Produced in Crumpsall, England, on July 10, 1970, pop star Jason Orange started his profession as an associate of the Manchester breakdancing group Street Machine. He went on to be a member of the boy band Take That, and re emerged from obscurity when the group reunited in 2005.
He graduated from South Manchester High School, subsequently apprenticed as a painter and decorator. In his teens, he was a part of Manchester’s breakdancing group Street Machine. A talented dancer, he won a place on the television dance show Hitman and Her.
The truth is, during his first stint with Take That, his voice was never featured as the lead on some of the records, as well as the group’s fan mail infrequently bared his name. As the voiceless breakdancer, he was painfully conscious of his function as a second-grade group member. “My largest insecurity has consistently been: ‘What do I give to the group?’ I do not actually compose music or recognize it like they do,” he said. “I have had some sleepless night about it. You know, am I worthy? Am I good enough? How did I get this lucky?”
Less than a year after, the group broke up. Unlike his bandmates, Orange failed to try a solo career. Instead, he tried his hand at acting, getting a part in 1998 about the TV miniseries Killer Net. He also appeared in a tiny stage production while residing in London—a far cry from performing in front of packed arenas. Following a sequence of unsuccessful auditions, nevertheless, Orange stop playing and registered at South Trafford College.
In 2005, Orange reunited together with his bandmates, immediately returning to the limelight.
Orange continues to be linked romantically to comic Catherine Tate, Scottish singer Lulu and TV personality Jenny Powell.