Mitchel Musso Biography
He is a regular on the Emmy-nominated Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana,” as Oliver "Smoken" Okenwhich has earned him a devoted following of great fans. Mitchel has toured his music with Radio Disney’s Jingle Jam and made additional stops throughout the U.S. for the “Hannah Montana” Pre-Parties that he hosted.
Last summer Musso 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.” Musso recently had two Top 10 hits on Radio Disney’s Top 30 chart. His cover of “Lean on Me,” which featured a music video on Disney Channel.
For his debut album, Musso 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), Curt Schneider (Five for Fighting) and Matthew Wilder (No Doubt, Christina Aguilera). The album will feature 4 songs co-written by Musso, plus a collaboration with his brother Mason from Metro Station.
The music video for “The In Crowd,” the first single from Musso’s forthcoming album is currently on rotation on Disney Channel and can be heard on Radio Disney. Musso 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.” Besides acting and being a part of the “Hannah Montana” cast, Mitchel enjoys spending time with his friends, skateboarding and listening to his iPod. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his mom and dad, two brothers Mason and Marc and his dog Stitch.