Christopher Massey

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Christopher Massey
Born Christopher Michael Massey
(1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 24)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Other names Chris Massey
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Christopher Michael Massey (born January 26, 1990) is an American actor, comedian and rapper best known for starring as Michael Barret in Nickelodeon/Family television series Zoey 101. Massey has received many awards and nomination including a Young Artist Award and Emmy Awards nominations. He is also known for appearing in several commercials in the early 2000s. He is the older brother of actor Kyle Massey.

Career[edit]

Massey started his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials for Cap'n Crunch and Pop Tarts. He also has made a guest appearance on Punk'd. He won 2002's Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theatre award for his role as Young Simba in The Lion King (LA).[1] Massey received an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Zoey 101. He stayed for the whole series and all 4 movies. Massey has appeared in several commercials with his brother for Burger King, Disney and Pepsi. Christopher is also a singer/rapper and song writer and music producer for several big names in the music industry.


Massey earned his first starring role as Michael Barret in the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon television show, Zoey 101. When the show debuted in January 2005, it drew a larger number of viewers aged 9–14 than any premiere on the network in the preceding eight years.[2] He stars as Michael Barret in the series which follows the daily life of Zoey Brooks, played by Jamie Lynn Spears, one of the first girls to pass admissions for a formerly all-boy boarding school, called Pacific Coast Academy. Zoey 101 was nominated for a 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.

Massey is the older brother of Kyle Massey, who starred in the Disney sitcom series Cory in the House, That's So Raven, and is a voice actor in Fish Hooks. He has guest starred alongside his brother on a That's So Raven episode "Five Finger Discount". Massey and his brother have had small roles on the sitcom The Parkers.

Personal life[edit]

Massey was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a singer-songwriter, and in his YouTube channel he uploads videos that shows him recording songs with friend Mario in their studio. They formed a group known as the Massey Boyz, and are working on an album,. Their new single "Ridin Wit My Brother" was released on YouTube with a music video on May 27, 2009.[3] He is best friends with Miley Cyrus and Chris Picard and Cole Sprouse. They have been close friends ever since the early 2000s. He is also good friends with Destinee Monroe and Paris Monroe, who are known for they singing as Destinee & Paris (formerly known as the Clique Girlz). Massey and his brother made appearances on The Steve Wilkos Show And they both are currently producing TV shows, and write scripts along with their other acting careers.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Rasta Voice
Television
Year Series Role Notes
2002 The Parkers Justin "The Crush" (Season 3, Episode 18)
That Was Then N/A "A Rock and a Head Case" (Season 1, Episode 4)
The District Kenyon "Resurrection" (Season 3, Episode 1)
2003 Yes, Dear Boy #2 "Jimmy's Dumb" (Season 3, Episode 21)
2004 That's So Raven Jeremy "Five Finger Discount" (Season 3, Episode 5)
2005–2008 Zoey 101 Michael Barret 64 episodes; 2005–2008
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Kid #1 "Everybody Hates Drew" (Season 1, Episode 19)
2007 City Girls Sean Jackson TV Movie
2009 The Electric Company Baseball player
2012 Switched at Birth Super Jesus

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2007 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Young Artist Awards Won
2006 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Young Artist Awards Won
2005 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Young Hollywood Awards Nominated
2005 One to Watch-Male Emmy Awards Won
2006 Outstanding Performance in Children's Television Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theater Award Nominated
2002 Outstanding Theatrical Performance Won

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