Leon G. Thomas III (born August 1, 1993) is an American actor, record producer, songwriter and singer who is signed to Columbia Records/Rostrum Records. He is best known for playing Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon series Victorious.
Thomas was born in Brooklyn, to Jayon Anthony.
In 2007, Thomas appeared in the film August Rush as Arthur, performing the song "La Bamba", and was the singing voice for Tyrone in The Backyardigans. Thomas has also guest starred on Jack's Big Music Show and Just Jordan. He also appeared as Harper in the iCarly episode iCarly Saves TV and was featured on The Naked Brothers Band Christmas Special. He played a main character on Victorious, portraying Andre Harris, which premiered on Nickelodeon on March 27, 2010, also appearing as Andre in the crossover between Victorious and iCarly, iParty with Victorious. He also appeared as himself in an episode of True Jackson, VP.
Leon Thomas has released a mix tape called Metro Hearts, and has several songs in the Victorious Soundtrack. He is part of the group The Rascals who consists of himself and Chris Tines. Together they wrote and produced five songs on Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly.
He made his Broadway debut at age 10 in 2003 as Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King. In 2004, he appeared as Jackie Thibodeaux in the original Broadway cast of Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change. He also toured with the company during its five-month run in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Thomas has also performed in the Broadway productions The Lion King, and The Color Purple.
Mixtapes and production work (2012-present):
Metro Hearts is a mixtape by Leon Thomas. It was released on August 1, 2012. Songs on the mixtape Metro Hearts include "Forever", "Bad", "Moving On", "Vibe", "Like Clay", and "Never Look Back". The mixtape also included a cover of "Take Care" by Drake, featuring Rihanna. The cover is by Leon Thomas featuring Ariana Grande.
Leon Thomas co-wrote the song "Ain't No Other Me" for the British group Stooshe, which features as a deluxe edition track on their debut album, London with the Lights On. Thomas co-wrote 4 songs on Ariana Grande's 2013 album Yours Truly. He also co-produced 5 songs on Yours Truly, in addition to the song "Last Christmas" from Grande's Christmas Kisses EP, as a member of production duo The Rascals.
On September 24, 2013, Leon Thomas released a new single, "Hello How Are You", featuring Wiz Khalifa. A second single, "Chill," is to be released soon.
On January 1, 2014, Thomas released a new mixtape, V1bes, under the name Leon Thomas, via Datpiff. He also announced that a music video for his single, Hello How Are You, was in the works.