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Adam G. Sevani

Adam G. Sevani
Sevani at the premiere of Step Up 2: The Streets, February 4, 2008
Born Adam Manucharian
(1992-06-29) June 29, 1992
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Dancer, actor

Adam G. Sevani (born June 29, 1992) is an American actor and dancer, known for playing Robert Alexander III (or "Moose") in Step Up (film series).

Background

Sevani is of Armenian and Italian descent. His older brother, V Sevani (aka Vahe Sevani), was a member of the Boy Band NLT. Sevani was raised in Los Angeles, California and started dancing from a young age at the Synthesis Dance Center, the dancing studio founded by his parents.[1]

Acting career

In February 2008, Sevani appeared in the Touchstone Pictures dance drama film Step Up 2: The Streets, the second installment of the Step Up film series. The film centered on a group of students who form a dance troupe and battle on the streets. Sevani's performance as Robert "Moose" Alexander III was praised by critics, such as The New York Times, for portraying a character who "might be the baddest nerd in movie history".[2] The film, which received generally mixed reviews,[3][4] went on to gross over $150 million worldwide.[5] For his role in the film, Sevani received the "Best Scene Stealer" award at the 2008 Young Hollywood Awards.[6][7]

In May 2009 Sevani was confirmed to reprise the role of Moose in the planned third installment of the Step Up trilogy.[8] Filming took place in New York City[9] on a $30 million budget.[10] The film, Step Up 3D, centers on Moose and his best friend Camille moving to New York to start University until Sevani's character gets mixed up in the underground dance scene. The film was released in August 2010 to generally mixed reviews from critics.[11][12] As of August 2012, the film is the highest grossing installment of the trilogy, with over $159 million worldwide.[10] In July 2012, Sevani made a small appearance in the trilogy's fourth installment, Step Up Revolution.[13] In 2014, Sevani once again reprised his role as Moose in the fifth installment of the Step Up film series, Step Up All In.

In August 2010, Sevani was confirmed to star in the American remake of the 2008 French film LOL (Laughing Out Loud), alongside Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.[14] The film centers on Cyrus's character finishing her final year of high school. In May 2012, the film received a limited US release, and was given bad reviews from critics.[15][16]

Dancing

Sevani has appeared in music videos such as: Mase's "Breathe, Stretch, Shake", Will Smith's "Switch", T-Pain's "Church" and a little part in NLT's "That Girl." He also did the choreography for NLT's music video for "Karma." He is credited as a back-up dancer for Kevin Federline's performance on the Teen Choice Awards in 2006. Adam also formed a dance crew with Jon Chu and several California area dancers with celebrity cameos in 2008 known as the ACDC, or Adam/Chu Dance Crew. The crew had a highly publicized YouTube dance battle with Miley Cyrus. The battle ended with a final dance off between the two crews at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.[17] In November 2008, he was featured in a tribute video to Michael Jackson's 26th Anniversary 'Thriller' video for Halloween, with Step Up series co-star Alyson Stoner.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Emperor's Club St.Benedict Student
2003 Learn to Hip Hop: Volume 2 Himself [Not Shown]
2005 FLY KIDZ Joey/Adam
2007 "Superbad" Izen delete scene (wine scene)
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Robert "Moose" Alexander III MSA Crew
2009 Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Himself
2010 Step Up 3D Robert "Moose" Alexander III Pirates Crew
2012 Step Up Revolution[18] Robert "Moose" Alexander III The Mob Crew
2012 The First Time Wurtzheimer Guy
2012 LOL Wen
2014 Step Up: All In Robert "Moose" Alexander III LMNTRIX

References

  1. ^ Biography on adamsevani.com.
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  4. ^ Metacritic rating of 50.
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  12. ^ Metacritic rating 45 for Step Up 3D.
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