Mitchel Musso

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Mitchel Musso
Mitchel Musso 2010 cropped.jpg
Musso in 2010
Born Mitchel Tate Musso
(1991-07-09) July 9, 1991 (age 22)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Mitch
Occupation Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Years active 2002–present
Television Phineas and Ferb
Hannah Montana
Pair of Kings
Relatives Mason Musso and Marc Musso (brothers)
Musical career
Genres Pop rock, teen pop, dance-pop[1]
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active 2007–present
Labels Walt Disney (2008–2009)
717 (2010–present)
Associated acts Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Katelyn Tarver
Website mitchmusso.com

Mitchel Tate Musso (born July 9, 1991) is an American actor, singer-songwriter and musician. Musso is best known for his three Disney Channel roles as Oliver Oken in Hannah Montana; Jeremy Johnson in the animated series Phineas and Ferb; and King Brady on Pair of Kings. He was also the host of Disney Channel's PrankStars.[2]

In some of his other works, he provided his voice of DJ for the computer animated/motion capture film, Monster House and also starred as Raymond Figg in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Life Is Ruff, released in 2005. Musso's self-titled debut album was released on June 2, 2009 on Walt Disney Records. The album debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Early life[edit]

Musso was born in Garland, Texas, the son of Katherine (née Moore) and Samuel Musso, who were involved in community theater in Dallas, Texas.[4] He is of Italian and English ancestry. He has two siblings – Mason Musso, who sang lead vocals in the band Metro Station with Miley Cyrus' brother Trace, and Marc Musso, an actor.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

In 2003, Mitchel made his Hollywood film debut in Secondhand Lions, alongside his brother Marc. Before Musso was cast in Secondhand Lions, he had been in several films beforehand: Am I Cursed? as Richie and The Keyman as a cub scout both in 2002. Musso also starred in three episodes of King of the Hill as the voice of Bobby Hill's friend Curt in the episodes "The Powder Puff Boys" and "Bobby Rae" as well as the surfer kid in "Four Wave Intersection" in 2007.

In addition to his role as Oliver Oken in Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, Musso also voices Jeremy Johnson in Phineas and Ferb, a boy on whom the title characters' sister, Candace (Ashley Tisdale) has a crush. Other acting credits include Raymond Figg in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Life Is Ruff, the voice of Aang in the unaired version of the pilot episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the voice of DJ in the film, Monster House, and Hannah Montana: The Movie, which was released on April 10, 2009. Musso was in the Disney Channel Games in 2006 on the Green Team, and appeared on the Red Team in 2007 and 2008. He also appeared in the TV movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire alongside Chuck Norris and Selena Gomez. On June 2, 2008, Musso was a surprise guest at the Spotlight Awards at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. He presented awards to the Best Actor and Best Actress of the 2007–2008 theatrical year. In 2008 Musso, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus all made "family" guest appearances in Metro Station's music video for "Seventeen Forever".

In early 2009, Musso was cast, alongside The Suite Life on Deck and House of Payne's Doc Shaw, in a new television series for Disney XD titled Pair of Kings. The series began production in March 2010, following the production of the final season of Hannah Montana in which Musso does not star in this season he will only be a guest. The series premiered on September 10, 2010. It was announced that Musso would be the host of Disney Channel's latest hidden camera reality series, PrankStars, which premiered on July 15, 2011.

On December 12, 2011, Disney XD renewed the series Pair of Kings for a third season. Musso did not return for the new season because he was charged with DUI, and, instead, he was replaced by a new character played by Adam Hicks.[7] He will remain as the voice of Jeremy Johnson on Phineas and Ferb. He also got new role in 2013 in the movie Sins Of Our Youth.

Music career[edit]

Mitchel Musso on April 20, 2011

Musso sang a remixed remake of the song "Lean on Me" for the Disney film, Snow Buddies; the music video is included on the DVD and the song is included on the Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 10 CD. Musso also sang the song "If I Didn't Have You" with Hannah Montana co-star Emily Osment for the DisneyMania 6 CD in 2008 and sang the song Stand Out for the Disneymania 7 CD in 2010. For their 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie, Hatching Pete, Musso teamed up with co-star Tiffany Thornton, from Sonny with a Chance, to record a song called "Let It Go" that was used in the film. The two also worked on a music video for the song which was released to Disney Channel. Musso also recorded a song called "The Girl Can't Help It" for another Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program. "Let it Go" and "The Girl Can't Help It" was featured on the Disney compilation album, Disney Channel Playlist, which was released on June 23, 2008. And sang "Live like Kings" on Disney XD's Pair of Kings on Disney Channel.

