Jerry Sharell

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Jerry Sharell is an American singer / actor who was best known as "Mickey" on the MGM syndicated children's musical-variety series Kids Incorporated. He was one of the original cast members who appeared in the 1983 pilot that never aired on TV, yet was released on home video in 1985. Sharell appeared in the first season as "Mickey," the leader of the local pop band, along with original cast members / singers Marta Marrero ("Gloria"), Renee Sands, Rahsaan Patterson ("The Kid") and Stacy Ferguson in 1984.

Throughout the '80s and '90s, Sharell was signed and recorded solo projects for various labels which were never released (MCA Records; Impact/MCA; Zoo/BMG and Quincy Jones Music.) Jerry co-wrote the songs "Your Secret" and "Wish You Were Here" with pop star Debbie Gibson for her "M.Y.O.B." (2001) album.

As a professional publicist, Jerry has represented BCBG, Hard Candy cosmetics and TV personality Leeza Gibbons. In 2002, Jerry joined Stiletto Entertainment as Barry Manilow's in-house publicist[1] and later becoming manager to American Idol finalist and Curb Recording artist Kimberley Locke. Jerry appeared on the April 17, 2008 episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics! as one of Kimberley Locke's backup lifelines on the show. From October 2008 - July 2011, Jerry was the director of communications and marketing for a nonprofit scholarship fund.

With singing just a hobby now, on May 20, 2010, Jerry returned to the concert stage with live cabaret performance, sold-out at M Bar in Hollywood, titled "The Return." The show included Jerry's personal story-telling of growing up in show biz with pop songs, standards, Broadway, the '70s and '80s and more. October 30, 2011 found Jerry on the cabaret stage again performing a night of duets ("Together Again") with long-time friend Randall Phillips at Vitello's in Studio City, CA to another sold-out crowd.

In October 2012, Jerry joined The Recording Academy, home to the GRAMMY Awards, as their Communications Director. The full-time job is based out of their Santa Monica, CA headquarters.

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  1. ^ Kentucky New Era. "Manilow helps Brooklyn fire victims". October 11, 2003, p. B7. Retrieved on May 29, 2013.

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