Album:Hairspray: Soundtrack To The Motion Picture
Actor James Marsden doesn't really sing but he has appeared in a couple of musicals. And he did very well as TV host Corny Collins in the 2007 film Hairspray. The song (It's) Hairspray is basically a commercial for the TV show's sponsor. Marsden started out in TV and became a star in the first X-Men film. He was born Sept. 18, 1973 in Stillwater, OK. He left Oklahoma State University after one year to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He did some modelling and then got his first major role in the Canadian sitcom Boogies Diner. Then he starred in the ABC TV series Second Noah. But what got him a lot of attention was when he was a regular on season five of Ally McBeal. He sang on that show. And of course his portrayal of Cyclops in the 2000 film X-Men made him a star. He also appeared in Superman Returns and The Notebook. My guess is the producers of Hairspray saw Marsden in Ally McBeal and cast him as Corny Collins. The film was a big hit and it led to Marsden appearing in the 2007 Disney musical Enchanted. Those two films made him a favourite with teens. Since then Marsden has appeared in films like Hop, 2 Guns and The Butler. And he also had a recurring role in the TV series 30 Rock. He was in Anchorman 2 and he is in Will Ferrell's next film Welcome To Me. But I have a feeling that when his career is over, Corny Collins will be Marsden's most memorable role. Here's James Marsden performing (It's) Hairspray from the 2007 film Hairspray.