Jordan Fisher

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Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher 2016.jpg
Jordan Fisher in 2016
Born (1994-04-24) April 24, 1994 (age 24)
Trussville, Alabama
Residence Manhattan, New York City
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • actor
Years active 2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 2014–present
Labels Hollywood
Website jordanfisherofficial.com

Jordan William Fisher (born April 24, 1994) is an American singer, dancer, and actor. His self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records on August 19, 2016. He has had recurring roles on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie, and supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, and Grease: Live, and is featured on the Moana soundtrack. He assumed the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton on November 22, 2016. He played Noah Patrick in the TV series Teen Wolf. Fisher and his dancing partner Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars.

Early life and education[edit]

Jordan Fisher was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] Jordan's biological mother was 16 at the time of his birth, and he was legally adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents, Rodney and Pat. The Fishers also adopted Jordan's two siblings, Cory and Trinity as their mother struggled with substance abuse – she did not have a relationship with the children.[2] During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background.[3][4][5]

Fisher became involved in gymnastics at age 2.[2] He became interested in musical theater in the fifth grade, after being cast in a school production of School House Rock, Jr.[1][6] Fisher was home-schooled as a child and earned a high school degree from Harvest Christian Academy.[2] He joined the Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham and was part of their youth performing ensemble for many years. There he was spotted by a talent scout, who offered to represent him.[1][7] He enrolled in courses at Jacksonville State University in 2011.[2] Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles, California, with his mother and siblings; they were later joined by his father.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2017, Fisher is dating his childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods.[10][11]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2014, Fisher released three pop-soul songs on Radio Disney: "By Your Side", "Never Dance Alone" and "What I Got".[9][12] In 2015, he signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[7] On February 1, 2016, he released "Counterfeit", his first track for the label.[13]

Fisher's first single, "All About Us", was released on April 15, 2016, and produced by Warren "Oak" Felder of the production duo Pop & Oak.[14][15] The song's music video, directed by TK McKamy, premiered on Vibe.com on May 11, 2016.[15][16] For the week of June 13, 2016, "All About Us" ranked as the second-most added song on pop radio stations.[17] It is the first track on Fisher's self-titled EP, which was released on August 19, 2016.[18] He has referred to the EP's sound as pop-soul-R&B, influenced by '80s soul music.[19] Fisher plays six instruments: piano, guitar, bass, harmonica, French horn and drums.[20]

In 2015, Fisher joined Disney Channel Circle of Stars for a remake of the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from the film Frozen.[7] For his role on Liv and Maddie, he sang both a duet and ballad version of the song "True Love", which appeared on the show's soundtrack in 2015.[21] He contributed two tracks, "Fallin' For Ya" and "Wanna Be With You", along with vocals on three others, to the Teen Beach 2 soundtrack, released in 2015.[12] He is also featured on Olivia Holt's self-titled debut EP on "Thin Air". On March 13, 2016, he sang the national anthem before the NASCAR Good Sam 500 stock car race at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.[19] At the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London, Fisher opened for Alicia Keys.[22][23] Fisher is featured alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on "You're Welcome", an end-credits song for the 2016 animated Disney film Moana.[24] In July 2016, he was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and broadcast nationally where he performed live his single "All About Us". He covered the song "I'd Love to Change the World" (originally recorded by Ten Years After in 1971) for the 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise.[25] Fisher has performed at numerous WE Day concerts across the United States, to benefit WE Charity.[26][27]

Fisher's new single "Mess" was released on October 6, 2017.[28]

Television[edit]

Fisher's first television roles were in 2009 as a guest star on The Hustler on Crackle and iCarly on Nickelodeon. His first major part was as Grace Bowman's half-brother Jacob on seasons 4 and 5 of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[29] He portrayed the recurring character Holden Dippledorf on Liv and Maddie on the Disney Channel starting in 2015, and has also appeared in The Thundermans and Teen Wolf.[1] He played the surfer gang leader Seacat in the cable TV movies Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Teen Beach 2 (2015).[7][30] On Grease: Live, a live performance of Grease televised on Fox, Fisher starred as Doody, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen as his girlfriend Frenchy.[6][31] He sings a rendition of "Those Magic Changes" that was widely praised as a highlight of the show.[14][32][33][34] In September 2017, Fisher was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Lindsay Arnold.[35] On November 21, Fisher and Arnold reached the finals, and were declared the winners of the season.[36]

