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Leon G. Thomas III (born August 1, 1993) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician and dancer who's most known role was playing Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon series Victorious. He will be debuting an album in 2012. On YouTube he currently has his own channel known as "leonthomasmusic".

Early LifeEdit

Thomas was born in Brooklyn, to Jayon Anthony.

He made his Broadway debut at age 10 in 2003 as Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King. In 2004, he appeared as Jackie Thibodeaux in the original Broadway cast of Tony Kushner's Caroline or Change. He also toured with the company during its five-month run in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Thomas has performed in the Broadway productions The Lion King, Caroline, or Change, and The Color Purple.

TelevisionEdit

In 2007, Thomas appeared in the film August Rush as Arthur performing the song "La Bamba" and was the singing voice for Tyrone in The Backyardigans. Thomas has also guest starred on Jack's Big Music Show and Just Jordan. He also appeared as Harper in iCarly Saves TV and was featured on The Naked Brothers Band Christmas Special. He is a main character on Victorious, playing Andre Harris, which premiered on Nickelodeon on March 27, 2010. He also appeared as himself in the True Jackson, VP February 5, 2011, season 2 episode. He also appeared as Andre in the iCarly and Victorious crossover, "iParty with Victorious".

DiscographyEdit

Extended Plays:

  • Dream (2009)
  • Metro Hearts (2012)

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Just for Kicks Ty 2 Episodes
The Backyardigans Tyrone Episode: "Samural Pie"
2007 Just Jordan Ronnie Episode: "Revenge of the Riff"
August Rush Arthur Episode: "Samurai Pie"
Jack's Big Music Show Leon Episode: "Jack's Super Swell Sing-Along"
2008 iCarly Harper Episode: "iCarly Saves TV"
The Naked Brothers Band Leon Williams Episode: "Christmas Special"
2010 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Himself With the cast of Victorious
Rising Stars JR
2010-2013 Victorious Andre Harris Main Role
2011 True Jackson, VP Himself Episode: True Fame
iParty with Victorious Andre Harris Crossover between iCarly & Victorious
2012 Figure it Out Panelist Panelist (Episode 20, 23, 31, 38)

BroadwayEdit

  • The Lion King
  • Caroline or Change
  • The Color Purple
  • Big Time Summer Tour (joining on August 21st, 2012)

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2012 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special Himself Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Navarro, Mireya (September 23, 2007). "When Childhood Is a Tough Role". The New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Twitter: Leon Thomas III (verified account)". Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (October 20, 2009). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-0-7407-8536-8. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  4. ^ Vinson, Kristi (April 20, 2011). "Nickelodeon Star Paints With Teens". Kennesaw Patch. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Leon Thomas III at the Internet Broadway Database
  6. ^ NAACP Awards - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special

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