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Joshua Bassett
Born (2000-12-22) December 22, 2000 (age 20)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2015–present
Musical career
GenresFolk-pop
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Websitewww.joshuatbassett.com

Joshua T. Bassett (born December 22, 2000)[1] is an American actor and singer. He is known for starring as Ricky Bowen in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.[2][3][4]

Early life

Bassett was born and raised in Oceanside, California to parents Taylor and Laura, and he has five sisters.[5][6][7][8] He was home-schooled.[9]

His first introduction to musical theater was at age 8, over a decade before he starred as Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, when he was in a community theater production of High School Musical as J.V. Jock No. 2.[9] Since then, he has starred in over 30 musical productions.[10]

Bassett also sings and plays piano, guitar, and drums.[8][11][12]

Career

Bassett's first substantial role was in 2018, when he played the recurring role of Aidan Peters on the Disney Channel television series Stuck in the Middle.[10]

Bassett was cast in his first starring role at age 17 as Ricky Bowen, the male lead, in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.[13] According to Playbill, Bassett co-wrote "Just for a Moment" with co-star Olivia Rodrigo for the series' soundtrack.[14][15]

In early 2020, Bassett signed with talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency[16] as well as signed a recording contract with Warner Records.[17] He released his first single, "Common Sense," on music platforms on April 3, 2020.[18] His second single, "Anyone Else," was released on July 16, 2020.[19] Bassett will release his debut EP in early 2021, with the lead single, "Lie Lie Lie," being released on January 14, 2021.[20]

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details
Joshua Bassett
  • Released: March 12, 2021
  • Label: Warner Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Title Year Album
"Common Sense"[21] 2020 TBA
"Anyone Else"[22]
"Lie Lie Lie"[23] 2021 Joshua Bassett

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[24]
"Just For A Moment"
(with Olivia Rodrigo)
2020 32 High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Lethal Weapon Will Episode: "Flight Risk"
2018 Game Shakers Brock Episode: "Babe & The Boys"
2018 Dirty John Teenage John Episode: "Lord High Executioner"
2018 Stuck in the Middle Aidan Peters Recurring role, 9 episodes
2019 Grey's Anatomy Linus Episodes: "Girlfriend in a Coma", "I Want a New Drug"
2019–present High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Ricky Bowen Main role
2020 Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Himself Episode: "It's Raining Penguins!"

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Calvin Berger Matt[25] Hudson Backstage Theatre, Hollywood[26]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Nominated [27][28]

References

  1. ^ Hanson-Firestone, Dana (November 14, 2019). "10 Things You Didn't Know About Joshua Bassett". TVOvermind. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (October 17, 2018). "'High School Musical' Disney Streaming Series Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (October 17, 2018). "'High School Musical': Joshua Bassett To Star In Disney Streaming Series Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Elizabeth, Devon (October 17, 2018). ""High School Musical: The Musical" Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  5. ^ ""High School Musical: The Musical" Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role". Feeling the Vibe. February 21, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Disney+ Bio – Joshua Bassett" (PDF). Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International Media Center. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 30, 2020). "'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Star Joshua Bassett Inks With UTA". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 30, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "8 Things You Didn't Know About Joshua Bassett | TigerBeat". 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  9. ^ a b Miller, Bruce (November 10, 2019). "New 'High School Musical' pays homage, say Matt Cornett and Joshua Bassett". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Hsiao, Jeremy (November 2, 2019). "'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' winks to the past with a modern take". High School Insider – Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Joshua Bassett on Instagram: "Not Right Now Written by me"". Instagram. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "Joshua Bassett on Instagram: "I Know (Lie Lie Lie) -written by me-"". Instagram. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  13. ^ McHenry, Jackson (November 11, 2019). "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Premise: The Explanation". Vulture. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  14. ^ Sorren, Martha (November 15, 2019). "There Are Now New Songs In The HSM Canon". Refinery29. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  15. ^ Gans, Andrew (November 7, 2019). "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Soundtrack, Out in January, to Feature HSM Classics and New Tunes". Playbill. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  16. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2020-01-30). "'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Star Joshua Bassett Inks With UTA". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  17. ^ "'Triple Threat' 'High School Musical' Star Joshua Bassett Signs With Warner Records". Billboard. 2020-03-26. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  18. ^ "Joshua Bassett Makes His Major Label Debut With "Common Sense"". idolator. 2020-04-03. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  19. ^ https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Joshua-Bassett-Releases-New-Song-Video-Anyone-Else-20200716
  20. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/gma/high-school-musical-star-joshua-115132735.html
  21. ^ Common Sense, retrieved 2020-04-03
  22. ^ "Joshua Bassett Releases New Song & Video 'Anyone Else'". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  23. ^ "Joshua Bassett on Instagram: "Lie Lie Lie January 14th !!!!!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2021-01-09.
  24. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 13, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  25. ^ "Calvin Berger L.A." www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  26. ^ "Standing Room Only and Graceful Productions Present Staged Reading of New Musical CALVIN BERGER". BroadwayWorld. July 26, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  27. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (February 13, 2020). "Kids' Choice Awards: Chance the Rapper Set as Host; 'Avengers: Endgame' Leads Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  28. ^ Calvario, Liz (2 May 2020). "Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Complete List of Winners". Entertainment Tonight Online. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

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