Teddy Campbell from "Mary Mary" stars in the WE TV reality docu-series. He is also the drummer in Jay Leno's band on "The Tonight Show." Teddy is married to Tina Campbell.

During much of the year, drummer extraordinaire Teddy Campbell can be seen by millions on the FOX smash hit show "American Idol." He is a member of the live house band that plays a pivotal role in making Idol one of the most entertaining and most watched programs in TV history.

Long before he debuted on national network TV, Teddy discovered his love of drumming by banging on his mom's pots and pans at the age of three. The drummer grew up in the Gospel music scene of Chicago, Illinois, where he played in church for the first time at the age of four, and hasn't looked back since.

Relocating to California almost nine years ago, Campbell, now 30, has become one of the hardest-working drummers in the business. His resume is so impressive that even he sometimes has a hard time believing how truly blessed he's been.

Teddy has served as musical director and drummer for pop stars 98 Degrees and Britney Spears (while both were at the peak of their careers). A few of his other musical director credits include Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Mary Mary, and Ann Nesby (formally of Sounds of Blackness). Teddy has also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, and Kelly Clarkson.

No stranger to life on the road, Teddy has toured with The Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, LSG (Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill), Queen Latifah, and Bette Midler.

Teddy has also been the in-house drummer for The Image Awards, The Essence Awards, The Billboard Awards, BET Awards, BET's "Celebration of Gospel" (hosted by Steve Harvey), "VH1 Disco Ball," "VH1 Diva's Concert" and the "VH1 Save the Music Concert."

Despite all of that work, Campbell still finds the time to stay true to his roots, fronting his own Gospel group, The Soul Seekers. "I'm the lead singer in the group, and Eric Seats is the drummer," Teddy explains. "I played drums on two of the studio tracks, "What Would You Do?" and "He'll Make A Way." We did most of the record live at drummer/producer Nisan Stewart's dad's church. Nissan is in the group as well, 'though he doesn't play, he sings.'" The Soul Seekers won a 2006 Stellar Award for Quartet Group of the Year, the highest achievement you can receive in Gospel music.


Where does he live? Find out here.

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

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'Mary Mary' Season 2: Can the Duo Survive? — Premiering Thursday, December 6, the sophomore season of the WE tv reality docu-series follows gospel duo Erica and Tina Campbell as they balance promoting their new album with being busy moms. Read more...
Mary Mary to Star in WE Series — Premiering Thursday, March 29, the new reality docu-drama will follow the popular three-time Grammy award-winning gospel duo as they tour the country. Read more...

Mary Mary to Star in Reality Show — Erica and Tina Campbell are more than a Grammy Award-winning Gospel group... they're sisters, mothers and career women who strive to balance it all in their new WE TV series. Read more...

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