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Take 5 was an American boy band from Orlando, Florida.

Take 5 was one of the many groups whose formulation and promotion were due to the machinations of promoter Lou Pearlman, and all of the members had had prior experience in the entertainment industries.[1] Member TJ Christofore had won Star Search in 1995 and had appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables. Stevie Schulthorpe was previously a model, commercial actor, and theater performer; brothers Ryan and Clay Goodell were both trained pianists and also had experience in commercials and theater. Tilky Jones had played drums in a ska punk group called User Friendly and Ryan Christopher who replaced Stevie Schulthorpe later on.

Throughout 1998 and 1999, Take 5 released singles in Europe and Asia and toured in both regions.[1] Their debut full-length was released in mid-2000 on Elektra. While the album charted in the United States, peaking at #26 Billboard Heatseekers,[2] the group failed to match the success of Pearlman's other outfits such as Backstreet Boys and *NSync. They never released another album.

Tim Christofore later alleged that Pearlman had made untoward sexual advances toward band members.[3]

After the breakup, each band member either continued performing or went back to school. Tim went home to Minnesota and formed the band Fatt Kamp, formerly known as Jonis. Stevie and Tilky formed a duo named Stevie dot Tilky. The Goodell brothers both went back to school. Ryan graduated in 2005 from UCLA and in May 2009 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles with an emphasis on entertainment law. Ryan Christopher now writes songs and owns a buisness. Clay graduated in May 2007 from USC, with a bachelor's degree in Film & Television Production and Theater Arts. He worked in the Art Department on TV shows such as Big Brother 8, Big Brother: All-Stars, and Spike TV's Video Game Awards[4]. Later on, Stevie went solo as SJ Rose while Tilky pursued acting and appeared on episodes of One Tree Hill and movies like Never Back Down and The Guardian[5].

Talks about possible reunion of the band have been around. On MySpace and Facebook, SJ Rose (Stevie) and TJ had messages confirming the reunion and that they have had studio sessions in the first week of February 2009. A recent photo of all six of them together in lieu of the said reunion has also surfaced the web.[6]


  • Stevie Sculthorpe, now SJ Rose

Full Name: Stephen James Sculthorpe

Birthdate: January 11, 1983

Hometown: Miami, Florida

  • Tilky Jones

Full Name: Tilky Montgomery Jones

Birthdate: June 24, 1981

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

  • Tim "TJ" Christofore

Full Name: Timothy Joseph Christofore

Birthdate: February 29, 1984

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Ryan Christopher

Full Name: Ryan Christopher McCarty

Birthdate: August 8, 1980

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

  • Jeff "Clay" Goodell

Full Name: Jeffrey Clayton Goodell

Birthdate: April 28, 1984

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Ryan Goodell

Full Name: Ryan Christopher Goodell

Birthdate: June 29, 1980

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Compilation appearances
  • "King Of The Lollapat" with Innosense and Billy Crawford on Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2001)
  • Track 4: "Let's Get This Party Started", Longshot (film) Soundtrack (Trans Continental, 2002)


  1. ^ a b Take 5 at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard,
  3. ^ Bryan Burrough (November 2007). "Mad About The Boys". Vanity Fair. Retrieved November 2007. 
  4. ^ Movies & TV, NY Times,
  5. ^ Tilky Jones on IMDB,


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