For Cody Longo, a small role in the 2008 basketball drama "Ball Don't Lie" led to playing a student athlete and primary love interest in the '09 direct-to-video feature "Bring It On: Fight to the Finish." That same year, he portrayed a duplicitous actor in the remake of "Fame." Toward the end of the 2000s, Longo also had a recurring part in the drama series "Make It or Break It," and he continued alternating between film and television roles during the early 2010s. He was cast in the horror flick "Piranha," co-starring Adam Scott and Ving Rhames, and headlined the cable drama "Hollywood Heights" as a conflicted rock star. Cody Longo died on February 8, 2023 in Austin, TX at the age of 34.