009. In May 2011, Bleu also attended the Do Something Awards kick-off event. He teamed up with Aimee Teegarden, Kevin Jonas and JoJo during the event to honor the thirteen nominees for the Do Something Award and to award $100,000 in recognition of their outstanding activism.

In 2011, Bleu began dating actress Sasha Clements, who he first met in a Toronto grocery store. On October 15, 2014, Bleu proposed to Clements in front of Cinderella's Castle at Orlando's Disney World with an engagement ring placed inside a glass slipper. They later appeared on TLC reality series Say Yes to the Dress, which documented the bride-to-be's search for the perfect wedding gown. They married in front of 160 guests at Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, California on July 23, 2016.

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Director Notes Ref.
Soldier 1998 Johnny Paul W. S. Anderson
Beach Movie 1998 Kid John Quinn
Family Tree 1999 Ricky Duane Clark
Mystery Men 1999 Butch Kinka Usher
Galaxy Quest 1999 Young Tommy Dean Parisot
Catch That Kid 2004 Austin Bart Freundlich
The Secret of the Magic Gourd 2007 Magic Gourd (voice) John Chu
Frankie Chung
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 Chad Danforth Kenny Ortega
Free Style 2009 Cale Bryant William Dear Filmed in 2008, released in 2009
Beyond All Boundaries 2009 Eddie W. Robinson (voice)
Sgt. Dan Levin (voice)
David Briggs
I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu 2010 Himself Deb Hagan Short film
The Little Engine That Could 2011 Lou (voice) Elliot M. Bour
Tonka Chuck and Friends: Big Air Dare 2011 Flip (voice) Fab Filippo
Twinkle Toes 2012 Drew (voice) Mauro Casalese
Dave Woodgate
Scary or Die 2012 Emmett Bob Badway
Michael Emanuel
Igor Meglic
Nurse 3D 2013 Steve Doug Aarniokoski
Sugar 2013 Sketch Rotimi Rainwater
The Monkey's Paw 2013 Catfish Brett Simmons
To Write Love on Her Arms 2015 Mackey Nathan Frankowski Filmed in 2011, released in 2015
Megachurch Murder 2015 Marcus King Darin Scott
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Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

TV movies

Title Year Role Network Director Ref.
High School Musical 2006 Chad Danforth Disney Channel Kenny Ortega
Jump In! 2007 Isadore "Izzy" Daniels Disney Channel Paul Hoen
High School Musical 2 2007 Chad Danforth Disney Channel Kenny Ortega
Mother Goose Parade 2007 Grand Marshal Disney Channel Jillian Hanson-Cox
Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango 2007 Nathan McHugh Discovery Kids Steve De Jarnatt

Television

Title Year Role Network Notes
High Incident 1996 N/A ABC Recurring role
ER 1996 Little boy NBC 1 episode
Malcolm & Eddie 1998 Matthew UPN 1 episode
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family 2000 Nick Elderby USA Network 1 episode
The Amanda Show 2001–2002 Russel Carter Nickelodeon 2 episode
Flight 29 Down 2005–2007 Nathan McHugh Discovery Family Main cast member
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide 2006–2007 Spencer Nickelodeon 2 episodes
Hannah Montana 2006–2008 Johnny Collins Disney Channel 2 episode
Phineas and Ferb 2009 Coltrane (voice) Disney Channel
Disney XD
2 episode
The Beautiful Life: TBL 2009 Isaac The CW Main cast member
The Good Wife 2010 Jay Hawke/ DJ Javier Berlin CBS 1 episode
Blue Bloods 2012 Officer Blake CBS 1 episode
Franklin & Bash 2013 Jordan Allen French USA Network 1 episode
One Life to Live 2013 Jeffrey King ABC Contract role
Dancing with the Stars 2013–2017 Himself ABC Runner-Up (season 17), participate in a trio Salsa in (season 25)
Psych 2014 Luther USA Network 1 episode
Drop Dead Diva 2014 Michael Lifetime 1 episode
Fake Off 2015 Himself truTV Presented
Say Yes to the Dress 2016 Himself TLC 1 episode
Castle 2016 Hunter ABC 1 episode
The Fosters 2016 Mercutio Freeform 1 episode
Battle of the Network Stars 2017 Himself ABC 1 episode

Theatre

Title Year Role Venue Ref.
In the Heights 2010 Usnavi Richard Rodgers Theatre
Hairspray 2011 Seaweed Hollywood Bowl
Godspell 2012 Jesus Circle in the Square Theatre
Family Shots 2015 Aaron The Human Race Theatre
Romeo and Juliet: Love Is a Battlefield 2015 Romeo Rockwell Table and Stage
The Dodgers 2016 Simon Hudson Mainstage Theatre
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical 2016 Ted Hanover Roundabout Theatre Company
Mamma Mia! 2017 Sky Hollywood Bowl

Discography

  • Another Side (2007)
  • Speed of Light (2009)

Concert tours

  • High School Musical: The Concert (2006)
  • Nextfest tour (2007)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Link
2005 LA High School for the Arts "Theatre Student of the Year" N/A Won
2006 Disney Channel New Years Bowl-A-Thon "Best Best Hair While Bowling" N/A Won
2007 NAACP Image Awards "Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program" High School Musical Nominated
Young Artist Award "Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor" High School Musical Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Male Singer" N/A Won
Poptastic! Awards "Favorite Music Video" "Push It to the Limit" Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Favorite Song" “Push It to the Limit" Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Favorite TV Actor" N/A Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Favorite Album" Another Side Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Male Style Idol" N/A Nominated
Poptastic! Awards "Most Wanted To Meet" N/A Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance" High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
2017 Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography "Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show" Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical Nominated
Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography "Best Male Performance" Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical Won

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