Adam Hicks

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Adam Hicks

Hicks in June 2011
Background information
Born(1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 19)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada
OccupationsActor, rapper, singer, songwriter
Years active2000–present
Websitehttp://www.adam-hicks.com/adamweb/
 
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Adam Hicks

Hicks in June 2011
Background information
Born(1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 19)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada
OccupationsActor, rapper, singer, songwriter
Years active2000–present
Websitehttp://www.adam-hicks.com/adamweb/

Adam Paul Nielson Hicks (born November 28, 1992) is an American actor, rapper, singer and songwriter. His first leading role was in How to Eat Fried Worms. He is most notable for playing Luther in the Disney XD series Zeke and Luther and starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford. He had a recurring role in the second season of Jonas L.A. as DZ, and now has a co-leading role as the third king, Boz in the Disney XD original series Pair of Kings.

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Early life

Hicks was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the son of Lucy and Ron Hicks. [1][2] He is also a part time baker.

Acting career

Hicks had a recurring role on Titus and had roles in various movies and television series before playing the lead in How to Eat Fried Worms. He then appeared in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? alongside many other Disney Channel stars. In 2009, he grabbed the co-lead role of Luther on Zeke & Luther. In 2011, he starred in Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford. He will also be co-starring in Pair of Kings in the third season, replacing Mitchel Musso.

Music career

Hicks recorded a remake of the MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This" with fellow Zeke and Luther co-star Daniel Curtis Lee. The music video for the song was shown June 29, 2009 on Disney XD.[3] He made a remix of the song "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry. In late 2010 he wrote and recorded the song "Happy Universal Holidays" with Ryan Newman. In early 2011 he released a song called "Dance For Life" with Drew Seeley for the Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, which was featured on Shake It Up: Break It Down. Hicks co-wrote the tracks "Determinate," "Breakthrough" and "Livin' On a High Wire" for Lemonade Mouth. He also has a music video featuring Chris Brochu for his single "We Burnin' Up." In most of his songs, Hicks introduces himself as A-Plus. Also making a shake it up song "Whodunit" with Coco Jones!

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Down and DerbyBrady Davis
2005The 12 Dogs of ChristmasMike Stevens
2006The Shaggy DogQuarterback
2006How to Eat Fried WormsJoe Guire
2008Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?Colin DoyleTV movie
2011Lemonade MouthWendell "Wen" GiffordTV movie; Lead role
2012Mr. YoungStaff
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000–2002TitusYoung DaveRecurring role
2002The FunkhousersRobbie FunkhouserMain role
2002That Was ThenJoshua HarrisonEpisode: "The Thirty-Year Itch"
2009–2012Zeke & LutherLuther WafflesLead Role; All 72 episodes; Disney XD Original Series
2010Jonas L.A.DZ (Dennis Zimmer)Recurring role; Disney Channel Original Series
Episode: "House Party"
Episode: "Back to the Beach"
Episode: "Date Expectations"
Episode: "And... Action"
2011Disney's Friends for Change GamesHimselfGreen team
2011PrankStarsHimselfEpisode: "Game Showed Up"
2011So RandomHimselfEpisode: "Lemonade Mouth"
2012–presentPair of KingsKing BozCo-Lead Role; Disney XD Original Series; Season 3-present

Discography

Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[4]
US OST
[4]
US Kids
[4]
AUS
[5]
POL
[6]
Lemonade Mouth4117126
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USCAN
"We Burnin' Up" (featuring Chris Brochu)[8]2011non-album single
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Featured singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[9][10]
US
Heat

[9]
US Digital
[9]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
"Determinate"
(Bridgit Mendler featuring Adam Hicks)
2011511288292Lemonade Mouth
"Breakthrough"
(among Lemonade Mouth Cast)
8811
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Promotional singles

SongYearAlbum
"U Can't Touch This" (with Daniel Curtis Lee)2009Zeke & Luther
"In the Summertime" (with Daniel Curtis Lee)
"Happy Universal Holidays" (featuring Ryan Newman)[11]2010non-album single
"Las Vegas (My City)"[12]2011non-album single

Other appearances

SongYearAlbum
"Dance for Life" (featuring Drew Seeley)2011Shake It Up: Break It Down
"Whodunit" (with Coco Jones)2012Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance
"Happy Universal Holidays"Disney Channel Holiday Playlist

Music videos

SongYearDirector
"U Can't Touch This" (with Daniel Curtis Lee)2009Unknown
"In the Summertime" (with Daniel Curtis Lee)2010Unknown
"Happy Universal Holidays" (featuring Ryan Newman)Unknown
"Somebody" (Bridgit Mendler)2011Patricia Riggen[13]
"Determinate" (Bridgit Mendler featuring Adam Hicks)
"We Burnin' Up" (featuring Chris Brochu)Unknown

References

  1. ^ a b |height : 3ft 2inches Disney XD Bio
  2. ^ http://www.lvrj.com/living/las-vegas-native-adding-to-resume-with-movie-117005128.html
  3. ^ "DisneyXD Media Net". http://www.disneyxdmedianet.com/DNR/2009/UCantTouchThis_62909.doc. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b c "Billboard Chart History: Lemonade Mouth: Soundtrack". Billboard. http://www.allmusic.com/album/lemonade-mouth-r2133327/charts-awards. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 30th May 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. 2011-05-30. Archived from the original on June 2, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5z8Tbu7ll. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Polish charts, 30 maja 2011". OLiS. 2011-05-30. http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=674&lang=. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "iTunes: Lemonade Mouth - Soundtrack". iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/determinate/id429143110?i=429143134&ign-mpt=uo%3D4. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  8. ^ "We Burnin' Up (feat. Chris Brochu) - Single by Adam Hicks". iTunes. 2010-05-13. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-burnin-up-feat.-chris-brochu/id466693588. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Billboard Chart History: Bridgit Medler". Billboard. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bridgit-mendler-p2101370/charts-awards/billboard-singles. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Bridgit Mendler Chart History". acharts. 2010-05-13. http://acharts.us/performer/bridgit_mendler. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  11. ^ "Happy Universal Holidays (feat. Ryan Newman) - Single by Adam Hicks". iTunes. 2010-05-13. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/happy-universal-holidays-feat./id406188739. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  12. ^ "Las Vegas (My City) - Single by Adam Hicks". iTunes. 2010-05-13. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/las-vegas-my-city-single/id466057991. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Patricia Riggen - diretor do filme Lemonade Mouth e videoclipes retirados". TV Guide. 2010-05-13. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/patricia-riggen/285937. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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