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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 April 1982Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameAndrew Michael Edgar Seeley
Nickname Drew
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Drew Seeley grew up in Toronto where he first fell in love with performing. At age 11, he was cast in Hal Prince's revival of Showboat and stayed with the production for a year. Two years later, he got his first guitar, began writing songs, and hasn't looked back since.

In 2005 Drew started working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote "Getcha Head in the Game" for Disney's quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the "Best Original Song and Lyrics" category. In addition, Drew co-starred in the North American and Latin American tours of "High School Musical: The Concert" playing in 60,000 seat arenas. Drew's song and video "Dance with Me", from the platinum Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, can be seen on the Disney Channel and he also appeared in Belinda Peregrin's music video "Ni Freud, Ni Tu Mama".

He wrote and performed music for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Jump In!" starring Corbin Bleu, and his spin on America's 'Magic' was released on the "Wizards of Waverly Place" soundtrack. Drew also made a guest appearance on the Chipmunks CD "Undeniable", singing Shake Your Groove Thing with Alvin and the gang. He has recently been on a national tour performing original music from his debut album 'The Resolution'

Drew's acting career has included guest starring roles on One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, Guiding Light, and more recently, Warner Premiere's Another Cinderella Story in which he stars as pop star Joey Parker opposite Selena Gomez. Drew also co-wrote and performs 4 songs in the film. One of these songs, New Classic, enjoyed a slot on Radio Disney's Top 10 countdown for 2 months, and the music video has surpassed 3 million views on YouTube.

In 2009, Drew tried his hand at Broadway, taking on the role of Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid'. He was part of the show through the end of it's run, and recorded an alternate version of Prince Eric's song 'Her Voice' which was released on the DisneyMania 7 album. The music video for 'Her Voice' can also now be seen on YouTube.

Additionally, Drew starred alongside 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden in the Adam Sandler produced film, The Shortcut, reunited with HSM alum Lucas Grabeel for the rock musical, 'I Kissed A Vampire', and portrayed the title character in the Hallmark Channel original movie, 'Freshman Father'. The film, which is based on a true story, also includes 'Best at the Time', co-penned by Drew.

Most recently, Drew starred in the TBS series, Glory Daze, playing an aspiring politician named Jason Wilson.

Drew resides in sunny Los Angeles and spends as much time at the beach as possible.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Drew Seeley

Spouse (1)

Amy Paffrath (28 April 2013 - present)

Trivia (14)

Fronted the national R&B act, "Nu Ground", from 1999-2002. Released a CD and toured, opening for Mya, K-Ci Hailey & Jo Jo Hailey, Tyrese Gibson, Baha Men, among others. Andrew is also an accomplished writer, having most recently worked with Raven-Symoné.
Has a younger sister, Katie Seeley (20).
In 1999, was awarded "best of show" for duet acting at Florida's State Thespian competition. The scene was from "The Judas Kiss", with Ben Pelteson.
Original cast-member of Harold Prince's 1993 revival of "Showboat". Was with the show for a year during it's run at the Ford Center in North York, Ontario, Canada.
Graduated from Lake Brantley High School (Orlando, FL) in 2000. While there, had leads in mainstage productions of "Into the Woods", "Gypsy", "Once Upon A Matress", The Miracle Worker", and "The Merchant of Venice."
Is the singing voice for Troy in High School Musical (2006).
Has contributed music to all three of the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movies: High School Musical (2006), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), and Jump In! (2007).
Released his first solo album, 'The Resolution' in April 2011.
Starred on Broadway as Prince Eric in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' (2009).
Became engaged to girlfriend Amy Paffrath on Feb 26, 2012.
Good friends with actor Lucas Grabeel.
On Tour with the "High School Musical" cast; he is filling in for the part of "Troy" while Zac Efron is filming Hairspray (2007). [December 2006]
Starring as Prince Eric in Broadway's The Little Mermaid [August 2009]
Finished filming the "Dance with Me" music video with Belinda. [August 2006]

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