Shane Harper

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Shane Harper
Shane Harper 2011 2.jpg
Harper at Macy's Annual Summer Blowout event in Herald Square, New York City, in July 2011
Background information
Birth nameShane Steven Harper
Born(1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 20)
La Jolla, California,
United States
GenresPop
OccupationsActor, singer-songwriter, dancer
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Years active2006–present
LabelsAMI Records, Deep Well Records
Websiteshaneharper.com
 
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Shane Harper
Shane Harper 2011 2.jpg
Harper at Macy's Annual Summer Blowout event in Herald Square, New York City, in July 2011
Background information
Birth nameShane Steven Harper
Born(1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 20)
La Jolla, California,
United States
GenresPop
OccupationsActor, singer-songwriter, dancer
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Years active2006–present
LabelsAMI Records, Deep Well Records
Websiteshaneharper.com

Shane Steven Harper[1] (born February 14, 1993) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his recurring role as Spencer Walsh in the Disney Channel's teen sitcom Good Luck Charlie. His self-titled debut album was released on February 14, 2012.

Early life[edit]

Harper was born in La Jolla, California. He began learning dancing and acting at the age of 9 and was involved in community theater and competitive dance. He also started singing and playing guitar and piano at the same age. Harper is well-trained in ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, jazz and tap.[2] He also studied martial arts from the age of 4 until he was 12 and obtained a black belt in Karate. In the spring of 2006, a talent agent on the judging panel of a regional dance competition offered Harper an agency representation.

Career[edit]

Harper at Macy's Annual Summer Blowout event in July 2011.

Harper had minor roles as a principal dancer in various shows and movies such as High School Musical 2, Re-Animated and Dance Revolution before becoming one of the lead dancers and the youngest (the Nick 6) on Nickelodeon's Dance on Sunset.[3] He landed on dance roles in 2006, including lead dancer for the music video Step Up with Samantha Jade, and Cartoon Network's Reanimated and the Saturday morning kid's competition, Dance Revolution.[4] In 2010, Harper got his first two movie roles in the films My Name is Khan and Flipped, as a minor character in each. In 2010, Harper also began his recurring role as Spencer Walsh on Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie playing alongside Bridgit Mendler and guest-starred on an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. He has also guest starred as the musical guest on So Random! singing his new hit single, "One Step Closer".

In 2011 Harper signed to AMi Records.[5] Harper's first single, "Dance with Me", was released on March 30, 2010. The music video was released a couple of weeks prior and features Harper dancing and playing guitar. In 2011 he released "One Step Closer", the second single from his debut album. The self-titled album was released on April 12, 2011. The third and final single released off of the album was "Rocketship". The lead girl is played by his Good Luck Charlie co-star,and girlfriend, Bridgit Mendler. His song "Next Chapter of Our Lives" was featured on the series finale of The Suite Life on Deck. In 2011, Harper opened for Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson on their Waiting 4U Tour in addition to opening for Miranda Cosgrove on her Dancing Crazy Tour.

Harper and Bridgit Mendler performing in Vancouver, Canada, in August 22, 2011.

The deluxe version of his debut album "Shane Harper" was released on his 19th Birthday - February 14, 2012 - at Target Corporation stores nationwide and features four bonus tracks. The four bonus tracks include "Flat World", "Say It Cause I Know It" and a cover of the song "Your Love" by the classic 80's band The Outfield. These three tracks, plus two others were produced by the up-and-coming record producer Morgan Taylor Reid. The self-titled album also includes a performance by the rapper Prophet and a duet with Harper's Good Luck Charlie co-star/girlfriend, Bridgit Mendler. His newest song, "Let's Take the World Tonight" from the upcoming album was featured in the movie Blue Lagoon The Awakening (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Harper plays acoustic guitar. Harper's family relocated from San Diego County, California to Orange County, California in 1998. Harper has an older sister, Samantha, also a professional dancer, and a younger brother Sullivan, a model.

Harper is dating Bridgit Mendler, his co-star from the Disney Channel Teen Sitcom Good Luck Charlie. When Bridgit was asked, “Is it Spencer from Good Luck Charlie?” that she is dating. She responded, “Yes, But It wasn’t one of those… ‘you meet on a set and date instantly’, it took two years.” [6] They began dating on May 17th 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2006Re-AnimatedDancerTelevision film; Supporting role
2007High School Musical 2DancerTelevision film; Supporting role
2010My Name Is KhanTim
2010FlippedMatt Baker
2011Game Time: Tackling the PastSean TateTelevision film
2014God's Not DeadJosh WheatonPost-production
2014PlatinumBrandonPre-production
Television
YearShowRoleNotes
2006Dance RevolutionHimself / DancerSupporting role
2007Zoey 101Tenth Grader"Drippin' Episode" (Season 3, Episode 17)
2008Dance on SunsetHimself
2009So You Think You Can DanceHimselfSeason 6; guest performer with Katie Holmes
2010–2013Good Luck CharlieSpencer WalshRecurring role
2011Wizards of Waverly PlaceFidel"Three Maxes and a Little Lady" (Season 4, Episode 5)
2012So Random!Himself"Shane Harper" (Season 1, Episode 25)
2013AwkwardAustin"That Girl Strikes Again" (Season 3, Episode 6)
"Taking Sides" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2013Happyland (TV series)IanMTV comedy pilot

Discography[edit]

Albums

Tours[edit]

As opening act

References[edit]

External links[edit]