Theatre[edit]

Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton on November 22, 2016, assuming the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos.[37][38]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Jordan Fisher
  • Released: August 19, 2016[39]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Pop
"All About Us" 2016 26 Jordan Fisher
"Lookin' Like That" 39
"Always Summer" 2017 TBA
"Mess"

Other songs[edit]

Title Year Album
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" 2016 A Hollywood Christmas
"Come December" 2017

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"True Love (Piano Duet)" 2015 Dove Cameron Liv and Maddie
"True Love (Ballad)" N/A
"Best Summer Ever" Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca and Chrissie Fit Teen Beach 2
"Falling for Ya" Chrissie Fit
"Wanna Be With You" N/A
"Gotta Be Me" Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps and John DeLuca
"That's How We Do"
"Thin Air" 2016 Olivia Holt Olivia
"Summer Nights" Grease: Live cast Grease Live!
"Those Magic Changes" Aaron Tveit
"You're Welcome" Lin-Manuel Miranda Moana
"I'd Love to Change the World" 2017 N/A When We Rise
"Happily Ever After" Angie Keilhauer Non-album song

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Hustler Mario Episode: "Hustle & Bustle"
2009 iCarly Clark Episode: "iSpeed Date"
2009 Skyrunners Testimonials Johnny Episode: "Press Conference – ATV"
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Jacob 9 episodes
2013 Teen Beach Movie Seacat Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 The Thundermans Dylan Episode: "Four Supes and a Baby"
2015 The Chew Himself Episode: "Movie Night"
2015–2017 Liv and Maddie Holden Recurring cast, 11 episodes
2015–2016 Teen Wolf Noah Patrick 2 episodes
2015 Teen Beach 2 Seacat Disney Channel Original Movie
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show (shared w/ Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca)
2016 Bones Ian Johnson Episode: "The Strike in the Chord"
2016 Grease: Live Doody Television film
2016 Stay Miles Unsold Pilot
2017 Dancing with the Stars Himself Winner on season 25
2018 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Seahawk (voice)[40] Animated series
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Until Dawn Matthew Voice and Motion Capture performance

Stage[edit]

