This look back at some former teen stars featured on Teen Stars Online looks at Khleo Thomas who instantly grabbed the attention of pre-teen and teen girls in 2003 with the release of Disney’s “Holes” where he played the role of Zero. The role made him an instant fan favorite and catapulted him in to other roles through the 2000’s and into a recording career as a Hip hop, Contemporary R&B artist.
Before “Holes” the little known actor had appeared on and episode of Bill Cosby's "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and guest roles on the series “Family Law” and “City Guys” and a small role in the 2002 film “Friday After Next.” Then came “Holes” adapted from Louis Sachar's Holes of the same name and that changed things.
Thomas was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of an army officer who at the time was stationed in Alaska. His mother is a Jewish immigrant from Morocco and his father is African-American Khleo lived in Germany with the family returning to the United States when he was four.
Looking back to the days when this site was still going and there was no other sites that really featured young stars and with a Khleo website and a forum the young fans came by the thousands and lifted the forum on Delphi at that time to number two on the entire system and that was not an easy feat.
After “Holes” he landed a role in the film “Baadasssss!” Later that same year and was followed up by a guest spot on the series “E.R”, the TV movie “Going to the Mat: and the feature film remake “Walking Tall.” The next year his fame continued with roles in the film “Roll Bounce,” “Dirty” and the series such as “The Bernie Mac Show.”
His recording career stemmed from the film Holes and the song “Dig It” which garnered some popularity in the music field. Things took off after he became associated with Bow Wow and his LBW label; he also became associated with Soulja Boy's label SODMG Entertainment. Khleo’s recording career continues to this day kicking off in 2010 with his debut mixtape The World Is a Cartoon it had over 100,000 downloads. He is currently working on his debut album Just a Sample which will be released sometime in 2014.
He continues his acting with recent roles in “Boogie Town” (2012) the series “Bones” (2013) and the expected 2014 or 2015 film “Victor.”