TOLN’s “One Life to Live” announced today that “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu (as Chad Danforth) has joined its cast in the contract role of Jeffrey King. The character is described as a ” brilliant young reporter who moves to Llanview to work for publisher, Victoria Lord (Erica Slezak) at Llanview’s newspaper, The Banner.” Soap Opera Network first brought you word on the character being part of the Banner family back on February 19. According to TOLN, the character is a friend of Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) and Danielle Manning (Kelley Missal).
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Corbin Bleu join the remarkable cast of ‘One Life to Live,'” said Jeff Kwatinetz, Chairman and CEO of Prospect Park, in a statement. “Corbin is multi-talented and we look forward to seeing this dynamic character unfold.”
“One Life to Live,” along with “All My Children,” will premiere on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET when it becomes available to Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
About Corbin Bleu
Bleu starred in the Emmy-award winning Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical” and its sequel, “High School Musical 2” alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale. “. Bleu then reprised his role as ‘Chad’ in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” on the big screen. Bleu’s first leading film role was in Bart Freundlich’s “Catch That Kid,” opposite Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot. Other film credits include Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Soldier”, Dean Parisot’s “Galaxy Quest”, Kinka Usher’s “Mystery Men” and William Dear’s “Free Style,” which Bleu also produced. Bleu can next be seen in “Nurse 3-D” which will be released by Lionsgate Films later this year. Most recently Bleu starred on Broadway as ‘Jesus’ in a revival of Broadway musical “Godspell.” This was his second leading role on Broadway following his rave-reviewed performance as Bodega owner Usnavi in the critically acclaimed musical, “In The Heights.”
On the small screen, Bleu starred in the smash hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Jump In!”. Bleu’s other television credits include the Discovery Kids/NBC series “Flight 29 Down,” “The Beautiful Life,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Hannah Montana,” “ER,” “The Amanda Show,” “Cover Me” and “Malcolm & Eddie.”