Corbin Bleu Reivers
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Cobin Bleu was born Corbin Bleu Reivers on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Martha (Callari) and David Reivers, an actor. His mother is of Italian descent and his father is Jamaican.
Corbin began appearing in television commercials at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco. It was at that time he also discovered his love for dance when he began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually the only boy in the class. By the age of four he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy's, Gap, Target, and Toys R Us, and fashion spreads in Child, Parent, and American Baby magazines, as well as having his image on toys and game packaging. At age six Corbin appeared in his first professional theater production off Broadway playing an abandon homeless mute in the play "Tiny Tim is Dead".
Corbin and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and he quickly landed a recurring role on the television series High Incident (1996). He continued to land small roles in such feature films as Soldier (1998) with Kurt Russell, Mystery Men (1999) with Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear, and Galaxy Quest (1999) with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. He also guest starred on such television shows as ER (1994), Malcolm & Eddie (1996), Cover Me (1999), and The Amanda Show (1999). Corbin also continued dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He then attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major, this time following in his mother's footsteps who attended New York City's famed High School of Performing Arts. While in his freshman year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film Catch That Kid (2004). Back in school in his sophomore year he played the lead role of Ren in the musical "Footloose" and the role of Sonny in the musical "Grease". That same year Corbin was honored with the award of Theatre Student of the Year. In the summer of 2004 Corbin became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down (2005), filmed on location in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. During the summer of 2005 Corbin was cast as Chad in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical (2006) which was directed by Kenny Ortega. Being a big fan of musical theater, Corbin was thrilled to be a part of this musical movie project in which he gets to showcase his dance skills.
Favorite Movies: Chicago (2002) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
His favorite actresses are Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie.
Son of David Reivers.
His favorite book is The Great Gatsby.
Has appeared in two of the three highest rated Disney Channel Original Movies ever: High School Musical (2006) and Jump In! (2007).
Appeared in 3 of the 4 highest premier night movies on Disney Channel.
Best friends with Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron.
Has three younger sisters.
Is a talented card player.
Was one of the first students accepted into the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
His mom nicknamed him Sasquatch because of his large shoe size.
As far as musicians go, Prince has an influence on him but his all-time favourite is Michael Jackson.
He has been in show-business since he was just two years old.
Plays piano and keyboards.
He started taking dance classes aged two.
Loves Mustang cars. He has a black and gold Mustang convertible.
Collects belt buckles.
As of March 2006, he was part of the first-ever group of Star Power ambassadors, who were led by their "fairy Godmother" Jamie Lee Curtis.
He is a frequent volunteer worker, volunteering for charities such as "The Starlight children's foundations", "The Make-A-Wish foundation" and "St Jude's children's research hospital".
While shooting High School Musical (2006) in 2006, he taught his co-star Chris Warren every song and dance routine from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Has been a stage performer since he was 6-years-old. His stage mentor was Debbie Allen.
On his debut album, "Another Side", he wrote/co-wrote five of the album's twelve songs. He also wrote two more songs that appear as bonus tracks on the European version. One of those tracks was titled "Shake It Off", it was an ode to the musician Prince.
Is a talented impressionist.
For his most recent films each role has required him to master sporting skills. High School Musical - basketball and baseball, Jump In! - boxing and double-dutch and Free Style - motocross. Since participating in those movies, he has adapted to a skill from each and practises it in his time off or for fitness: basketball, boxing and motocross.
He owns a motorcycle - Kawasaki 2009 KX 250 - given to him by Kawazaki personally for his involvement in "Free Style".
Is a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.
Was signed as a child model with The Ford Modeling Agency at the age of four.
Served Thanksgiving's dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at the Los Angeles homeless shelter. (2008)
Is a good friend of photographer Marc Blackwell.
He wears a lot of the clothing by designers Ed Hardy and D&G. He also wears clothes from the label Penguin and loves sneakers by Nike.
His band consists of: Drummer - Chad Wright, Guitarist - Chay Wright, Bass guitarist - Eric Banes and keyboardist - KT. His dancers consist of Tia Robinson, Claude Racine, Mike Betham and Boscoe Baker. Together, with Corbin, they are know to fans as "CB08 Crew".
Is the National Spokesperson for the Starlight Starbright charity foundation.
His favourite Broadway musicals are "Avenue Q" and "Spring Awakening". He can do hilarious impressions of the characters from Avenue Q, his favourite being "Trekkie Monster", a parody of Seasume Streets "Cookie Monster". He is also great friends with cast of "Spring Awakening" and has appeared in the episode "Notsey" of their Youtube series.
The first song he ever recorded professionally was titled "Circles" or "Circles In My Mind' for his then TV show Flight 29 Down'. When executives from several record companies heard the song, they became eager to sign him to a contract. He later signed with Hollywood Records and has since released two albums, "Another Side" (2007) and "Speed Of Light" (2009).
He plans on going to college when he gets the chance. He was accepted to Pitzer, Hofstra, Pamona and Stanford Universities.
For many years he wanted to be a doctor.
He is the first member of the original High School Musical (2006) cast to appear on Broadway.
His father was born in Jamaica. His mother is of Italian descent.
Currently on a promotional tour of Europe for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), with his co-stars, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and director Kenny Ortega. [October 2008]
Currently on his own national tour. [August 2008]
Preparing to release his first feature film in four years, and his second solo studio album. [December 2008]
On tour with the High School Musical (2006) cast. [December 2006]
Currently filming High School Musical 2 (2007): Sing It All or Nothing! [February 2007]
Currently filming (and living) in New York for the CW's new show, The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009). [August 2009]
Big Curly Afro
His big white smile and chocolate brown eyes
His leather jackets
I'm a very outgoing person. I'm always happy, I'm one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they'd say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody.
I mean, to see somebody else when they put so much work into whatever they do... that inspires me. My dad, he does that very much so. An actor that I really look up to is Johnny Depp. The amount of work that he puts into his stuff, he is such an amazing actor, I think!
We've been having a lot of fun, and it's always great to be back with these guys! I'm a very social person and all of us got close on set! - On the High School Musical cast & tour.
You name a show business faux pas and it has happened to me - from pants with the zipper down on the red carpet to having hair that looked like I put my finger in a light socket. It's kinda like that naturally so when it gets freaky looking, it gets really freaky!
[on career choices] When you're a kid you have grand ideas to become a lot of different things. I wanted to be a marine biologist. I wanted to be a plastic surgeon. Eventually it came down to two directions - a pediatrician or an actor.
[on finishing shooting the last scene of High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)] To maintain our manhood, we didn't cry in front of everybody. We waited until we got back to the makeup trailer and then let loose. Just six of us were there - and, of course, we just broke down.