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Claim to fame: Starred as Cory Baxter in the Disney Channel hits That’s So Raven
and Cory in the House
Full Name: Kyle Orlando Massey
Date of Birth: August 28, 1991
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Previous dance experience: None, but he’s a golf champ, so he must have some
This Disney Channel star is finally growing up — by joining the adult world of network reality TV!
An aspiring actor from a young age, Massey got his big break in 2003, when he was cast as Raven-Symoné’s cheeky younger brother on the Disney Channel show That’s So Raven
was such a hit that he got his own spin-off, Cory in the House
, in 2007. And thus, a star was born.
Like every good Disney Channel star, Massey also has a Disney Channel Original Movie under his belt: In 2005 he starred in Life is Ruff
, a riveting tale of adopted dogs and school dances. He recently snagged a short gig outside of Disney, on PBS Kids’ The Electric Company
Disney has also indulged his dreams of rap stardom: he’s appeared on several Disney Channel soundtracks, and performs the theme song for Cory in the House
. Add in dancing, and he’ll be a full-blown triple threat!
When he’s not trying to be the next Miley Cyrus, Massey takes after Tiger Woods: he’s won and placed in multiple golf championships, including coming in third in a White House Golf Tournament. He also likes to use his fame for good, often teaming up with brother Christopher Massey to perform at charity events.Achievements and Awards:
Massey was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2007. He’s also a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation, and he won first place at the National Minority Junior Golf Tournament in 2003.RELATED FEATURES:Tweet Treats: Season 11 DWTS Celebs Tweet the NewsDWTS Season 11 Star and Pro Pairs Revealed