Jordan William Fisher (born April 24, 1994) is an American singer, songwriter, 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.
Early life and education
Fisher was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. 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 does not have a relationship with the children. During an interview with Hollywood Today Live, Fisher revealed his multi-ethnic background.
Fisher got involved in gymnastics at age 2 and at age 10, had the opportunity to compete in the Beijing Olympics but Fisher -- who had discovered his love for performing in school plays -- chose musical theater instead. 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 degree from Harvest Christian Academy. Fisher also enrolled in courses as Jacksonville State University in 2011. That same year, Jordan and his mother officially moved to Los Angeles and they were joined by his father and siblings in 2015. He soon began acting at Birmingham Children's Theatre and Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, where he was offered a contract with Disney after being spotted by a talent scout. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2011.
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.
In 2015, Fisher joined Disney Channel Circle of Stars for a cover 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. 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. He is also featured on Track #2 on Olivia Holt's self-titled debut EP, "Thin Air". Fisher plays six instruments: piano, guitar, bass, harmonica, French horn and drums.
Fisher's first television role was as a guest star on a 2009 episode of 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.
|"All About Us"||2016||26|
|"Lookin' Like That"||—|
|"True Love (Ballad)"||2015||N/A||Liv and Maddie: Music from the TV Series|
|"True Love (Piano Duet)"||Dove Cameron|
|"Wanna Be With You"||N/A||Teen Beach 2|
|"Best Summer Ever"||Teen Beach 2 Cast|
|"Falling For Ya"||Chrissie Fit|
|"Gotta Be Me"||Teen Beach 2 Cast|
|"That's How We Do"||Teen Beach 2 Cast|
|"Thin Air"||2016||Olivia Holt||Olivia|
|"Summer Nights"||Grease: Live Cast||Grease: Live|
|"Those Magic Changes"||Aaron Tveit|
- "True Love (Ballad)" and "True Love (Piano Duet)" (with Dove Cameron) (Liv and Maddie OST, Walt Disney Records, March 17, 2015)
- "Wanna Be With You", "Falling for Ya" (with Chrissie Fit), "Best Summer Ever" (with Garrett Clayton, Grace Phipps, John DeLuca, Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch), "Gotta Be Me" (with Clayton, Phipps, De Luca, Mitchell and Lynch) and "That's How We Do" (with Clayton, Phipps, De Luca, Mitchell and Lynch) (Teen Beach 2 OST, Walt Disney Records, June 23, 2015)
- "Summer Nights" (with Cast) and "Those Magic Changes" (with Aaron Tveit and Cast) (Grease: Live, Paramount Pictures, January 31, 2016)
|2009||The Hustler||Mario||Episode: "Huslte & 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||Television film|
|2014||The Thundermans||Dylan||Episode: "Four Supes and a Baby"|
|2015||The Chew||Himself||Episode: "Movie Night"|
|2015-present||Liv and Maddie||Holden Dippledorf||11 episodes|
|2015–16||Teen Wolf||Noah Patrick||2 episodes|
|2015||Teen Beach 2||Seacat||Television film|
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)
|2016||Bones||Ian Johnson||Episode: "The Strike in the Chord"|
|2016||Grease: Live||Doody||Television film|
|2015||Until Dawn||Matthew||Voice and Motion Capture|