Colt Prattes Biography Wiki
Colt Prattes was born in the USA on 28 August 1986, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and holding American nationality – Colt is popular for his career of a dancer, while he is also an actor who rose to prominence after being cast to play Johnny Castle in the “Dirty Dancing” ABC remake of the popular movie.
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Childhood and education
While Colt hasn’t shared the exact place of his birth with the public, it is known that he spent his entire childhood in Georgia alongside his brother, raised by their parents – Colt hasn’t shared much about his mother and father with the public and the only thing known fact is that they are both working in the police department.
Colt grew up watching movies on TV, and was impressed by the musicals and the dancing skills of people acting in them – he was mostly motivated by “Grease” and “Dirty Dancing” movies which are to be credited with the birth of his passion towards dancing. He began taking dancing classes at a very early age, and was quite popular amongst girls in high school thanks to his looks and his dancing skills, however, these exact same things gave him trouble with the maleins school, as they called him gay and wanted to bully him (unsuccessfully). After matriculating, Colt enrolled at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and graduated three years later with a bachelor’s degree.
Career of a dancer
Colt’s career began as soon as he graduated, as he started dancing in a local dance group. He rose to prominence after being cast to play Johnny Castle in the ABC’s remake of the popular “Dirty Dancing” movie, originally played by Patrick Swayze. Colt stated during an interview that he grew up watching “Dirty Dancing”, and was thrilled to find out he was chosen to play the lead role in the ABC’s remake of the film. Colt has danced for numerous singers throughout the years – he can be seen dancing in the “Try” music video performed by the popular singer Pink, while he has also had a dancing/acting role in the “This Close” TV-series.
Colt danced at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards too, while he has also performed in several theater plays, including “Rock of Ages” which is his favorite. Colt is a model as well, and credits his success in this industry to his love of exercising, and paying extra attention to his looks and his diet – although Colt has so far posed for several magazines and brands, none of these seem to be very popular or notable. Colt has enjoyed writing since he was a teenager, and has been keeping a diary for more than a decade now. He is planning on publishing his autobiographical book, but hasn’t shared the exact release date with the public.
Love life – married or gay?
Colt hasn’t said much regarding his love life with the public, and therefore very little is known about his marriage and his other half. Many of Colt’s fans believed that the popular actor was gay due to the fact that he can’t be heard talking about women, and his career in modeling and dancing has also contributed to the spreading of these rumors. However, these have proven to be false as the popular dancer has been married for years now – he exchanged his wedding vows with Angelina Mullinsa fellow actress, on 28 December 2013.
The two are said to have met on the set of the “Smash” TV series in 2012, as they were both members of the cast – the people who saw them described their meeting as friends who hadn’t seen each other for years. Although the two have been married for nearly six years now, they do not have any kids and it doesn’t appear as they are planning on starting a family anytime soon, as they are more focused on their careers. Colt hasn’t shared any details regarding other women he might have dated before Angelina; the two seem to be leading a happy life together, as there are no rumors nor controversies surrounding their marriage.
Interests and hobbies
Although he is mostly focused on his career of an actor and a dancer, there are still numerous other things Colt enjoys doing in his spare time. Colt’s number one passion is exercising, and he has five to six training sessions at the gym every week – he is also following a very strict diet, and sees this as something important for both his health and his modeling career. Colt has his own favorite actors and actresses in the film industry – his favorite actors are R. Lee Ermey and Brad Pitt, and his favorite actresses are Megan Fox and Nicole Kidman. His favorite movie of all times is “Dirty Dancing”, and favorite TV series “The Simpsons”.
— Colt Prattes (@ColtPrattes) December 23, 2012
Colt is very fond of traveling ever since he went on his first dancing tour – he has traveled around Europe and the US, and his favorite travel destination is Las Vegas (but he doesn’t gamble). Being a writer since he was very young, Colt has read numerous books including the entire “Lord of the Rings” franchise written by JRR Tolkien.
Appearance and net worth
Colt is currently 33 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). Colt is a big fan of tattoos, and has several inked onto his body – he has one on each of his thighs, a butterfly on the outer part of his right arm, and an inscription on the inner part.
According to authoritative sources, Colt’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $600,000, and is steadily rising thanks to his dancing and acting careers.
Social media presence
Colt is quite active on the internet, as he sees his presence on the popular social media networks as something very important for his acting and modeling careers. He launched his Twitter account in November 2011, and has gathered more than 22,000 followers and tweeted over 3,000 times. He is a lot more popular on his Instagram account which currently counts almost 70,000 people following him, while he’s uploaded nearly 740 pictures onto it – Colt is running a Facebook page too, and it currently counts almost 20,000 fans.