Asher Book or Asher Monroe Book (born September 18, 1988) is an American dancer, singer and actor. At age seven, Book was chosen from an open casting call to portray tiny teacup Chip in a theatrical production of Beauty and the Beast, followed by the lead role in a production of Oliver!
In 2004, he appeared in the television movie Pop Rocks and the film Come Away Home. This was followed by guest roles on Zoey 101, Medium and Close to Home In 2009, Monroe portrayed Marco, an aspiring singer, in the MGM and Lakeshore feature film Fame, a remake of the 1980 musical film of the same name. In 2010, Book had a recurring role as Steve in the NBC television series Parenthood. The same year in August 2010 he booked a role on the hit show The Mentalist.
In 2006, Book became a member of VFactory, an American Pop/R&B/Urban boy band produced by former Pop artist Tommy Page, who is now a VP of A&R for Warner Brothers Records. The band began in September 2006, and they signed a Warner Bros. Records deal later that year. VFactory released "Love Struck" on January 27, 2009 on iTunes. They are currently under the management of Living The Dream LLC. As of October 2010, he is no longer a member of the band, but continues to remain good friends with them.
Solo Recording Career In 2011, Asher started working on a new album under the name "Asher Monroe" with various producers including Matt Beckley. A full length album is expected in 2011.