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Khaleed Leon Thomas
January 30, 1989
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Height||(at age 27) 6' 1" (1.85 m)|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Labels||Slick Living, Executive Dream, Executive Music, Fontana, UMG (current)|
The Plus (former)
Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (born January 30, 1989), stage name Khleo Thomas, is an American actor,rapper, singer, and entertainer best known for his role as Zero in Holes and Mixed Mike in Roll Bounce. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, he began acting in commercials at age six after his family settled in Southern California. He also starred in other films like Walking Tall (2004) and Remember the Daze (2007). He has recorded numerous mixtapes and singles since releasing his first mixtape The World Is A Cartoon in 2010. In 2011, he released a necklace line called "Love Wings" and in 2013, a clothing line called "Slick Living Apparel". Currently,[when?] he is working on his debut album, Just A Sample.
Thomas was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raquel and Leon Thomas. His father is an Army officer who was then stationed in Alaska. Thomas' mother is from Morocco, and his father is African-American. After living in Germany, the family returned to the continental United States when Thomas was four. After his family settled in Southern California, he began acting in commercials at age six.
Thomas starred in the 2003 Disney film Holes, adapted from Louis Sachar's book of the same name. Thomas had not read the book before he was cast as Zero. To adapt to the desert climate for filming Holes, Thomas was required to participate in physical conditioning training. He recalls, "We had to climb rope, dig holes, run, go hiking, do sit-ups and push-ups. The whole time we were thinking, why do we need this? Then we get to the desert and we understood. It was so hot, you could only be in a hole for 20 minutes at a time." Thomas sang on one of the movie soundtrack's songs, "Dig It", which originated on the six-hour round-trip bus rides that transported the actors to the set.
In 2005 he became more involved in music after he began an association with fellow rapper/actor Bow Wow and his label LBW. He was featured on Bow Wow's fifth studio album The Price of Fame as well as on numerous mixtapes. He made cameo appearances in Bow Wow's "Fresh Azimiz" and "Outta My System" music videos.
In 2006, Thomas guest-starred in "Poppin' Tags", an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and in the season four episode of House, "Ugly" in 2007. He co-starred in the first episode of the television series Teachers, which was canceled after six episodes. He starred in movies such as Remember the Daze (2007) and Hurricane Season (2009). In 2010, Thomas starred in the action film Boogie Town.
On August 12, 2010, Thomas announced via his Twitter that he was working on his debut album, Just a Sample. On September 22, 2010, he said during an interview that his first single would be titled "Lights Out", and he reported the startup of his own label, Zero Unlimited. Despite this, he later signed a record deal with independent label The Plus Records.
In late September 2010, Thomas made an opening performance in California on the "How the West Was One Tour" with Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. Also in 2010, he released a snippet of "Let Go", a song intended to be on Just a Sample. It samples the track "Let Go" by Frou Frou.
On January 11, 2011, he released a mixtape titled The Next Episode. In the song "Anniversary" he disclosed in more detail why he did not officially sign to SODMG Entertainment. On February 15, 2011 he released his first single, "Lights Out", although this would later be dubbed a promotional single.
On December 20, 2011, it was announced that Thomas had parted ways with The Plus Records and had signed a new label deal with Executive Dream Music, a division of Executive Music Group distributed by Fontana. On December 23, 2011, he released a mixtape titled Slick Living.
In 2011, Thomas released a necklace line he designed himself, called "Love Wings".
|2012||After Everything Fades|
(with Chris Batson)
|2014||Raised in the 90's|
|The World Is a Cartoon||
|The Next Episode||
|The World Is a Cartoon: Episode 3||
|2011||"Lights Out"||Non-album single|
|2012||"So Many Girls"|
|"Sweat It Out"|
(with Chris Batson)
|After Everything Fades|
(with Chris Batson)
|2014||"Side Ni**a / Don't Catch Feelings"||Non-album single|
(featuring Sean Roxs)
|2013||"Now Forever" (Sofia Reyes featuring Khleo Thomas)||Non-album single|
|2006||"How You Move It"||Bow Wow||The Price of Fame|
|"Bet That"||Bow Wow||Non-album single|
|2009||"Ain't I Freestyle"||Bow Wow||The Greenlight|
|"Do I Love Her"||Bow Wow|
|2010||"Freak Show"||JBar aka Ja-Bar||In the Club|
|"Never Change Remix (I'll Never Change)"||Indigo Charlie|
|"Not My Girl"||The Good Boys|
|"Running Back to You"||Amanda Leigh|
|"Light the Speakers on Fire"||Malachi Mott|
|2013||"Now Forever"||Sofia Reyes|
|"Fade Away"||Social Club||Summer of George|
|"Face Down"||Flip Major|
|2002||Friday After Next||Bad Kid||Supporting role|
|2003||Holes||Hector "Zero" Zeroni||Main role/nominated performance|
|2004||Walking Tall||Pete Vaughn||Supporting role|
|Going to the Mat||Vincent "Fly" Shu||Supporting role|
|Time Out||Khalid||Supporting role|
|2005||Roll Bounce||Mixed Mike||Main role|
|The Golden Blaze||Jason/Sure Shot||Supporting role|
|2007||Remember the Daze||Dylan||Supporting role/nominated performance|
|2008||Bob Funk||Cupcake||Main role/nominated performance|
|2009||Hurricane Season||David Willis||Supporting role|
|2010||The Company We Keep||Young Raheem||Supporting role|
|Krews||Tom Tom||Supporting role|
|2018||We the Coyotes||Danny|
|TBD||Boogie Town||Gizmo||Supporting role|
|1998||Kids Say the Darndest Things||Himself||Episode: "Oatmeal"|
|1999||Family Law||Lanny Brass||Episode: "Games"|
|2001||City Guys||Jordan||Episode: "Skips, Lies and Radiotapes"|
|2003||Super Short Show||Himself|
|2004||ER||Brian||Episode: "Forgive and Forget"|
|The Wayne Brady Show||Himself||Episode: "March 19, 2004"|
|Frankie Muniz HoopLA Celebrity Basketball Event||Himself|
|The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema|
|2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Curtis||Episode: "Car wars"|
|Scream Tour IV||Himself|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dante||Episode: "Poppin' Tags"|
|On Location with Remember the Daze||Himself|
|2010||90210||Purse Guy||Episode: "I see London/I see France"|
|2011||Parenthood||Guy in batting cage||Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"|
|Sons of Anarchy||Frecks||Episode: "Dorylus"|
|2013||Bones||Marcos Herrera||Episode: "The Blood from the Stones"|
|2016||Shameless||Dylan Oswald||Episodes: "I Am a Storm" and "Own Your Shit"|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||D-Razor||Episode: "Getting Schooled"|
|2017||Major Crimes||Lewis Wilks||Episodes: "Shockwave: Part 1" and "Shockwave: Part 2"|