In a studio effort, Musso released his self-titled debut album on June 2, 2009.[8] His debut single, "The In Crowd," a cover of a John Hampson song, premiered on Radio Disney on December 5, 2008. The song is also featured on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 11. His second single, "Hey", was released on May 15, 2009 on Radio Disney with an accompanying music video that premiered on Disney Channel. He was the host of the Disney Channel series "Prank Stars" and sang the theme song.

In July and August 2009, Musso opened for Metro Station. He also launched a headlining tour in August, with KSM, as his opening act. The tour concluded September 24 in New Orleans, Louisiana. On Saturday, September 4, 2010 he put on a free concert at the Great New York State Fair's Chevy Court.[9] One week later he put on another free show at the Utah State Fair. Musso's second release, "Brainstorm" was released on November 23, 2010.[10] He made a video for each one of his songs on the album to "Tell the whole story." His song Celebrate was in the radio Disney Top 3.[11]

Legal issues[edit]

On October 17, 2011 at 3:43 in the morning, Musso was pulled over, failed to slow down for traffic cops, and charged with a DUI suspicion. He was approached by the police who then smelled alcohol and proceeded to give him a field sobriety test and breathalyzer. Musso blew above the legal limit of .08. His bail was set at $5,000, but he was released on account of no outstanding warrants.[12] Musso told E! Online, that, "In becoming an adult, I have learned first hand that stepping up and taking responsibility is the best way to move forward. I am especially thankful to my family and fans for their unwavering support and encouragement. I am glad to now put this in the past."[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Am I Cursed? Richie Film opening
The Keyman Cub Scout
2003 Secondhand Lions Boy
2004 Oliver Beene One Nad aka Walter Episode: "Soup to Nuts"
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Aang Lead Role (Unaired Pilot)
Life Is Ruff Raymond Figg Disney Channel Original Movie
Walker Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Josh Whitley Television movie
2006 Monster House DJ Walters Voice/motion capture
2006–2011 Hannah Montana Oliver Oscar Oken/Mike Standley III 85 episodes, Season 1-3 Main Character - Season 4 Recurring
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Kevin 1 episode
2007–present Phineas and Ferb Jeremy Johnson (voice) Recurring voice role
2009 Hatching Pete Cleatus Poole Main role
Disney Channel Original Movie
Yin Yang Yo! Himself Voice
Episode: "Yin! Yang! You!"
Hannah Montana: The Movie Oliver Oscar Oken
2010–2012 Pair of Kings King Brady Co-Lead Role, 46 Episodes (Season 1-2)
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Adult Santa Paws Voice
2011 So Random! Himself Musical guest/various roles ("Mitchel Musso")
PrankStars Host/ Himself 6 Episodes
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Jeremy Johnson and Johnson, Jeremy (2nd Dimension) Voice
2014 Sins of our Youth Scott N/A
2014 The Sand N/A


Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Extended plays

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Secondhand Lions (shared with Marc Musso) Nominated[14]
2007 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Performance by a Younger Actor Monster House Nominated[15]
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series Hannah Montana (shared with ensemble) Nominated[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Musso". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Martin, Lara (June 22, 2011). "Selena Gomez for Disney reality show 'PrankStars'". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Billboard: Mitchel Musso- Mitchel Musso". Billboard.com. 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Mitchel Musso was raised by dinosaurs – Isthmus | The Daily Page. Isthmus (2009-08-14). Retrieved on 2011-01-11.
  5. ^ Gray Streeter, Leslie (2009-10-09). "Musso of ‘Hannah Montana’ is a Musician, Too". pbpulse.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Hogan, Kate (2009-05-04). "Hannah Montana's Mitchel Musso Has One Lovable 'Beast'". peoplepets.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Disney XD's Sitcom 'Pair of King' To Resume Production for Third Season, Adam Hicks Joins Cast
  8. ^ Jessica, Herndon (2009-06-03). "Hannah Montana's Mitchel Musso Releases Debut Album". people.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Classic rock legend Styx to perform at Chevy Court 2010-06-22". nysfair.org. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Brainstorm (Walmart Exclusive)". walmart.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "News on Mitchel Musso's New Album Brainstorm!". seventeen.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Underage Hannah Montana Star Mitchel Musso Busted for DUI". eonline.com. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hannah Montana Star Mitchel Musso Cops Plea in DUI Case: "I'm Stepping Up and Taking Responsibility"". eonline.com. 2012-02-10. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  14. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards - Winners and Nominations". Young Artist Awards. 
  15. ^ "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2007". 
  16. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Young Artist Awards. 

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