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, and supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, and Grease: Live, 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.

Early life and education

Jordan Fisher was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.[5] Jordan's biological mother was 16 at the time of his birth, and he was legally adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents, Rodney and Pat. 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.[6] During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background.[7][8]

Fisher became involved in gymnastics at age 2.[6] He became interested in musical theater in the fifth grade, after being cast in a school production of School House Rock, Jr.[5][9] Fisher was home-schooled as a child and earned a high school degree from Harvest Christian Academy.[6] 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.[5][10] He enrolled in courses at Jacksonville State University in 2011.[6] Later that year, he moved to Los Angeles, California, with his mother and siblings; they were later joined by his father.[11]

Personal life

As of 2017, Fisher is dating his childhood sweetheart Ellie Woods.[12][13]

Career

Music

In 2014, Fisher released three pop-soul songs on Radio Disney: "By Your Side", "Never Dance Alone" and "What I Got".[11][14] In 2015, he signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[10] On February 1, 2016, he released "Counterfeit", his first track for the label.[15]

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.[16][17] The song's music video, directed by TK McKamy, premiered on Vibe.com on May 11, 2016.[17][18] For the week of June 13, 2016, "All About Us" ranked as the second-most added song on pop radio stations.[19] It is the first track on Fisher's self-titled EP, which was released on August 19, 2016.[20] He has referred to the EP's sound as pop-soul-R&B, influenced by '80s soul music.[21] Fisher plays six instruments: piano, guitar, bass, harmonica, French horn and drums.[22]

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.[10] 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.[23] 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.[14] 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.[21] At the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London, Fisher opened for Alicia Keys.[24][25] Fisher is featured alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on "You're Welcome", an end-credits song for the 2016 animated Disney film Moana.[26] 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 song "I'd Love to Change the World" (originally recorded by Ten Years After in 1971) for the 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise.[27] Fisher has performed at numerous WE Day concerts across the United States, to benefit WE Charity.[28][29]

Fisher's new single "Mess" was released on October 6, 2017.

Television

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.[30] 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.[5] He played the surfer gang leader Seacat in the cable TV movies Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Teen Beach 2 (2015).[10][31] On Grease: Live, a live performance of Grease televised on Fox, Fisher starred as Doody, opposite Carly Rae Jepsen as his girlfriend Frenchy.[9][32] He sings a rendition of "Those Magic Changes" that was widely praised as a highlight of the show.[16][33][34][35] In September 2017, Fisher was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Lindsay Arnold.[36] On November 21, Fisher and Arnold reached the finals, and were declared the winners of the season.[37]

Theatre

Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton on November 22, 2016, assuming the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos.[38]

Discography

Extended plays

TitleEP details
Jordan Fisher
  • Released: August 19, 2016[39]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart
positions
Album
USPop
"All About Us"201626Jordan Fisher
"Lookin' Like That"39
"Always Summer"2017TBA
"Mess"

Other songs

TitleYearAlbum
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"2016Single only
"Come December"2017Single only

Other appearances

TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"True Love (Piano Duet)"2015Dove CameronLiv and Maddie
"True Love (Ballad)"N/A
"Best Summer Ever"Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca and Chrissie FitTeen 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"2016Olivia HoltOlivia
"Summer Nights"Grease: Live castGrease: Live – Music from the Television Event
"Those Magic Changes"Aaron Tveit
"You're Welcome"Lin-Manuel MirandaMoana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"I'd Love to Change the World"2017N/AWhen We Rise
"Happily Ever After"Angie KeilhauerHappily Ever After - Single

Filmography

Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009The HustlerMarioEpisode: "Hustle & Bustle"
2009iCarlyClarkEpisode: "iSpeed Date"
2009Skyrunners TestimonialsJohnnyEpisode: "Press Conference – ATV"
2012The Secret Life of the American TeenagerJacob9 episodes
2013Teen Beach MovieSeacatDisney Channel Original Movie
2014The ThundermansDylanEpisode: "Four Supes and a Baby"
2015The ChewHimselfEpisode: "Movie Night"
2015–2017Liv and MaddieHoldenRecurring cast, 11 episodes
2015–2016Teen WolfNoah Patrick2 episodes
2015Teen Beach 2SeacatDisney Channel Original Movie
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show (shared w/ Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca)
2016BonesIan JohnsonEpisode: "The Strike in the Chord"
2016Grease: LiveDoodyTelevision film
2016StayMilesUnsold Pilot
2017Dancing with the StarsHimselfWinner on season 25
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2015Until DawnMatthew TaylorVoice and Motion Capture performance

Stage

Year(s)ProductionRoleLocationCategory
2016–17HamiltonJohn Laurens / Philip HamiltonRichard Rodgers Theatre[40]Broadway

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2017Radio Disney Music AwardsBest New ArtistHimselfNominated