JC Month X-tra- Taking it back to where it began
As a child, he was extremely shy, but when a friend bet him $20 to enter a talent show with two girls, he won the contest and soon realized he had a knack for performing and that he really enjoyed singing. In 1988, his mother Karen Chasez noticed a small ad in the local newspaper for a casting call of a new version of The Mickey Mouse Club, “The All New Mickey Mouse Club” (1989). She gave him the choice of going to school or going to the open call audition. He chose to audition, selecting the song, “Right Here Waiting”, by Richard Marx. He was cast along with many stars of today such as Keri Russell, Tony Lucca, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. (Because another cast member was named Josh, Chasez was dubbed “J.C.” (his first and last initials), and the stage name has remained. [IMDB]
As our contribution to JC Month, we’ve put together a few videos to give a lightning fast review of JC’s career from the early days to current time. First up is a look at JC’s work on the New Mickey Mouse Club, where we learned quite a bit about this shy kid from Maryland.