JORDAN FISHER (Doody on GREASE: LIVE) Jordan Fisher began his acting career by training and performing at Red Mountain Theatre Company in his hometown of Birmingham, AL. He got his professional start with a guest-starring role on the cable series “iCarly,” and then booked his first major role on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” as “Jacob.” In 2013, he was able to merge his love for acting, singing, and dancing as “Seacat” in the original cable film “Teen Beach Movie” and reprised his role in the sequel “Teen Beach 2” (2015). Other television credits include “The Thundermans” and “Teen Wolf.” He currently can be seen on “Liv and Maddie,” and he recently was cast as a lead in the cable pilot “Stay.” Fisher has recorded three singles. Last year, he signed with Hollywood Records. His debut album is scheduled for release this spring.
Featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE: LIVE will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. In this live television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. Can Danny maintain his bad-boy image as the coolest member of the T-Birds, once he and Sandy start going together, and can Sandy remain a good girl after she joins the Pink Ladies? With their friends Rizzo and Kenickie pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.
GREASE: LIVE is based on the original 1971 musical “Grease,” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. The film, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever. GREASE: LIVE will be a Paramount Television production.
GREASE: LIVE is produced by Paramount Television. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) will executive-produce, Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) is the director overseeing the stage direction and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing with the Stars”) will serve as the live television director. Broadway writers Robert Cary (“Anything but Love,” “Ira & Abby”) and Jonathan Tolins (“Buyer & Cellar,” “The Last Sunday in June”) will write the LIVE television adaptation.