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  • A drummer since the age of 3, he took a break from high school at 17 to join the acclaimed percussion company Stomp.
  • Before breaking into acting, worked as a choreographer and creative tour director for pop stars Britney Spears and Brandy.
  • Made his big-screen debut as a dancer in the 2004 surprise hit You Got Served; subsequently appeared in dance-themed movies Save the Last Dance 2 (2006) and Stomp the Yard (2007).
  • Followed up his TV debut in a 2005 episode of long-running drama ER with roles on Disney sitcom That's So Raven and NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.


  • Ayala — Daughter
  • Janette — Mother
  • Brandi — Ex-wife
  • Tanee McCall — Wife (separated)

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  • Birth Name: Columbus Keith Short Jr.
  • Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer

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