Mission Statement

A sweet but wild-ass jazz-musical performer
who took on and broke the American Idol mold
is now willfully traveling across the line
to comedic/dramatic acting,
travel documentary/social broadcasting,
and sponsorship/branding opportunities…

with heart, with fun, and with authenticity.

Work

Teen  Acting

18 Minutes
Co-Lead.  Cannes Film Festival Selection;
Palm Springs Film Festival – Best Experimental Film

SEX AMONG OTHER THINGS
Teen film, lead actor (2007)

LOAF OF LOVE
Original film musical – co-star, co-composer, arranger, orchestrator (2009)
Audience Award, Universal City Film Festival

Young Adult Acting

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Independent drama/feature film
Coming Early 2017 – Preview Available Soon

Casey Abrams is Homeless!
(EXTENDED CUT)

James Durbin & Casey Abrams
Most Shocking Elimination – American Idol 2011

“First Time Africa” with Casey Abrams
(1 Hour Special – The Africa Channel)

Promo for “First Time Africa” with Casey Abrams
on the Africa Channel (20 sec)

Promo for “First Time Africa” with Casey Abrams
on the Africa Channel (30 sec)

“First Time Africa” with Casey Abrams
on the Africa Channel (Full version 46:50)

Television Appearances

Ellen

Casey Abrams & Jack Black
“Fat Bottomed Girls” –
Finale American Idol 2011

Regis & Kelly
Additional Editorial

 

Music Videos

I Can’t Feel My Face/Don’t Stop Michael Jackson Mashup
Multi-Voice, Multi-Character Music Video Produced by Soul Pancake (2015)

 

Simple Life
Music Video (2013)

 

Get Out
Music Video  (2013)

 

Musical Performances

Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams
Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Casey Abrams & Postmodern Jukebox
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” Austin City Limits

Stacy’s Mom Vintage 1930s
Hot Jazz Fountains of Wayne Cover ft. Casey Abrams (5 million views)

Umbrella – Vintage “Singin’ in the Rain”
Style Rihanna Cover ft. Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters

Porch Sessions
Simple Life

Stuck In London
Orchestra of People

Cougar Town
Casey Abrams, Jacob Scesney, Zack Lodmer

 

Testimonials

“ I hired Casey because he was Casey. I really wanted someone for the role that people would not associate with another character they had played.  Casey is this wide open compassionate being and I threw him into an actor bath with a group of skilled veterans who took him right in and supported him. He put in all prep work and showed up to play.  The most important thing about Travis Parker is that you root for him. Casey makes us do that. In our test screening he was the character that everyone loved.”

Valerie Landsburg

Director, OFFER & COMPROMISE  (2016)

 

“I had the pleasure of producing and editing an episode for our Africa Chanel series “First Time Africa “featuring Casey Abrams.  When I first screened a rough assembly of Casey’s s musical adventures in Addis Ababa, I was totally entertained by his talent in both music and humor. Post production, was a pleasure, working with him to construct his VOs for the project.    We at The Africa Chanel are extremely pleased with the episode. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of working with Casey and look forward to seeing his career grow as others are exposed to this one of a kind warm-hearted entertainer.”

Hank Polonsky

Supervising Editor/Producer
The Africa Channel
North Hollywood, California

 

“As a pianist and vocal coach in Los Angeles and after 14 years / 15 seasons on American Idol and playing countless Broadway auditions on the west coast for major casting agents – it was a pleasure for me to recommend Casey for a really big private audition for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, School of Rock.  Not only did he slay with his singing (as always) but i was so impressed at how great he got a grasp of the acting and prepping the scenes he had to do.  The casting director from Tara Rubin Casting was so impressed she said she would be sure to bring Casey back in for anything she would be working on.  It was obvious that Casey did the work and did a fantastic job with it.  Next audition should be HIS!!”

Michael Orland

Vocal Coach/Audition Pianist
FOX’s “American Idol”
NBC’s “Hairspray Live”

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Biography

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Casey Abrams has been acting since he was a kid, creating and starring in neighborhood films with his 1990s hi-8 camcorder.

He got the chance to pull together a diverse collection of lead roles in about 15 short original narrative films made over his high school years of 2005-2009 at Idyllwild Arts Academy, even though   he was a jazz bass major.

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Ellen (2011)

After a year of college at University of Colorado, Boulder, Casey  auditioned for American Idol, and finished in 6th place in Season 10 in the spring of 2011. His finale performance was with Jack Black doing a Queen cover, Fat Bottomed Girls.  During that time, he performed and was guest on ELLEN, as well as REGIS & KELLY and THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JAY LENO.  As Casey continued to play shows and sing his music all around the world, Jack came in to participate in Casey’s  own creation, “Casey Abrams Is Homeless”a short digital saga about a boy and his gorilla.

Casey toured for several years, promoting his own Billboard award-winning, self-titled first album, and his second self-produced Tales from the Gingerbread Band. He created his own music video gathering, Orchestra of People,  leading his musical friends around a nighttime campfire.

In 2014, he was invited by Scott Bradlee, creator of Postmodern Jukebox, a viral  musical sensation which take songs of today and flips them into a vintage style of jazz, to star and perform in Scott’s global collective. There are over 32,000,000 views of Casey’s songs alone, he toured to stages on three continents to not only play music, but also to create comical skits with the cast. He is finishing his fourth tour currently is still touring with this  collective, recently appearing at Radio City Music Hall and  Austin City Limits.

