Singing, dancing and acting child prodigy Maestro Harrell stars as Maestro Harris, the not-so-welcome surprise addition to his big brother's bachelor pad, on "Guys Like Us," UPN's new buddy comedy series.
At just six years old and a mere 42 inches tall, Maestro has the makings of a Hollywood Star. He's bright, talented, well-mannered and undeniably adorable. So broadly appealing is Maestro that from the moment UPN executives were introduced to this charming young boy, it was certain a TV series would be created for him. And that was no small task, since UPN was not the only network trying to snag this star-pegged little boy.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Maestro started singing and dancing at age two. Since then he has made numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as well as the syndicated late-night talk show, "Vibe." In addition, he had a guest starring role in the primetime series "Meego" and has been featured in several high profile television commercials, including a prominent part in the memorable Gatorade spot with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird that aired during 1998 NBA finals. This was especially exciting for Maestro, as he is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.
Maestro loves being in the spotlight and is a natural entertainer. "I've been singing and dancing since I was two years old," says Maestro. "I love doing commercials, and then one day, I decided that I wanted to be on a TV show."
When not in front of the camera, Maestro attends the McDade Classical School in Chicago, which, for acceptance, requires students to test at least two years above their grade level. He has just completed the first grade and is a straight A student, making the principal's list for three of the four quarters in the 1997-98 school year. In addition, Maestro attends the gifted math program each week at esteemed Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also swims competitively, plays the piano and speaks three languages!
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