Qaasim Middleton

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Qaasim Middleton
Born Qaasim Asani Malik Seawright-Middleton
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Qaasim Asani Malik Seawright-Middleton is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his role on The Naked Brothers Band. Qaasim is also known for his role on the HBO documentary movie The Music in Me. In 2015, he became a finalist in season 14 of American Idol.

Early life[edit]

Qaasim Middleton was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of actor/musician-songwriter Keith Middleton who performed in the Nw York cast of STOMP and actress/singer-songwriter Toni Seawright, the first African American Miss Mississippi and a 4th runner-up in Miss America.[1][2] He graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.


Middleton is the guitar player for The Naked Brothers Band.[1] He is the newest member to the band; he is the replacement for Cole Hawkins/Joshua Kaye in the Naked Brothers Band. In the show, it is revealed that he is greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. He was also featured in HBO's The Music in Me where he performed as a percussionist.[3]

As of March 2015, Middletown is appearing on season 14 of the American televised singing competition American Idol American Idol (season 14). [4]



  1. ^ a b "Kidsday Talks With Nickelodeon's Qaasim Middleton". Los Angeles Times. Washington Post News Service. July 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Donna (January 22, 2015). "South Mississippians make a showing on 'American Idol'". Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi). 
  3. ^ "The Music in Me (2006) (TV) - Full cast and crew". IMDb. 
  4. ^ Keveney, Bill (March 11, 2015). "'Idol' reveals Top 12, who sing for survival". USA Today (Louisville, Kentucky: Courier Journal). 

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