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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrity Spotlight

I first noticed this young actor in the movie "Stomp the Yard." According to IMDb, he was born Columbus Keith Short, Jr, on September 19, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Columbus started entertaining at the age of three by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. His family later relocated to Los Angeles where, by his early teens, Columbus had landed work in such television commercial campaigns as Mountain Dew, Denny's Restaurant, Nike and Pizza Hut, to name a few. As a senior in high school, he was offered an opportunity to graduate two months early in order to see the world with the traveling production of the Broadway show, Stomp! And after a couple of years on the road with that famed dance troop, he would parlay his professional success into a stint as the choreographer of 'Britney Spears' In the Zone tour. Though a very versatile Renaissance Man who is also a writer, musician and director, Columbus came off the road to pursue his primary passion, namely, acting.

His motion picture credits include:

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming - DJ
The Losers - Pooch (Loved it!)
Death at a Funeral - Jeff (Loved it!)
Armored - Ty Hackett
Whiteout - Delfy
Cadillac Records - Little Walter
Quarantine - Danny Wilensky
This Christmas - Claude Whitfield (Loved it!)
Stomp the Yard - DJ (Loved it!)
Accepted - Daryl 'Hands' Holloway (gonna have to watch this again)

In addition, he has guest-starred on TV shows like "That's So Raven," "ER," "Judging Amy," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Up next for Columbus, he will star with Kerry Washington in the ABC drama "In Crisis."

When not working, Columbus loves football, basketball and snowboarding.

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

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