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Khleo Thomas

Thomas performing at the "Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future" concert, at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2009
Background information
Birth nameKhaleed Leon Thomas
Born(1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California
GenresHip hop, Contemporary R&B
OccupationsRapper, Singer, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1998–present
LabelsZero Unlimited (2010–present)
The Plus (2010–2011)
Executive Dream (2011–present)
Universal (2011–present)
Websitehttp://www.khleothomas.com/
 
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Khleo Thomas

Thomas performing at the "Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future" concert, at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2009
Background information
Birth nameKhaleed Leon Thomas
Born(1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California
GenresHip hop, Contemporary R&B
OccupationsRapper, Singer, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1998–present
LabelsZero Unlimited (2010–present)
The Plus (2010–2011)
Executive Dream (2011–present)
Universal (2011–present)
Websitehttp://www.khleothomas.com/

Khaleed Leon Thomas (born January 30, 1989), or simply Khleo, is an American actor, rapper, singer, and entertainer best known for his role as Zero in Holes and Mixed Mike in Roll Bounce. Khleo also starred in other films like Walking Tall (2004) and Remember the Daze (2007).

Currently, Khleo is working on his debut album, Just A Sample.

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Early life

Thomas was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raquel and Leon Thomas, the latter of whom is an army officer who at the time was stationed in Alaska.[1] Khleo's mother is a Jewish immigrant from Morocco and his father is African-American.[1][2][3] After living in Germany, the family returned to the United States when he was four.[1]

Music career

2003-10: Music beginnings

Khleo starred in the 2003 Disney film Holes, adapted from Louis Sachar's Holes of the same name. One of the movie's soundtrack songs, "Dig It," earned him some popularity in the music world. Khleo began really working on music when he started being associated with Bow Wow & his label LBW. He was featured in Bow Wow's fifth studio album The Price of Fame & numerous of his mixtapes. He also made an appearance in Bow Wow's "Fresh Azimiz" music video. Khleo was also associated to Soulja Boy's label SODMG Entertainment but ended up not signing with them on his mixtape The Next Episode there is a song entitled "Anniversary" that explains why. In the beginning of 2010 Khleo released his debut mixtape The World Is A Cartoon it had over 100,000 downloads.

2010-present: Just A Sample

In August 2010 Khleo stated he was working on his debut album entitled Just A Sample which was originally intended to be his mixtape. He also said that his first single would be called "Lights Out". It is known that he has already shot a video for it but it is yet to be released. He also released a snippet of "Let Go" a song that was supposed to be on the album, which samples "Let Go" originally by Frou Frou. Also in 2010 Khleo formed his own record label Zero Unlimited & has signed with The Plus Records. Khleo also made a opening performance in California on the "How The West Was One Tour" with Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube in September 2010.

On January 11, 2011 he released his second mixtape entitled The Next Episode. On January 18, 2011 Khleo released his music video for his promotional single, "Lights Out". On August 15, 2011 it was announced that Khleo had parted ways with The Plus Records & got a signed deal with label Executive Dream Music with a distribution deal from Universal Records. He is still currently working on his debut album Just A Sample which will be released sometime in 2012.[4]

Acting career

Thomas' first television appearance was on an episode of Bill Cosby's Kids Say the Darndest Things, and he has since starred in such films as Holes, Friday After Next, Going to the Mat, Walking Tall and Roll Bounce. He guest-starred in Poppin' Tags, an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. He also co-starred in the first episode of the television series Teachers, which was canceled after six episodes. He was in the main roles of movies such as Hurricane Season & Remember The Daze. Khleo currently is starring in the upcoming film Boogie Town.

Other ventures

In 2011 Khleo released his necklace line he designed himself, called "Love Wings".[citation needed]

Personal life

He has three younger siblings, Khadeem (1992), Khameel (1999), and Khaleea (2003).

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbumsU.S.U.S. R&BU.S. Rap
2012Just A Sample
  • 1st studio album
  • Release: TBA, 2012
  • Label: Zero Unlimited/Executive Dream/Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • First Single: "So Many Girls"
  • Other songs: "Let Go"
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Mixtapes

  • 2010: The World Is A Cartoon
  • 2011: The Next Episode
  • 2011: Slick Living
  • 2012: TBA

Singles

Main artist singles

YearSongChart positionsAlbum
U.S.U.S. R&BU.S. Rap
2011"Lights Out"Non-album single
2012"So Many Girls"[5][6][7]Just A Sample

Videography

Official music videos

Featured music videos

Cameo video appearances

Guest appearances

Filmography

Films

YearFilmRoleNotes
2002Friday After NextBad Kid
2003HolesHector ZeroniNominated Performance
2004Walking TallPete Vaughn
Baadasssss!Mario
Going To The MatVincent "Fly" Shu
Time OutKhalid
2005Roll BounceMixed Mike
DirtySplooge
The Golden BlazeJason/Sure Shot
2007Remember The DazeDylanNominated performance
2008Bob FunkCupcake
2009Hurricane SeasonDavid Willis
Breathe/IIIDante
2010The Company We KeepYoung Raheem
KrewsTom TomNovember 1, 2010-DVD Release
2011Boogie TownGizmoawaiting release

Television

YearTitleRoleEpisodes
1998Kids Say the Darndest ThingsHimself- "Oatmeal"
1999Family LawLanny Brass- "Games"
2001City GuysJordan- "Skips, Lies and Radiotapes"
2004ERBrian- "Forgive and Forget"
The Wayne Brady ShowHimself- March 19, 2004
2005The Bernie Mac ShowCurtis- "Car Wars"
2006TeachersPatrick- "Substitute"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDante- "poppin'tags
2007House M.DKenny- "Ugly"
2009Kids' InauguralHimself
2009Hurricane SeasonDavid Willis
201090210Purse Guy- "I see London/I see France"- Airs November 1, 2010- this episode earned the most viewers = 2.5 million viewers.
2011ParenthoodGuy in batting cage"Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"-Premiered February 15, 2011
2011Sons of AnarchyFrecks"Dorylus" - aired September 20, 2011

Other television appearances

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