Ruben Studdard

Soundtrack | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) | American Idol (2003-2016) | Orange County Christmas Extravaganza (2015)
AWARDS 
1 win & 1 nomination More »
NICKNAMEs  
Ruu, The Velvet Teddy Bear, Chris
BORN 
Sep 12, 1978 (age 39)
HEIGHT 
6' 3" (1.90m)

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Past Film & Video (6 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for StakesStakes (Short) Ruben  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Perfect GiftThe Perfect Gift Michael Harris  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for LiftedLifted Pastor Johnson  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for ObsessedObsessed Performer ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")  Less 2009 $20MM $68MM / $74MM
  • Primary photo for The Second ChanceThe Second Chance Performer ("I SURRENDER ALL")  Less 2006 $1.2MM $432K / —
  • Primary photo for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedScooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Himself, Performer ("Shining Star")  Less 2004 $80MM $84MM / $181MM
Past Television (12 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music SpecialCentric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Biggest LoserThe Biggest Loser (TV Series) Performer ("Meant to Be") ( 1 episode, 2014 ) , Himself - At-Home Contestant ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Episode #15.15 (Feb 4, 2014) Himself - At-Home Contestant, Performer ("Meant to Be")  Less
  • Primary photo for Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTodd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) Performer ("Sorry 2004") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for EveEve (TV Series) Paul ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for All of UsAll of Us (TV Series) Grown Bobby ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Life on a StickLife on a Stick (TV Series) Bobby ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (TV Series) Guy ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself - Finalist / Himself ( 28 episodes, 2003–2004 ) , Performer ("Superstar") ( 2 episodes, 2003 ) , Performer ("Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Smile", "If Ever You're in My Arms Again") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("A Night to Remember", "Boogie Wonderland") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Shine") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("The Impossible Dream", "What If") ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Performer ("A House is Not a Home", "Imagine", "Flying Without Wings") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Where the Blacktop Ends", "God Bless the USA") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("The Longest Time", "God Bless the USA") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("1960s Medley", "What the World Needs Now Is Love") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("All Night Long (All Night)") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Sweet Home Alabama") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Just the Way You Are") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("A Whole New World") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Duets Medley") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Sorry 2004") ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Performer ("Baby I Need Your Loving") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Kiss and Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Music of My Heart") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Nights on Broadway", "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Footloose", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("One Voice", "Guest Judges Medley", "All-Time Classic American Love Songs Medley", "Flying Without Wings", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("What the World Needs Now Is Love", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", "God Bless the USA") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Superstar", "All Night Long (All Night)") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Bee Gees Medley") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003–2004 28
    • American Idol 2004 Finale (May 26, 2004) Himself - Guest, Performer ("The Impossible Dream", "What If")  Less
    • Episode #3.18 (Mar 10, 2004) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Sorry 2004")  Less
    • I Bet It'll Be Ruben! Or Clay! (May 21, 2003) Himself - Finalist, Performer ("One Voice", "Guest Judges Medley", "All-Time Classic American Love Songs Medley", "Flying Without Wings", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for ChristmasKelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Every Time Christmas Comes Around", "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day", "Joy to the World")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for One on OneOne on One (TV Series) Ruben Studdard ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • The Catch (Feb 24, 2004) Ruben Studdard  Less
  • Primary photo for An American Idol ChristmasAn American Idol Christmas (TV Movie) Himself, Performer ("Blue Christmas")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Canadian IdolCanadian Idol (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 2003 ) , Performer ("What the World Needs Now Is Love") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Flying Without Wings") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 2
    • Canada's Idol Is... (Sep 16, 2003) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Flying Without Wings")  Less
    • Who Will Get the Final 3 Spots? (Jul 22, 2003) Himself - Guest, Performer ("What the World Needs Now Is Love")  Less
Self (81 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Chopped JuniorChopped Junior (TV Series) Himself - Judge ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for 2016 Women That Soar Awards2016 Women That Soar Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Food FightCelebrity Food Fight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Himself / Performer / Himself - Performer / Himself - Audience / Himself - Audience Member / Himself - Guest / Himself - Finalist ( 43 episodes, 2003–2016 )  Less 2003–2016
