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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 / Himself - Musical Guest
(2003-2018)
The Apprentice Himself - Contestant / Himself - Finalist
(2012-2015)

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 2018 Fox and Friends (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 2018 (2018) ... (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
- Episode dated 15 December 2018 (2018) ... (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 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)
- Phineas and Ferb: 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")
 2004 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) ... (performer: "So Much More Than That", "Invicible", "The Way" - uncredited)
 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:

2004 Single: "Solitaire" 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

American celebrities have an amazing amount of influence on the way America thinks, feels, and acts. I think that such an influence should be used in the most positive way possible. See more »

Trivia:

Shortened Clayton to Clay after a suggestion from the producers of American Idol (2002). See more »

Trademark:

His wink

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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