Jason Paige

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Jason Paige (born January 6, 1969) is an American singer, writer, record producer, and stage, film, and television actor. He is an alumnus of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU.

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Paige is best known for singing the original Pokémon theme song. He also sings "Viridian City" and sings as a background vocalist for the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master soundtrack. On the Elite Beat Agents soundtrack, he sings "Canned Heat" and "Walkie Talkie Man." Paige can also be heard on hundreds of various jingles, including Mountain Dew's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Pepto Bismol's "Nausea Heartburn Indigestion". He has written a number of songs for the TV series Rob & Big. His voice can also be heard in the Disney TV movie, The Color of Friendship. Paige is the rap soloist for the song "Black or White," which was performed at Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. He has also performed with famous artists such as Aerosmith, Meat Loaf, Frankie Valli, Liza Minnelli, and Enrique Iglesias, among many others. He has written and produced for Shoshana Bean, Becky Baeling, and Suzie McNeil.

As an actor, he can be seen as Peter in An Argentinian in New York, as a choir singer in A Walk to Remember, as the voice over for Buttmeister in Meet the Spartans, as a medic in Make Yourself at Home, as a student in Election, and as a parent in The Hustler. From 1995 to 2000, he produced and starred in his own musical comedy sketch show, The What's Up Show, which showed on Manhattan cable TV.

On the stage, he appeared in the 2010 production of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl,[1] as Joe in Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage at the Open Fist Theatre Company, and as Travis in Ty Taylor's The Existents at the Open Fist Theatre Company. He has also done productions of The Who's Tommy, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair. He has performed at Scott Nevin and Ryan O'Connor's Musical Mondays in Los Angeles, as well as Rockwell's[2] For The Record series in the Coen Brothers, Baz Luhrmann, John Hughes, The Marshalls, Tarantino, Zemeckis, and Scorsese shows.

Paige recently completed a year-long run as the lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears and recorded a rock interpretation of the carol Silent Night for an episode of the YouTube series Hellbenders.[3] He is a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices and will be appearing in Rockwell's Fall 2013 For The Record show, Baz Luhrmann.

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