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Ari Stidham

Ari Stidham began a love of performing at an early age, naturally influenced by his parents’ love of music.  While they encouraged Stidham to play sports and other non-theatrical extracurricular activities, he was most exhilarated by singing and theater.

Stidham began playing the piano at age 4, which lead to singing and acting in elementary school productions, and later assorted youth productions in Northern Los Angeles County throughout middle school and high school, including the Santa Susana Reparatory productions of “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  He also participated in the prestigious American Conservatory Theater (ACT) program in San Francisco.

His additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of “Fat Camp.”

Stidham’s big break came when the creator of the television series “Huge” discovered him doing improvisation and cast him in the drama.  This role lead Stidham to a guest spot in the series “The Whole Truth.”

Stidham continues to play piano, as well as guitar and trumpet.  He was born and raised in Westlake Village, Calif. and currently resides in Los Angeles.  His birth date is August 22.  He can be followed on Twitter at @AriStidham.