Chris Trousdale Wiki – Biography
Chris Trousdale was an American actor and recording artist. He was a member of the boyband Dream Street, working with Jesse McCartney, Frankie Galasso, Greg Raposo, and Matt Ballinger.
Trousdale began his Broadway career when he was eight years old, touring with the production of Les Misérables, where he starred alongside Ashley Tisdale and after a successful run, moved to New York City at the age of ten, to join the Broadway production of the play with Ricky Martin and Lea Michele of Glee. While in New York, Trousdale joined the well-known children’s group The Broadway Kids (past members include Christy Carlson Romano, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Lacey Chabert) and performed in popular plays such as Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Trousdale caught the attention of two producers who were putting together a boy band in New York City. Consisting of five members, including Jesse McCartney, Chris joined Dream Street in 1999. The group released their self-titled debut album in 2001 which was #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart its first week of release. The album went on to sell a million copies nationwide. After three years together, “Dream Street” parted ways and Chris decided to embark on a career as a solo artist as well as finish his schooling at the renowned Professional Performing Arts School.
Chris went on to record “Kissless Christmas” and “Wild Christmas” for School’s Out! Christmas album in addition to the popular duets with the girl group Play (a rendition of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”) and solo artist Nikki Cleary (remake of the Grease track “You’re the One that I Want”), which were huge hits on Radio Disney. However, shortly after his solo career started to take off, Chris put his career on hold in 2006 and moved back home to Michigan to take care of his ailing mother.
In 2012, Trousdale auditioned on The Voice.
On June 30, 2014, Chris announced via Twitter that he had joined the Spectra Music Group to work on his solo album.
Chris Trousdale Age
Chris Trousdale was 34 years old. He was born on June 11, 1985, in New Port Richey, Florida, United States. He died on June 2, 2020, in Burbank, California, United States.
Information about his family is being updated.
Cause of Death
He died on June 2, 2020, in Burbank, California, United States, at the age of 34, due to complication of COVID-19, “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Chris Trousdale on June 2, 2020, from an undisclosed illness,” said a statement from Trousdale’s manager, Amanda Stephan. “He was a light to so many and will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and fans all over the world. Although it felt like he belonged to us all, the family is requesting that you respect their privacy at this time of grieving. Should you wish to make a donation in his honor, please give to ASPCA.”
His former bandmate, Jesse McCartney, posted a tribute to the late Trousdale on social media. “It pains me to say that an old friend, Chris Trousdale, from my early days in the music industry, has passed away due to complications from COVID-19,” writes McCartney. While McCartney claims that Trousdale died due to complications of COVID-19, this information has yet to be confirmed. McCartney continues, writing, “Chris, in my opinion, was the most popular among us, who had a way of drawing every eye to what he was doing onstage. As an incredibly trained dancer, he would pick up an entire dance number in a matter of minutes; something that would take the rest of us days. I truly envied him as a performer.”