Drew Seeley

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Drew Seeley

Seeley during the High School Musical: The Concert tour
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Michael Edgar Seeley
Also known asDrew Seeley[1]
Born(1982-04-28) April 28, 1982 (age 30)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OriginCanada
GenresDance-pop, R&B
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actor, dancer
Years active1999–present
LabelsTweenPower Entertainment
Associated actsBelinda, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Selena Gomez
Websitedrewseeley.com
 
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Drew Seeley

Seeley during the High School Musical: The Concert tour
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Michael Edgar Seeley
Also known asDrew Seeley[1]
Born(1982-04-28) April 28, 1982 (age 30)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OriginCanada
GenresDance-pop, R&B
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actor, dancer
Years active1999–present
LabelsTweenPower Entertainment
Associated actsBelinda, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Selena Gomez
Websitedrewseeley.com

Andrew Michael Edgar "Drew" Seeley (born April 30, 1982) is a Canadian actor, singer-songwriter and dancer. He has recorded many songs for the Walt Disney Company. He danced as a child in Ontario until he was about pre-teen age and then moved to Florida. Seeley is currently engaged to actress/comedienne Amy Paffrath.[2]

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Early life

Drew grew up in Toronto and fell in love with performing. He was cast in Hal Prince's revival of Showboat and stayed with the production for a year. In 2005, Drew started working with Ray Cham, an established producer and together they wrote "Get'cha Head in the Game", a song that was a nominee in the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy category, Best Original Music and Lyrics. In 2009, Drew tried his hand at Broadway, taking on the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.

Career

Seeley appeared on a number of spin-off albums from Disney's films and television shows, as well as being the "singing voice" for Zac Efron's character, Troy, in the hit television movie High School Musical, which is also the main reason he was the replacement of Efron on the movie's tour. He has guest starred on shows such as One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, and Guiding Light.

2005–2007: High School Musical and recording songs

In 2005, Seeley began working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote "Getcha Head in the Game" for Disney's quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. His voice had been blended with Zac Efron's voice for the character of Troy Bolton in High School Musical.[3] This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the Best Original Music and Lyrics category. In addition, Seeley filled in for Efron (who was shooting Hairspray) on the North America and Latin America tours of High School Musical: The Concert, playing in 60,000 seat arenas and he can be heard on both soundtracks and High School Musical on Stage!.

Seeley's association with Disney continued and he can be heard as a featured artist on several Disney soundtracks/compilation albums including Disneymania 5, Disneymania 6, Disney Channel Holiday, Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 9, and Byou. Seeley's duet with Spanish-born Mexican singer Belinda "Dance with Me", from the platinum Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, was played on the Disney Channel and on Radio Disney. Seeley appeared in Belinda's video of "Ni Freud ni tu mamá". Seeley also made a guest appearance on the current Chipmunks CD Undeniable, singing an updated take on "Shake Your Groove Thing" with Alvin and the gang.

2008–2010: More movies and songs

Seeley appeared in the Hallmark Channel Movie Claire opposite Valerie Bertinelli, and in the film Fly Kidz, which he co-wrote and produced the soundtrack. He also wrote and performed music for the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In! starring Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. Drew starred opposite Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch in Another Cinderella Story, playing the pop star Joey Parker.[4] Seeley wrote and performed four songs in the film, and shot music videos for both versions of his hit song, "New Classic". Seeley also appeared in Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck In the Suburbs as a hotel employee.

In the summer of 2009 he starred as Prince Eric in the Disney Broadway Musical The Little Mermaid,[5] and had a leading role in the horror movie The Shortcut.

In June 2010, Seeley starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Freshman Father.[6]

2011–present: Focus on films music

His most recent album The Resolution was released on April 5, 2011. He is currently planning on a national tour where he will perform his own original music.

He also sang a song for the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up. He sang a song with Adam Hicks called "Dance for Life". It premiered in the episode "Vatalihoosit It Up", backed by a routine performed by dance crew the Jabbawockeez. "Dance for Life" was featured on the soundtrack for the show, Shake It Up: Break It Down.

In June 12, 2011 Drew was reported to have joined the CW's hit teen drama series 90210, but Entertainment Weekly later reported that he dropped the role due to his conflict schedule.

In March 2012 I Kissed a Vampire was released, in which Drew stars alongside Lucas Grabeel and Adrian Slade.[7]

In 2012, Drew began filming his role in a new film, Elixir. The movie is set to air on the ABC Family Channel.

