Christopher Michael Massey (born January 26, 1990) is an American actor, comedian and rapper best known for starring as Michael Barret in the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101. He is also known for appearing in several commercials in the early 2000s. He is the older brother of actor Kyle Massey.
Massey at the 2009 Movieguide Awards red carpet
Christopher Michael Massey
January 26, 1990
|Other names||Chris Massey|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Producer|
|Relatives||Kyle Massey (brother)|
Massey started his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials for Cap'n Crunch and Pop Tarts. He also has made a guest appearance on Punk'd. He won 2002's Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theatre for his role as Young Simba in The Lion King.
Massey had his first starring role as Michael Barret in the Nickelodeon television show Zoey 101. When the show debuted in January 2005, it drew a larger number of viewers aged 9–14 than any premiere on the network in the preceding eight years. Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program in 2005.
Massey is the older brother of Kyle Massey, star of Disney shows Cory in the House, That's So Raven, and Fish Hooks. He guest-starred alongside his brother in a That's So Raven episode titled "Five Finger Discount". The Massey brothers have also had small roles on the sitcom The Parkers, have appeared together on The Steve Wilkos Show, and have released music together as the Massey Boyz.
Massey was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
In April 2016 in Las Vegas, Massey was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence after he allegedly shoved his girlfriend, Cassalei Jackson.
On July 18, 2020, Massey announced his engagement to Bria Miller on Instagram. The couple has two children together, a two-year-old daughter named Bella Rose and one-year-old son named Carter Christopher.
|2010||The Search for Santa Paws||Rasta||Voice|
|2015||What Did Zoey Say?||Michael Barret||Short based on Zoey 101|
|2002||The Parkers||Justin||Episode: "The Crush"|
|That Was Then||N/A||Episode: "A Rock and a Head Case"|
|The District||Kenyon||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|2003||Yes, Dear||Boy #2||Episode: "Jimmy's Dumb"|
|2004||That's So Raven||Jeremy||Episode: "Five Finger Discount"|
|2005–2008||Zoey 101||Michael Barret||Main role|
|2006||Everybody Hates Chris||Kid #1||Episode: "Everybody Hates Drew"|
|2007||City Girls||Sean Jackson||TV movie|
|2009||The Electric Company||Baseball player||Episode: "Bananas"|
|2012||Switched at Birth||Super Jesus||Episode: "Tree of Forgiveness"|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theater||Young Artist Awards||Won|
|2006||Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Young Artist Awards||Won|
|2007||Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Young Artist Awards||Won|
- "Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org.
- "Zoey 101 Headliner Christopher Massey Stars in Nickelodeon TV Movie 'Goodbye Zoey,'..." Reuters. December 5, 2007. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
- "Chris and Kyle Massey NEW SONG!! Ridin Wit My Brother!!". YouTube.
- Harrison, Lily (April 11, 2016). "Zoey 101's Chris Massey Arrested for Domestic Violence After Allegedly Fighting With Girlfriend in Las Vegas". EOnline.com. E! News. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
- Jones, Marcus (November 21, 2019). "Jamie Lynn Spears is reuniting with the cast of 'Zoey 101' on the new 'All That'". Entertainment Weekly.