Today, at the age of 17, Mitchel Musso
is easy to find. When he is not in the latest teen magazines, he is a regular on the Emmy-nominated Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana," which has earned him a devoted following of frenzied fans. Mitchel portrays the role of Oliver `Smoken' Oken and he is currently shooting the third season of the hit series.
His other TV credits include guest-starring on Fox Network's "Stacked" and "Oliver Beane," the made-for-TV-movie "Trial by Fire" with Chuck Norris, the Disney Channel Original Movies "Life is Ruff," and "Hatching Pete," plus the 2008 Disney Channel Games. Mitchel is also the voice 'Jeremy' on the Disney Channel animated series "Phineas and Ferb."
Mitchel made his musical debut the summer of 2007 where he performed at Universal Studios City Walk. While on hiatus from "Hannah Montana," he toured with Radio Disney's Jingle Jam and made additional stops throughout the U.S. for the "Hannah Montana" Pre-Parties that he hosted. Most recently, Mitchel and his band opened on select dates for the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars with Olympic medalists Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson and others.
Mitchel recently had two Top 10 hits on Radio Disney's Top 30 chart. His cover of "Lean on Me," which featured a music video in rotation on Disney Channel and The Snow Buddies DVD, spent 21 weeks on the chart and peaked at #7. In May 2008, the Disneymania 6 CD (Walt Disney Records) included the track "If I Didn't Have You" which peaked at #5 and spent 16 weeks on the chart.
Last summer Mitchel toured with his band and dancers, started recording his debut album, and filmed his role as 'Oliver' in the Walt Disney Pictures film "Hannah Montana The Movie." For his debut album, Mitchel is working in Los Angeles and New York with some of the music industry's top producers and songwriters including Sam Hollander (Metro Station, Gym Class Heroes), Dave Katz (Coheed + Cambria, Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls) and Curt Schneider (Five for Fighting). The album will feature 4 songs co-written by Mitchel, plus a collaboration with his brother Mason from Metro Station.
The music video for "The In Crowd," the first single from Mitchel's forthcoming album is currently on rotation on Disney Channel and can be heard on Radio Disney. Mitchel was recently tapped Male Pop Rookie of 2009 during MTV News' special feature "Pop Week," which included a behind-the-scenes look at the music video shoot for "The In Crowd." Mitchel's self-titled debut will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 2nd.