In June 2012, he co-stars in the Lifetime movie, "Talhotblond", posing as young "Tommy".

Drew has also released a music video for his song "Beautiful".

Discography

Seeley has also contributed to various soundtracks, singles, and music videos mostly produced by Disney. The most notable Disney album is High School Musical.

He is represented by the William Morris Agency and TalentWorks.[8]

He also recorded "Shake Your Groove Thing" with Alvin and the Chipmunks on their 2008 album Undeniable.[9]

Albums

Soundtracks

Singles

Music videos

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Complete Guide to GuysStearns
2009The ShortcutDerek
2012I Kissed a VampireTrey Sylvania
Television Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Stuck in the SuburbsFront Desk Clerk (David)
2005Locusts: The 8th PlagueWilly
Campus ConfidentialLogan
2006High School Musicalsinging voice of Troy Bolton
2007ClaireBobby Mills
2010Freshman FatherJohn Patton
2012ElixirYoung Ryanfilming
2012TalhotBlondTommypost-production
Straight-to-DVD
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds UpTommy
2006Christopher Brennan Saves the WorldTom Hartwell
2006The Modern Unicorn's Guide to Love and MagicMatt
2008Another Cinderella StoryJoey ParkerPlays Selena Gomez's character, Mary's, love interest.
2009The ShortcutDerek
2012The MadamePartier
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Guiding LightAndrew(3 episodes)
2002Dawson's CreekMale(1 episode) "The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest"
2003–04One Tree HillJohnny 'Vegas' Norris(2 episodes) "Crash Into You"
"You Gotta Go There to Come Back"
2008The Suite Life of Zack & CodyDavid/Jeffery(1 episode) "Romancing the Phone"
2009I Kissed a Vampire (TV series)Trey Sylvania(3 episodes) "Act 1"
"Act 2"
"Act 3"
2010The CloserBoyd Martin(1 episode) "Jump the Gun"
2010–11Glory DazeJason Wilson(10 episodes) "Pilot"
"Fake Me Home Tonight"
"Hungry Like Teen Wolf"
"Papa Don't Pre-Game"
"Why Shant This Be Love?"
"I Ram So Far Away"
"What's Love Got to Nude with It"
"Shamrock You Like a Hurricane
"Hit Me with Your Test Shot"
"Some Like It Hot Tub"
2012The InterrogationistsJason Vance

Nominations

YearAward ceremonyCategory/WorkNominee(s)Result
2006Creative Arts Primetime EmmysOutstanding Original Music and Lyrics
for "Get'cha Head in the Game" from High School Musical
Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Drew SeeleyNominated

References

  1. ^ "Drew Seeley". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/andrew-seeley/person/169224/summary.html. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "during a performance of the sketch comedy show Top Story! Weekly". TV.com. http://www.topstoryweekly.com/2012/02/27/during-top-story-weeklys-oscar-night-show-drew-seeley-proposes-to-amy-paffrath/. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Who Are the Real Student Bodies". http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/chat_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001995389. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Drew Seeley Interview". Feeling the Vibe. April 26, 2009. http://blog.feelingthevibe.com/drew-seeley-interview-2/. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  5. ^ Andrew Gans (June 9, 2009). "Little Mermaid Welcomes Drew Seeley June 9". Playbill. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/130010-Little_Mermaid_Welcomes_Drew_Seeley_June_9. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  6. ^ "One Freshman is Earning his Degree in Daddy. Emmy Nominee and ‘High School Musical’ Singer Drew Seeley, Golden Globe Nominee Annie Potts and Four-Time Emmy Winner KimZimmer Co-Star in Freshman Father. A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering June 5" (Press release). Hallmark Channel. April 6, 2010. http://www.hallmarkchannelpress.com/pagelist/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?ID=185&PageID=116. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  7. ^ "TWIST Chats with Drew Seeley!". Twist Magazine. Twist Magazine. http://www.twistmagazine.com/2012/02/twist-chats-with-drew-seeley.html. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Contact". DrewSeeley.net. http://drewseeley.net/contact.html. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  9. ^ "Alvin Leaves The Chipmunks". redOrbit. October 6, 2008. http://www.redorbit.com/news/entertainment/1579432/alvin_leaves_the_chipmunks/. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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