After training with Rod Rowland, television acting coach and veteran dramatic actor, Casey co-starred in a feature film, a drama entitled OFFER & COMPROMISE, starring Tom Cavanagh, Bellamy Young and Bailee Madison, Yeardley Smith and Ed Marinera.

In the summer of 2016, Casey was the subject, and the tour guide, of a documentary for The Africa Channel, FIRST TIME AFRICA: ETHIOPIA, which explored the music of Addis Ababa and the Ethiopian countryside.

Casey, to this day, is making short comic movies on his social media platforms. He is in the middle of his first season of  his one-minute Instagram videos starring his alter ego, Super Hero HIPPIE SWAT MAN!!! featuring very talented artists, such as Haley Reinhart (voice of Little Bill in the original Netflix series, F is for Family) Casey is on Instagram at @caseybassy.

Press

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Resume

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 Gina Orr
Manager / Orrigami Entertainment

gina.orr@gmail.com
Cell: (310) 467-2251

Susie Giang
Agent / APA

sgiang@apa-agency.com
Cell:  (734) 262-3454

David Fox
Attorney
Myman Greenspan Fox
Rosenberg & Light LLP

dfox@mymangreenspan.com
Phone: (310) 231-0821

Hair:  Brown
Beard: Red
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’ 10”
Weight: 190 lbs.

FILM

OFFER & COMPROMISEindependent comedy-drama feature
“Travis”   –  Valerie Landsberg, Director  –  2016

Teen Roles in Films

18 MINUTESLead, Cannes Film Festival Selection,
Palm Springs International Festival

LOAF OF LOVEoriginal musical film
Co-Star,  Co-Composer, Orchestrator-Arranger,
Audience Award, Cinema City Film Festival, Universal

FINDING EMO
HALLOWAY PARK
SEX  AMONG OTHER THINGS
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

TELEVISION & MEDIA

First Time Africa – Casey Abrams in Ethiopia
The Africa Channel, Prime Time Broadcast + Digital,  60 Min. –  2016

Guest TV Interview & Musical Appearances

ELLEN
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JAY LENO
REGIS & KELLY LIVE

Performance, Interviews, Commercial Appearances

AMERICAN IDOL  –  Season 10 –  Finalist
AMERICAN IDOL  finale  – Duo w/ Jack Black
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER –  Web Interviewer at American Idol , Live Broadcast

Web Creator & Performer

Represented by FULLSCREEN, Inc.       A global network of content creators & brands, a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group
“ROB RIGGLE’S GOT YOUR  BACK”     Funny or Die  – short
“CASEY ABRAMS IS HOMELESS”      Web Short – Created by Casey Abrams – Co-starring Jack Black
CASEY ABRAMS YOU TUBE  CHANNEL _    Casey Abrams YouTube Channel  – Live Performance Sessions, Music Videos, Porch Sessions
CASEY ABRAMS-PRODUCED  MUSIC VIDEOS Original Songs from his Album:  Simple Life, Get Out, Stuck in London, Great Bright Morning
“I’M ON A ROLL”
    Featured Performer, Stefano Music Video

STAGE

Radio City Music Hall            Featured Performer, Post Modern Jukebox
Austin City Limits/Moody Theater
Nokia Theater
Carnegie Hall
            Guest Performer, Ervin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Catalina Jazz Club            Guest Performer, Jack Black & Tenacious D Do Jazz
On Golden Pond            Isis Theater:  “Billy Ray, Jr.”

TRAINING

Rod Rowland  – Dramatic Acting / Coaching
Trisha Toomey – Musical Performance Acting Coach
Conor O’Farrell – Dramatic  Acting

COMMERCIAL

CCFA (Crohns & Colitis Foundation) –  2 yrs.  Spokesperson — IBD Campaigns
Ford – various with American Idol finalists

ALBUMS

CASEY ABRAMS  (Self-Titled),  Concord Music , (#1  — Billboard HeatSeekers Album Chart)
TALES  FROM THE GINGERBREAD BAND  –  Dogstubb Records, Produced, Arranged, Co-Wrote all songs for full band

MUSICAL TOURS   2012-2016
  • Featured vocalist & musician (2015-2016) Post Modern Jukebox: World-wide
  • Casey Abrams’ Band  – Continental U.S. Canada, and Indonesia
  • AMERICAN  IDOL – Season 10 Tour – U.S. and The Philippines – 51 cities
EDUCATION

University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music            Jazz Bass, Jazz Ensemble & Combo
Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA                    Major: Music-Jazz    Minor: Film Scoring – Scores, Arrangements, Orchestration

SPECIAL SKILLS

MUSIC SCORING  – Film, TV, Media
Film Scores :  THOUGHTS OF A DYING ATHEIST, LOAF Of LOVE, CESSATION, CHOPE, RAYNE , SHORTCOMINGS
INSTRUMENTS  –  Primary: Double Bass,  Electric Bass;  Keyboards/Piano, Drums, Clarinet, Sitar, Accordion, many world instruments
PERFORMER/VOCALIST – Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Broadway
ARRANGER/ORCHESTRATOR – Vocal/Choral, Symphonic, Combo,  Digital & Live Orchestra
EXPERIENCED DANCER
EXPERIENCED FREESTYLE RAP
TRAINED IN IMPROV
GREAT BALANCER

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Management:  Gina Orr
Orrigami Entertainment
Cell: (310) 467-2251
gina.orr@gmail.com
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Susie Giang
Agent / APA
Cell:  (734) 262-3454
sgiang@apa-agency.com