Who is Drew Seeley?
Drew is a Canadian actor, perhaps best recognized as the singing voice of Troy Bolton in the film “High School Musical” (2006), and more recently as Sherman in the film “Disrupted” (2020), among many other notable roles that he has had so far in his career.
What is Drew Seeley Doing Today?
Drew has gone on to enjoy prolific careers as a singer and actor. He’s now working on the film “Back to 1”, which is in pre-production, and has been announced as the star of the upcoming TV series “Max & Wrigley”.
Moreover, he recently appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated action crime-drama series “The Rookie” as Francis Bloomfield, with Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz and Richard T. Jones in the lead roles.
Drew Seeley Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Andrew Michael Edgar Seeley was born on 30 April 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the son of Michael Vincent Seeley and Paula Teo-Tey. He has a younger sister, Katie Seeley, who is also in show business, perhaps best known as Cora in the short action-drama film “Hades” (2015).
Drew became interested in the performing arts at an early age, taking dancing and singing lessons in Ontario before he moved to Florida as a pre-teen. The family settled in Orlando, where he attended Lake Brantley High School, and performed in a number of stage productions, including “Gypsy”, “The Miracle Worker”, and “Into the Woods”, among others.
Drew’s career started in 1999 with the role of Tommy in the film “Camp Tanglefoot: It All Adds Up”. The following year, he was Andrew in three episodes of the long-running drama series “Guiding Light”.
Next, he was Johnny ‘Vegas’ Norris in the TV teen comedy-drama series “One Tree Hill” (2003-2004), after which in 2004, he featured in the comedy musical “Stuck in the Suburbs”, which starred Danielle Panabaker, Brenda Song, and Amanda Shaw, while in 2005, he starred in the comedy film “Complete Guide to Guys”, co-starring Mark Wells and Dave Berry.
In 2006 he auditioned for the role of Troy Bolton in the first “High School Musical” film, but lost out to Zac Effron, but he was used as the singer of all the songs performed in the film. Moreover, he went on tour with the cast of the film, replacing Efron who couldn’t make it to both the North and Latin America tours, while his voice can be heard on the “High School Musical on Stage!” soundtrack.
In 2008, Drew starred alongside Selena Gomez in the comedy film “Another Cinderella Story”, which was a proper modern take on the classic Cinderella story, while in 2009, he was the lead in the TV musical series “I Kissed a Vampire”, which was then turned into the film of the same name in 2010.
In 2010, he joined the main cast of the TV comedy series “Glory Daze”, with Kelly Blatz and Matt Bush, which follows the lives of college friends. Although critically acclaimed, the series was canceled after only ten episodes.
Drew continued to appear in television projects – in 2013, he was Ronnie in the mystery thriller-drama film “Non-Stop”, co-starring Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp, followed by the lead role in the fantasy drama movie “Yellow Day”, which follows a young man on his journey to meet a little girl who will change his life.
In 2016, he starred in the comedy film “Do Over”, then in 2018 co-starred with Karissa Lee Staples and Kayla Ewell, and then with Chelsea Kane starred in the television romantic drama movie “A Christmas for the Books”.
Drew continued with Christmas-themed films, and in 2019, featured in the television romantic drama movie “Write Before Christmas”, while in 2021, he starred in the romantic comedy movie “Christmas Movie Magic”.
Additional to his acting career, Drew is an accomplished singer; his singing talents were first heard when he was just 11 years old, as he joined the ensemble of Harold Prince’s Showboat revival in Toronto.
Once he sang in the “High School Musical”, his singing career took an upward swing. He was recruited by Disney to perform on a number of soundtracks for their projects.
In 2006 he sang “Dance With Me”, which can be found in the TV series “The Cheetah Girls 2”, then in 2008 he can be heard on several songs from the film “Another Cinderella Story”, and also performed “Shake Your Groove Thing”, found on the album “Undeniable” by The Chipmunks.
Thx @dodgers for having me out again this weekend to sing the anthem. What a joy and an honor! #bleedblue ⚾️
Moreover, he can be heard on the soundtrack of the TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place”, as he recorded songs “You Can Do magic” and “X-Plain It to My Heart”.
He contributed to the soundtrack of the TV series “Shake It Up” (2010-2011), while recently, he wrote several songs for the “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” (2019-2020).
Drew has released several albums as a solo act – his first song, “Get’cha Head in the Game” was written in collaboration with producer Ray Cham, and used on the soundtrack of “High School Musical”.
His debut studio album – “DS” – came out on 6 November 2006, and featured 16 original songs, including “Dance With Me”, a duet with Belinda, then “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, and “Hello and Goodbye”, among others.
Drew’s second album, “The Resolution” came out on 5 April 2011, following the release of which he toured the US, performing songs from the album but also his debut release. His latest album, “Downtime”, came out in March 2018.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Drew has been married to actress and television host Amy Paffrath since 2013. Amy is best known as the host of the show “Dating Naked” (2014-2015), and as the morning save ambassador on the talk show “Entertainment Tonight” (2014-2022). Moreover, she’s appeared in such projects as “2 Broke Girls” (2013) and “The Thinning: New World Order” (2018).
The couple has welcomed one child together, a daughter named Ember Florence on 20 July 2019.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Drew has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m), and weighs about 155lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure.
According to reports, Drew Seeley’s wealth is estimated at over $1 million as of late 2022, earned through his successful career as an actor and singer. He’s appeared in more than 50 films and TV series.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Before launching his acting career, Drew was a member of the boy band Nu Ground.
Drew is known for his philanthropic work, and has collaborated with a number of organizations, including Music is Medicine, Art of Elysium, Hannah’s Hope Fund, ALS Association, NOH8, and Lymenaide, among others.
Drew runs his own YouTube channel, through which he promotes his music. His latest song, “Programmed Not To Cry” came out in early 2022. He has around 80,000 subscribers on his channel, and in addition to music, he’s also shared videos from his daily life.
His cousin is the award-winning actor Chris McNally, while he’s great friends with actor Lucas Grabeel.
Drew is an avid animal lover, and has a pet dog named Astro.