The actor, who was born Nov. 23, 1984, hails from Springfield, Missouri, and got his big career break when he snagged a part in the Disney Channel original movie Halloweentown High.
Snuggle up and get to know Lucas Grabeel, the subject of our Man Crush Monday.
When it comes to dramatic acting, Grabeel is the man. His acting chops are fully evident in his portrayal of Toby Kennish on ABC Family's Switched at Birth and he also received acclaim for his role in in the 2008 Oscar-nominated movie Milk.
While it's obvious that Grabeel is quite adept when it comes to drama, he also brought the funny in High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
And did we mention this guy can sing?
After meeting Samantha, a 10-year-old cancer patient from Chicago, Grabeel created an original song and video just for the girl, along with Music is Medicine, a nonprofit that connects pediatric patients with artists. All of the proceeds from the song go to pediatric oncology research at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. To learn how you can help, visit Grabeel's YouTube account.
Grabeel is head-over-heels for his longtime girlfriend, Emily Morris, who is also an actor.
In 2003, the same year he graduated from high school, Grabeel came in fifth place in the 52nd Missouri State High School Activities Association Speech and Debate Championships, according to his IMDb profile.
1. Before landing his first big acting job, Grabeel worked at a Blockbuster Video in Sherman Oaks, California.
2. Grabeel went to Kickapoo High School, the same high school Brad Pitt attended.
3. Growing up, Grabeel would go on a mission to Guatemala with his family. He went to the country a total of six times.
4. He played drums for a local church in high school.
5. He loves doing voice-over work because of the relaxed dress code. "I love the fact that I can show up in my pajamas if I wanted to in voice over and make silly voices and crack jokes all day and get paid for it. That's kind of the coolest job in the world," he told SheKnows of working on Sheriff Callie's Wild West.
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