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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 -- 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 >

Columbus Short -- Bar Room Knockout Was Over $20 Bills to My Wife's Face

Columbus Short
Bar Room KO Was Over $20 Bills to My Wife's Face

Columbus Short is finally revealing exactly what drove him into such a rage that he delivered a knockout blow to a guy's face earlier this year -- and it might change your opinion of the… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Columbus Short -- Shows True Stripes During Bar Arrest

Columbus Short
Shows True Stripes During Bar Arrest

Columbus Short was surrounded by stars after he allegedly attacked off-duty cops during a 4th of July bar fight.TMZ broke the story ... Short made it seem he was skipping out on his bar tab at… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Columbus Short -- Bar Fight ... Arrested For Being Really Drunk on 4th

Columbus Short
Bar Fight Arrested for Being Wasted

Columbus Short celebrated July 4th by getting in trouble with the law for the 4th time in 4 months.Short was at the Katy Trail Ice House -- a popular bar in Dallas -- for around 4 hours and was… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Columbus Short Beating Victim Sues -- I'm Embarassed ... Thanks TMZ

Columbus Short
Beating Victim Sues I'm Embarrassed ... Thanks TMZ

Former "Scandal" star Columbus Short is being sued by a man who claims he was humiliated by getting sucker punched by the actor.Felton Hyche III claims in a new lawsuit ... he was at an engagement… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Columbus Short -- NAILED By Wife In Court

Columbus Short
NAILED By Wife in Court

Columbus Short is learning a lot about the legal system these days ... today's lesson -- you don't show up in family court and your wife will take you to the cleaners.The former "Scandal" star was… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Columbus Short -- Dropping O.J. Simpson Joke Before Domestic Violence Hearing

Columbus Short
Dropping O.J. Joke Before Domestic Violence Hearing

When you've recently been accused of domestic violence like Columbus Short -- and you're also facing charges for allegedly beating up a guy -- cracking an O.J. Simpson joke is ill-advised ...… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Columbus Short -- Back to Work ... It Ain't 'Scandal,' But It's a Start

Columbus Short
Back to Work It Ain't 'Scandal' ... But It's a Start

Columbus Short is going back in front of the camera -- instead of appearing in front of a judge -- starring in a new romantic comedy ... and TMZ has a photo from the set.Short is shooting the… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Columbus Short -- My Wife's Under Police Scrutiny Too

Columbus Short
My Wife's Under Police Scrutiny Too

The woman who caught a beating at the hands of Columbus Short's estranged wife now wants to press criminal charges ... TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, Short's wife, Tanee McCall, went… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
'Scandal' Star Columbus Short -- Back in the Saddle ... Doing COMEDY... After Losing Everything

Columbus Short
Back in the Saddle ... Doing Comedy After Losing Everything

Former "Scandal" star Columbus Short didn't give up on his entertainment career after his infamous firing -- he's already back on the grind trying to claw his way back to the top ... doing the… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago

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