A Star on Many Fronts
“I got bit by the bug, it was pretty immediate,” recalls Jordan Fisher on his love for art and storytelling. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Fisher took heed of his talent from an early age (“I’ve kind of always romanticized the idea of being in film and television even before I started”) as that can be traced back to the 5th grade when he joined his school’s drama club to impress a crush. His first school play was in January of his 5th-grade year, and by December, he was working at a professional theater conservatory. Despite a promising start to his career, however, Fisher had not thought about fully pursuing the entertainment business – until the woman who would eventually become his theatrical manager took notice of his talents and convinced him and his family that a move to Los Angeles would be the ideal next step. “There was something that felt like home the moment I got there,” describes Fisher. “The moment I landed, [it felt like] this is where I’m supposed to be.” At age 13, Fisher made his first trip to Los Angeles where he began to audition for roles. Hailing from Alabama’s most populous city and a theater community that exposed him to different types of people, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, Fisher was culturally immune to L.A.’s candor. He was confident that this was his preferred career path, and it motivated him to work even harder on honing his craft.
After several small guest spots on television and various commercials, Fisher moved to Los Angeles permanently after landing a recurring role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.He then signed a contract with Disney and earned a starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie and its sequel Teen Beach 2. In addition, he released his self-titled EP in 2016 on Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records.
“My personal goal is to be as multidimensional as possible. I’ve always had the mindset of being able to wake up and go do what I love whatever that thing is every day, and as I’ve aged and been doing this for some time, I’ve found a handful of hats that I enjoy wearing,” elaborates Fisher, who earned a prominent role on Grease LIVE!, was the winner of the 25th season of Dancing With the Stars, portrayed two characters in Tony-winning Broadway musical Hamilton, has nailed his role on Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and was the star of Rent: Live. As one of the busiest young entertainers in Hollywood, he is constantly working on a myriad of projects. “I’ve gotten really good at making sure that I dictate my time, and making sure I have enough time to rest and be a human,” he adds.
Furthermore, Fisher has partnered with the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children to help empower current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency: a cause that is very dear to him who was raised by his grandparents due to his mother’s inability to provide stability in his life. He openly acknowledges their role in saving him, and works to ensure that other endangered youth receive the same opportunities he was afforded.
Writer: Alain Clerine
Photographer & Videographer: Sandra Selva
Stylist: Jennifer Austin
Men’s Grooming: Michelle Harvey (for Opus Beauty - using Oribe & Baxter of California)
Editors: Mike Varius & Eiko Watanabe
Special thanks to The Upper West (@theupperwest - www.theupperwest.com)