The youngest of the six lead actors who were catapulted to fame by the film, Bleu portrayed the basketball player Chad Danforth, who tries to persuade his teammate Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) to give up his interest in theater and focus on winning the basketball championship.
High School Musical premiered on January 20, 2006; with an audience of 7.7 million television viewers, it was the Disney Channel's most successful TV movie up to that point.
He trained in dancing at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York as a theater major, following in his mother's footsteps.
Bleu moved with his family from New York to Los Angeles in 1996.
He worked steadily in episodic television and feature film roles, including a recurring role on the short-lived ABC police drama High Incident and a guest star appearance on ER.
He also appeared in some films Beach Movie (1998), the sci-fi thriller Soldier (1998).
He has since appeared in the Discovery Kids drama series Flight 29 Down (2005–2007), as well as the film To Write Love on Her Arms (2015).
He competed in the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff.
The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2016, Bleu played Ted Hanover in the Broadway company of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical.
He has contributed to many charities, including Starlight Children's Foundation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation, and served Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at a Los Angeles homeless shelter in 20.
Disney Channel aired a weekly program called Road to High School Musical 2, beginning on June 8, 2007, and leading up to the premiere of High School Musical 2 in August.
The show offered viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the movie.