A true definition of a triple threat performer, Drew Seeley has a lot of credits as an actor, dancer, as well as a singer. The Canadian-American prolific entertainer started dancing as a child and is now an accomplished actor known for his roles in films like Another Cinderella Story, The Shortcut, among others. He has also left his footprints on several TV projects and equally recorded a few of Walt Disney’s songs/compositions.
It only gets more interesting with Drew who has also been on stage plays and has a couple of music albums and web projects added to his impressive resume. Did we mention he lent his singing voice to the character of Troy played by Zac Efron in the High School Musical franchise? Get more revealing facts about Drew Seeley as you keep reading.
Drew Seeley – Biography
Named Andrew Michael Edgar Seeley upon his arrival, the actor was born on April 30, 1982, in Ottawa, Canada. His childhood was spent in Toronto where his love for the performing arts started. He was in a boy band known as Nu Ground in his early years.
At Lake Brantley High School (Orlando, FL) where he finished his studies in 2000, he played leading roles in mainstage productions of Into the Woods, Gypsy, Once Upon A Mattress, The Miracle Worker, and The Merchant of Venice.
He later became a student at the University of Central Florida but it’s not known if he checked that box in his educational background by graduating from college.
It’s very safe to say Drew Seeley is one of the Hollywood stars whose careers stood the test of time, starting from his formative years. He is making the most of his prime and has already accomplished more than what most veterans in the industry couldn’t dream of.
The young actor has at least 10 film credits, twice as much in television shows, seven web series, and three stage appearances under his belt as an actor. These are just to mention a few of his recognized works. In the music department, Drew has churned out three studio albums including ~DS~ (2006), The Resolution (2011), and Downtime (2018).
In 2006, he was nominated alongside Ray Cham and Greg Cham at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. He bagged the recognition for “Get’cha Head in the Game” from High School Musical.
Movies And TV Shows
What would turn out to be a booming career for Drew started professionally in 1999 when he lent his voice to Tommy in Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up. Still in the film department, he played his next role in Stuck in the Suburbs in 2004 and followed it up the next year with his role as Stearns in Complete Guide to Guys. 2006 brought several projects his way and the world-class High School Musical was one of them while others are Christopher Brennan Saves the World and The Modern Unicorn’s Guide to Love and Magic. Between 2008 and 2009, he portrayed one of his most significant roles in Another Cinderella Story, as well as The Shortcut, starring as Joey Parker and Derek respectively.
In 2012, he bagged triple film projects in I Kissed a Vampire, The Madame and Pitch Perfect – the latter cast him in a male voice role. Other films he has worked on include Get the Girl Back (2013), LA Bound: 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to LA (2014), Second Time Around (2014), Yellow Day (2015), as well as Union Bound, Chalk It Up, and Do Over in 2016.
Drew Seeley has also built an impressive resume on television shows starting from 2000 when he appeared in three episodes of Guiding Light. He has been part of a few other TV projects including Dawson’s Creek (2002), One Tree Hill (2003-2004), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2008) and The Closer (2010). Drew only played one main role in Glory Daze from 2010 to 2011 as Jason Wilson. He also has television film credits to his name among which are Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Locusts (2005), High School Musical (2006), Claire (2007), Freshman Father (2010), Lovestruck: The Musical (2013), Non-Stop (2013), Lethal Admirer (2018), and He Knows Your Every Move (2018).
His roles on web series started in 2009 on the set of I Kissed a Vampire where he played the main role as Trey Sylvania. He continued his web venture in other projects like Trend This! (2012), The Flip Side (2013), His & Hers (2014), and a lot more. His Broadway appearances were made from 2009 to 2014 on The Little Mermaid: On Broadway, Celebrity Improv Mashup, and Jersey Boys.