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Adam Paul Nielson Hicks is an American former actor, rapper, and singer-songwriter. 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 and had a co-leading role as the third king, Boz in the Disney XD original series Pair of Kings. However, Disney XD decided not to continue the show after the third season.

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. He also appeared as a quarterback in the 2006 film, The Shaggy Dog. In 2009, he grabbed the co-lead role of Luther on Zeke and Luther. In 2011, he starred in Lemonade Mouth as Wendell "Wen" Gifford. He co-starred on Pair of Kings as King Boz, replacing Mitchel Musso's character King Brady.

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. He also has a music video featuring Chris Brochu for his single "We Burnin' Up". In most of his songs, Hicks introduces himself as A-Plus. He is currently signed to Walt Disney Records. In October 2012 he recorded a song for the new book Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up entitled "Don't Stop The Revolution".

Criminal Records

On January 25, 2018, Hicks was arrested in Burbank, California along with his reported girlfriend, actress Danni Tamburro, on suspicion of armed robbery.[1][2] He went through a mental health evaluation to determine whether he was competent enough to stand trial for the charges.[3] Hicks' arraignment was originally scheduled for March 23, 2019, when his attorney notified the judge his client was "not currently in a state where he can assist in his defense". The arraignment and subsequent trial were put off and Hicks was sent for further medical examination. On July 10, 2019, he pleaded not guilty to counts of second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery.[4]

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