Year(s) Production Role Location Category
2016–17 Hamilton John Laurens / Philip Hamilton Richard Rodgers Theatre[41][42] Broadway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Maria Yagoda, "5 Things to Know About Your New Crush, Grease: Live's Jordan Fisher," People, February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Harvey, Alec (July 31, 2011). "Once King of Almost, Jordan Fisher of Birmingham finally lands big TV role (with video)". The Birmingham News. Advance Publications. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kowalski, Kristine Hope (February 2, 2016). "Jordan Fisher Shares How His Family Has Shaped Him Into Who He Is Today". Twist. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hollywood Today Live. February 3, 2016. Fox Broadcasting Network. 
  5. ^ Freeman, Luria (August 19, 2016). "Interview: Jordan Fisher Is On A Mission To Share His Music With The World". Vibe. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Jane Hong, "Jordan Fisher," Composure, January 2016, pp. 26–29.
  7. ^ a b c d Alec Harvey, "Actor and Birmingham native Jordan Fisher is set to become the next big thing," The Birmingham News, June 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Harvey, Alec (June 24, 2015). "Actor and Birmingham native Jordan Fisher is set to become the next big thing". The Birmingham News. Advance Publications. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Molly Hudelson, "Jordan Fisher: 'A year ago I couldn't even imagine myself being at this point'," AXS, August 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Tarp, Sharon (November 6, 2017). "Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Talk Dating Outside Hollywood". Us Weekly. American Media, Inc. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ Corinthios, Aurelie; Gomez, Patrick (November 22, 2017). "Jordan Fisher: How the DWTS Champ's Girlfriend Supported Him". People. Time Inc. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "13 Things You Should Know About Jordan Fisher," Oh My Disney, July 5, 2015.
  13. ^ Bianca Gracie, "Jordan Fisher From 'Grease: Live' Releases New 'Counterfeit' Track: Listen," Idolator, February 1, 2016.
  14. ^ a b Ella Ceron, "Why You Need to Put Grease Live!'s Jordan Fisher on Your Playlists ASAP," Teen Vogue, June 21, 2016.
  15. ^ a b Robbie Daw, "Jordan Fisher Makes Pop Debut With 'All About Us': Watch The Video," Idolator, May 11, 2016.
  16. ^ Mikey Fresh, "Premiere: Jordan Fisher's 'All About Us' Video," Vibe, May 11, 2016.
  17. ^ Brian Cantor, "Shawn Mendes' 'Treat You Better' Repeats as Pop Radio's Most Added; Jordan Fisher Follows," Headline Planet, June 14, 2016.
  18. ^ Lauren Craddock, "'Grease Live!' Star Jordan Fisher Takes Influence From '90s R&B for New Single 'All I Wanna Do': Exclusive Premiere," Billboard, August 17, 2016.
  19. ^ a b Tom Jensen, "Actor/musician Jordan Fisher calls NASCAR experience 'unreal'," Fox Sports, March 15, 2016.
  20. ^ "Interview with Jordan Fisher," Glitter, July 4, 2015.
  21. ^ Chelsea Duff, "Exclusive: We talked to Jordan Fisher about Liv and Maddie, his upcoming music and ultimate career goals," Girls' Life, February 1, 2016.
  22. ^ Becky Lucas, "Apple Music Festival 2016 Exclusive: Line-Up and Tickets," GQ, August 24, 2016.
  23. ^ Tristan Banning, "Apple Music Festival 10: Alicia Keys & Jordan Fisher," Sidewalk Hustle, September 2016.
  24. ^ Olivia Singh, "Alessia Cara and Jordan Fisher Will Be Featured in This Disney Movie Soundtrack," Tiger Beat, October 29, 2016.
  25. ^ When We Rise: Jordan Fisher music video released
  26. ^ "WE Day Announces New York Line-Up Featuring Jordan Fisher, Rowan Blanchard, Darren Criss, and More," Broadway World, March 15, 2017.
  27. ^ "Lily Collins, Jordan Fisher and Yara Shahidi Attend We Day Seattle," Beautiful Ballad, April 21, 2017.
  28. ^ "Jordan Fisher Announces New Single 'Mess' & Will Compete on DWTS Season 25!" Just Jared Jr, September 6, 2017.
  29. ^ Stephanie Osmanski, "6 Projects You Never Realized Jordan Fisher Was In," M Magazine, April 23, 2015.
  30. ^ Katie Cannon, "Birmingham's Jordan Fisher co-stars in Disney Channel's 'Teen Beach Movie'," The Birmingham News, July 10, 2013.
  31. ^ "How 'Grease Live!' kickstarted Jordan Fisher's R&B music career". Aol. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  32. ^ Lindsey Weber, "Grease: Live! Breakout Jordan Fisher Is Adorably Shy About His New Heartthrob Status," Cosmopolitan, February 2, 2016.
  33. ^ Kelsie Gibson, "The Internet Is Buzzing Over Jordan Fisher's Performance on Grease: Live, and Rightfully So," PopSugar, February 1, 2016.
  34. ^ Marc Snetiker, "5 showstopping highlights from Grease: Live," Entertainment Weekly, January 31, 2016.
  35. ^ "'Dancing With the Stars' season 25 celebrity cast: Frankie Muniz, Barbara Corcoran, Nick Lachey and more". ABC News. September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Jordan Fisher crowned Dancing with the Stars Season 25 Mirrorball Champion". People. November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017. 
  37. ^ BWW News Desk. "Recording Artist Jordan Fisher to Make Broadway Debut in HAMILTON; Anthony Ramos to Depart Next Month" broadwayworld.com, October 19, 2016
  38. ^ Dave Quinn, "Jordan Fisher's Friends Hounded Him for Hamilton Tickets 18 Minutes After He Was Cast," People, December 5, 2016.
  39. ^ "Jordan Fisher - EP". iTunes. August 19, 2016. 
  40. ^ "She-Ra gets a makeover! A first look at the new Netflix series and meet the cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  41. ^ "GREASE LIVE'S Jordan Fisher to Make Broadway Debut in HAMILTON; Anthony Ramos to Depart Next Month". Broadway World. October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  42. ^ Gans, Andrew (December 14, 2016). "Broadway's Hamilton Announces Major Principal Cast Changes". Playbill. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater
Dancing with the Stars (US) winners
Season 25 (Fall 2017 with Lindsay Arnold)
Succeeded by
TBD