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Adam Paul Neilson Hicks (born November 28, 1992) is an American actor, rapper, singer and songwriter. His first leading role was in How to Eat Fried Worms. He is most notable for playing Luther in the Disney XD series Zeke and Luther and starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford. He had a recurring role in the second season of Jonas L.A. as DZ.

Early life

Hicks was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the son of Lucy and Ron Hicks.

Acting career

Hicks had a recurring role on Titus and had roles in various movies and television series before playing the lead in How to Eat Fried Worms. He then appeared in Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? alongside many other Disney Channel stars. In 2009, he grabbed the co-lead role of Luther on Zeke & Luther. In 2011, he starred in Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford.He will also be co-starring in "Pair of Kings" in the third season.

Music career

Hicks recorded a remake of the MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This" with fellow Zeke and Luther co-star Daniel Curtis Lee. The music video for the song was shown June 29, 2009 on Disney XD. He made a remix of the song "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry. In late 2010 he wrote and recorded the song "Happy Universal Holidays" with Ryan Newman. In early 2011 he released a song called "Dance For Life" with Drew Seeley for the Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, which was featured on Shake It Up: Break It Down. Hicks co-wrote the tracks "Determinate", "Breakthrough" and "Livin' On a High Wire" for Lemonade Mouth. Hicks recorded a song called "We Burnin' Up" with Chris Brochu, which was released in 2011. On September 15, 2011, he released "Las Vegas (My City)", a hometown anthem about his struggles and dreams to succeed in the entertainment business. He is currently signed to Walt Disney Records.

Filmography

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2005

Down and Derby

Brady Davis

2005

The 12 Dogs of Christmas

Mike Stevens

2006

The Shaggy Dog

Quarterback

2006

How to Eat Fried Worms

Joe Guire

2008

Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?

Colin Doyle

TV movie

2011

Lemonade Mouth

Wendell "Wen" Gifford

TV movie; Lead role

2012

Mr. Young

Staff

2012

Lemonade Mouth 2

Wendell "Wen" Gifford

TV movie; Lead role

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2000-2002

Titus

Young Dave

Recurring role

2002

The Funkhousers

Robbie Funkhouser

Main role

2002

That Was Then

Joshua Harrison

Episode: "The Thirty-Year Itch"

2009-present

Zeke & Luther

Luther Waffles

Co-lead role

2010

Jonas L.A.

DZ (Dennis Zimmer)

Recurring role,

Episode: "House Party",

Episode: "Back to the Beach",

Episode: "Date Expectations",

Episode: "And... Action"

2010

Peter Punk

Luther Waffles

Episode: "El Duelo (The Duel)"; Disney XD Latin America

2011

Disney's Friends for Change Games

Himself

Green team

2011

PrankStars

Himself

Episode: "Game Showed Up"

2011

So Random

Himself

Episode: "Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks and Hayley Kiyoko"

2012-present

Pair of Kings

Co-lead role


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