Played by Garrett Clayton
Garrett Clayton will portray Link Larkin in NBC's upcoming holiday production of "Hairspray Live!," set for Wednesday, December 7 at 8/7c. Clayton is best known for his leading role in the hit Disney Channel movies "Teen Beach Movie" and "Teen Beach Movie 2." Clayton starred as Tanner, the sun-bleached surf star of a classic teen beach movie "Wet Side Story," where two kids from the present find themselves mysteriously trapped. Up next, he makes a dramatic shift to take the lead role opposite James Franco and Christian Slater in "King Cobra," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Following that, he'll co-star in the thriller "Don't Hang Up." An actor, singer and dancer, his television credits include a recurring role on the hit ABC Family series "The Fosters" and guest-star roles on series such as Lifetime's "The Client List" and Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" and "Jessie." Clayton also led a talented cast in the Lifetime TV movie "Holiday Spin," opposite Ralph Macchio. On the big screen, Clayton has been featured in the independent films "Love, Gloria" and "What's Wrong with Virginia." Raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Clayton performed in regional theater productions of "High School Musical 2," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "Peter Pan" and "Beauty and the Beast." He has also appeared in numerous print ads and modeled for several companies, including Guess.