Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Stephen Grabeel is an American actor, singer, songwriter, dancer, director and producer. As a stage performer, he is best known for his role as Ryan Evans in the High School Musical film series, and as Ethan Dalloway in the third and fourth installments of the Halloweentown series Halloweentown High and Return to Halloweentown . He also appeared as a young Lex Luthor in the television series Smallville. He currently plays Toby Kennish in the ABC FamilyFreeform drama Switched at Birth. He provides the voice of Deputy Peck in the Disney Junior TV series Sheriff Callies Wild West.

Grabeel was born in Springfield, Missouri on November 23, 1984, the son of Jean and Stephen Grabeel. Before transferring to and graduating from Kickapoo High School in Springfield in 2003, he attended LoganRogersville Elementary, Middle and High School. He also played drums for a local church and initiated a mens a cappella singing group at a high school. At school, he found passions in the guitar and the accordion while also enjoying dance. He can dance in the styles of jazz, ballet, hiphop and tap. While in Rogersville, Missouri, he regularly attended Harmony Baptist Church, where he was a part of the childrens and youth groups. During the summer of 2002, He attended the Missouri Fine Arts Academy at Missouri State University. In a letter written to protest eliminating MFAA, Grabeel stated, I wouldnt be where I am at if it werent for my time at MFAA. His time there, as he refers to it, is what led him to move to LA and pursue an acting career.

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