Adam G. Sevani

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Adam G. Sevani
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Sevani at the premiere of Step Up 2: The Streets, February 4, 2008
Born (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 21)
Occupation Dancer, actor

Adam G. Sevani (born June 29, 1992) is an American actor and dancer, known for playing Robert Alexander III (or "Moose") in the films Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, and Step Up: Revolution.

Background[edit]

Sevani is of Armenian and Italian descent.[1] His older brother, V Sevani (aka Vahe Sevani), was a member of the Boy Band NLT. Sevani was raised in Los Angeles, California and started dancing from a young age at the Synthesis Dance Center, the dancing studio founded by his parents. [2]

Acting career[edit]

In February 2008, Sevani appeared in the Touchstone Pictures dance drama film Step Up 2: The Streets, the second installment of the Step Up film series. The film centered on a group of students who form a dance troupe and battle on the streets. Sevani's performance as Robert "Moose" Alexander III was praised by critics, such as The New York Times, for portraying a character who "might be the baddest nerd in movie history".[3] The film, which received generally negative reviews,[4] went on to gross over $150 million worldwide.[5] For his role in the film, Sevani received the "Best Scene Stealer" award at the 2008 Young Hollywood Awards.[6]

In May 2009 Sevani was confirmed to reprise the role of Moose in the planned third installment of the Step Up trilogy.[7] Filming took place in New York City[8] on a $30 million budget.[9] The film centers on Moose and his best friend Camille moving to New York to start University until Sevani's character gets mixed up in the underground dance scene. Step Up 3D was released in August 2010 to generally mixed reviews from critics.[10] As of August 2012, the film is the highest grossing installment of the trilogy, with over $159 million worldwide.[9] In July 2012, Sevani made a small appearance in the trilogy's fourth installment, Step Up Revolution.[11]

In August 2010, Sevani was confirmed to star in the American remake of the 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud), alongside Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.[12] The film centers on Cyrus's character finishing her final year of high school. In May 2012, the film received a limited US release, and was given mixed reviews from critics.[13] Though the film was a domestic financial failure, it found success in foreign regions.[14]

Dancing[edit]

Sevani has appeared in music videos such as: Mase's "Breathe, Stretch, Shake", Will Smith's "Switch", T-Pain's "Church" and a little part in NLT's "That Girl." He also did the choreography for NLT's music video for "Karma." He is credited as a back-up dancer for Kevin Federline's performance on the Teen Choice Awards in 2006. Adam also formed a dance crew with Jon Chu and several California area dancers with celebrity cameos in 2008 known as the ACDC, or Adam/Chu Dance Crew. The crew had a highly publicized YouTube dance battle with Miley Cyrus. The battle ended with a final dance off between the two crews at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.[15] In November 2008, he was featured in a tribute video to Michael Jackson's 25th Anniversary 'Thriller' video for Halloween, with Alyson Stoner.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Emperor's Club St.Benedict Student
2003 Learn to Hip Hop: Volume 2 Himself [Not Shown]
2005 FLY KIDZ Joey/Adam
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Robert "Moose" Alexander III MSA Crew
2009 Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Himself
2010 Step Up 3D Robert "Moose" Alexander III Pirates Crew
2012 Step Up Revolution[16] Robert "Moose" Alexander III The Mob Crew
2012 The First Time Wurtzheimer Guy
2012 LOL (2012 film) Wen
2014 Step Up All In Robert "Moose" Alexander III

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Sevani Interview". Portrait Magazine. April–May 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  2. ^ Juba, Scott (2008-02-15). "Interview: Adam Sevani Steps Up". The Trades. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Social Equality Comes With a Beat, Again". The New York Times. 2008-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Step Up 2 the Streets". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Step Up 2 the Streets (2008)". Box Office Mojo. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood Life Magazine's 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards Video - Adam G. Sevani Videos". Starpulse.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  7. ^ "New Hotties Found for 'Step Up 3D'". Starpulse.com. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  8. ^ "Dumbo NYC, Brooklyn » Archive » Filming: Step Up 3D (Wed May 20, 2009)". DumboNYC.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  9. ^ a b "Step Up 3-D (2010)". Box Office Mojo. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  10. ^ "Step Up 3-D". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  11. ^ "'Step Up 4' Teaser Premieres - Speakeasy - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  12. ^ "Miley Cyrus And Ashley Greene's Teen LOL Goes Into Production". CinemaBlend.com. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  13. ^ "LOL". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  14. ^ "will Miley Cyrus’s Laugh Out Loud do well after all ?". Ultgate.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  15. ^ Julie Bloom (2010-06-24). "‘Legion of Extraordinary Dancers,’ Online Adventure". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  16. ^ Lanford Beard (2012-03-30). "'Step Up Revolution' trailer: Occupy Ocean Drive -- VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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