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Mario goes by only one name, but that's enough to keep his multitudes of music fans happy. The crooner-turned-actor got his big break when he performed at a talent show in Baltimore. Via his manager, Mario was introduced to Clive Davis, the legendary head of J Records. Mario finally gained attention with his hit song Just a Friend 2002 at the tender age of fifteen. Mario has released his second CD, Turning Point, which has gleaned some serious chart- hits such as Let Me Love You and his latest single, How Could You.

Born and raised in Baltimore and now living in New Jersey, he was signed to the New York label 3rd Street/J Records, working with producer Davis. After contributing to the soundtrack of 2001's Dr. Dolittle 2, Mario released his eponymous debut album in July, 2002.

After touring America with other young artists, Mario returned with the Turning Point album in December, 2004. The first single, Let Me Love You, became Mario's first US number one and an international hit, and the album's fresh sounds and often surprising lyrics introduced him to a wider audience.

With a range of creative music videos, plans of attending college and a part in the coming-of-age drama Destination Fame, Mario is an already well-established star even before the end of his teens.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Mario Facts

Birth Name Mario Dewar Barrett
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdayAugust 27, 1986 (35)
BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Mario compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not available.