Kyle Massey

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Kyle Massey
Kyle Massey 2012.jpg
Massey in 2012
BornKyle Orlando Massey
(1991-08-28) August 28, 1991 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActor, rapper, singer, songwriter, musician
Years active1999–present
TelevisionThat's So Raven, Cory in the House, Life Is Ruff, American Dragon: Jake Long, Fish Hooks, Dancing with the Stars
RelativesChristopher Massey (brother)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated actsChristopher Massey

Kyle Orlando Massey (born August 28, 1991), also known mononymously as Massey, is an American actor, rapper, and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He starred in the Disney Channel sitcoms That's So Raven and its spin-off Cory in the House, in which he played Cory Baxter. Massey starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Life Is Ruff. Massey has released several rap songs for Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. He provided the voice of Milo in the Disney animated series Fish Hooks and was the runner-up on the 11th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. He is the younger brother of actor Christopher Massey.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Starting in 2003, Massey played Cory Baxter on the Disney Channel show That's So Raven for four seasons, and then headlined its 2007 spinoff Cory in the House.[1] Massey also starred in the 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, Life Is Ruff. He also voices the character of the fish Milo on the Disney Channel's Fish Hooks.[2] Massey also played a role in the PBS children's educational series, The Electric Company.

Music[edit]

Massey appeared on the Disney Channel Holiday soundtrack and the Shaggy Dog soundtrack where he performed "Who Let The Dog Out" and "Jingle Bells (a Hip-Hop Carol)". He sang the theme song for Cory in the House. Massey also raps a song called "It's a Dog" on the Life is Ruff soundtrack. He also sang the theme song for Yin Yang Yo!. Massey and his brother Christopher Massey have performed rap as the duo, The Massey Boyz. He also sang the music video for Disney's Underdog.

On June 12, 2016, Massey was featured using his surname as a mononym on the song 'Verse' by Lebanese-American rapper Skate, making it the first time in nearly 10 years since Massey has done anything musically. Massey also owns a SoundCloud account where he uploads new original music, with his most recent song being Finess.[3]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Massey was a contestant on the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars, which premiered on September 20, 2010. He and his professional partner Lacey Schwimmer finished as the runners-up in the competition. Massey's final dance was a freestyle to the song "Tootsie Roll" by the 69 Boys. He was praised by all the judges, being dubbed the "Fresh Prince of DWTS".

In 2012, Massey and Schwimmer appeared in the Dancing with the Stars live show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "My First Kiss" 8 7 8 Last to be called Safe
2 Quickstep/ "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" 8 7 7 Safe
3 Waltz/"Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop" 8 7 8 Safe
4 Rumba/"Nothin' on You" 6/8 6/7 6/7 Safe
5 Foxtrot/"Charlie's Angels Theme" 8 5 7 Safe
6 Tango/"If I Had You"
Rock n' Roll Marathon/"La Grange"
8
Awarded
7
7
8
Points
Safe
7 Cha Cha Cha Team Dance/"Workin' Day and Night"
Paso Doble/"Free Your Mind"
8
9
8
8
8
8
Last to be called Safe
8 Viennese Waltz/"Breathe (2 AM)"
Jive/"Good Golly Miss Molly"
9
10
9
9
9
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Samba/"She's Got Me Dancing"
Argentine Tango/"Jai Ho"
10
10
9
9
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Foxtrot/"Feeling Good"
Freestyle/"Tootsee Roll"
Tango/"If I Had You"
Cha Cha Cha/"Raise Your Glass"
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
9
10
Runner-up

Personal life[edit]

Massey is the younger brother of actor Christopher Massey,[1] who played Michael Barret in the television series Zoey 101.

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Henry Direct-to-video film
2014 Senior Project Andy
2017 Ripped Young Reeves
2018 Bad Company Mack Direct-to-video film
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Selma, Lord, Selma Featured Television film; as Kyle Orlando Massey
1999 Passing Glory Principal/Dancer Television film; as Kyle Orlando Massey
2003–2007 That's So Raven Cory Baxter Main role
2003 The Practice Derrick Hayes Episode: "Capitol Crimes"
2003 The Parkers Kevin Episode: "Crazy Love"
2005 Life Is Ruff Calvin Wheeler Disney Channel Original Movie
2006–2007 American Dragon: Jake Long Huntsboy #88 Recurring voice role
2007–2008 Cory in the House Cory Baxter Lead role
2009–2010 The Electric Company P.J. Watson Recurring role
2010–2014 Fish Hooks Milo Main voice role
2010 Dancing with the Stars Himself Contestant (season 11)
2014 Gotham Mackey Episodes: "Selina Kyle", "Lovecraft"
2015 Being Mary Jane Cameron Episodes: "Sleepless in Atlanta", "No Eggspectations"
2016–present Mighty Magiswords Mr. Spoony Voice role; 4 episodes
2017 Celebrity Family Feud Himself Contestant; episode: "Jennie Garth vs. Kyle Massey"
2018 The Mind of Jake Paul Himself Cameo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jon Weisman (July 13, 2007). "The making of a kid star". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  2. ^ Jon Weisman (July 23, 2011). "Kids-book scribe swims with Mouse". Variety. Retrieved 2018-08-27. ...and oft-screechy voices, supplied by a cast including Kyle Massey, Chelsea Kane, Justin Roiland, Jerry Stiller and Atticus Shaffer.
  3. ^ https://soundcloud.com/kylemasseymusic

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