Christopher Massey

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.

Christopher Massey
Massey at the 2009 Movieguide Awards red carpet
Born
Christopher Michael Massey

(1990-01-26) January 26, 1990
Other namesChris Massey
OccupationActor, Comedian, Rapper, Producer
Years active1994–present
Children3
RelativesKyle Massey (brother)

Career

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.[1]

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.[2] Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program in 2005.

Massey graduating high school in June 2008

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.[3]

Personal life

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.[4]

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.

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Rasta Voice
2015What Did Zoey Say?Michael BarretShort based on Zoey 101

Television

YearSeriesRoleNotes
2002The ParkersJustinEpisode: "The Crush"
That Was ThenN/AEpisode: "A Rock and a Head Case"
The DistrictKenyonEpisode: "Resurrection"
2003Yes, DearBoy #2Episode: "Jimmy's Dumb"
2004That's So RavenJeremyEpisode: "Five Finger Discount"
2005–2008Zoey 101Michael BarretMain role
2006Everybody Hates ChrisKid #1Episode: "Everybody Hates Drew"
2007City GirlsSean JacksonTV movie
2009The Electric CompanyBaseball playerEpisode: "Bananas"
2012Switched at BirthSuper JesusEpisode: "Tree of Forgiveness"
2020All ThatHimselfGuest[5]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
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

References

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