Disney Sensation David Henrie Named Grand Marshal for 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Henrie will give the “start your engines” command and be driven around the track in a red Toyota Solara convertible to precede this historic, 10-lap race for charity through a 1.97-mile street circuit through the downtown streets of
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Legendary pro skateboarder and X-Games champion
Moving up to the Pro Category is last year’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race winner, ESPN pit reporter
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Henrie: A Sought-After Young Actor and Budding Producer
Henrie broke into acting with guest starring roles in highly regarded shows such as “Providence,” “Judging Amy” and “Without a Trace,” before securing a series regular stint on the FOX sitcom, “The Pitts,” produced by
Henrie also recently completed production on the “Wizards of Waverly Place Movie,” which will air on The Disney Channel in August.
His ability to play a wide range of characters has made Henrie a sought-after young actor in both television and film, where he has appeared alongside veteran actors
However, what makes Henrie an ideal choice as Grand Marshal of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is his effort to provide a forum for young, aspiring filmmakers from across the country to showcase their work and network, in the wake of critical funding cuts to arts programs. Henrie is a founder of YUTE Productions, where he has joined forces with other filmmakers and A-List writers to produce innovative “Y-Gen” content and establish a flourishing social network. “I hope the site will be like an SNL-meets-IFC,” said Henrie.
Reuben: Honoring Our Nation in Song
Reuben will perform the “Star Spangled Banner” before an audience of 60,000 fans. She credits the early influence of her mother, an accomplished singer, and her older brother, a Broadway actor, for inspiring her to develop her performing talents. She began playing piano as a child and studied ballet, jazz and music technique and theory at the prestigious Canadian
In 1988, she relocated to
Soon after, Reuben began on “ER” in a recurring role as
In 2000, following her departure as a regular cast member on “ER,” Reuben extended her burgeoning career into contemporary music, singing back-up on the North American leg of
Reuben performed the Canadian National Anthem for the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, and she has subsequently sung America’s National Anthem on numerous Sunday games for the New York Giants during NFL season as well as at Madison Square Garden for the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers.
“It’s a pleasure to have
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