Jason Orange

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Jason Orange
Jason Orange Dublin June 2011.jpg
Orange on stage with Take That in Dublin, June 2011
Background information
Birth name Jason Thomas Orange
Born (1970-07-10) 10 July 1970 (age 45)
Crumpsall, Manchester, England, UK
Genres Pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1988–2014
Associated acts Take That, Gary Barlow

Jason Thomas Orange (born 10 July 1970) is a retired English singer, songwriter, dancer, musician and actor. He was a member of Take That during their original run in the early 1990s and again following their reunion in 2005. He left the group in 2014.

Life and career[edit]

Orange was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire. He attended South Trafford College for two years beginning in 2001 and studied A-level English, and an access course including psychology, biology, and history though he did not progress onto higher education.[1]

He starred in the show The Hit Man and Her as a dancer along with Spike Dawbarn and Jimmy Constable, both from the boy band 911.

Orange joined the boyband Take That in November 1990 and stayed with the band until their split in February 1996. He then pursued a career in acting and appeared in the television thriller Killer Net in 1998, and the London stage production of Gob in 1999.[2] He was the lead actor together with Tom Hayes in the play, which was written by Jim Kenworth, and directed by James Martin Charlton.

In 2005, Take That reformed as a four-piece band and released a new greatest hits album, followed in 2006 by their first studio album since 1995, Beautiful World. Orange contributed both songwriting and lead vocals on the album. In 2008, they released another studio album, The Circus.[3] In 2010, the album Progress was released by the band as a five-piece. On 24 September 2014, it was announced that Orange had left the band stating that he did not wish to continue with the music.[4]

Orange appeared in a cameo role in the Channel 4 comedy Shameless, which aired in April 2013.[5]