Drew Seeley (born April 28, 1982) is a Canadian actor, singer-songwriter and dancer. He has recorded many songs for the Walt Disney Company. He danced as a child in Ontario until he was about pre-teen age and then moved to Florida. Drew is currently married to actress/comedienne Amy Paffrath.
Drew grew up in Toronto and fell in love with performing. He was cast in Hal Prince's revival of Showboat and stayed with the production for a year. In 2005, Drew started working with Ray Cham, an established producer and together they wrote "Get'cha Head in the Game", a song that was a nominee in the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy category, Best Original Music and Lyrics. In 2009, Drew tried his hand at Broadway, taking on the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. Drew is represented by the William Morris Agency and TalentWorks.
2005-2010: Breakthrough films and debut album:
In 2005, Drew began working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote "Get'cha Head in the Game" for Disney's quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. His voice had been blended with Zac Efron's voice for the character of Troy Bolton in High School Musical. This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the Best Original Music and Lyrics category. In addition, Drew filled in for Zac (who was shooting Hairspray) on the North America and Latin America tours of High School Musical: The Concert, playing in 60,000 seat arenas and he can be heard on both soundtracks and High School Musical on Stage!.
Drew's association with Disney continued and he can be heard as a featured artist on several Disney soundtracks/compilation albums including Disneymania 5, Disneymania 6, Disney Channel Holiday, Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 9, and Byou. Drew's duet with Spanish-born Mexican singer Belinda "Dance with Me", from the platinum Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, was played on the Disney Channel and on Radio Disney. Drew appeared in Belinda's video of "Ni Freud ni tu mamá". Drew also made a guest appearance on the current Chipmunks CD Undeniable, singing an updated take on "Shake Your Groove Thing" with Alvin and the gang.
Drew appeared in the Hallmark Channel Movie Claire opposite Valerie Bertinelli, and in the film Fly Kidz, which he co-wrote and produced the soundtrack. He also wrote and performed music for the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In! starring Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. Drew starred opposite Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch in Another Cinderella Story, playing the pop star Joey Parker. Drew wrote and performed four songs in the film, and shot music videos for both versions of his hit song, "New Classic". Drew also appeared in Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck In the Suburbs as a hotel employee.
In the summer of 2009 he starred as Prince Eric in the Disney Broadway Musical The Little Mermaid, and had a leading role in the horror movie The Shortcut. In June 2010, Drew starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Freshman Father.
2011-present: The Resolution, films and television:
His most recent album The Resolution was released on April 5, 2011. He is currently planning on a national tour where he will perform his own original music. He also sang a song for the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up. He sang a song with Adam Hicks called "Dance for Life". It premiered in the episode "Vatalihoosit It Up", backed by a routine performed by dance crew the Jabbawockeez. "Dance for Life" was featured on the soundtrack for the show, Shake It Up: Break It Down.
On June 12, 2011, Drew was reported to have joined the CW's hit teen drama series 90210, but Entertainment Weekly later reported that he dropped the role due to his conflict schedule. In March 2012 I Kissed a Vampire was released, in which Drew stars alongside Lucas Grabeel and Adrian Slade. In June 2012, he co-stars in the Lifetime movie, "Talhotblond", posing as young "Tommy". Drew has also released music videos for his song "Beautiful", and most recently "Into The Fire". Drew recorded a song for the third Shake It Up soundtrack Shake It Up: I Love Dance, called "I Do". It only featured on Walmart Exclusive editions as a bonus track. The song was also featured in the Shake It Up season 3 episode, "I Do It Up".
In 2013, Drew began filming his role in a new film, Elixir, which was renamed to Lovestruck: The Musical on ABC Family, where Drew played the role of "Young Ryan". He played opposite Chelsea Kane (Young Harper), Jane Seymour (Harper), Sara Paxton (Mirabella), Tom Wopat (Ryan), and Alexander DiPersia (Marco). He is featured singing his rendition of Usher's "DJ's Got Us Fallin' in Love". In conjunction with the new movie, Drew co-wrote and performed "Here & Now," the theme song to ABC Family's spring promotional campaign. The song will be featured on Drew's brand new dance-pop EP set to be released in April 2013.
Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up
Stuck in the Suburbs
Front Desk Clerk (David)
Locusts: The 8th Plague
Complete Guide to Guys
Christopher Brennan Saves the World
The Modern Unicorn's Guide to Love and Magic
Another Cinderella Story
Tall Hot Blonde
I Kissed a Vampire
Get the Girl Back
Lovestruck: The Musical
Ryan Hutton / Angus
LA Bound: 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to LA
Parking Guy 1
Second Time Around
The Good Man
Chalk It Up
"1.13547" (Season 1, episode 13.547),
"1.13548" (Season 1, episode 13.548),
"1.13549" (Season 1, episode 13.549)
"The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest" (Season 6, episode 3)
One Tree Hill
Johnny 'Vegas' Norris
"Crash Into You" (Season 1, episode 4),
"You Gotta Go There to Come Back" (Season 1, episode 10)
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
David / Jeffery
"Romancing the Phone" (Season 3, episode 18)
"Jump the Gun" (Season 6, episode 7)
I Kissed a Vampire
"The Dance" (Season 1, episode 4)
"The Husband" (Season 1, episode 4)
The Flip Side
"Date Night" (Season 2, episode 1),
"Pregnancy" (Season 2, episode 12)
"Holiday Special" (Season 1, episode 9)
His & Hers
"All Your Friends Are Men" (Season 1, episode 5)
"Pilot" (Season 1, episode 1)
Max & Wrigley
Voice; Main role
High School Musical on Stage!
The Little Mermaid: On Broadway
Celebrity Improv Mashup
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