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Shane Harper
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Biographical Information
Full Name: Shane Steven Harper
Gender: Male
Date of birth: February 14, 1993
Age: 21
Nationality: American
Hometown: La Jolla, California
Occupation(s): Actor

Singer

Years active: 2006-present
Role(s): Spencer Walsh on Good Luck Charlie

Shane Steven Harper (born February 14, 1993) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his recurring role as Spencer Walsh in the Disney Channel's teen sitcom Good Luck Charlie. His self-titled debut album was released on February 14, 2012.

Early Life

Harper was born in La Jolla, California, the son of Tanya and Scott Harper. He began learning dancing and acting at the age of 9 and was involved in community theater and competitive dance. He also started singing and playing guitar and piano at the same age. Harper is well-trained in ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, jazz and tap. He also studied martial arts from the age of 4 until he was 12 and obtained a black belt in Karate. In the spring of 2006, a talent agent on the judging panel of a regional dance competition offered Harper an agency representation.

Career

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Harper had minor roles as a principal dancer in various shows and movies such as High School Musical 2, Re-Animated and Dance Revolution before becoming one of the lead dancers and the youngest (the Nick 6) on Nickelodeon's Dance on Sunset. He landed on dance roles in 2006, including lead dancer for the music video Step Up with Samantha Jade, and Cartoon Network's Reanimated and the Saturday morning kid's competition, Dance Revolution. In 2010, Harper got his first two movie roles in the films My Name is Khan and Flipped, as a minor character in each. In 2010, Harper also began his recurring role as Spencer Walsh on Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, playing alongside Bridgit Mendler, and guest-starred on an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. He also guest-starred as the musical guest on So Random!, singing his hit single, "One Step Closer". In 2011 Harper signed to AMi Records. Harper's first single, "Dance with Me", was released on March 30, 2010. The music video was released a couple of weeks prior and features Harper dancing and playing guitar. In 2011 he released "One Step Closer", the second single from his debut album. The self-titled album was released on April 12, 2011. The third and final single released off of the album was "Rocketship". The lead girl is played by Harper's girlfriend, Good Luck Charlie star Bridgit Mendler.
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His song "Next Chapter of Our Lives" was featured on the series finale of The Suite Life on Deck. In 2011, Harper opened for Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson on their Waiting 4U Tour in addition to opening for Miranda Cosgrove on her Dancing Crazy Tour.


Harper and Bridgit Mendler performing in Vancouver, Canada, in August 22, 2011. The deluxe version of his debut album "Shane Harper" was released on his 19th Birthday - February 14, 2012 - at Target Corporation stores nationwide and features four bonus tracks. The four bonus tracks include "Flat World", "Say It Cause I Know It" and a cover of the song "Your Love" by the classic 80's band The Outfield. These three tracks, plus two others were produced by Morgan Taylor Reid. The self-titled album also includes a performance by the rapper Prophet and a duet with Bridgit Mendler. His song, "Let's Take the World Tonight" from the upcoming album was featured in the movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012).

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Re-Animated Dancer Television film; Supporting role
2007 High School Musical 2 Dancer Television film; Supporting role
2010 My Name Is Khan Tim
2010 Flipped Matt Baker
2011 Game Time: Tackling the Past Sean Tate Television film
2014 God's Not Dead Josh Wheaton Post-production
2014 Platinum Brandon Pre-production
Television
Year Show Role Notes
2006 Dance Revolution Himself / Dancer Supporting role
2007 Zoey 101 Tenth Grader "Drippin' Episode" (Season 3, Episode 17)
2008 Dance on Sunset Himself
2009 So You Think You Can Dance Himself Season 6; guest performer with Katie Holmes
2010–2014 Good Luck Charlie Spencer Walsh Recurring role
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Fidel "Three Maxes and a Little Lady" (Season 4, Episode 5)
2012 So Random! Himself "Shane Harper" (Season 1, Episode 25)
2013 Awkward Austin "That Girl Strikes Again" (Season 3, Episode 6)
"Taking Sides" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2013 Happyland (TV series) Ian Chandler MTV comedy pilot

Discography

Albums

  • Shane Harper (2012)

Tours

  • Shane Harper Tour (2012-2013)

As Opening Act

  • Dancing Crazy Tour (2011)
  • Bridgit Mendler Summer Tour (2013)

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