|Joshua Bassett Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 22, 2000|
Joshua Bassett is an American actor and singer who is most well-known for portraying the lead role of Ricky Bowen in the teen musical drama TV series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. He also co-wrote the song Just a Moment for the series’s soundtrack. Joshua is popular on Instagram where he has more than 2 million followers and shares clips of himself playing the guitar and piano.
Joshua Taylor Bassett
Oceanside, San Diego County, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Joshua was homeschooled and is a high school graduate. He has also attended the Palomar College in San Marcos, California.
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
- Father – Taylor Bassett (Professional Pianist, Drummer)
- Mother – Laura Bassett (Real Estate Agent)
- Siblings – Alison Bassett (Sister), Claire Bassett (Sister), Ashley Bassett (Sister), Winter Bassett (Sister), Hannah Bassett (Sister)
- Others – Jean J. Bassett (Paternal Grandfather), Comer Hudson Bassett (Paternal Great Grandfather), Gertrude Martia Copeland (Paternal Great Grandmother), John Elbert Bassett (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Mary Florence Strong (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Samuel Harper Copeland (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Hettie Esther Gooch (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Anita Gertrude Viner (Paternal Grandmother) (Singer), Burpee Edward Viner (Paternal Great Grandfather), Gertrude Ann Myers (Paternal Great Grandmother), Edward Charles Viner (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Alice B. Garby (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Otto F. Meyers (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Annie E. (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), John Edwin Richardson (Maternal Grandfather), Edwin Parker Richardson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Nedra Alene Hartley (Maternal Great Grandmother), John W. “Jack” Richardson (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Nannie Frankland (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Harry William Hartley (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Sylvia Ruth Forbes (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Colleen Coleman O’Harra (Maternal Grandmother) (Attorney, Politician), Walter Logan Coleman (Maternal Great Grandfather), Lucille McDonnell (Maternal Great Grandmother), Winfield Coleman (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Nancy Bish (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Charles Patrick McDonnell (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Grace L. Graves/Graber (Maternal Great Great Grandmother)
He is represented by –
- The Osbrink Agency, Burbank, California, United States
- Artistic Endeavors, Manhattan Beach, California, United States
- Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer, Legal Agent, Los Angeles, California, United States
Guitar, Vocals, Piano
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joshua has dated –
- Olivia Rodrigo (2019-2020) – After meeting Olivia Rodrigo on the set of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in 2019, Joshua started dating her. They remained a couple for more than a year and separated towards the end of 2020. They still support each other as friends.
- Sabrina Carpenter (2020-2021) – Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua were rumored to be dating each other from 2020 to 2021. However, when Sabrina released the song “Because I Liked a Boy” in July 2022, fans suspected that she kind of confirmed her relationship with Sabrina.
- Ciara Riley Wilson (2022)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, distant Dutch, and Swiss-German descent.
In May 2021, Joshua said that he was figuring out his sexuality. However, in June 2021, he confirmed that he is a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Coming out was one of the easiest things and most liberating for him.
- Curly, wavy tousled hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Charming smile
- Has a mole on his chin
- Slender frame
Joshua has been featured in the TV commercials for brands such as –
- Hyundai Sonata
- Google Nest Video Doorbell
Joshua Bassett Favorite Things
- Hobbies/Interests – Writing Musical Lyrics, Watching Movies
- Singers – Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles
- Subject In School – English
- Footwear Brand – Converse
- Shoe Type – High-Tops
- Pet – Dogs
- Fictional Superhero Character – Spider-Man
- Comic Book Brand – Marvel
- Travel Destination – Hawaii
- Actor – Timothée Chalamet
Joshua Bassett Facts
- He was introduced to the world of acting at a very young age. His first performance was in a musical theater production at the age of 8. Since then, he has been featured in numerous TV commercials and has starred in more than 30 musical theater productions that include roles such as Apostle James in Godspell, The Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Kurt von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Charlie in Willy Wonka.
- That first performance, incidentally, was the role of J.V. Jock No. 2 in a community theater production of High School Musical. As fate would have it, 11 years later, his breakthrough TV performance came in 2019 in the drama TV series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
- After playing singular episode cameo roles in TV series such as Lethal Weapon (2017), Game Shakers (2018), and Dirty John (2018), Joshua landed his first substantial acting role in 2018 when he was selected for the recurring role of Aidan Peters on the Disney Channel’s comedy TV series Stuck in the Middle.
- All 5 of his sisters have been involved in acting and have appeared in theatre productions. Joshua has even appeared in the theatre production of Annie with all 5 of his sisters.
- In an interview, he revealed that one of his biggest superstitions was chewing gum right till the start of an audition.
- In January 2021, he released a new song Lie Lie Lie. He had written this song after finding out that a friend of his was lying on his back for a long time. Just hours after the release of his song, it was revealed that he had undergone surgery after experiencing intense pain.
- He was about to quit acting before he got the role of Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
- In January 2021, he released a new song (along with the music video) Only a Matter of Time.
- After working on an EP for 2 years, Joshua Bassett finally released a self-titled EP in March 2021.
- He was also in the race for getting the role in the series Sabrina The Teenage Witch which had ultimately gone to Ross Lynch.
- In May 2021, he released a new song (along with the music video) titled Feel Something. Ciara Riley Wilson, Bobby Coleman, Manny Escobar, and Tank the Dog could be seen in the video.
- His first celebrity crush was actress Hilary Duff.
- In December 2021, during an interview with GQ, Joshua revealed that he was s*xually abused as a child by an older man.
- In December 2021, Joshua released 3 new singles titled Crisis, Secret, and Set Me Free.
- In January 2022, Joshua had unfollowed Olivia Rodrigo on Instagram before the season 3 filming of HSMTMTS started.
- In February 2022, Joshua released the music video of his new song, Doppelganger.
- In March 2022, Joshua revealed that he was hospitalized with heart failure in 2021 due to the public scrutiny over Olivia Rodrigo‘s Driver’s License.
- In August 2022, Joshua released a new song titled Smoke Slow.
- In September 2022, he released a new EP titled Sad Songs In A Hotel Room.
- Joshua released a new song titled would you love me now? in October 2022.
- During the 2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Joshua won the award for “Favorite Male TV Star (Kids)”.
- In September 2023, Joshua released a new song titled Just Love.
Featured Image by Joshua Bassett / Instagram