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Khleo Thomas
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Thomas performing at the "Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future" concert, at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2009
Background information
Birth name Khaleed Leon Thomas
Born (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 26)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Contemporary R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer, actor
Years active 1998–present
Labels Columbia, Executive Dream (2011–present)
Website http://www.khleothomas.com/

Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (born January 30, 1989), or simply Khleo, is an American actor,[1] rapper, singer, and entertainer best known for his role as Zero in Holes and Mixed Mike in Roll Bounce. Khleo also starred in other films like Walking Tall (2004) and Remember the Daze (2007). Currently, Khleo is working on his debut album.

Early life[edit]

Thomas was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raquel and Leon Thomas, the latter of whom is an army officer who at the time was stationed in Alaska.[2] Khleo's mother is a Jewish immigrant from Morocco and his father is African-American.[2][3][4] After living in Germany, the family returned to the United States when he was four.[2]

Music career[edit]

2003-10: Music beginnings[edit]

Khleo starred in the 2003 Disney film Holes, adapted from Louis Sachar's Holes of the same name. One of the movie's soundtrack songs, "Dig It," earned him some popularity in the music world. Khleo began really working on music when he started being associated with Bow Wow & his label LBW. He was featured in Bow Wow's fifth studio album The Price of Fame & numerous of his mixtapes. He also made an appearance in Bow Wow's "Fresh Azimiz" music video. Khleo was also associated to Soulja Boy's label SODMG Entertainment but ended up not signing with them on his mixtape The Next Episode there is a song entitled "Anniversary" that explains why. In the beginning of 2010 Khleo released his debut mixtape The World Is A Cartoon it had over 100,000 downloads.

2010-present: Mixtapes, EPs & Just A Sample[edit]

In August 2010 Khleo stated he was working on his debut album entitled Just A Sample which was originally intended to be his mixtape. He also said that his first single would be called "Lights Out". It is known that he has already shot a video for it but it is yet to be released. He also released a snippet of "Let Go" a song that was supposed to be on the album, which samples "Let Go" originally by Frou Frou. Also in 2010 Khleo formed his own record label Zero Unlimited & has signed with The Plus Records. Khleo also made an opening performance in California on the "How The West Was One Tour" with Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube in September 2010

On January 11, 2011 he released his second mixtape entitled The Next Episode. On January 18, 2011 Khleo released his music video for his promotional single, "Lights Out". On August 15, 2011 it was announced that Khleo had parted ways with The Plus Records & got a signed deal with label Executive Dream Music.

In 2012, Khleo released another mixtape entitled Slick Living, which became his new motto to present. Although having the least amount of tracks, it became his most successful mixtape with rating online on multiple official websites for mixtapes. Although he released "Lights Out". "So Many Girls" became his first single which the music video reached number ten on BET's 106 & Park. In June 2012, Khleo released a single titled "Fly Me Out To Cali", which featured Los Angeles emcee MANN.[5] On November 13, 2012 Khelo released a collaborative EP singer/rapper Chris Batson entitled After Everything Fades.[6][7]

He is still currently working on his debut album Just A Sample which will be released sometime in 2015.[8] On December 28, 2014 Khleo released his EP Raised In The 90's.[9]

Acting career[edit]

Thomas' first television appearance was on an episode of Bill Cosby's Kids Say the Darndest Things, and he has since starred in such films as Holes, Friday After Next, Going to the Mat, Walking Tall & Roll Bounce. He guest-starred in Poppin' Tags, an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. He also co-starred in the first episode of the television series Teachers, which was canceled after six episodes. He was in the main roles of movies such as Hurricane Season & Remember The Daze. In 2010 Khleo starred in the action film Boogie Town.

