Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (born January 30, 1989), stage name Khleo Thomas, is an American actor, rapper, singer, and entertainer best known for his role as Zero in Holes and Mixed Mike in Roll Bounce. He also starred in other films like Walking Tall (2004) and Remember the Daze (2007). Currently, he is working on his debut album, Just A Sample.
Thomas was born in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raquel and Leon Thomas. His father is an Army officer who was then stationed in Alaska. Thomas' mother is a Jewish immigrant from Morocco, and his father is African-American. After living in Germany, the family returned to the continental United States when Thomas was four.
Thomas starred in the 2003 Disney film Holes, adapted from Louis Sachar's book of the same name. One of the movie soundtrack's songs, "Dig It", earned Thomas a degree of popularity in the music world.
In 2005 he began to dabble more in music when he became associated with fellow rapper/actor/entrepreneur Bow Wow and his label LBW. He was featured in Bow Wow's fifth studio album The Price of Fame as well as in numerous mixtapes. He made cameo appearances in Bow Wow's "Fresh Azimiz" and "Outta My System" music videos.
On January 11, 2010, Thomas released his debut mixtape, The World Is A Cartoon.
In early 2010, he was associated with Soulja Boy's label SODMG Entertainment, but would end up not officially signing with them.
On August 12, 2010 Thomas announced via his Twitter that he was working on his debut album, Just A Sample. On September 22, 2010 he said during an interview that his first single would be titled "Lights Out", and he reported the startup of his own label, Zero Unlimited Inc.
He later signed a record deal with independent label The Plus Records.
Also in 2010, he released a snippet of "Let Go", a song intended to be on Just A Sample. It samples the track "Let Go" by Frou Frou.
On January 11, 2011 he released a mixtape titled The Next Episode. In the song "Anniversary" he disclosed in more detail why he didn't officially sign to Soulja Boy's label SODMG Entertainment. On February 15, 2011 he released his first single, "Lights Out," although this would later be dubbed a promotional single.
On December 20, 2011 it was announced that Thomas had parted ways with The Plus Records and had signed a new label deal with Executive Dream Music, a division of Executive Music Group distributed by Fontana.
On December 23, 2011 he released a mixtape titled Slick Living.
On March 6, 2012 he released a single titled "So Many Girls," the music video of which reached #10 on BET's 106 & Park.
On November 13, 2012 he released a collaborative EP with singer/rapper Chris Batson titled After Everything Fades.
On December 28, 2014 he released the EP Raised In The 90's through SoundCloud.
Thomas is currently working on his debut album, Just A Sample, which is slated to come out in 2018.
In 1998, Thomas's first television appearance was on an episode of Bill Cosby's Kids Say the Darndest Things.
He has since starred in such films as Friday After Next (2002), Holes (2003), Going to the Mat (2004), Walking Tall (2004), and Roll Bounce (2005).
In 2006, Thomas guest-starred in "Poppin' Tags", an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and in the season four episode of House, "Ugly" in 2007. He co-starred in the first episode of the television series Teachers, which was canceled after six episodes. He starred in movies such as Remember the Daze (2007) and Hurricane Season (2009). In 2010, Thomas starred in the action film Boogie Town.
In 2011, Thomas released a necklace line he designed himself, called "Love Wings".
In 2013, Thomas released his official clothing line titled "Slick Living Appearel" which is branded off his label Slick Living Inc.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US||US R&B||US Rap|
|Just A Sample||
||To be released|
|"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.|
|2012||After Everything Fades
(with Chris Batson)
|2014||Raised In The 90's
|The World Is A Cartoon||
|The Next Episode||
|The World Is A Cartoon: Episode 3||
|2011||"Lights Out"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|2012||"So Many Girls"||—||—||—|
|"Sweat It Out"||—||—||—|
(with Chris Batson)
|—||—||—||After Everything Fades|
(with Chris Batson)
|2014||"5 On It"||—||—||—||Raised In The 90's|
|"Side Ni**a / Don't Catch Feelings"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
(featuring Sean Roxs)
|2013||"Now Forever"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|2006||"How You Move It"||Bow Wow||The Price Of Fame|
|"Bet That"||Bow Wow||Non-album single|
|2009||"Ain't I Freestyle"||Bow Wow||The Greenlight|
|"Do I Love Her"||Bow Wow|
|2010||"Freak Show"||JBar aka Ja-Bar||In The Club|
|"Never Change Remix (I'll Never Change)"||Indigo Charlie|
|"Not My Girl"||The Good Boys|
|"Running Back To You"||Amanda Leigh|
|"Light The Speakers On Fire"||Malachi Mott|
|2013||"Now Forever"||Sofia Reyes|
|"Fade Away"||Social Club||Summer of George|
|"Face Down"||Flip Major|
|2002||Friday After Next||Bad Kid||Supporting role|
|2003||Holes||Hector "Zero" Zeroni||Main role/nominated performance|
|2004||Walking Tall||Pete Vaughn||Supporting role|
|Going to the Mat||Vincent "Fly" Shu||Supporting role|
|Time Out||Khalid||Supporting role|
|2005||Roll Bounce||Mixed Mike||Main role|
|The Golden Blaze||Jason/Sure Shot||Supporting role|
|2007||Remember the Daze||Dylan||Supporting role/nominated performance|
|2008||Bob Funk||Cupcake||Main role/nominated performance|
|2009||Hurricane Season||David Willis||Supporting role|
|2010||The Company We Keep||Young Raheem||Supporting role|
|Krews||Tom Tom||Supporting role|
|TBD||Boogie Town||Gizmo||Supporting role|
|1998||Kids Say the Darndest Things||Himself||Episode: "Oatmeal"|
|1999||Family Law||Lanny Brass||Episode: "Games"|
|2001||City Guys||Jordan||Episode: "Skips, Lies and Radiotapes"|
|2003||Super Short Show||Himself|
|2004||ER||Brian||Episode: "Forgive and Forget"|
|The Wayne Brady Show||Himself||Episode: "March 19, 2004"|
|Frankie Muniz HoopLA Celebrity Basketball Event||Himself|
|The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema|
|2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Curtis||Episode: "Car wars"|
|Scream Tour IV||Himself|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dante||Episode: "Poppin' Tags"|
|On Location with Remember the Daze||Himself|
|2010||90210||Purse Guy||Episode: "I see London/I see France"|
|2011||Parenthood||Guy in batting cage||Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"|
|Sons of Anarchy||Frecks||Episode: "Dorylus"|
|2013||Bones||Marcos Herrera||Episode: "The Blood from the Stones"|
|2016||Shameless||Dylan Oswald||Episodes: "I Am a Storm" and "Own Your Shit"|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||D-Razor||Episode: "Getting Schooled"|
|2017||Major Crimes||Lewis Wilks||Episodes: "Shockwave: Part 1" and "Shockwave: Part 2"|