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Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel

Springfield, Missouri native Lucas Grabeel began his acting career when he responded to a call for the local high school's stage production of The Secret Garden. He soon began auditioning for plays and musicals at the community theater, ultimately starring in productions of Oliver!, Romeo and Juliet, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, among other shows.

In 2003, Mr. Grabeel made a trip to Los Angeles to look into becoming a professional actor. After landing a few commercial jobs, he was chosen for a role in Mark Dippé's telefilm Halloweentown High. He reprised the part in David Jackson's Return to Halloweentown.

Since then, he has guest-starred on such television series as Boston Legal, ‘Til Death, Smallville, and (in a recurring role) Veronica Mars; and appeared in such movies as Roger Kumble's College Road Trip, Sandy Tung's Alice Upside Down, Dane Cannon's The Adventures of Food Boy, and Chris Grismer's Lock and Roll Forever.

Cast as Ryan Evans in the 2006 Disney Channel telefilm High School Musical, he became an active part of an ongoing media phenomenon that has encompassed a 2007 telefilm sequel (High School Musical 2) and a 2008 movie sequel (High School Musical 3: Senior Year); all three features were directed by Kenny Ortega, who also shepherded Mr. Grabeel and other cast members through a 42-city tour of the U.S.

He was recently cited as one of Teen People's Top 25 Hottest Teen Stars Under 25; Teen Vogue's Most Exciting Teen Stars; and Entertainment Weekly's Must List of musical prodigies.

When not acting, Mr. Grabeel enjoys painting; and writing music and playing the guitar, piano, and drums.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Lucas Grabeel Facts

Birth Name Lucas Stephen Grabeel
OccupationActor
BirthdayNovember 23, 1984 (32)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceSpringfield, Missouri, USA
Height5' 5½" (1m66)  How tall is Lucas Grabeel compared to you?

Selected Filmography

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
At Jesus' Side
Elena And The Secret Of Avalor
I Kissed a Vampire
High School Musical: The Concert: Extreme Access Pass
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Sheriff Callie's Wild West: Howdy Partner
Return to Halloweentown
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