Clay Aiken

The second season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) proved most noteworthy for the rise of Clay Aiken from nerdy country boy-next-door to unlikely heartthrob on the strength of his powerhouse vocals and charming ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Esquire/ Untitled Clay Aiken Docuseries Project 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Apprentice 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2003 - 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Clay Aiken Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Scrubs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (2004) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: Life on the Road 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Idol Christmas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ed 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year's Eve 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: Halfway Home 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Final Two 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Santa (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

("The Way") (Song Performer)

Biography

The second season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) proved most noteworthy for the rise of Clay Aiken from nerdy country boy-next-door to unlikely heartthrob on the strength of his powerhouse vocals and charming personality. Overshadowing the season's winner, Ruben Studdard, Aiken enjoyed an enviable string of recording, tour and television success, striking multiplatinum with the album Measure of a Man and hitting No. 1 with "This Is the Night." An easy target for his less-than-masculine demeanor and dramatically earnest performing style, Aiken's rise as a good-natured pop culture punch line only incited his fans, the self-proclaimed "Claymates," to defend and promote him all the more ferociously. Even his most passionate fans cooled, however, when he finally quelled career-long rumors by coming out of the closet and simultaneously announcing that he and a platonic female friend were new parents via artificial insemination. As his music industry success waned, Aiken appeared on Broadway in "Monty Python's Spamalot," but would always hold the distinction of being one of the all-time most successful "Idol" alums.

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