Tony Oller

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Tony Oller
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Oller in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Michael Oller
Born (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 30)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2004–present
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts MKTO

Anthony Michael Oller (born February 25, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He had roles as Walt Moore on the TeenNick TV show Gigantic , and as Danny on Disney Channel's As the Bell Rings . He appeared in the films Beneath the Darkness and The Purge . [1] He is also half of the group MKTO with his co-star Malcolm David Kelley.

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Early life

Oller was raised in Houston, Texas, [2] the son of Mary Anne (née Brown) and Jeff Oller. He graduated with honors in Debate from Cy-Fair High School in 2009. [3]

Career

Acting career

He appeared in both seasons of the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings as Danny. [4] As The Bell Rings features three original songs recorded by Oller. His first song/music video "Could You Be The One" premiered August 2, 2008 on the Disney Channel followed by "Here I Go" and "All You Gotta Do". He also appeared on Savannah Outen's music video for her single, "If You Only Knew". [5]

In 2010, Oller had a supporting role in the Lifetime drama movie Unanswered Prayers, which was based on a song by Garth Brooks. [6] He also appeared in the TeenNick series Gigantic as Walt Moore. [7] This is where he met Malcolm Kelley, one half of the pop-duo MKTO. In 2011, Oller starred in the NBC's TV movie Field of Vision. [8] The movie was about a high-school football player (Tony Oller) who must make a difficult decision regarding bullies. [9]

Later in 2011, Oller guest starred in an episode of CSI: NY . [10] He had a lead role in the 2012 horror thriller film Beneath the Darkness. [11] In 2013, he appeared as Henry in the horror thriller film The Purge . [12] [13] 2014, he played with his pop duo Malcolm David Kelley in the series The Thundermans as himself. [14]

In 2016, Oller appeared as Ian in romantic series Relationship Status co-starring Mekenna Melvin, which premiered on Go90 app. [15]

MKTO

In 2012, Oller and his former Gigantic co-star Malcolm David Kelley joined up to form the pop duo MKTO. [16] The group signed to Columbia Records and released their debut single "Thank You" on January 15, 2013. [17] the single reached number 2 on the Australian charts. [18] and number 7 on the New Zealand charts. [19] In 2013 their single "Classic" was released with a music video [20] and saw the song peak at number 14 on Billboard Hot 100 . [21] Their debut album was released on April 1, 2014 [22] and saw the album peak at number 31 on Billboard 200 .

Tony Oller performing in 2014 Tony Oller.jpg
Tony Oller performing in 2014

On June 2, 2015, MKTO released the lyric video of their new single, "Bad Girls". On June 5, 2015, the video for "Bad Girls" was released. [23] It also appeared as #21 on the iTunes pop charts. A double A-side single including two brand new tracks "Hands Off My Heart/Places You Go" was premiered exclusively on Billboard on March 9, 2016. [24] On March 10, 2017, Tony Oller announced on Twitter that the band had broken up. However, in September 2017, the band had announced that they were working on their second studio album. [25]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006I Flunked Sunday SchoolLloyd at 13
2011 Beneath the Darkness Travis
2013 The Purge Henry
2018 The First Purge Henry (flashbacks)

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007-2009 As the Bell Rings Daniel "Danny" Neilson / Romeo Main role, 30 episodes,
Episode: "Romeo & Juliet" (as Romeo)
2010-2011 Gigantic Walt MooreMain role, 18 episodes
2010Unanswered PrayersJesse BeckTelevision film
2011Field of VisionTyler McFarlandTelevision film
2011 CSI: NY Nicholas AlbertsonEpisode: "Crossroads"
2014 The Thundermans Himself

Web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016Relationship StatusIan3 episodes

Discography

Singles

YearTitleAlbumNotes
2007"Shadow" As the Bell Rings with Demi Lovato
2008"Could You Be the One"
"Here I Go"
"All You Gotta Do"
2009"All I Need"Non-album singlesZoovolution.com
"Live Without You"with Naomi Jo Biggin

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