By age 13th Jesse McCartney, had already sung and acted on Broadway, landed a gig in a boy band, and essayed an ongoing role on a blockbuster daytime soap. Beginning in 1999, McCartney joined the boy band Dream Street (alongside Christopher Trousdale, Greg Raposo, Frankie Galasso, and Matt Ballinger); that ensemble’s eponymous debut (released in October of 2000) went platinum and helped spin off McCartney’s solo recording career. At about the same time, McCartney extended his acting resumé into prime-time activity, with occasional guest appearances on such programs as Law & Order and (a few years later) prime billing as Bradin Westerly, an orphaned Kansas
transplant raised by his aunt (Lori_Loughlin) in Southern California, on the WB’s family-oriented series drama Summerland (2004-2005). McCartney moved into big-screen activity as well, but for several years placed a stronger emphasis on vocal and musical contributions to films, such as his duet with Anne_Hathaway, “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart
,” on the soundtrack for Ella_Enchanted, and his assignments voicing the characters of Theodore in the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks and JoJo
in the 2008 Horton Hears a Who.
Jesse McCartney Song List
- “Beautiful Soul”
- “How Do You Sleep?”
- “It’s Over”