Justin Guarini

Musician, Actor, Wedding singer
Justin Guarini's smooth and soulful vocal styling gave him the edge to make it all the way to the finals during the first season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-16) and helped him carve out a successful career on ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1978 in Columbus, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Fast Girl 2014 (Movie)

Darryl Sands (Actor)

Wizards of Waverly Place 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

An American Idol Christmas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol: Where Are They Now? 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

American Juniors 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

From Justin to Kelly 2003 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Music Mania 2003 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Justin Guarini's smooth and soulful vocal styling gave him the edge to make it all the way to the finals during the first season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-16) and helped him carve out a successful career on Broadway. He was born Justin Eldrin Bell on Oct. 28, 1978 in Columbus, GA to Kathy Guarini, a former CNN anchor, and Eldrin Bell, a former Atlanta police chief. The future "Idol" star began singing at a young age; at four, he became a member of the Atlanta Boys Choir, which normally did not accept children under six. Growing up, he often performed for his large, blended family, which included 19 brothers and sisters. As a senior in high school, Guarini formed an a cappella group before graduation called The Midnight Voices to impress girls, but the group ended up recording an album and placing second at a regional music competition. Determined to elevate his talent, Guarini attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and the School for Film & Television in New York City. After his theater training, he received an offer to join the renowned master class program in the award-winning Broadway musical "The Lion King" (1997); however, he declined the role when he earned a spot as a finalist on the first season of "American Idol" in 2002.

Relationships

Kathy

Mother

Eldrin Bell

Father

Jerry Guarini

Step-Father

EDUCATION

The School for Film & Television

New York 1999 - 2000

Central Bucks East High School

Milestones

2003

Made acting debut in the feature "From Justin to Kelly"

2002

Was the second finalist in "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar"

1982

Was part of the Atlanta Boys Choir

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