Corbin Bleu (Reivers) is the striking young man everyone seems to know about. With his warm smile and signature curly locks, Corbin has become a household name.
Corbin started acting at a very young age, under the influence of his father, long time actor David Reivers. By the time he was 2, Corbin was starring in commercials for Life Cereal, Bounty, Hasbro & Nabisco. Not long after, Corbin displayed great interest in dance, so his parents enrolled him in classes for ballet & jazz – often being the only boy in his class. At the age of 4 Corbin began to model, representing Ford Modeling Agency in NY. He was in print ads for Gap, Target &Toy stores. It didn’t stop there. When Corbin was 6 he was in his first big production, in the off Broadway play, where he played an mute orphaned in “Tiny Tim is Dead”.
After seeing how Corbin was following in his father’s footsteps with such passion the Reivers picked up and moved to Los Angles in 1996 where Corbin quickly landed a role in “High Incident.” Corbin was also in other movies with Ben Stiller, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman (IMDB.com). One of his most rememberable childhood roles was when Corbin was only 8 on the show “ER” where he received a shot in the “tukas”. During this time Corbin continued dancing and was one of the20first students at the prestigious “Debbie Allen Dance Academy”. Corbin says to this day that Allen taught him a lot and pushed him to be the great dancer he is today. When it came to schooling Corbin went to the Los Angles County High School for the Arts as a theater major. During Corbin’s freshmen year he landed a lead in the movie “Catch That Kid” When he was a sophomore he played the lead “Ren” in the play “Footloose”.
In 2004, Corbin was chosen to join the crew of unfamiliar kids in Discovery Kid’s new show “Flight 29 Down” which was filmed in Hawaii. Flight 29 Down went on for a few years, and 3 seasons, but came to a close with the finale movie “Hotel Tango” which was aired in 2008. During the summer of 2005, Corbin was cast as Chad in the phenomenon “High School Musical.” After the success of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Disney decided to make another DCOM that fit Corbin perfectly and Corbin was thrown into the role of Izzy Daniels for “Jump In”, a movie about a boy who has to make a decision to stick20with his passion or to please his father. Corbin worked along side his father, David Reivers who played his father in the movie (Kenneth Daniels). In the winter of 06-07 the cast of High School Musical hit the road for a successful sold out tour which made fans anticipate even further what was in store for the wildcats.
Corbin’s self titled debut album hit stores in May 1st 2007. Chuck full of every tune you could imagine from dance numbers, to ballads and sweet edgy melodies fans were hooked on Corbin’s solo material. In Summer 2007 Corbin hit the road with Drake Bell, Aly & AJ and Bianca Ryan and delivered a fabulous tour. That summer, the long awaited sequel to High School Musical aired on Disney Channel. Corbin went to Vancouver in 2008 to start production of Free Style with his father. Free Style is a coming of age story about a young man who through perseverance and his drive to succeed learns the important of friends, family and being true to yourself. Free Style premiered in limited theaters in September 2009 and was released to DVD April 2010. Corbin went on the road in Summer 2008 and toured with HSM cast member Vanessa Hudgens as they both promoted their second album of solo material. Corbin played some favorites such as “Push It To the Limit” and previewed some of the new material from his second album. Corbin’s second CD “Speed of Light” was released in March 10th 2009.
With the great success of the first two movies Disney decided to make it’s 3rd and finale installment of the High School Musical films (with the same cast) be a real rockin’ theater release. High School Musical 3: Senior Year is about the teens at East High making the best of their senior year before they go to their respective Universities. High School Musical 3 came to theaters October 24th 2008 and was released to DVD early 2009.
Corbin auditioned and nailed the role of Isaac in a pilot pitched to the CW network for a television series called “The Beautiful Life”. The series is the story about the hardship of being a young model in NYC. Although the cast had stunning beauties, the lack of promotion caused the cancellation after only 2 episodes aired. Episodes 1-6 can be seen at The Beautiful Life’s youtube channel. The cast learned of the cancellation during the filming of the 7th episode. Corbin had moved to NYC for The Beautiful Life but after the shows cancellation he didn’t let the disappointment keep him down. He went to numerous auditons and quickly landed the role as “Usnavi” in “In the Heights” a Tony Award winning musical. Fans were ecstatic to be able to see Corbin in a new element playing a completely different role. Some were skeptical but with his first performance Corbin proved he was great for the role and his run was extended numerous times. Corbin ended his run on August 17th 2010.
Corbin plans to head back to his home in California where he wants to throw down some experimental tracks in the study and audition for more roles.
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