Disney Channel's Mitchel Musso stars in "Pair of Kings"
July 6, 2010 -- Keeping up with Hannah Montana, is no easy job, but Mitchel Musso, who plays Oliver on the hit Disney Channel show, makes it look easy. And now that the wildly popular series is coming to an end, Mitchel is moving on to another project, taking center stage in "Pair of Kings." The live-action comedy series on Disney XD tells the story of two fraternal twins who are living a typical teenage life in Chicago. What the 16 year old brothers don't know is that they are the successors to the throne of The Island of Kinkow. Mitchel, who's also a successful recording artist, stars as responsible and anxious twin Brady, who is eager to prove his worth as king. Doc Shaw ("The Suite Life on Deck" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne") co-stars as the other twin Boomer.
The series that debuts this fall around the world follows Brady and Boomer, who are being raised by their aunt and uncle. Their lives drastically change when Mason, the Royal Secretary to the Throne of the Island of Kinkow, arrives at their high school and informs the stunned boys of their extraordinary lineage. Now, Brady and Boomer must relocate to the island to claim their throne as joint Kings of an island filled with odd superstitions and customs - while trying not to cause havoc at every turn. Their efforts are often helped and hindered by Mason's adorable daughter, Mikayla, and a disgruntled cousin and wannabe king, Lanny, who's out to sabotage them and steal the throne. Rounding out the cast is Geno Segers (touring production of Disney's "The Lion King") as Mason, Kelsey Chow ("One Tree Hill") as Mikayla and Ryan Ochoa (Disney's "A Christmas Carol") as Lanny.
A familiar face and voice on Disney Channel, Mitchel created the role of Oliver Oken, eternal optimist and Miley and Lilly's loyal best friend, in the Emmy-nominated hit Disney Channel Original Series "Hannah Montana". He can also be heard in Disney XD's Emmy-nominated animated comedy series "Phineas and Ferb," as the voice of Jeremy Johnson, a handsome teen who works at Mr. Slushy Burger and is the object of Candace's affection. Fans will learn more about Jeremy and Candice's relationship in this summer's Phineas and Ferb special. The one-hour episode "Summer Belongs To You" will premiere in August on Disney XD. This primetime special will feature a duet with Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan as the Phineas and Ferb gang attempt to fly around the world in one day. But for once, not everyone believes they can actually achieve what they've set out to do.
Mitchel was first introduced to Disney Channel viewers in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Life is Ruff." He went on to star in Disney Channel Original Movie "Hatching Pete" and was seen in Walt Disney Pictures' feature film "Hannah Montana: The Movie."
Born on July 9, 1991 in Rockwall, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, Mitchel began his professional acting career at the age of eight, following in the footsteps of many family members who are actors and musicians.
Among his other acting credits are roles in the made-for-television movie "Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire" and the television series "Stacked" and "Oliver Beene." On film, he starred in the short film "Am I Cursed?" and co-starred in the feature film "Secondhand Lions," with his brother, Marc. He also starred in Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-nominated feature film, "Monster House."
Mitchel, who is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, released his self-titled Walt Disney Records solo debut CD in June 2009. The album debuted at # 19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, on the very first day of release, hit #2 on the iTunes Pop chart and #5 on iTunes Album chart. The album's premiere single "Hey" shot to #8 on the iTunes Pop chart and to date, over 400,000 digital singles have been downloaded. Mitchel has also recorded songs for the soundtracks for "Hannah Montana 3," "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Phineas & Ferb."
Mitchel currently lives Los Angeles. In his spare time he loves to skateboard and jam with his brother Mason, from the band Metro Station.
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