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  • Primary photo for Hollywood Today LiveHollywood Today Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Orange County Christmas ExtravaganzaOrange County Christmas Extravaganza (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Teens Wanna KnowTeens Wanna Know (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas ParadeThe 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards23rd Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Biggest LoserThe Biggest Loser (TV Series) Himself - Season 15 Contestant / Himself - At-Home Contestant / Himself - Eliminated Contestant / Himself - Contestant ( 12 episodes, 2013–2015 )  Less 2013–2015
    • End Zone (Jan 22, 2015) Himself - Season 15 Contestant  Less
    • Episode #15.15 (Feb 4, 2014) Himself - At-Home Contestant  Less
    • Episode #15.11 (Jan 7, 2014) Himself - Eliminated Contestant  Less
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  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself ( 2 episodes, 2008–2014 )  Less 2008–2014
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Steve HarveySteve Harvey (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Dr. PhilDr. Phil (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself ( 4 episodes, 2003–2014 )  Less 2003–2014
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  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Verses & FlowVerses & Flow (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Access Hollywood LiveAccess Hollywood Live (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Wendy: The Wendy Williams ShowWendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 2010–2013 )  Less 2010–2013
  • Primary photo for Real Husbands of HollywoodReal Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 2013 Soul Train Awards2013 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Oprah: Where Are They Now?Oprah: Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Mo'Nique ShowThe Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2009–2011 )  Less 2009–2011
  • Primary photo for Hit Man Returns: David Foster & FriendsHit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 2006–2010 )  Less 2006–2010
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  • Primary photo for American Idol: Welcome HomeAmerican Idol: Welcome Home (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music FestivalTV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live!Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live! (Video) Himself  Less 2010 $200K
  • Primary photo for Life AfterLife After (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the ChildrenAn Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Brian McKnight ShowThe Brian McKnight Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for GSN LiveGSN Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Larry King LiveLarry King Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for American Idol RewindAmerican Idol Rewind (TV Series) Himself - Finalist / Himself ( 11 episodes, 2008 )  Less 2008
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  • Primary photo for The StatesThe States (TV Series) Himself (Georgia) ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha FranklinAn Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin (TV Special) Himself  Less 2007 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for Karaoke Revolution Presents: American IdolKaraoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) Himself (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Natural Born KomicsNatural Born Komics (Video) Himself  Less 2007 $500K
  • Primary photo for Rachael RayRachael Ray (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Megan Mullally ShowThe Megan Mullally Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2004–2006 )  Less 2004–2006
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2004–2006 )  Less 2004–2006
  • Primary photo for The Turn OnThe Turn On (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Come Together NowCome Together Now (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Dateline NBCDateline NBC (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 106 & Park Top 10 Live106 & Park Top 10 Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Christmas in WashingtonChristmas in Washington (TV Special) Self  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for BET's ComicviewBET's Comicview (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 4th Annual BET Awards4th Annual BET Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination SpecialI Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special (TV Movie) Nominee Commentator  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2003–2004 )  Less 2003–2004
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live OnSesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (TV Movie) Himself (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The 18th Annual Soul Train Music AwardsThe 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 35th NAACP Image Awards35th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for MADtvMADtv (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 2004 Trumpet Awards2004 Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for American Idol: Life on the RoadAmerican Idol: Life on the Road (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004 $800K
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The PhenomenonAmerican Idol: The Phenomenon (TV Special) Self  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Fromage 2003Fromage 2003 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Sharon Osbourne ShowThe Sharon Osbourne Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Wayne Brady ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Christmas in Rockefeller CenterChristmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Movie) Himself - Performer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003 $2MM
  • Primary photo for The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha FranklinThe 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin (TV Special) Performer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Canadian IdolCanadian Idol (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for American JuniorsAmerican Juniors (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for eTalk DailyeTalk Daily (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 3rd Annual BET Awards3rd Annual BET Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Making the VideoMaking the Video (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 31st Annual American Music AwardsThe 31st Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Vibe AwardsVibe Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
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