Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter. As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz. He attended the Fiorello H. He worked steadily in episodic television and feature film roles, including a recurring role on the short-lived ABC police drama High Incident and a guest star appearance on ER.
He also appeared in some films Beach Movie , [B] the sci-fi thriller Soldier Additionally, Bleu was developing his dance skills and in began intensive training at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in the Los Angeles area. There he undertook a full gamut of dance instruction, including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, African, break dance, salsa, flamenco, and ballroom.
Success is one thing, but a career is a much longer, broader journey". The program, a juvenile version of the ABC series Lost, concerned a group of teenagers stranded on a tropical island after their plane crashes. Bleu played as Nathan McHugh , a Boy Scout whose leadership skills do not quite measure up to his self-confidence. The Concert in Although popular with its young audience, the success of Flight 29 Down pales in comparison to Bleu's next television project the Disney Channel original films High School Musical The youngest of the six lead actors who were catapulted to fame by the film, Bleu portrayed the basketball player Chad Danforth , who tries to persuade his teammate Troy Bolton Zac Efron to give up his interest in theater and focus on winning the basketball championship.
High School Musical premiered on January 20, ; with an audience of 7. The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale , Lucas Grabeel , Vanessa Hudgens , and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Bleu gain recognition among teenage audiences.
The Concert — tour to promote the film,  work on the second film in the High School Musical series began, and Bleu was confirmed to be returning for the sequel. High School Musical 2 was released on August 17, The premiere was seen by a total of over The show offered viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the movie.
Directed by Paul Hoen , the television movie revolved around a young boy named Izzy Daniels who trains regularly in order to try to follow in his fathers footsteps and win the Golden Glove, an amateur boxing tournament.
While Bleu played the lead role of Daniels, Keke Palmer portrayed the role of Mary, his friend who has a crush on Daniels. Again, Disney scored a crossover hit with the Jump In! The School Play and Guide to: The Hotel Tango , an teen drama film version of the television series of the same name. Senior Year , the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release.
Decades was deemed too sexy to dance. The following year, Bleu played the lead role in the film called Free Style Also in , he voice Coltrane in the premiere two episode of Disney's Phineas and Ferb.