Corbin Bleu's first professional theater work was portraying a homeless and abandoned mute child in "Tiny Tim is Dead."
He's moved on to roles in three of the four highest-debuting Disney Channel shows.
His first solo album, "Another Side," blends R&B, pop and other genres and includes five songs that he co-wrote. Before that, he had done some songwriting while working at the piano.
Born Jan. 1, 1989, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1996.
Singing the title track on "Push It to the Limit" was his recorded debut as a singer.
He started training in dance as a preschooler and has studied at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, whose award-winning namesake choreographed and performed in an earlier teen dance phenomenon, "Fame," about a performing-arts high school.
Bleu recently wrapped filming on "High School Musical 3 - Senior Year," set for release this fall.
How much do you know about the young star, who's been hot, hot since becoming part of the "High School Musical" team? Try answering these questions to find out:
1. What character did Bleu portray in the pilot for "Hannah Montana"?
2. His first starring movie role was as Austin in what 2004 film?
3. What is Bleu's full name?
4. What is Bleu's ancestry?
5. What popular supernatural TV shows starred Bleu's father?
6. What did he study at Johns Hopkins University?
7. For what cereal was Bleu in promotions when he was a preschooler?
8. What is the sport where Bleu's character, Chad, made a strong mark in "High School Musical"?
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2. "Catch That Kid."
3. Corbin Bleu Reivers. He dropped his last name from use as a performer so that he could distinguish himself from his father, David Reivers, in the profession.
4. His father is of Jamaican descent, and his mother is of Italian descent.
5. "Charmed" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
6. Bleu attended a pre-medical program. He's said that, if he weren't in performing, he might consider a career as a doctor.
7. Quaker's Life.