Other ventures[edit]

Love Wings[edit]

In 2011, Khleo released his necklace line he designed himself, called "Love Wings".[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Just A Sample
  • Release date: 2015
  • Label: Executive Dream
  • Format: CD, Digital download
To be released
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

EP albums[edit]

Year Title
2012 After Everything Fades
(with Chris Batson)
2014 Raised In The 90's[11]
  • Release date: December 28, 2014
  • Label: Executive Dream
  • Format: Digital download, EP

Mixtapes[edit]

Khleo Thomas's mixtapes and details
Title Mixtape details
The World Is A Cartoon
  • Released: January 11, 2010
  • Hosted by DJ Goonie
The Next Episode
  • Released: January 11, 2011
  • Presented by The Plus & Zero Unlimited
Slick Living
  • Released: December 23, 2011
  • Hosted by Coast 2 Coast
  • Presented by Executive Dream

Singles[edit]

Main artist singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2011 "Lights Out" Non-album single
2012 "So Many Girls"[12][13][14]
2014 "5 On It" Raised In The 90's
"Side Nigga"
"No Questions"
"Tonight"

Official music videos[edit]

  • "In My Soul" (2010)
  • "I'm Still" (2010)
  • "Lost" (2010)
  • "I Got Me" (2010)
  • "Feel Good Music" (2010)
  • "Like I Never Left" (2010)
  • "Give Em What They Want" (2010)
  • "Halloween" (2010)
  • "Burn It Down" (2010)
  • "Lights Out" (2011)
  • "Floyd Mayweather" (2011)
  • "Motivation Remix" (2011)
  • "You Don't Fight Fair" (2011)
  • "Monster & A Beat" (2011)
  • "Slick" (2012)
  • "Sweat It Out" (2012)
  • "Fly me out to cali" (2012)
  • "So Many Girls" (2012)
  • "Slick Music" (2012)

Featured music videos[edit]

  • Bow Wow - "Ain't I Freestyle" (2009)
  • Stefon4u - "Teachers Pet" (2010)
  • Indigo Charlie - "Never Change Remix (I'll Never Change)" (2010)
  • Amanda Leigh - "Running Back To You" (2010)

Cameo video appearances[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 2006: "How You Move It" (Bow Wow featuring Khleo)
  • 2006: "Bet That" (Bow Wow featuring Khleo)
  • 2009: "Ain't I Freestyle" (Bow Wow featuring Khleo)
  • 2009: "Do I Love Her" (Bow Wow featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Freak Show" (Ja-Bar featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Victory" (Soulja Boy featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Teachers Pet" (Stefon4u featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Never Change Remix (I'll Never Change)" (Indigo Charlie featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Not My Girl" (The Good Boys featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Running Back To You" (Amanda Leigh featuring Khleo)
  • 2010: "Light The Speakers On Fire" (Malachi Mott featuring Khleo)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Friday After Next Bad Kid Supporting role
2003 Holes Hector Zeroni Main role/Nominated performance
2004 Walking Tall Pete Vaughn Supporting role
Baadasssss! Mario Supporting role
Going to the Mat Vincent "Fly" Shu Supporting role
Time Out Khalid Supporting role
2005 Roll Bounce Mixed Mike Main role
Dirty Splooge Supporting role
The Golden Blaze Jason/Sure Shot Supporting role
2007 Remember the Daze Dylan Supporting role/Nominated performance
2008 Bob Funk Cupcake Main role/Nominated performance
2009 Hurricane Season David Willis Supporting role
Breathe/III Dante Supporting role
2010 The Company We Keep Young Raheem Supporting role
Krews Tom Tom Supporting role
TBA Boogie Town Gizmo Supporting role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kids Say the Darndest Things Himself Episode: "Oatmeal"
1999 Family Law Lanny Brass Episode: "Games"
2001 City Guys Jordan Episode: "Skips, Lies and Radiotapes"
2003 Super Short Show Himself
2004 ER Brian Episode: "Forgive and Forget"
The Wayne Brady Show Himself Episode: "March 19, 2004"
Frankie Muniz HoopLA Celebrity Basketball Event Himself
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Curtis Episode: "Car wars"
Scream Tour IV Himself
2006 Teachers Patrick Episode: "Substitute"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dante Episode: "Poppin' Tags"
Gettin' Dirty
2007 House M.D Kenny Episode: "Ugly"
On Location with Remember the Daze Himself
2009 Kids' Inaugural Himself
2010 90210 Purse Guy Episode: "I see London/I see France"
2011 Parenthood Guy in batting cage Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"
Sons of Anarchy Frecks Episode: "Dorylus"
2013 Bones Marcos Herrera Episode: "The Blood from the Stones"

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