Drew during the High School Musical: The Concert tour
April 30, 1982 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, actor, dancer|
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. Drew is married to actress/comedienne Amy Paffrath.
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. Drew is represented by the William Morris Agency and TalentWorks.
2005–2010: Breakthrough films and debut album
In 2005, Drew began working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote "Get'cha 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. This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the Best Original Music and Lyrics category. In addition, Drew filled in for Zac (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!.
Drew'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. Drew'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. Drew appeared in Belinda's video of "Ni Freud ni tu mamá". Drew 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.
Drew 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. Drew wrote and performed four songs in the film, and shot music videos for both versions of his hit song, "New Classic". Drew 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, and had a leading role in the horror movie The Shortcut. In June 2010, Drew starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Freshman Father.
2011–present: The Resolution, films and television
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.
On 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. In June 2012, he co-stars in the Lifetime movie, "Talhotblond", posing as young "Tommy". Drew has also released music videos for his song "Beautiful", and most recently "Into The Fire". Drew recorded a song for the third Shake It Up soundtrack Shake It Up: I Love Dance, called "I Do". It only featured on Walmart Exclusive editions as a bonus track. The song was also featured in the Shake It Up season 3 episode, "I Do It Up".
In 2013, Drew began filming his role in a new film, Elixir, which was renamed to Lovestruck: The Musical on ABC Family, where Drew played the role of "Young Ryan". He played opposite Chelsea Kane (Young Harper), Jane Seymour (Harper), Sara Paxton (Mirabella), Tom Wopat (Ryan), and Alexander DiPersia (Marco). He is featured singing his rendition of Usher’s “DJ’s Got Us Fallin’ in Love". In conjunction with the new movie, Drew co-wrote and performed “Here & Now,” the theme song to ABC Family’s spring promotional campaign. The song will be featured on Drew’s brand new dance-pop EP set to be released in April 2013.
|1999||Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up||Tommy||Voice|
|2004||Stuck in the Suburbs||Front Desk Clerk (David)||Television film|
|2005||Locusts: The 8th Plague||Willy||Television film|
|2005||Campus Confidential||Logan||Television film|
|2005||Complete Guide to Guys||Stearns|
|2006||Christopher Brennan Saves the World||Tom Hartwell|
|2006||The Modern Unicorn's Guide to Love and Magic||Matt|
|2007||Claire||Bobby Mills||Television film|
|2008||Another Cinderella Story||Joey Parker|
|2010||Freshman Father||John Patton||Television film|
|2012||Tall Hot Blonde||Tommy||Television film|
|2012||I Kissed a Vampire||Trey Sylvania|
|2013||Get the Girl Back||Sonny||Short film|
|2013||Lovestruck: The Musical||Ryan Hutton / Angus||Television film|
|2014||LA Bound: 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to LA||Parking Guy 1||Short film|
|2014||Second Time Around||Sean||Short film|
|2014||Do Over||Sean King|
|2015||Yellow Day||The Good Man|
|2015||Union Bound||Confederate Sharpshooter||Post-production|
|2015||Chalk It Up||Todd||Post-production|
|2000||Guiding Light||Andrew||"1.13547" (Season 1, episode 13.547)
"1.13548" (Season 1, episode 13.548)
"1.13549" (Season 1, episode 13.549)
|2002||Dawson's Creek||Male||"The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest" (Season 6, episode 3)|
|2003–04||One Tree Hill||Johnny 'Vegas' Norris||"Crash Into You" (Season 1, episode 4)
"You Gotta Go There to Come Back" (Season 1, episode 10)
|2008||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||David / Jeffery||"Romancing the Phone" (Season 3, episode 18)|
|2010||The Closer||Boyd Martin||"Jump the Gun" (Season 6, episode 7)|
|2010–11||Glory Daze||Jason Wilson||Main role|
|2009||I Kissed a Vampire||Trey Sylvania||Main role|
|2012||Trend This!||Himself||"The Dance" (Season 1, episode 4)|
|2012||The Interrogationists||Jason Vance||"The Husband" (Season 1, episode 4)|
|2013||The Flip Side||Andy||"Date Night" (Season 2, episode 1)
"Pregnancy" (Season 2, episode 12)
|2013||Minute Motivations||Andy||"Holiday Special" (Season 1, episode 9)|
|2014||His & Hers||Jason||"All Your Friends Are Men" (Season 1, episode 5)|
|2014||CoffeeHouse||Brandon Sherwood||"Pilot" (Season 1, episode 1)|
|2014–present||Max & Wrigley||Making Friends||Voice; Main role|
|2007–09||High School Musical on Stage!||Troy Bolton|
|2009–10||The Little Mermaid: On Broadway||Prince Eric|
|2011||Celebrity Improv Mashup||Various||Stand-up comedy|
|2014||Jersey Boys||Bob Gaudio|
- Studio albums
- ~DS~ (2006)
- The Resolution (2011)
Awards and nominations
|2006||Creative Arts Primetime Emmys||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
for "Get'cha Head in the Game" from High School Musical
|Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Drew Seeley||Nominated|
- "Drew Seeley". TV.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "during a performance of the sketch comedy show Top Story! Weekly". TV.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Contact". DrewSeeley.net. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Who Are the Real Student Bodies". Retrieved 2009-06-20.[dead link]
- "Drew Seeley Interview". Feeling the Vibe. April 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Andrew Gans (June 9, 2009). "Little Mermaid Welcomes Drew Seeley June 9". Playbill. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "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. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "TWIST Chats with Drew Seeley!". Twist Magazine. Twist Magazine. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- "Disney's High School Musical Hits the Stage at National Theatre". Washington Ian. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
- "Drew Seeley Is The Little Mermaid's Handsome New Prince". Broadway.com. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
- "ACME Comedy PHOTOS!". Drew Seeley Official Website. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
- "Drew Seeley Joins The Cast Of “Jersey Boys” National Tour". Disney Dreaming. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
- Official website
- Podcast about his marriage proposal to his wife Amy
- Andrew Seeley at the Internet Movie Database