Jordan Fisher

Jordan William Fisher (born April 24, 1994) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and gamer. He began his career with recurring roles on several television series, including The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2012 and Liv and Maddie from 2015 to 2017. He also had supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie (2013), Teen Beach 2 (2015) and Grease Live (2016), and starred in Rent: Live (2019).

Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher 2016.jpg
Fisher in 2016
Born
Jordan William Fisher

(1994-04-24) April 24, 1994 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • dancer
  • gamer
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2014–present
Websitejordanfisherofficial.com

Fisher and his dancing partner Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars (2017). He subsequently hosted Dancing with the Stars: Juniors in 2018, and commentated the 2019 Fortnite World-Cup. As a singer, his self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records in 2016.

On Broadway, Fisher portrayed John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton from 2016 to 2017, and took on the lead role of Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen in 2020. He has also starred in the 2020 Netflix films To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and Work It.

Early life and educationEdit

Fisher was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1994 and grew up in Trussville.[1] Jordan's biological mother was 16 at the time of his birth, and he was legally adopted in 2005 at age 11 and raised by his maternal grandparents, Rodney and Pat Fisher. The Fishers also adopted Jordan's two siblings, Cory and Trinity, as their mother struggled with substance abuse – she did not have a relationship with the children.[2] During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background of Nigerian, Cambodian, English, Polynesian (Tahitian),[3] Italian, Greek, and Scandinavian origin.[4][5][6]

Fisher became involved in gymnastics at age 2.[2] He became interested in musical theater in the fifth grade, after being cast in a school production of School House Rock, Jr.[7][8] Fisher was home-schooled as a child and earned a high school diploma from Harvest Christian Academy.[2] He joined the Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham and was part of their youth performing ensemble for many years. There, he was spotted by a talent scout who offered to represent him.[7][9] He enrolled in courses at Jacksonville State University in 2011.[2] Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles, California, with his grandparents and siblings.[10][11]

CareerEdit

In 2014, Fisher released three pop-soul songs on Radio Disney: "By Your Side", "Never Dance Alone" and "What I Got".[11][12] In 2015, he signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[9] On February 1, 2016, he released "Counterfeit", his first track for the label.[13]

Fisher's first single, "All About Us", was released on April 15, 2016, and produced by Warren "Oak" Felder of the production duo Pop & Oak.[14][15] The song's music video, directed by TK McKamy, premiered on Vibe.com on May 11, 2016.[15][16] For the week of June 13, 2016, "All About Us" ranked as the second-most added song on pop radio stations.[17] It is the first track on Fisher's self-titled EP, which was released on August 19, 2016.[18] He has referred to the EP's sound as pop-soul-R&B, influenced by '80s soul music.[19] Fisher plays six instruments: piano, guitar, bass, harmonica, French horn and drums.[20]

In 2015, Fisher joined Disney Channel Circle of Stars for a remake of the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from the film Frozen.[9] For his role on Liv and Maddie, he sang both a duet and ballad version of the song "True Love", which appeared on the show's soundtrack in 2015.[21] He contributed two tracks, "Fallin' For Ya" and "Wanna Be With You", along with vocals on three others, to the Teen Beach 2 soundtrack, released in 2015.[12] He is also featured on Olivia Holt's self-titled debut EP on "Thin Air". On March 13, 2016, he sang the national anthem before the NASCAR Good Sam 500 stock car race at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.[19] At the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London, Fisher opened for Alicia Keys.[22][23] Fisher is featured alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on "You're Welcome", an end-credits song for the 2016 animated Disney film Moana.[24] In July 2016, he was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and broadcast nationally where he performed live his single "All About Us". He covered the 1971 Ten Years After song "I'd Love to Change the World" for the 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise.[25] Fisher has performed at numerous WE Day concerts across the United States, to benefit WE Charity.[26][27]

Fisher's single "Mess" was released on October 6, 2017.[28] In 2019, he released his single "Be Okay". In 2020, he released two singles, "Contact" and "Walking on the Ceiling".

