Corbin Bleu Reivers is an American actor, dancer, model, film producer musician and songwriter. He is best remembered for his role in the Disney Channel Original film, High School Musical as Chad Danforth, the captain of the school’s basketball team.
Since then, the actor has remained active in the industry, building a career and making a name for himself.
Biography & Age
The actor was born on the 21st of February, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City. He has three other siblings – Jag, Phoenix and Hunter, all sisters.
Corbin started acting from a young age; at the age of two, he began his career in television commercials for products like Life Cereal, Bounty, Hasbro and Nabisco. He enjoyed dancing and was enrolled in Jazz and Ballet where he was the only boy in class.
Two years later, at age four, Corbin entered into a modelling contract with the New York agency, Ford Modelling Agency. He was seen in print ads for Macy’s, Gap, Target and Toys R Us. His image was on American baby magazines, toys and games packages as well.
Corbin Bleu performed in his first off-Broadway play Tiny Tim is Dead at age six, playing the role of an abandoned homeless mute.
In 1996 his family moved to Los Angeles and he began landing roles in several TV series such as High Incident (1996), ER (1994), Malcolm & Eddy (1996), Cover Me (1999) and The Amanda Show (1999) and in feature films such as Soldier (1998), Mystery Men (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999).
In 2001, he got into Debbie Allen Dance Academy to pursue his passion for dancing. He was also one of the pioneering students of the school. Following his mother’s footsteps, he attended New York’s finest, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts.
While in High School, Corbin appeared in two student productions namely; Footloose as Ren and Grease as Sonny, he also won the Honor of Theatre Student of the Year. He graduated from High School in 2007 and was offered admission to study at the prestigious Stanford University but declined the offer because of his busy schedule.
Corbin Blue is of mixed ethnicity. His mother, Martha Reivers, is Italian American while his father, David Reivers, is Jamaican American.
His father is also an actor and has notably played his son’s father in several movies including High School Musical and Jump In.
Corbin Bleu: Career Life
In his freshman year in high school, Corbin landed a big role in the film Catch That Kid (2004) opposite Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot.
The summer of the following year, he got a starring role in the Discovery Kids television series, Flight 29 Down (2005), filmed in Hawaii on Oahu Island and aired for three seasons.
Before finishing high school, Corbin Bleu landed a major role as Chad Danforth in High School Musical (2006).
He was cast alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel. The film was directed by Kenny Ortega and premiered on January 20, 2006 with TV viewers reaching 7.7 million. The film grossed millions and was Disney’s most successful movie at that time.
To promote the film and work on High School Musical 2 (2007), Corbin went on tour with his co-stars on the 51-date High School Musical: The Concert (2006-2007). The second movie in the franchise was released on August 17, 2007, and attracted over 17.2 million viewers in the US alone. In 2008, High School Musical 3: Senior Year was also released, garnering more viewers and made over 252 million dollars at the box office, surpassing everyone’s expectations.
Corbin Bleu contributed to the soundtrack of the film, which sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone.
His role in the High School Musical film series led to international recognition which earned him more appearances in films including the Disney film Jump In (2007) which broke the record of being the highest rated premiered film on Disney at the time.
He also appeared in two episodes of Hannah Montana as Johnny Collins and other TV shows such as The Beautiful Life: TBL, One Life to Live, Psych, Drop Dead Diva and The Good Wife.
In 2013, he participated in the 17th season of ABC’s dancing competition, Dancing With The Stars with Karina Smirnoff as his partner.
Personal Life: Wife, Is He Gay?
Corbin Bleu is a straight man. However, there have been questions about his sexuality. Those questions were erased when he married Sasha Clements in 2016 at Santa Susana, California.
Sasha Clements is a Canadian actress best known for appearing in The Snow Queen, What’s Up Warthogs!, How to Build a Better Boy, Lost Girl, Mudpit and Life with Boys.
The couple met in 2011 at a Supermarket in Toronto and dated for three years before he proposed to her in October 2014 at Disney World.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Corbin Bleu stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 72 Kg. His other body measurements are Chest – 43 in, Arms/Biceps – 15 in and Waist – 28 in.
His shoe size is speculated to be size 9 (US).
Where Is He Now?
The actor has kept himself busy with several films and television appearances.
He currently has a lot of upcoming projects including Stranded, Walk Ride Rodeo, Ovid and Art of Love and The Day I Died – a passion project about bullying and its consequences.