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Clay Aiken


Clayton Holmes Grissom was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Faye Aiken Parker and Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime friend persuaded him to audition for American Idol. ... See full bio »

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The Runner-Up Himself
(2015)
American Idol Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Audience Member / Himself - Finalist / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Performer / Himself - Season 2 Runner-Up
(2003-2016)
The View Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
(2003-2017)
The Apprentice Himself - Contestant / Himself - Finalist
(2012-2015)

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 2017 Sandy Wexler (performer: "The Ugly Duckling")
 2012 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.76 (2012) ... (performer: "Lean on Me" - uncredited)
 2012 The Apprentice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- And the Winner Is ... (2012) ... (performer: "The Time of My Life", "Lean On Me" - uncredited)
- Party Like a Mock-Star (2012) ... (performer: "Under The Boardwalk" - uncredited)
 2010 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Summer Belongs to You! (2010) ... (performer: "I Believe We Can")
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Are the World 25 (2010) ... (performer: "Kidney Now!")
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 2007 Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Special) (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (performer: "Invisible")
 2005 Disneymania in Concert (Video) (performer: "Proud of Your Boy")
 2005 Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Life in Four Cameras (2005) ... (performer: "Isn't She Lovely" - uncredited)
 2004 Without a Paddle (performer: "Invisible")
 2003-2004 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 29 episodes)
- Only 3 Idols Remain (2004) ... (performer: "Fantasy")
- Clay Aiken Returns (2004) ... (performer: "Solitaire")
- I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay! (2003) ... (performer: "One Voice", "Guest Judges Medley", "All-Time Classic American Love Songs Medley", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now")
- Clay v. Ruben (2003) ... (performer: "This Is the Night", "Here, There and Everywhere", "Bridge Over Troubled Water")
- Let's Learn About Ruben and Clay! (2003) ... (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "God Bless the USA")
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (performer: "The Way")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Who Will Get the Final 3 Spots? (2003) ... (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 1992 Aladdin (performer: "Proud of Your Boy")
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Other Works:

Performances and Sketches on "Saturday Night Live" (2003 and 2004) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think there's a difference between appearance and image. An image is not how you look. It's what you do. It's what you portray. Your personality, the example you set, and that's huge for me. See more »

Trivia:

Christmas album, titled Merry Christmas with Love, came out on November 16th, 2004. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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