ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED
JESSE McCARTNEY (Voice of Theodore) is an internationally acclaimed,
best-selling musician, and actor. With his musical accolades cemented with
platinum albums and a number one hit, McCartney is making a successful turn into
acting, appearing in, and providing vocal talent for, some of the most
successful films, television shows, and Broadway shows of the past few years.
McCartney was last seen in the independent film, Beware the Gonzo, opposite Zoe
Kazan, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
McCartney reprised his role as the voice of Theodore for Twentieth Century Fox's
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, which grossed over $440 million
worldwide. The first film in the franchise, Alvin and The Chipmunks, was also a
box office hit and grossed over $360 million worldwide. Additionally, McCartney
has been heard as the voice of Terence in Tinker Bell, and is the voice of
Robin, a young superhero character in Cartoon Network's Young Justice.
On television, McCartney appeared in six episodes of ABC Family's Greek and
appeared in an episode of Law & Order: SVU, where he played murder suspect, Max
Matarazzo. He starred on the hit television show Summerland, which aired on the
WB for two seasons. In that series, McCartney played Bradin Westerly and was
nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama. He first appeared
on screen in ABC's All My Children, as Adam Chandler Jr., for which McCartney
earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama
On stage, McCartney made his Broadway debut at the age of ten in The King and I,
opposite Hayley Mills. He starred in Roger Daltrey's take on the Charles
Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, at Madison Square Garden.
Last year, McCartney released his fourth album Departure: Recharged, which
featured the top 20 single How Do you Sleep with Grammy Award winning rapper
Ludacris. McCartney received the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Best
In 2008, he released his third solo album, Departure. The first single off the
album, Leavin. was #1 on the Top 40 charts for over five weeks, sold over 1.3
million copies, and was the #1 most played Top 40 single released in 2008.
McCartney co-wrote the hit song Bleeding Love performed by Leona Lewis which was
#1 in 36 countries. The song was awarded Song of the Year by ASCAP in 2009 which
is one of the highest honors for a songwriter.
In 2004, McCartney released his debut album Beautiful Soul, which sold over 1.5
million copies. That same year, he was nominated for an American Music Award for
Best New Artist, an MTV VMA Award for Best Pop Video and won three Teen Choice
Awards for Choice Male Artist, Breakout Artist and Crossover Artist.
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