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Curtis Cregan
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Born
Curtis John Cregan

January 18, 1977 (1977-01-18) (ageĀ 44)
Vintage, Pennsylvania
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Dancer
Spouse(s) Jenn Gambatese (M. 2007-present)
Children Josephine Cregan, Charlie Cregan

Curtis John Cregan (born January 18, 1977) is an American actor, puppeteer and voice actor. He was seen in the American version of the Australian children's television show Hi-5.

Early life

Cregan was born in the small town of Vintage and raised in Okemos, where he attended Okemos High School and studied with choral director Frank K. DeWald. Curtis attended Okemos High School at the same time as Smallville's Tom Welling. He then attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he encountered future Hi-5 colleague Jennifer Korbee. His first performing job was as an emcee for the Nickelodeon show at Kings Island. After college, he made his Broadway debut in Rent. From there, he went on to play such roles as Doody from Grease, Dickon from The Secret Garden and one of the Von Trapp Family from The Sound of Music.

Career

In 2003, he joined the American version of the Australian children's television show Hi-5. His role is similar to that of Tim Harding, Tim Maddren and Joe Kalou's in the original Australian version. In the series, his segment is Making Music, where he explains the fundamentals of music and making musical instruments from everyday objects. Cregan also provides the voice of Kimee Balmilero's mischief-making friend Jup-Jup.

Curtis married Broadway actress Jenn Gambatese on June 30, 2007.

In January 2009, it was announced that Curtis and his wife are expecting their first child together, a daughter born that May.

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