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Michael Copon (2010)
|Born||Michael Sowell Copon
November 13, 1982
Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S
|Occupation||Actor, model, film producer|
Michael Sowell Copon (born November 13, 1982) is an American actor, model, producer, and singer. He is known for playing Felix Taggaro in the television series One Tree Hill, Vin Keahi in the television series Beyond the Break, and Lucas Kendall in Power Rangers Time Force.
In 2001, Copon was cast by the Fox Kids Network as the Blue Power Ranger, Lucas Kendall, on the Power Rangers Time Force television series. He reprised this role in two episodes of Power Rangers Wild Force. In 2004, he appeared in a music video for the song "Backflip" by Raven-Symoné which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. Copon portrayed the recurring character Felix Taggaro on the television series One Tree Hill. From 2006 to 2009, Copon recurred on the drama series Beyond the Break on The N network. In between that time (in 2005) he appeared (and subsequently won) the competition on VH1's "But Can They Sing?"
In 2008, Copon played the love interest of Ashley Benson in straight-to-video movie Bring It On: In It to Win It. Copon followed this up in 2008 playing the titular role in straight-to-video movie The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.
On September 8, 2010, Copon released "Let's Get Nasty" on iTunes and in the same year he appeared on a TV commercial ad as a spokesperson for an Asian TV station foundation called Bantay Bata. Copon starred in the thriller Killer Holiday in which he also produced the film and did stunts as well. Copon is also a member of the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team which raises funds for various schools and charitable organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area.
In the summer of 2012, Copon started co-hosting a weekend radio show on Positive Hit Radio the Current, WJLZ 88.5 FM, in Virginia with Trina Olson called "Saturday Night with Trina & Mike." The show airs Saturday nights from 5PM – 10PM ET and features Christian rock and hip hop music. The show is streamed live on the station's webpage.
Copon is Executive Producer of Michael Copon Studios.
|2006||All You've Got||Artie Sanchez|
|2006||Elevator||Hot guy at party|
|2007||Bring It On: In It to Win It||Penn||Direct-to-video|
|2008||The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior||Mathayus||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Night of the Demons||Dex Thrilby|
|2010||A Forgotten Innocence||Andrew|
|2013||Blood on the Border||Sancho|
|2001||Power Rangers Time Force||Lucas Kendall/Blue Time Force Ranger||Lead role; 40 episodes|
|2002||Power Rangers Wild Force||Lucas Kendall/Blue Time Force Ranger||Episodes: "Reinforcements from the Future: Part 1 and Part 2"|
|2003||Even Stevens||Boy at beach||Episode: "Surf's Up"|
|2004–05||One Tree Hill||Felix Taggaro||Recurring role (Season 2); 11 episodes|
|2005||Scrubs||Pedro||Episode: "My Big Move"|
|2005||Reno 911!||Kane||Episode: "Dangle's Son"|
|2005||But Can They Sing?||Himself||Won competition|
|2005||That's So Raven||Ricky||Episode: "Boyz 'N Commotion"|
|2006||That's So Raven||Ricky||Episode: "Be Prepared"|
|2006–09||Beyond the Break||Vin Keahi||Main role; 21 episodes|
|2008||Greek||Shane||Episodes: "Barely Legal" and "Mr. Purr-fect"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Walter Leeson||Episode: "Head Case"|
|2010||Finding My Past||Louis Alfred Sunshine|
|2010||Hawaii Five-0||Junior Satele||Episode: "Malama Ka Aina"|
|2011||Kourtney and Kim Take New York||Himself||1 episode|
- Lakeland (2015) (pre-production) – Executive Producer
- Dystopia (2015) – Producer, Co-creator
- Fearless (2015) – Producer
- Killer Holiday (2013) – Producer
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- "The Virginian-Pilot Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
- Thomas K. Arnold (October 18, 2007). "Universal video traps new 'Scorpion' tale". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Amy Ryan (November 1, 2005). "Snap Judgment: 'But Can They Sing?'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Tim Stack (November 18, 2005). "The misguided style of VH1's But Can They Sing". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- C. Molly Smith (August 24, 2015). "How Bring It On passed the spirit stick to a universe of cheer-tastic sequels". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Joe Leydon (August 27, 2008). "Review: ‘The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior’". Variety. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "Let's Get Nasty: Michael Copon: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- http://www.abscbnfoundation.org/mediacenter/index.html[dead link]
- "The Official Movie Site". KillerHoliday.com. August 22, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Hollywood Knights". Hollywood Knights. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Saturday Night with Trina & Mike". Facebook. September 27, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Michael Copon Studios". IMDB Pro. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
- Dennis Harvey (July 25, 2010). "Review: ‘Dark House’". Variety. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Annie Barrett (January 24, 2011). "'Kim and Kourtney Take New York' premiere: Crazy Scott, poor Baby Mason, and no Krazy Khloe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Michael Copon at the Internet Movie Database
- Michael Copon's Official Myspace
- Michael Copon on Twitter