Dancing With The Stars Season 17: Get To Know The Cast
Karina Smirnoff and Corbin Bleu, Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess, Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus -- ABC
On Wednesday, ABC revealed the latest crop of celebrities gearing up to don sequins and spray tans for their foray into the ballroom, but with fifty years between the youngest contestant - 24-yer-old Corbin Bleu, and the oldest - Valerie Harper, 74, not every "Dancing with the Stars" fan is likely to be familiar with the entire cast.
Here's our cheat sheet for those who need to get to know the stars a bit better:
Corbin Bleu, 24: Working in Hollywood since he was just a boy (he appeared in "ER" in 1996), Corbin became a household name among the tween set in 2006, when he joined Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens in "High School Musical," playing Chad Danforth. He's since had roles across television and on Broadway, including in the Tony-winning musical, "In The Heights." Most recently Corbin joined the cast of The Online Network's reboot of former ABC soap "One Life To Live" as newspaper reporter Jeffrey King
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi 25: She once ran wild on the shores of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, for MTV's "Jersey Shore," drinking and hooking up with her housemates. But, Snooki seems to have turned a page. She gave birth to son Lorenzo in August 2012, and is engaged to her child's father, Jionnia LaValle. She's also authored several books, including "Gorilla Beach," in 2002, and the upcoming "Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way." Snooki is currently starring on MTV's "Snooki & JWoww."
Amber Riley, 27: The actress, who hails from Los Angeles, got her big break on Fox's "Glee," playing McKinley High's Mercedes. Her character recently graduated from the school, but she's been back, helping out with the choral ensemble on the show - The New Directions. Prior to "Glee," she actually auditioned for another Fox show, "American Idol," but her performance never made air.
Jack Osbourne, 27: The son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne -- Jack Osbourne was born famous. TV watchers got to know him as a curly-haired, glasses-wearing, party-loving teen on MTV's "The Osbournes," the reality show that aired on that network from 2002-2005. He went to rehab in 2003, but overcame his issues and in April 2013 Tweeted that he had celebrated 10 years of sobriety. The actor has since married Lisa Stelly, the mother of his daughter, Pearl, 17-months. He hopes to use the show to bring awareness to fighting multiple sclerosis, which, in 2012 he revealed he had been diagnosed with.
Brant Daugherty, 28: Mason, Ohio, native Brant is the latest star of ABC's sister network, ABC Family, to join the "Dancing" cast. He recurred as jock Noel Kahn on the hit series, "Pretty Little Liars," while Lifetime viewers may have seen him playing Lt. Patrick Clarke in "Army Wives" Season 7. Soap fans may know him as Brian on "Days of Our Lives."
Christina Milian, 31: Those watching "Dancing with the Stars" may have missed actress/singer Christina Milian on "The Voice," as it airs at the same time on Monday nights, across the dial. Christina has been serving as the social media correspondent for the NBC reality singing competition. Beyond her hosting duties, she's released albums and acted across the dial in shows like "Sister, Sister," "Smallville," and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."