American actor, singer, and songwriter Leon Thomas III. He has a deal with Columbia/Rostrum Records as a record producer as well. He has made a few acting appearances in movies like “August Rush,” “Rising Stars,” “Bad Asses,” and “Runaway Island.” Thomas has also made appearances in a number of television programs. The Backyardigans, The Naked Brothers Band, Figure It Out, and Robot and Monster are a few of these. He played the character “Andre Harris” in Dan Schneider’s American sitcom “Victorious.” Thomas made a six-episode guest appearance as Mateo in Sean Jablonski’s drama television series Satisfaction. Thomas has released two mixtapes as a singer, “Metro Hearts” and “V1bes,” as well as two singles, “Hello How Are You” (with Wiz Khalifa) and “Countdown” (a promotional single with Victoria Justice). Additionally, he contributed background vocals to the soundtrack albums of various TV shows, including “Victorious” and “Victorious 3.0,” “iCarly,” and “Victorious.” The gifted performer also took up the Best R&B Album (Producer/Writer) Grammy in 2015.
Career in Acting
Leon Thomas joined the Broadway at a very young age, where he began his performing career. He played “Young Simba” in the 2003 Broadway version of “The Lion King” when he was just ten years old. He made his Broadway debut as “Jackie Thibodeaux” in Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change” a year later. Thomas has also performed in Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” Broadway production.
His debut appearance on television was in two episodes of the comedy-drama series “Just for Kicks” in 2006, playing the character “Ty.” Later, in the second and third seasons of Nickelodeon’s CGI-animated series “The Backyardigans,” he had a guest appearance as a background vocalist. Thomas made an appearance in the drama film ‘August Rush’ starring Kirsten Sheridan in 2007. In the movie, he played the part of “Arthur” alongside Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Keri Russell. He also sang “La Bamba” in the movie, for which he was nominated for the 2008 Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor (Fantasy or Drama)”.
He had other television appearances during the following few years, most of them as a guest, including “Jack’s Big Music Show” as “Leon,” “Just Jordan” as “Ronnie,” and “The Naked Brothers Band” as Leon Williams. The creators of the Nickelodeon sitcom “Victorious” hired him in 2010 to portray the role of “Andre Harris.” Between 2010 to 2013, he was a cast member of the program, sharing the lead cast with Victoria Justice, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, and Daniella Monet. ‘Song 2 You’ and ‘Tell Me That You Love Me’ are two tracks from the album ‘Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show’ that Thomas also made an appearance in.
Career in Music
In 2012, Leon Thomas officially launched his music career with the release of his debut mixtape, “Metro Hearts,” which includes such well-known tracks as “Forever,” “Moving On,” “Vibe,” “Like Clay,” and “Bad” in addition to a rendition of Drake’s “Take Care” with Ariana Grande. Later, in 2013, he appeared on the debut studio album of the British girl group Stooshe, “London with the Lights On.”
He also appeared on Toni Braxton and Babyface’s joint studio album, “Love, Marriage & Divorce.” He was the author of the hit song “I’d Rather Be Broke,” which Braxton sang. He was honored with a Grammy for his contribution to the album.
In 2013, he later collaborated with Wiz Khalifa and released the song “Hello, How Are You?” Thomas’ second mixtape, ‘V1bes,’ which was released in 2014, was moderately popular.
Individual Life of Leon Thomas III
Leon G. Thomas III was born to Leon Thomas II and Jayon Anthony on August 1, 1993, in Brooklyn, New York. Jayla, his younger sister, is his name.
Estimated Net Worth of Leon Thomas III
The estimated net worth of Leon Thomas III is around $1 million.