TelevisionEdit

Fisher's first television roles were in 2009 as a guest star on The Hustler on Crackle and iCarly on Nickelodeon. His first major part was as Grace Bowman's half-brother Jacob on seasons 4 and 5 of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[29] He portrayed the recurring character Holden Dippledorf on Liv and Maddie on the Disney Channel starting in 2015, and has also appeared in The Thundermans and Teen Wolf.[7] He played the surfer gang leader Seacat in the cable TV movies Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Teen Beach 2 (2015).[9][30] On Grease: Live, a live performance of Grease televised on Fox, Fisher starred as Doody, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen as his girlfriend Frenchy.[8][31] He sings a rendition of "Those Magic Changes" that was widely praised as a highlight of the show.[14][32][33][34] In September 2017, Fisher began competing as one of the celebrities on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Lindsay Arnold.[35] On November 21, Fisher and Arnold reached the finals, and were declared the winners of the season.[36]

In 2019, Fisher appeared in another musical production on Fox, this time Rent: Live, as Mark Cohen.[37]

In 2020, he appeared on the Disney Family Singalong.[38]

TheatreEdit

Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton on November 22, 2016, assuming the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos.[39][40] His final performance was March 5, 2017. On January 28, 2020 he returned to Broadway, taking over the title role in the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.[41]

FilmEdit

In 2019, he was cast as John Ambrose McClaren in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. In 2020, he portrayed the role of Jake Taylor in the Netflix Original movie Work It. [42]

Personal lifeEdit

As of 2017, Fisher is dating his childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods.[43][44] They announced their engagement on May 29, 2019 and were going to get married on July 25, 2020, but the wedding was delayed due to COVID-19.[45]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title EP details
Jordan Fisher
  • Released: August 19, 2016[46]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Pop
"All About Us" 2016 26 Jordan Fisher
"Lookin' Like That" 39
"Always Summer" 2017 TBA
"Mess"

Other songsEdit

Title Year Album
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" 2016 A Hollywood Christmas
"Come December" 2017
"Contact" 2020

Other appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"True Love (Piano Duet)" 2015 Dove Cameron Liv and Maddie
"True Love (Ballad)" N/A
"Best Summer Ever" Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca and Chrissie Fit Teen Beach 2
"Falling for Ya" Chrissie Fit
"Wanna Be With You" N/A
"Gotta Be Me" Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps and John DeLuca
"That's How We Do"
"Thin Air" 2016 Olivia Holt Olivia
"Summer Nights" Grease: Live cast Grease Live!
"Those Magic Changes" Aaron Tveit
"You're Welcome" Lin-Manuel Miranda Moana
"I'd Love to Change the World" 2017 N/A When We Rise
"Happily Ever After" Angie Keilhauer Non-album song

FilmographyEdit

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Hustler Mario Episode: "Hustle & Bustle"
2009 iCarly Clark Episode: "iSpeed Date"
2009 Skyrunners Testimonials Johnny Episode: "Press Conference – ATV"
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Jacob 9 episodes
2013 Teen Beach Movie Seacat Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 The Thundermans Dylan Episode: "Four Supes and a Baby"
2015 The Chew Himself Episode: "Movie Night"
2015–2017 Liv and Maddie Holden Recurring cast, 11 episodes
2015–2016 Teen Wolf Noah Patrick 2 episodes
2015 Teen Beach 2 Seacat Disney Channel Original Movie
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show (shared w/ Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca)
2016 Bones Ian Johnson Episode: "The Strike in the Chord"
2016 Grease: Live Doody Television film
2016 Stay Miles Unsold Pilot
2017 Dancing with the Stars Himself Winner on season 25
2018–2020 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Sea Hawk (voice)[47]


Animated series
2018 Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Himself Host
2019 Rent: Live Mark Cohen Main role
2019-present Archibald's Next Big Thing Finly (voice) Main Role
2020 Butterbean's Cafe Zane Gray (voice) Episode: "I Love Rockin' Rolls/A Baby At Marmalade's"
2020 Royalties [48]
Films
Year Title Role Notes
2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You John Ambrose McClaren
2020 Work It Jake Taylor
TBA Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between Aidan Filming
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Until Dawn Matthew "Matt" Taylor Voice and Motion Capture performance

StageEdit

Year(s) Production Role Location Category
2016–17 Hamilton John Laurens / Philip Hamilton Richard Rodgers Theatre[49][50] Broadway
2019 MJ: The Musical Michael Jackson Developmental Lab Workshop
2020 Dear Evan Hansen Evan Hansen Music Box Theatre Broadway

AdvertisementsEdit

Year Company Title
2020 Domino's Pizza "Delivery Business"
2017 Fanta "The Fantanas: Dancing in the Street"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show "Gotta Be Me" Nominated
2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated

ReferencesEdit

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater
Dancing with the Stars (US) winners
Season 25 (Fall 2017 with Lindsay Arnold)
Succeeded by
TBD