Corbin Bleu

Actor / Singer

Born: 21 February 1989
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Best known as: Chad from Disney's High School Musical

Name at birth: Corbin Reivers

Young actor Corbin Blue played Chad in Disney TV's High School Musical in 2006, then joined co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale for a national music tour that extended into 2007. Bleu has been a model and actor since he was a toddler in New York. He made his stage debut off Broadway at the age of six, and in 1996 his family moved to Los Angeles to further his career. Bleu landed several TV guest spots and had bit parts in the feature films Mystery Men (1999, starring Ben Stiller) and Galaxy Quest (1999, starring Sigourney Weaver), all while attending school and studying dance. He starred in the movie Catch That Kid (2004)and was a regular cast member of the cable TV series Flight 29 Down (2005-06) before joining the Disney stable of young stars for High School Musical. The films was a susprise smash hit, and Bleu's deep brown eyes and pretty afro helped make him a teen heartthrob. He and the other original cast members reappeared in High School Musical sequels in 2007 and 2008. Bleu furthered his reputation as a dancer when he played a boxer-turned-double-dutch-rope-jumper in the 2007 TV movie Jump In!

Extra credit: Bleu's father is actor David Reivers; Reivers played Bleu's onscreen father in Jump In!... The soundtrack from Jump In! spawned the hit single "Push It To The Limit."

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