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Christopher Michael Massey (born January 26, 1990) is an American actor, comedian, and rapper best known for starring as Michael Barret in the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101. He is also known for appearing in several commercials in the early 2000s. He is the older brother of actor Kyle Massey.

Christopher Massey
Christopher Massey graduating High School (Cropped).jpg
Massey graduating high school in June 2008
Born
Christopher Michael Massey

(1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 29)
Other namesChris Massey
OccupationActor, Comedian, Rapper, Producer
Years active1994–present
Children4
RelativesKyle Massey (brother)

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CareerEdit

Massey started his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials for Cap'n Crunch and Pop Tarts. He also has made a guest appearance on Punk'd. He won 2002's Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theatre for his role as Young Simba in The Lion King.[1]

Massey had his first starring role as Michael Barret in the Nickelodeon television show Zoey 101. When the show debuted in January 2005, it drew a larger number of viewers aged 9–14 than any premiere on the network in the preceding eight years.[2] Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program in 2005.

Massey is the older brother of Kyle Massey, star of Disney shows Cory in the House, That's So Raven, and Fish Hooks. He guest-starred alongside his brother in a That's So Raven episode titled "Five Finger Discount". The Massey brothers have also had small roles on the sitcom The Parkers, have appeared together on The Steve Wilkos Show, and have released music together as the Massey Boyz.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Massey was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

In April 2016 in Las Vegas, Massey was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence after he allegedly shoved his girlfriend, Cassalei Jackson.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Rasta Voice
Television
Year Series Role Notes
2002 The Parkers Justin "The Crush" (Season 3, Episode 18)
That Was Then N/A "A Rock and a Head Case" (Season 1, Episode 4)
The District Kenyon "Resurrection" (Season 3, Episode 1)
2003 Yes, Dear Boy #2 "Jimmy's Dumb" (Season 3, Episode 21)
2004 That's So Raven Jeremy "Five Finger Discount" (Season 3, Episode 5)
2005–2008; 2015 Zoey 101 Michael Barret 64 episodes; 2005–2008; 2015 appeared in a 10-year anniversary short
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Kid #1 "Everybody Hates Drew" (Season 1, Episode 19)
2007 City Girls Sean Jackson TV movie
2009 The Electric Company Baseball player "Bananas" (Season 2, Episode 9)
2012 Switched at Birth Super Jesus "Tree of Forgiveness" (Season 1, Episode 26)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2002 Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theater Young Artist Awards Won
2006 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Young Artist Awards Won
2007 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Young Artist Awards Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Young Artist Awards
  2. ^ "Zoey 101 Headliner Christopher Massey Stars in Nickelodeon TV Movie 'Goodbye Zoey,'..." Reuters. December 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ Chris and Kyle Massey NEW SONG!! Ridin Wit My Brother!!
  4. ^ Harrison, Lily (11 April 2016). "Zoey 101's Chris Massey Arrested for Domestic Violence After Allegedly Fighting With Girlfriend in Las Vegas". E! News. Retrieved 13 June 2016.

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