Jordan William Fisher (born April 24, 1994) is an American singer, dancer, and actor. His self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records on August 19, 2016. He has had recurring roles on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie, supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2 and Grease Live, starred in Rent: Live on Fox, and is featured on the Moana soundtrack. He assumed the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton on November 22, 2016. He played Noah Patrick in the TV series Teen Wolf. Fisher and his dancing partner Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. He subsequently hosted Dancing with the Stars: Juniors in 2018, and commentated the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. He took on the lead role of Evan Hansen in the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen in 2020.
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Fisher was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1994 and grew up in Trussville. 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. During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background, being of mixed African-American, Nigerian, Cambodian, English, Polynesian (Tahitian), Italian, Greek, and Scandinavian origin.
Fisher became involved in gymnastics at age 2. He became interested in musical theater in the fifth grade, after being cast in a school production of School House Rock, Jr. Fisher was home-schooled as a child and earned a high school diploma from Harvest Christian Academy. 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. He enrolled in courses at Jacksonville State University in 2011. Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles, California, with his grandparents and siblings.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
As of 2017, Fisher is dating his childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods. They announced their engagement on May 30, 2019 and plan on getting married in July 2020.
Career[edit | edit source]
In 2014, Fisher released three pop-soul songs on Radio Disney: "By Your Side", "Never Dance Alone" and "What I Got". In 2015, he signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. On February 1, 2016, he released "Counterfeit", his first track for the label.
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. The song's music video, directed by TK McKamy, premiered on Vibe.com on May 11, 2016. For the week of June 13, 2016, "All About Us" ranked as the second-most added song on pop radio stations. It is the first track on Fisher's self-titled EP, which was released on August 19, 2016. He has referred to the EP's sound as pop-soul-R&B, influenced by '80s soul music. Fisher plays six instruments: piano, guitar, bass, harmonica, French horn, and drums.
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. 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. 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. 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. At the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London, Fisher opened for Alicia Keys. Fisher is featured alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on "You're Welcome", an end-credits song for the 2016 animated Disney film Moana. 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. Fisher has performed at numerous WE Day concerts across the United States, to benefit WE Charity.
Fisher's single "Mess" was released on October 6, 2017.
Television[edit | edit source]
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. 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. He played the surfer gang leader Seacat in the cable TV movies Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Teen Beach 2 (2015). On Grease: Live, a live performance of Grease televised on Fox, Fisher starred as Doody, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen as his girlfriend Frenchy. He sings a rendition of "Those Magic Changes" that was widely praised as a highlight of the show. 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. On November 21, Fisher and Arnold reached the finals and were declared the winners of the season.
In 2019, Fisher appeared in another musical production on Fox, this time Rent: Live, as Mark Cohen.
In 2020, he appeared on the Disney Family Singalong.
Theatre[edit | edit source]
Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton on November 22, 2016, assuming the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos. His final performance was March 5, 2017. In 2019, Fisher took part in the developmental lab of MJ: The Musical, playing the role of Michael Jackson. On January 28, 2020 he returned to Broadway, taking over the title role in the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.
Film[edit | edit source]
Discography[edit | edit source]
Extended plays[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"All About Us"||2016||26||Jordan Fisher|
|"Lookin' Like That"||39|
Other songs[edit | edit source]
|"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"||2016||A Hollywood Christmas|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
|"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|
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
|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 with 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|
|2017||"Dancing with the Stars"||Himself||Winner on season 25|
|2018–2020||"She-Ra and the Princesses of Power"||Sea Hawk (voice)||Animated series|
|2018||"Dancing with the Stars: Juniors"||Himself||Host|
|2019||"Rent: Live"||Mark Cohen||Main role|
|2020||"Butterbean's Cafe"||Zane Gray (voice)||Episode: "I Love Rockin' Rolls/A Baby At Marmalade's"|
Film[edit | edit source]
|2020||"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You"||John Ambrose McClaren|
Video games[edit | edit source]
|2015||"Until Dawn"||Matthew "Matt" Taylor||Voice and Motion Capture performance|
Stage[edit | edit source]
|2016–17||"Hamilton"||John Laurens / Philip Hamilton||Richard Rodgers Theatre||Broadway|
|2019||"MJ: The Musical"||Michael Jackson||Developmental Lab||Workshop|
|2020||"Dear Evan Hansen"||Evan Hansen||Music Box Theatre||Broadway|
Advertisements[edit | edit source]
|2020||Domino's Pizza||"Delivery Business"|
|2017||Fanta||"The Fantanas: Dancing in the Street"|
Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]
|2017||Radio Disney Music Awards||Best New Artist||Himself||Nominated|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Jordan Fisher is 173cm (5'6") tall.