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Columbus Short

Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982) is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman (of So You Think You Can Dance fame). He is best known for his roles in the films Stomp the Yard, Cadillac Records, Armored, and The Losers. He stars as a series regular in the ABC drama Scandal, as Harrison Wright. Short was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a family he has described as "musical". He has two brothers, John Rancipher and Chris Staples. Short relocated to Los Angeles when he was five years old and immediately began working in a youth theater. He attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, as well as El Segundo High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts, before leaving to join the Broadway tour of Stomp. He has two children, and recently had his first with wife Tanee McCall-Short. Short's acting debut came as a dancer in You Got Served and he later appeared in Accepted, starring Justin Long. He then took lead roles in the direct-to-DVD movie Save the Last Dance 2 alongside Izabella Miko and Stomp the Yard. He has also appeared twice in the Disney Channel Original

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Columbus Short -- Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was the Best!!

Columbus Short
Sorry Judge, But Skipping Court for Barbados Was The Best!!

In the mind of Columbus Short, blowing off a court date in his domestic violence case for a trip to Barbados is "the best thing" he's ever done -- though his bar might be set pretty low.  As… READ MORE >

'Scandal' Star -- Columbus Short is a Great Guy

'Scandal' Star
Columbus Short is a Great Guy

Columbus Short is the "best man" ... so says his former co-star, Jeff Perry, who plays Cyrus Beene.It's interesting ... check out how solidly Perry supports Short. It's unclear if he… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Columbus Short ARRESTED

Columbus Short
ARRESTED

Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs .... he was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom.Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Columbus Short -- Pisses Off Judge ... Arrest Imminent

Columbus Short
Pisses Off Judge Arrest Imminent

Columbus Short -- like the Caribbean island where he's hiding -- is a little beach ... so says the judge in his domestic violence case who just annihilated him in court.Columbus was a no… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Columbus Short -- CONFESSES To Brutality in L.A. Bar

Columbus Short
CONFESSES To Brutality in L.A. Bar

Fugitive from justice Columbus Short lied when he claimed the guy he knocked out in an L.A. bar had it coming because he slapped his wife ... fact is, Columbus confessed to the guy IN… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Columbus Short Divorce -- 'Scandal' Made My Cheapskate Husband Rich

Columbus Short Divorce
'Scandal' Made My Cheapskate Husband Rich

Columbus Short was flush with cash before he got canned from "Scandal" -- banking nearly $65K an episode -- but was a cheapskate when it came to buying jewelry for his wife ... according to… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Columbus Short -- I'm A Fugitive From Justice

Columbus Short
I'm A Fugitive From Justice

Columbus Short seems to be making it clear ... he will NOT come back to the U.S. to fight his multiple criminal cases -- and he is thumbing his nose at the United States justice… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Columbus Short -- Partying in the Caribbean is Criminal!

Columbus Short
Partying in the Caribbean Is Criminal!

This picture may be enough to put Columbus Short behind bars. Short chose the Caribbean over court Wednesday.  He had been ordered to appear before a judge in his domestic violence case… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Columbus Short -- Judge Wants Him Cuffed ... Arrest Warrant Issued

Columbus Short
Judge Wants Him Cuffed Arrest Warrant Issued

Columbus Short may not be wanted anymore on "Scandal" ... but he's still a wanted man -- as in there's now a warrant out for his arrest.Short was ordered to show Wednesday morning in criminal… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Columbus Short -- I'm DONE With Binge Drinking

Columbus Short
I'm DONE With Binge Drinking

Columbus Short knows his life won't get better unless he stops getting wasted -- so he's vowing to cut out binge drinking ... but he DENIES he's an alcoholic.Short met Wednesday with Ed Butowsky… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago

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