Joshua T. Bassett (born December 22, 2000) is an American actor and singer. He is known for starring as Ricky Bowen in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Bassett was born and raised in Oceanside, California to parents Taylor and Laura, and he has five sisters. He was home-schooled. His first introduction to musical theater was at age 8, over a decade before he starred as Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, when he was in a community theater production of High School Musical as J.V. Jock No. 2. Since then, he has starred in over 30 musical productions. Bassett also sings and plays piano, guitar, and drums. Bassett's first substantial role was in 2018, when he played the recurring role of Aidan Peters on the Disney Channel television series Stuck in the Middle. Bassett was cast in his first starring role at age 17 as Ricky Bowen, the male lead, in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. According to Playbill, Bassett co-wrote "Just a Moment" with co-star Olivia Rodrigo for the series' soundtrack. In early 2020, Bassett signed with talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency as well as signed a recording contract with Warner Records. He released his first single, "Common Sense," on music platforms on April 3, 2020.